Saturday, May 3, 2008

Just for Fun -- Cat Tricks

You've heard me talk alot about Mali's antics and also her amazing ability to learn. (This is largely dependent on there being a food reward.) Finally, some evidence of her hula hoop abilities in still. Click here for a short video of all her tricks, but we are still trying to learn new things!

No, it isn't that I have too much time on my hands! I saw a book at the bookstore and paged through it. I thought I would try it. The hula hoop was my idea. Cats have short attention spans, so we've only worked on it a few minutes each day. I enjoy the interaction with her on this level.

Katy is just as smart -- maybe even smarter. She knows she gets treats without having to work for them. Though I did teach her to ask for them!

So for everyone who has said to me, "You can't teach a cat tricks," here is my proof:

I always thought of myself as more of a dog person. But time just hasn't permited all that a dog needs. So, I ended up with cats. I must admit that I am crazy about them. Part of it is that they seem to feel the same about me and follow me from room to room. They want to be part of things. I'm finding it difficult to type with Katy on keyboard! She definitely believes my lap is her territory!
Many blessings today!


heather said...

That was awesome! I love the video! Who were your assistents? Very cute!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. And, my cats follow me from room to room too. right now they are sleeping so I am able to actually type right now...
however, i have my husband and the neighbor kid alternately playing a racing game on the other computer and watching episodes of 'Scrubs' on the TV. So i am still getting distracted.
anyway... i have to get to bed, i am singing on praise team tomorrow morning, so i have to be up early.
God bless,

Anne said...

Hahaha...that is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I taught my cats to tip over vases. And to eat the flowers in the vases. And to drink the water from the vases.

Does that count?