You don’t train cats, cats train you!

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Good Cats
The Complete Guide to Cat Training
Kaplan
1985

Yet another author steps up for a chance to convince me that cats will do what I say. At best, I believe the concept of a “trained cat” is the equivalent of a unicorn. As far as I’m concerned, the only ones trained in this relationship are the humans. All cat owners servants know this. My theory is that these particular authors have a cat so evil, that these poor humans think they have “trained” cats.

Excuse me, I am being paged by some cats to fill bowls with food before they starve.

Mary

 

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9 comments

  1. I’m so sick of non-cat people believing cats are evil, heartless, selfish, lazy, and aloof. They have so many *other* positive traits that I love and relate to as well. 🙂

  2. “I am being paged by some cats to fill bowls with food before they starve.” — by which you mean that they can see a square millimeter of the bottom of the bowl, right? I, too, am a cat’s servant, aka his emotional support person.

    1. they can see a square millimeter of the bottom of the bowl
      Dang, and I thought it was only my cats who operated that way. Hence the truism “Dogs have masters; cats have staff”.

  3. The only cat I’ve ever seen on on a leash was about the size of a medium sized dog. As far as I can tell, no one was trying to actually control it, just keep it from wandering off.

    1. I walked my cat on a leash when he was younger, because he didn’t have a clear sense of territory. But there was no question of going where I wanted to go–ha! ha! ha! what an absurdity–just keeping him on this side of the street.

      More seriously: contrary to the book’s drawing, a cat’s leash should never be attached to a simple collar. They need a harness.

  4. I don’t know, I’ve seen people able to walk their cats on a leash. So cats must be trainable. Plus they get trained for movies and tv shows.

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