Thursday, August 13, 2009

Max... on body language...


How do you communicate with your food humans? Do they know what you mean when you're rolling on the floor or yowling at the top of you lungs? If you're with the same food humans for long enough you can develop a communication system through body language that conveys your meaning and you won't have to fuss so much with the meowing -- sometimes those meows just don't work.

Here are some of my favorites.

1. Her Highness knows I want to be held and squeezed when I sit on the coffee table in front of her and tilt my head.

2. Her Highness knows I want some food when I stretch out by my bowl, look skinny as if I'm about to faint. (Doesn't always work, but gets her attention)

3. Her Highness knows she better get up when I throw myself onto her chest.

4. Her Highness knows she better pay attention to me when I walk in front of her "Lassie Style" and lead her about the house.


What signals do you use to communicate with your food humans? Which ones work and which ones don't?

5 comments:

Morris said...

Hey Max! Mostly all I have to do is stand in front of my hoomans and stare... and stare... and stare... then when they get up, I lead them to either the door or the food dish. Lately I've started sitting by my empty dishes looking as weak and skinny as I can (no mean feat!) and they're so under my paw, they can't say no!

Max said...

Great one Morris. Sounds like it's working for you.

Anonymous said...

Well, I won't be ignored. It upsets me when my Mom won't look at me. If she gives me her back, something happens that makes me feel very, very bad and I meow at her. If that doesn't work, I use the ever handy claws on the back routine. That works. (signed): Smokey8 (Twitter)

Anonymous said...

twitter.com/SassaBella - If it's something I really, really want, like TUNA, I dart about, wild-eyed, running to and fro, looking feral. If that doesn't speed up the process, I'll try to claw my way up the drawers (cause I'm not allowed to jump on the counter *when she's here*)while she tries to push me back down. After that, it's no holds barred, and I'll leap right in the middle of it, not to be deterred. Sometimes you just hafta' be assertive!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

I have special mews for everything I want... I have a cute little "booo-WEEE" when I want water, and a "moo-WEEE" when I want my dinner...