Sure, I could meow by my dish when I'm feeling hungry, but frankly it's been done. A kitten can do it. I feel a grannycat of my stature needs to bump it up a notch. My twist?
Stand in the middle of the living room - two rooms away from my dish and meow as loud as I can. When the volume of the television goes down (so the parents can see if they really heard the aforementioned meows) you turn the meows to off.
When the television volume goes back up, begin to meow again.
Eventually one of the parents will get off their asterisks and come to see what's wrong. As soon as I hear they are up (amidst the complaints) I race for my dish and begin my dance.
"Seriously? All that meow business and you were just hungry?"
Well, it gets their attention. So far, it's worked every time. Snack happy friends.
Can't be possible...but I'm thinking you and Grete woofie are related somehow.ReplyDelete
I don't meow loud, I just do the things Mom hates like messing with the blinds cord like I'm gonna eat them. After all, we rule. MOLReplyDelete
You are an inspiration to us all, Fin!ReplyDelete
I'm following your lead. har har har *evil laughs*
Well, aren't you the smart one.ReplyDelete
Fin, does only the meow work? Or can we branch out into moaning, whinging and whining?ReplyDelete
We're boggled by the possibilities.
We could all learn from you, Fin! Great tutorial! I think my beans can expect more from me now! Have a happy Monday! Purrs.ReplyDelete
Sweet Praline used to do that to me. I miss my little Diva.ReplyDelete
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"Just" hungry? JUST hungry??? Geez, your humans are crazy!ReplyDelete
wow...you rules Fin!!!!ReplyDelete
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Oh yes, the call of the wild!ReplyDelete
You're a big tease, Fin!!!
lol at asterisks :D
Good work Fin! I have a similar technique: called 'screeching' heehee. I hope you have a great day of napping in the sun.ReplyDelete
Nicki likes to get in the mom's face, open his mouth and scream. That, too, works. :-PReplyDelete
Nice work Finny! I think you are teaching some kittens a thing or two.ReplyDelete
You always know the best tricks, lovely Fin! We just meow beside the bowl, but we'll have to try your method.ReplyDelete
Oooh! I think I'll give that a try... ;)ReplyDelete
Can you send us a recording of your meow please Fin - when we do that mum just shouts when this programme is finished or when I get to the end of this chapter. Have you any tips for us on tone and volume please?ReplyDelete
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Wouldn't work here - Maestro has started meowing for no reason (senior moments) so mom has tuned us all out. sigh....ReplyDelete
If I heard you doing that Fin I would give you my food!ReplyDelete
I like to mess with the pens on my mommy's nightstand and paw her face, but i will have to try your meow trick sometime!! I usually only do that when I want to go outside so it will be fun to confuse her!!!ReplyDelete
When I want my breakfast and Mummy is still in bed, I'll BUMP and BUMP then cry out until Mummy opens the door to let me in. As I walk in, I shout at her and when she gets back into bed, I jump up and continue to shout and shout and shout until she feeds me. Lucky for Mummy, I only do this once every couple of months...ReplyDelete
This is real clever Fin and much more advanced than my most recent move of standing just outside the kitchen and staring when my Mom is there to get some treats.ReplyDelete
Thanks Fin, we sure will give that a try. Bet it works every time. Sure did work well for you. You have those rents well trained. Good job. Hope you have a great week.ReplyDelete
Kudos, Fin. You have your staff well trained!ReplyDelete
Fin, did my cats learn that little trick from you? They find it quite fun to scream and yowl at the other end of the house then go to the pantry (where the food is stored, of course!) when I decide to go check on them.ReplyDelete
Fin, it sounds like you've got that meow thing down pat. You and Mikey could hang out together. Glad to know it works for you.ReplyDelete
I need lessons, Fin. You are clearly the expert in this field.ReplyDelete
Fin, you are so smart and very good at drawing attention! And it works every time? I am sure you never go hungry :-)ReplyDelete
Good one, Fin! We're writing this down...ReplyDelete
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie
Excellent technique, Fin! I learn so much from you!ReplyDelete
Fin, you seem like quite a character! With both of our sneaky ways, we could be best buds, I do believe.ReplyDelete
Truly Inspired! I shall do this forthwith!ReplyDelete
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