Thursday, December 10, 2009

The cat is talking to me


One of my cats that isn't my cat (they're stray - I just feed them), Paint, is starting to sound a lot like a human these days. I have taught my dog how to say "Mama" (don't ask - lots of treats and she is highly intelligent). Now the cat is doing something very odd.


(That's Paint on the Left and his sister, Petunia. I named her after a flower because she smells like garbage. Poor little thing doesn't have any front teeth and has a hard time eating.)


Whenever I have to punish Paint for doing something bad [like being mean to Desert Dawg (he's harmless but scares the bejezus out of her); or trying to hump his sister; or not letting his sister eat], I usually either spray him with the hose or hiss at him. Last night, I hissed at him and I swear he was trying to talk! He looked at me like he couldn't believe I was upset with him and then let out a wail that sounded like, "Nooooooooo!"

I don't do drugs.

I do have too much free time on my hands.

Then, Paint went upstairs behind a wall and started complaining in jibberish that sounded almost human! I was laughing so hard (and he was making such weird noises) I thought the neighbors would come out to see what the commotion was.

5 comments:

Thursday's Child said...

I have a friend who had a cat who walked sideways like a crab, shaking his head and saying 'no'. Maybe they're related? Well, maybe not...this cat lived in Quebec.

Purgatory said...

Because I am high, because I am high, because...

Sharshura said...

I love cats and I miss mine. I think when you have animals long enough you start believing they can understand you. I know I trained my cats to come to me or come on the couch next me.

Anonymous said...

I had a cat who sang to the birds, so anything's possible!

Anonymous said...

I've never had a pet, but by reading this, I'm getting wooed in buying one.