4.01.2010

Perfect Plan

As I reported the other day I'm in full shed mode. Mom is on a single-minded mission to keep any knots down to a minimum, and therein lies the struggle. I want no part of de-knotting or grooming of any kind. My snuggle time with Mom is ruined right now, she can't seem to stop herself. Dad is filling in nicely, but this grannycat needs her Mom too.

Last night I discovered a perfect plan to get my Mom Pets without any handsy fur-pulling business. I've found 2:30am is just about perfect. Of course Mom is usually asleep (slacker) and I typically go with a light pet on her face to wake her up. Now usually this tends to jolt her awake and can cause grouchiness in her.

Last night I thought I'd try something new, and went with a light paw pet on her petting hand. I found it was just enough to get the automated petting response started, but not enough to fully wake her groom-brain. It was perfect. Paw, pet, paw paw, pet, and hold for a moment so as not to wake her fully, paw, paw, and pet.

Yes, that's nice Mom. I'll catch you at 4:30 for my breakfast.

35 comments:

  1. Dear Fin,

    Please keep these new discoveries to yourself, specifically away from your SIF. I need uninterrupted sleep.

    Many thanks,
    Momo's SS

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  2. You got it all figured out Fin! Nice work!

    Jonesie is going to the groomer...but apparently there are other floofies in line ahead of her, so it will be a few weeks. The fur is flying in our neck of the woods!

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  3. Fin, you are brilliant and beautiful too=what a special girl you are!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  4. Fin, that is brilliant. We want to try that too. Now all we have to do is figure out a way to open bedroom doors.

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  5. Great thinking Fin, I'll have to tell my fluffy sisters!

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  6. LOL that works on our Mom too. We just gently pat her with a paw and the hand comes out automatically unless she is really tired and then some loud bad words come out. And we have to run like crazy.

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  7. Very well thought out, Fin. Next step is to get the grooming tools to disappear. But you know, those knots just grow bigger if they aren't removed, so though we hate it, it IS better to have it done sooner rather than later.

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  8. Oh Fin, you are just too clever!!!

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  9. That is a brilliant plan Fin. We shall have to try that one on our mum.

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  10. Wow Fin~!!! Yer a snaeky little thing! We like that!

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  11. Excellent strategy, Fin. We're very impressed!

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  12. Fin, you have clearly learned much in your years of life.

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  13. We are constantly amazed at your mind, Fin! We will definitely have to try that for ourselves!

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  14. You Fin are a genius. I hope you don't mind if I use that idea too.
    Shedding season is bad enough for us short haired kitties, I can't imagine what it is like for you floofy kitties.
    purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs to you Fin!

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  15. We hope your Mom doesn't read your blog today.

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  16. What a swell plan....I've been seeing all kinds of serious brushes in the cat supply catalogs lately, but I'm gonna stick to just selling cat toys!

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  17. Fin that is a great plan you came up with! We are going to have to try that with our mom!

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  18. Brilliant Fin, just brilliant. I notice you didn't do any stepping on the hair or bladder standing to avoid waking her up fully! You're so smart!

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  19. what a cute idea for a blog! you've really got the essence of a cat nailed. love it!

    http://collegeseniorconfessions.blogspot.com/

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  20. You are very smart not to wake your mom fully! Half asleep they will do more for you.

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  21. What a fantastic plan Fin. awww you are so smart! xoxo

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  22. Wow! We would never be able to come up with something like that. Well done!

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  23. You are one smart cookie! Our mewmie does something similar in her sleep--lifts up the covers when we scratch and dig. She says later she knows we can do it by ourselves as we get under the covers when she is day hunting...she says it's feline manipulation!

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  24. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  25. You are a genius! I am going to try your routine rather than my mind control staring. I like that they don't have to wake up all the way. More peaceful that way.

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  26. hilarious.
    I can't comb my Wendell anywhere past the ears and chest after that it's bite-y time ;)
    Your kitty looks like mine does when I have the nerve to have COMPANY!!

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  27. smart kitty! activate the automatic petting had! LOL Love it!

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  28. My cats have also trained me to do this... unfortunately, I also start petting my husband at random times while asleep.

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    Happy Belated Easter,
    have fun!

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