Sunday, 2 November 2014

Rod for my own back - Harry Cat

Rod for my own back

My little Harry cat is a sucker for a treat so when I trained him to give me a kiss for one, I was so chuffed with myself and Harry of course.
When people come round we show off our new trick as Harry stands on his back legs and I bend down towards him, with a wet nose onto mine as I give him a kissing noise and tell him what a good boy he is. ‘Aaahhhhh’, I hear you cry, ‘how sweet is that’. Well that is just what I thought.... until it all back fired.

Now when Harry fancies a treat he will hunt me down, if I happen to be at my desk or in an accessible place he will clamber over the computer, chair, another person, anything to be able to reach the treat button.... my nose.

Even as I type he is constantly pushing his nose onto mine waiting for the treat to appear. ‘I’m pushing the button mum, where is the treat, I’ll push it again, and again, and again, keep pushing it till it works!’
He’s no fool, he knows I will now do anything to stop his wet nose prodding me when I am working, watching the television, sleeping, on the telephone or even in company. He, he, he, h, h, ... ‘OKAY... you can have a treat if you just let me finish this’... that should keep him quiet for a few minutes, where was I... He is a complete sweetie and very bright.

I shall think twice before teaching him any other tricks in the future.

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