Shhh! This is meant for all you cats out there. It’s our secret so don’t share it with your people.
This is pretty funny. Our humans are arguing about whether they should be called pet moms or not. Susan Maushart over on Huffington Post says no. Dorian Wagner over at Catster and Dr. V over at Pawcurious say yes. Now, don’t get me wrong. I think Dorian is purrfect and Dr. V is the cat’s meow (even though the dogs take center stage on Pawcurious. Humph! What’s up with that?)
What these folks don’t realize is that while they’re pondering what to call themselves, what WE call them is our staff. They don’t realize that their sole purpose is to see to our needs and fulfill our every wish. And don’t tell them. We better keep this one a secret! If people like Susan Mauchart find out, they might try to overthrow our domination of our kingdoms. So mums the word. (No, not mum as in pet mum/mom. Mum as in keep it quiet.)
That brings me to the real point of this post, which is that Susan Maushart calls us stupid in the Huffington Post article. Really! Read it for yourself. It’s right there in black and white. She says we’re STUPID. But don’t you dare believe her!
I mean really – let’s just look at the facts here. We have our humans trained to get up early every day to feed us. And if we ever need advice on how to get those humans out of bed to do that, Romeo the Cat is there with plenty of wakeup advice. Here’s one example of an ingenious wakeup tactic. Most days, once they get up and feed us, they schlep themselves off to work so they can support us in style while we stay home and lounge on the couch or find a nice sunny spot to curl up and nap. And she thinks we’re stupid! Ha!
And there’s even more? Once our humans get home from work, they go to work scooping our litter boxes, cleaning up our loose cat fur and grudgingly cleaning up the hairballs we graciously leave where our humans are sure to step in them. All this while we’re…yeah, you guessed it, sleeping on the couch or curled up in a sunny spot napping. Add to that the fact that we also train our humans to groom us in order to keep us looking our feline best, brush our teeth so our breath always smells fresh, and make our veterinary appointments to keep us in tip-top health.
Honestly, getting these humans trained and keeping them that way is tiring work. No wonder we spend so much time cat napping. I’m off to get some rest. I’ll be on the couch if you need me. Stupid indeed! Who says!