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Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Chair Thief


Kitties!


We have a guest post today from our Cousin Shadow...as dictated to her Daddy, our Grandpaw, who was kind enough (as if he had a choice) to send it to us to post...take it away, Shadow!


Hello, Fellow felines! 

Shadow here.

     In sunny Arizona, finding a warm spot to nap is just a matter of flopping down in any chair that's near a window.  But after sunset, the pickings are slim. Here's how I have solved that problem.

     When Daddy gets out of his leather chair, the leather is still nice and warm because it has soaked up his butt and body heat.  Since he is an avid reader, the chair is warm a lot, especially in the evening which is really great.  What is not so great is that he is often still in it when the nap urge strikes me.  It's time for Cat Cunning.

     Our reading room is the den which is also my room.  I hipitty-hop into the den with an innocent, bright eyed look.  A couple of paw scratches on my fresh tissue paper, (in my wild moods I can shred a sheet a day), and Daddy will look up and say, "Oh do you want to play?"

  STOP! 

If any of you are thinking about trying this yourself on your human, at this point you must actually play with them every once in a while so they will never know when you are serious or about to pull off your wicked plan.

     Daddy puts down his book and I get ready.  As soon as he stands and takes a step forward, I'm a black streak around him into his chair.  He spins around and may call me a little !#@$, a word that I can't write here.  If he then moves towards me to reverse the situation, I use one of the following two methods to thwart his intentions.

     If you have seen my pictures you know that Bombay cats like me have big, round eyes.  First, I use them to pierce his soul and bring out the "Oh I don't have the heart to push her out, she looks so comfortable" feeling that humans are suckers for.  But if Daddy's emotions are running hot, then I switch to the look that says, "Oh, you're thinking of grabbing me and pushing me out, go ahead, make my day!"


      Either way I always win.  A couple of minutes of licking random spots on my beautiful fur while my heat blends with Daddy's left over heat and I really start cooking.  Then it's an hour or so to enjoy the fruits of my evil deed.

Humans are easy.

Happy Seat-Stealing Sunday!


XX  Shadow  XX
 

44 comments:

  1. Shadow, Greetings to you in Arizoni. That is where The Shepherd is from and he gets kind of homesick sometimes - for the people, but not so much for the heat....

    You are pretty darn sneaky. This is one post I'm not going to let George & Gracie read - they are already sneaky enough (and Bella, who has learned how to open up a closed closet door in about 4 minutes flat) XOX to all the kitties! T.

    PS - I ordered my new glasses today - maybe by next week I'll be able to read what I'm typing again!

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  2. That is an awesome trick, Shadow! You are a very smart kitty!

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  3. This is a sneaky girlcat plan, but it's a good one so we'll steal it!

    Have you tried another approach - sitting on your Daddy when he is reading ? The source of heat is then maintained.

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  4. Wah! You are awesome, Shadow! Purrs!

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  5. YES , humans are really easy to fool :)

    XOXO

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  6. Well, let me tell ya something!! After many, many MANY years of trial and error and dedicated practice I have finally developed an anti-soul-piercing shield. Of sorts. All I have to do is toss a fuzzy blanket down on another seat and *poof*... they all run over to the other seat.

    Huzzah!

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  7. You are very smart. And clever. And gorgeous. And also, yes, hoomins are easy.

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  8. Looks like that really is the official Shadow seat!

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  9. Shadow, if only hoomans would catch on!! Well, maybe not :) Great to hear from you xox

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  10. Shadow, I just love your posts! You look so pretty and your lovely black furs are so shiny. You're quite the crafty girl, but I can't blame you. That chair looks so comfy. You're a clever one!

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  11. Not only are you pretty, you're smart, too!

    Happy Sunday, Shadow!
    XOXO

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  12. Our Mummy and Daddy try to squeeze on with us..we have to move 'cus we''ll get SQUISHED.
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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  13. High paw, Shadow! Sometimes, Pierre does this and the head peep tries to share the front half of the chair, but it never works out. Cats always win.

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  14. Bravo bravo bravo Shadow! You make this senior lady cat proud! Your method is sheer genius and it appears YOUE human finds it a most endearing effort...as he should.
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  15. You are very smart shadow. Well done on devising such a cunning plan.

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  16. Grandpa needs to buy a second chair.

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  17. Humans really are the easiest (aside from woofies) to trick, but you have turned your slyness into an artform. We applaud you. -Daffy, Chloe and Cheerio

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  18. You are so very cunning, Shadow! Jenna thinks warm chairs are okay, but heat from the human is pawsome! She is happiest in the lap :)

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  19. Hi Shadow! Great idea and it works well. Purrs

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  20. Well done on perfecting that trick but with the look on your face in the first picture I bet nobody messes with you. Enjoy your snooze x

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  21. Hah! You have certainly trained your Daddy well! We are STILL trying to train OUR Daddy. He's a tough nut to crack.

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  22. Smart, clever... you ought to start selling your secrets online.
    ; ) Katie

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  23. Shadow! Yous is one furry sharp cat!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  24. Well done Shadow! We has trained our beans that a cat must never be moved. It's taken a while, sometimes it requires a claw or two but we has purrfected the technike.

    Keep up the good work.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  25. Excellent advise, Shadow. Good to hear from you :)
    ~ The Bunch

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  26. That is one cute kitty in one comfortable looking chair!
    xo Catherine

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  27. That's right, the cats always win!

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  28. Oh, so this is "planned?" Thanks for the heads-up. Now I can thwart my cat's evil plan!

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  29. You are lucky, mum tosses us from her chair!

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  30. I try that every now and then. Mom has to grab me behind my neck so I don't get carried away and bite her when she is lowering me to the floor. (Oh, well.)
    Mandu

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  31. Au used to be a master at this! Now Guido is learning. We'll tell him to take a look at this post. Happy New Year, you kitties!

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  32. Oh Shadow, good job getting in that chair. That was sneaky. We like that. You have a great evening.

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  33. A very cunning and devilish maneuver!

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  34. MOL! Shadow, you are very clever! We'll hafta try that with our humans. :)

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  35. Shadow, you have that down to a science. We just jump onto the seat of whichever human gets up. One of our best ploys (Fiona's) is to start pushing the ceramic food bowl around on the stone floor…most annoying. The competition for a warm seat is tough. We have eight cats and only two humans. Enjpyed the guest post. Thanks. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  36. Stick to your chair, Shadow! Our mom had chair fights with Lumpy (who came before) and finally just settled for squishing him between her and the chair, and he LOVED it! Maybe you would too??

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  37. Shadow, you have your dad totally wrapped around your pretty little paw!

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  38. Nice manuver, Shadow. That is Louie's favorite trick on Mom's work chair at the drawing board........

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  39. Bwaaaa hahahahaha. And voila, the reason I have to spend most of my day sitting on the very edge of my office chair...

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  40. Shadow, I have a method kinda like yours. When Pop’s eating and his chair is getting warm, I start tapping him on the butt with my paw. He’s ax if I want him to walk me to my food and we trot over there. After the umpteenth time, he starts to get mad and yells at me that if I want his chair, I should take it. Mission accomplished.

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!