Sunday, 17 March 2013

Care of Humans

Inspecting the housework.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

I know we cats are very keen on making sure our humans obey us and provide our food, change our litter, trays and everything.

But did you ever stop to think that humans need us to care for them as well?

Here are some of the things I do to take care of my humans:

Make sure they get up on time.

The easiest way to do this is to wake them up before the alarm (an hour or two before the alarm is usually sufficient.) Humans have things to do during the day and they might miss something important like feeding the cat if they slept in too late.

Supervise their work, especially when it involves food.

I have lots of good vantage points for watching and supervision.  I also inspect their work when they've done it to make sure it's done adequately, and  show them things they need to do like if they've left my dishes in the sink to be washed, or empty when they need to be filled.

Give them activities to do to keep their minds and bodies active.

I do things like shredding a magazine for Mum to pick up all the pieces, leave jingle balls around so the humans have to watch where they walk and be agile enough to go around them. And I insist that Mr 19 give me brushies regularly, which is very good for his eye-hand co-ordination.  Getting under humans' feet when they walk also helps with their agility and co-ordination. I also give them puzzles to work out, like "where did that ribbon in the hallway come from?" or "how did he get hold of that?" Mr Woof helps out with this and goes walkies with Mum every day as well, but that's not as important as the things I do to care for her.

Give them some affection.

Humans need reassurance that you really care for them, whether you really do or not.  Occasionally give them some cuddles or smooches. Don't do this too often, or they won't work so hard to please you. But once in a while, let them know they're doing OK.

Well, I hope this helps you to care for your humans.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,
Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord,
Feline Pawty Prime Minispurrial candidate.

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