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How to Be a Cat

By Rocky Williams, feline guest blogger

Awhile back there was a TV commercial about a cat living a boring life who decided to "Be More Dog." The gist was that a dog's life was infinitely more exciting than a cat's. Um no…I don't know any cat who thinks chasing cars, catching Frisbees and carrying around a big muddy stick is fun!

As a cat, I can't think of anything more useless than becoming more like a dog. I don't have anything against canines, but I'm proud to be a cat and happy to act like one at all times.

By Rocky Williams, feline guest blogger

Awhile back there was a TV commercial about a cat living a boring life who decided to “Be More Dog.” The gist was that a dog’s life was infinitely more exciting than a cat’s. Um no…I don’t know any cat who thinks chasing cars, catching Frisbees and carrying around a big muddy stick is fun!

As a cat, I can’t think of anything more useless than becoming more like a dog. I don’t have anything against canines, but I’m proud to be a cat and happy to act like one at all times.

I’ve learned a lot in my 13 years, and have mastered being a cat. How does one act like a cat, you ask? Well, there are certain quirks that are uniquely feline. (If dogs or other animals ever do any of these things, I can assure you it’s quite by accident!).

May I present to you: Rocky’s 10 Rules on How to Be a Cat.

Snoopervise Everything

No matter what your human slave is doing, you must be right there, making sure it’s done right. No task is too insignificant that it doesn’t require feline snoopervision. Mind you, as a cat you won’t actually be required to help them, but you must always be in the middle of whatever is going on. Bonus points for getting underfoot and nearly making them trip over you, especially when they’re bringing in a bunch of groceries.

Perform Gravity Experiments

Pens, TV remotes, nail clippers, bills, eyeglasses, mugs and other such items should never be left on the coffee table. Should you see them there, you must immediately push them onto the floor. Do not pay any attention when your human tells you to stop! As a cat, you’ll find these gravity experiments intriguing.

Go on a “Seafood” Diet

This rule is simple: If you see food, eat it. Dogs can be taught to leave food alone and most will obey. Not cats! If food is within a cat’s reach, it’s our duty to eat it, provided it’s something we like. I routinely get reprimanded for this, but I just shrug. If you don’t like lick marks on your butter, don’t leave it out where I can get it. If you don’t want me “helping” you diet by removing the whipped cream on your mocha, don’t set your mug down and walk away, even for a minute.

No Box is Too Small

Here’s the thing – boxes are a cat’s siren call. If you find one, you’ll be compelled to get into it no matter how big or how little it is. If you fit, you sit…and sometimes even when you don’t fit, you’ll still try to sit. No cat worth his salt can resist the allure of the almighty box.

Train Your Human

Humans train dogs, but with cats it’s the other way around. It’s your duty to train your human to do anything and everything you want them to. Should they ever protest, just give them “sad kitten eyes,” which they’ll find irresistible.

Use Your Human as a Seat Warmer

The minute your human gets up to go get a snack or use the loo, claim their chair. It will be toasty warm from their bum, just how you like it! And no…contrary to what your human might want you to believe, you don’t ever have to give it back. Make sure they know that “seat warmer” is part of their job description.

Be Contradictory

One minute you’re frantic to be let out, only to clamor to be let back in mere seconds later. You should also act like you’re desperate for attention and then wriggle away as soon as you’re picked up.

Never Come When Called

Should you hear your human calling you, just keep on napping, stalking, playing, or whatever you are doing. Do not respond under any circumstances. This can be difficult when they’re shaking the bag of CANIDAE cat treats to get you to come. However, to truly be a cat, you must make it look like coming to your human is your idea, so wait a good five minutes after they call.

Upchuck 101

When you get that sudden urge to barf, make a beeline for the nearest bed, carpet, throw rug or shoe. No cat should ever be caught upchucking on linoleum – that’s just way too easy for your human slave to clean up.

Don’t Play with Cat Toys

Oh sure. That little catnip mouse they got you is cute and all, but don’t you dare ever be caught playing with it! Nope. Cats should only play with milk rings, curtain cords, empty prescription bottles, foil wrappers, and other stuff your human leaves lying around. As a cat, even the most mundane thing will amuse you.

There you have it, my fellow kitties! Just follow these 10 rules on how to be a cat, and you’ll be a pro in no time.

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