Our dear friends, Freya, Teego and Chatzi gave me an award!
1. Do you remember reading about Freya’s daddycat’s first cat, Scampie, who had learned the word “kiss”, and would stand on her back legs to give him a kiss on command?
Well, I don’t kiss on command, but I taught Nanny to follow me on command. The process is simple: I sit in front of her and give her “the look”, and then Nanny gets up and follows me. If I lead her to the living room, it means that I need my treats. If I lead her to my daddycat’s old bedroom, it means that it is time for my petting. What is she getting in return? Well, my full protection: if the doggies dare to disturb my time with Nanny, I chase them out. The other human living in the house thinks that Nanny is a little crazy to follow me around, but I think he is a little jealous.
Nanny disagrees with this, based on her observations of her two doggies. Deuce was the first dog. He is small — only 40 lbs. Later, Daisy joined the family. She was just a little puppy, and Deuce was extremely jealous of her. Every night Deuce would chase Daisy out of the bedroom. Daisy grew bigger, eventually reaching over 100 lbs. which meant that Deuce could no longer push Daisy around. Daisy came up with a clever idea: she would lie across the doorway to block the entrance. Deuce would whine and bark to be let into the bedroom. Daisy wouldn’t budge, so Deuce came up with his own clever idea. He would go up to the sliding door at the back of the house and bark as if there were someone out there. Daisy would get up and go over to the door and start barking, too. So Nanny would have to get up and let the dogs out into the backyard, which was fenced in. Daisy would rush out the door to investigate what Deuce was barking at, but Deuce would backup and stay indoors and would run back into the bedroom. So, that’s how Deuce got rid of his sister and reclaimed the bedroom for himself.
This clearly shows that animals can think logically for themselves.
4. I was not friendly to anyone at first, but the other human living in the house has mentioned to Nanny how friendly I became. Nanny believed that I became friendly because of love, and not discipline.
5. Nanny was not a cat lover until she met me but she is now!
6. We have nicknames too!
Loki poky – Daisy lazy and Deucy poopsy.
We would like to pass the award onto: