I met this pretty cat in Baltimore. He belongs to my friend's son and family. He has such an expressive face. His name is Emmett.
Basic Rules For Cats Who Have A House To Run
Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get a door opened, stand on your hind legs and hammer with your forepaws (screaming like you are being injured helps too). Once the door is opened, it is not necessary to use it. After you have ordered an outside door opened, stand halfway out and think about several things. This is particularly important during very cold weather, rain, snow and mosquito season.
Quickly determine which guest hates cats the most. Sit on that lap. If you can manage to have Friskies Fish 'n' Glop on your breath, so much the better.
For sitting on laps or rubbing against legs, select a fabric color that contrasts well with your fur. For example, white furred cats go to black wool clothing.
When walking among dishes on the dinner table, be prepared to look surprised and hurt when scolded. The idea is to convey: "But you allow me on the table when company is not here."
Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything, just sit and stare.
If one of your humans is sewing or knitting or writing and another one is idle, stay with the busy one. This is called helping, otherwise known as hampering.
For book readers get in close under the chin, between the eyes and the book (unless you can lie across the book itself).
When supervising cooking, sit just behind the left heel of the cook. You cannot be seen and thereby stand a better chance of being stepped on and picked up and consoled.
This is important. Get enough sleep during the daytime so that you are fresh for playing catch-mouse or king-of-the-hill on your human's bed between 2.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m.
Begin people training early. You will then have a smooth-running household. Humans need to know the basic rules. They can be taught if you start early and are consistent.
Camera Critters is a wonderful meme created by Misty Dawn. Thank you Misty!