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Saturday, September 20, 2014

training issues

I am closely supervising Lynettea while she enters this post for me. The phone makes a little ticking noise when she taps it.

This is me. You can see what a serious and committed Blogger I have become.
I found an article in the paper today about training and showed it to Lynettea.
It said you should never shout at cats, only give them positive reinforcement.
I wonder if that would work with Lynettea?
Maybe I should stop miaowing at her and scratching her when I am displeased.
That will be difficult, as I have got into a routine.

Maybe if she spends more time patting and stroking me I will grow more calm.
Maybe if she pays strict attention to my food bowl and entertains me on demand I will have no reason to be displeased.
Can humans really ever be completely trained?
That is the question we have to face, sooner or later.
They are certainly not very quick on the uptake. Can we love them, nevertheless?
With all their faults there can still be something endearing about a human, if one looks hard enough.

5 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

You need to encourage your human to give you food on demand and also lots of scritches too. The do sometimes need encouraging when they get a bit lazy but we find a sharp claw can make the food arrive on demand.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I think that even with all the training a kitty can do, humans still tend to remain a little wild.

Angel Keisha said...

Hoomins can be helped. If you sit next to them when they are watching the tee vee, they may pet you and stroke your furs. If you fetch a tennis ball, they get really surprised and clap for you. Also, if they have a remote control, lick it.

meowmeowmans said...

Humans are difficult to train, Sasha. But with repeated, calm and positive reinforcement, it is possible to get them to do the right thing most of the time...

Pretinha said...

Querida Sasha espero que os gatinhos continuem amando os seus humanos, mesmo com seus defeitos, nos tornarĂ­amos muito tristes sem esse amor.