Monday, July 30, 2007
Cats On Tuesday--On Cat Behaviour
As I've mentioned many a time on this blog, in our home we are Cat Slaves to Queenie Anela. And today I desire to vent about one of her most perplexing and annoying demands.
Even though Q. Anela has a perfectly good cat door two feet away, she will sit at the patio door and meow orders at us to arise from our comfy couch to let her out the patio door. Then she will tease us by deciding if she truly wants to go out--and sometimes her slow exit out will take up to a minute. Now I rarely have the patience for this primadona behavior, and on occasion, I have been known to facilitate her exit with a gentle but firm nudge of my toe to her butt. I'm doing her a favor by making up her mind for her.
Anela may be the Queen, and we may be her slaves, but the slave who is writing this post doesn't much care for the dawdling at the door! Letting her out when she's undecided is one of my least favorite chores. Thus, when I saw this comic (above), I knew the artist must be a cat slave, for only a cat slave could draw such a true-life comic.
This regal photo of Anela shown above is of recent vintage. Anela likes to sit on our deck railing high above the yard below and survey her kingdom. She may be a dowager queen, but she still rules!