Hello humans. As expected and promised (not by me, mind you) here I am. Again, you may say, but it would be better to get used to it. I am a cat.
Last week I told you how to annoy your fellow human. Today we will start with the other side of the coin. Yup, pleasing your fellow human. It is quite easy, humans these days need something they call stability. And, we cats, we can provide that. No problem for us.
So open your antennas and get how your human is feeling. Stressed? Angry? Annoyed with life in general? Your turn. Be cat. Don’t do anything of last weeks measures. Be there, purr. Sneak close to your human (you could nap a little). If you have a light coloured fur. Don’t rub yourself extensively against your human who’s wearing dark colours. May leave some hair, may annoy your human. And as we want to please him (or her), we are not doing this at the moment. Leave this for later.
Just play role model cat for a while. Don’t demand special treats. Eat whatever you’re served. Come home on time, don’t let your human wait for you. Be there and provide some stability. No presents, even if you feel the urge to please your human by providing some food. Don’t deliver a dead mouse, now. We have time for this later. Even if you are a beginning hunter and you want to show your human what you have caught. Not at the moment. Humans do not like our food and, in general, do not understand the meaning of our present.. I repeat it again. We never see you hunt, so we, from time to time, deliver one of our preys to You. Because you are not hunting and you must eat. So, we deliver. This is called a friendly gesture. Yes, it’s a sign of our affection. If your human works from home and has a special place to do his work. Do not occupy this place, don’t nap in his favourite chair. Don’t sleep on the keyboard. Don’t demand urgently to leave the house when he (or she) is doing something at the moment. As we are in pleasing mode at the moment, we try to not disturb our human. Don’t sharpen your claws on furniture. Don’t rearrange pillows. Certainly not with your claws (in French they call that: “Faire du pain.” Making bread.). Your toilet is for the time being clean enough. Try to be the perfect companion, put the human in the centre! You will get it back, no sorrows. And after your human has calmed down, when he’s less stressed. We can show him again, why he loves us really. Not because we are the perfect piece of decoration or furniture. Because we are cats. Unpredictable, independent, living in the moment. And we show humans that multi-tasking is against nature.
This week’s photo wasn’t an easy choice. I do have a photo of a fellow cat from the UK. But my personal photographer (the female) took a series of me, slowly waking up on Sunday morning. So, which one to choose? Kitteny, you’ll have to wait.
See you next week