Greetings. Snoops and Kommando Kitty here. As you probably know, almost all humans have been forced to stay at home by some sort of invisible “bug”. Our human works at a place that sells kibble, so she’s still working. But we can imagine how traumatic it must be to have all your humans around all the time. They’re in your space, complaining about how they can’t go to out to play with their friends anymore. Or even worse, roaming around the house doing all sorts of stuff that upsets your routine. We have some ideas that might help you deal with the situation.
If your human is working at home, you’ll probably see pens and clips and other office supplies lying around that you can use. You want to sit close enough to reach the toy, but not close enough to be caught.
Take your paw and give the pen a strong swipe. You want it to skitter across the floor, preferably under something. You may need to do this a couple of times before your human realizes it’s a game.
Sing for Their Friends
Your human may talk to other humans on those computer thingeys that they work with. A lot of the time you can see the other people. You can help them when they start to get bored. First try talking. It’s easiest to do if you are sitting in your person’s lap.
Your person may rudely put you on the floor despite the other people talking about how cute you are. Obviously, they want more of you. This is when you sing. While the others enjoy your musical talents, your human may accuse you of yowling and throw you out. No accounting for taste. They’re probably jealous.
Play Hide and Seek
Usually this game is most fun when you play it with their keys. But now that they won’t go anywhere, you probably want to use their phone. This game is best when they don’t realize you have touched the phone. (Ours loses hers a lot and never thinks it might be us.)
You can slide it under a chair (leave a little bit showing) or put it behind something. We have found that the very best place is to lay on it and pretend to sleep. They usually think we’re cute and don’t want to disturb us.
If they are being particularly annoying (spending too much time with it and not enough with you), we recommend you hide it under the refrigerator or some other hard-to-reach spot. They won’t be able to find it until it rings.
Watch TV Together
We’re not talking about the regular sitting in their lap and watching their shows. You should help them watch something different. Maybe a three-hour documentary on the history of kibble.
If they try to turn on the news or anything else that stresses them out, turn off the volume. If they don’t get the message, hide the remote. You want to protect their mental health during the crisis: they need to be able to feed you and cuddle upon demand.
We hope you will find these suggestions helpful.
We wish health and happiness for everyone during the crisis.
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31 thoughts on “Cat Forum: Taking Care of Your Human”
What clever kitties you are! Max must be reading your advice!😸 He not only “plays fetch” , but he can sing and trill with the best of them!😸 He even sings for his supper!! Drives the other cats crazy!!😸🐈🐾😹
He sounds like our kind of cat. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Max 🐾says he’s on board!😸 When you need backup, he’s there😹🐈🐾💞!
P awsome! We welcome you aboard. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Thank you, this is what I needed, because the seem to be very bored.
a cat in faraway Finland.
Glad to help. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Absolutely great advice! I hadn’t thought of under the fridge as a great hiding place for that phone! I have you to thank!!
Our pleasure. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Oh, yes. I will be trying these tips out on my human. She’s way too distracted lately and we all know she should be focusing on ME! Thanks so much.
Glad you found it helpful. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Great post, and great idea about how to lose that phone. Trouble around this place is Mrs H tends to lose MY phone, though not by playing games!
Stay well and keep them humans laughing 😂
Thank you! Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Excellent advices Snoops and Kommandor Kitty…it’s time I start to sing now…MOL😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Easter Weekend. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞
Glad you liked it. Singing is wonderful entertainment for your human. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Great tips, Snoops and Kommando! Franklin is sitting here with me and taking note!
Glad to help a fellow feline. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Great tips. Be sure to keep your human healthy. XO
Thank you! (For some reason,your posts are not appearing in my email. I’ve tried everything I can think of, so I’m going to try deleting and reading you)
Those are good tips. Our cats know some of them but I’m sure they are happy to learn new ways to be anoying.
We prefer to think of them as educational. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
You forgot the importance of waking them up at night, so they have to have day naps. Singing at night is a good way to start. When they get used to that it is time to play with them in their bed. If they refuse to play, and even start swiping at you saying “I need sleep!’, then you can jump on the nearest dog. They need comforting and really wake people up.
When all this starts to fail, humans can be very lazy, it is time to drop ornaments. It’s like your Fetch, but it is done in the dead of night and it has to be something that breaks loudly. Wakes them up and requires them to clean up so they can’t fall back to sleep too quickly.
Then they sleep quietly, top notch bed, and are ready to be a lovely bed for your afternoon nap.
Try it tonight.
Orion Prince of Burmese Tigers and Anubis Little Lord of Darkness.
Oh my cats! Those are awsome ideas. Wish we’d thought of them.
Excellent advice! We’ll have to try a couple of those ideas.
Thank you. Glad we could help. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
This is humorous. I’m sure our cats don’t like us home, interrupting their nap time.
Thank you. Cats are definitely creatures of habit
A three hour documentary on the history of kibble. 🤣 This whole post was adorable! I loved the positive spin on a troubling time. Purrfect way of making us all smile! Sending love to you & all of your precious kiddos. I say they’ve got great advice!
Thank you! We really ike documentary idea