2.23.2011

Interpretation

Fin: I'd like to discuss interpreting the human word "no." As many cats will tell you, it's one of the most confusing words in the human language.

Mom: It's really not. And it's not open to your interpretation either.

Fin: You're wrong Mom. For example when you say "No Snacks" what you really mean is "At some point I will get tired of hearing your mewing and I'll cave and provide you with some snacks"  the only interpretation is, how long I have to mew.

Mom: That's not right! Wait, is it?

Fin: No. Just kidding, yes.


Big News Alert: Tomorrow is my 600th post! I will have a big announcement of what our next book is gonna be too. 

Katnip Lounge Mom Watch: She's back at home! Purrs of healing are still welcome.

25 comments:

  1. Fin dear,
    I'm a girl who doesn't take "no" for an answer. Problem is, my Mama is one human who's able to say "no" and mean it. That's why we never get table scraps. Ever. purrrr....meow!

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  2. MOL..for the conversation between you and your mom..pretty straight forward : )

    And I can't wait till tomorrow to know what is your new book : ) Mom finished reading your first book, she love love it : )

    And thanks so much to update about mom Trish, I purrs for her to have a speedy healing

    xxx

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  3. Great conversation! 600 posts....awesome!!! Can't wait to hear about the next book!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  4. Yay! Another book!

    Yay! Katnip momma is home!

    Yay!...well, I just like to meow it out loud!

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  5. I am quite sure you manage to get your snacks, Fin. Thanks for updating us on Trish. Looking forward to the book news.

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  6. Is it our fault that humans have issues understanding the language THEY created?

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  7. Brill noos abowt Trish, we are sending get well PURRS.

    We understand yoor confusion over mixed messages ~ we have the sme problem in our howse. NO doesn't always mean NO ~ it means NOT AT THE MOMENT. And pester-power always werks. MOL!

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  8. That is so true! No never means no. It means maybe to a cat.

    WD on the 600 posts:) Looking forward to the announcement!

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  9. I agree with your interpretation Finny! I can't wait to hear about your next book, I enjoyed the last one so much.

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  10. In my house, 'No' means not just yet, but you'll get it very soon ;)

    We're looking forward to hearing about your book :)

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  11. Fin, you're absolutely correct in your understanding of the word "no."

    Thanks for giving us an update on Mom Trish; we're glad she's home!

    And we'll look forward to news on your new book!

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  12. Fin, this definition of the word no only applies to my diddy. Marmie can hold out forever without blinking an eye. That doesn't keep me from meowing though!

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  13. Glad to hear the Katnip Mom is home we are purring our best healing purrs for her.

    Doesn't No mean - not when I can see you and eventually you will get what you want?

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  14. No??? Is there really such a word? We will be back for #600.

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  15. We don't like "no". It should forever be banned.

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  16. I never take no for an answer either!

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  17. Haha! Fin, that's definitely what "no snacks" means!! Our mom usually caves pretty quickly!!

    We'll be back to celebrate!!

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  18. No? No is a word? Me thought it was just one of those sounds peoples makes - like the swearing sounds.
    Me can't hardly wait for tomorrow!
    Love Nellie

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  19. It's puzzling that humans don't have a clear understanding of their own language!

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  20. Our babies learn very, very fast that the word "no" is sometimes open to negotiation!!

    YAY about Katnip Mom being back home with her babies! Please send her our love!

    Early and HUGE CONCATULATIONS on your 600th post!! OMC I doubt I will make it that long! Can't wait to hear about the new book! I'm here if ya need me!

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  21. Oh yeah, you have that "no snacks" thing down pat!! I think you must have taken lessons from me. I just posted a primer for kittehs on how to train your hoomin. Maybe you want to read it sometime? Love and kitty licks, Rocky

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  22. The word No is very hard for us kitties to learn. We just don't know what it means.
    We certainly will be back tomorrow especially if we are going to hear about the new book. Whooo Hooo
    Lots of purrs and prayers to the Katnip Mom. Hope she has a speedy recovery. Glad it is over for her.

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  23. You are so right Fin, no means maybe!

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  24. Yeah, a day late again...our mom is immune to da mews, when she sez "no snacks" she actually means no snacks. Dad on da other hand is really easy to manipulate. Except when mom tells him not to give is any...we think he's afraid of her.

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  25. What, was there something about snacks being said???

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