Fellow Felines: Please forward this post to your human.
It has recently come to our attention that there are some common human gaffes regarding how to interact with your cat. We know that you mean well, so we are here to help with a little advice.
When your cat talks to you, learn what they are saying. It is annoying to wait while you ask about wanting to be let into the room, wanting cuddles, wanting food when it should be clear that we want you to move your stuff from our favorite cat tree.
If you see us chasing a mouse, don’t scream or try to help. That only startles us and gives the mouse a chance to get away. We will ask for help if we need it.
If we are relaxing in your slipper or using it as a sled across the floor, don’t tell us you need the slipper. We know it’s your slipper and you need to learn how to share.
If we are eating, do not make loud noises or insist on getting something that is in a space where we eat. Even if we do not jump (which you find hilarious for some reason), it is rude. You don’t want us on the table when you eat; give us the same courtesy.
Don’t start playing with us to stop a couple of minutes later because “your show came on”, your phone dinged, or some other lame reason. We like to play, and want to do it for a while.
If we are laying on “your” blanket or “your” chair, do not just dump us on the floor. Most likely, we were asleep. It is rude to wake someone up like that. After all, we are members of the family.
Do not insist on taking our pictures constantly. Particularly if you think we are doing something funny. Those pictures always end up on the computer, and your friends laugh and make fun of us. Sometimes we just like to chill and not have to worry about the paparazzi.
Do not laugh at us if we slip or miss a jump. We are still tons more graceful than you ever will be.
We hope that you have found these tips helpful. Please talk to your cat if you have any questions.
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27 thoughts on “Cat Etiquette for Humans”
There is just something about us getting eminent domain on that office chair before that old fart wakes up 😸 Whoa whats with that squirt gun 🔫
It is SO unfair, isn’t it? Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Mom said she was delighted to see the Nikon 700! YES! Hers is an older model because she is too lazy to order another. But one of my human brothers is up there with the newer ones.
I agree completely with the rules and regulations and etiquette. I have taught my mom those rues some time ago. She will suffer inconvenience before asking me to move Matter of fact, she won’t even ask. She just waits her turn. Mom and I both squeeed at the precious last picture of the two in their beddie.
Wow! You did a great job with your Mom. We like the beds, but it’s warmer with Mom this time of year. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
If only we had anything as helpful as a written contract! We have a verbal contract which changes every day. Sometimes the changes are not expressed verbally and we are expected to just know.
You seem like a pretty decent human. We think most cats would be more than fair when they set up a verbal contract. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Thank you for this made sure mom read it and will follow all rules. x😸😻💟🐾
She seems pretty trainable. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
This is so funny and so true!
Sensible and considerate rules and we humans do need to be reminded of these, so thank you kitties!
We’re glad to ne of assistance. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Now tell me how long I need to sit here before the cat gets off my lap?
Depends on how comfortable she is. Maybe you could take up needlework. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
LadyMew iss furry well trained….xcept fore THE cammyra deel….so mee just closess mee eyess an shee usuallee goess away. Shee iss well trained inn efurry other way. An shee ackshully meowss “Kitty” Snoopss an Kommando!!!
Does yore Hu’man meow “Kitty” to youss’???
Oh my cats! That is so impressive. Mom does talk to us, but she still has trouble with “faster” when it’s breakfast time. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Mew mew mew…mee has mee ‘pawthetick’ face mee putss on an LadyMew just jumpss to it an getss mee snax an suppurr! 😉
All very good advice. Let’s all hope that those humans listen!
Some are more trainable than others. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
All fair rules. May I just ask that no one barf on my slippers-slide away , but don’t dirty them. 🙂
That sounds reasonable. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Snoops and Kommando; theez bee grate tipz N we N joyed thiz post; tho frank lee we due knot think de food servizz gurl heer in trout towne haz enuff branez ta figure out how ta boilz water, let a lone tranz late R speech….
We’re sorry to hear that. Good thing you guys are so smart. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Great tips and fantastic memes, Kommander Kitty and Snoops. Now Granny can learn to leave me alone when I play with my mousie, also for the best of the mousie. I made the bed mine from the moment I came to live here…I did that with the couch too…MOL😸Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞
Good for you. Glad to hear there are no territorial disputes at your house. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Definitely need to lay the law down. As to beds, I found getting an extra bedroom/cupboard for the staff worked a treat to ease matress congestion, MOL
Hmm. There’s a bed across the hall from where we sleep. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty