Monday, March 30, 2015

Yes, Wylla.

I brought this concrete form home for a project and put it on down on the living room floor. Wylla was quick to investigate it, and soon determined it was a super fun kitty tunnel.  Charlene gave it a sniff, but ran off the second it started rolling. It doesn't take much to startle her!

The tube was a great source of entertainment this weekend, and I took this little video of Wylla playing inside of it to share with you today.

I've always felt that Wylla is completely aware of her adorableness and knows how to use it to get exactly what she wants.  Just watch this movie and you'll see her give me those big, round eyes when  her ball rolls out of paw's reach.

"Mom?" blink blink, "Could you?" blink blink, "hand me my toy?" blink blink.  

Yes, Wylla.

Of course, Wylla.

Whatever you need whenever you need it, Wylla.




Do you ever feel manipulated by your cat?




30 comments:

  1. Manipulated by a cat???? Only every frigging morning around about 5am when breakfast is at 6am. Then around 9pm when kibble is served at 10pm...but a warm purring Maine Coon in one's lap can change everything.

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  2. Every. Single. Day.

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  3. I get up at 3 or 4 am every morning to feed them. What do you think? ;)

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  4. Every single day of my life, indeed! All of my babies manipulate me, unabashedly, of course. And I unabashedly do whatever they bid me to do. I wouldn't have it any other way.... :-)

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    1. But is that actually manipulation, if you know what they're after and you willingly give it to them? ;)

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  5. All the time, cats manipulate me.

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  6. Kodiak and Kenai's momMarch 30, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    I'm going to be really surprised if you get any replies that say no!

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  7. I will be suspicious if anyone answers no to the poll today.

    We had a beagle who knew just when to turn on the cute. When she did something naughty, she'd look at us with her big brown eyes and cock her little head. Oh, they know how to make us forgive them...

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  8. I wish my cats manipulated me with something as cute as purring in the morning. They like to get in a "tussle" next to my head, resulting in Bessie letting out a sound like she is being strangled (very alarming when you're woken out of a deep sleep). I'll sit up and reprimand them, and they will immediately sit up straight and look at me with that "now you'll feed us, right?" look. Works almost every time...I'm so gullible!

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  9. This reminds me of a conversation on another cat blog as to how cats might evolve thumbs. Lots of LOLs after someone said "Why would they need to do that? They have us!"

    And yes, my babies manipulate their mom and dad every day.

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  10. More accurate question "does a day go by that my cats don't manipulate me?"
    They have me trained .
    Gail

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  11. Sweet Wylla! You are so utterly adorable! I was "owned" by my kitty from 18 months old, when I brought her home, till age 16. She had me trained!

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  12. Maine Coons are definitely manipulators, in a sweet way. Siamese...they have different methods of manipulation, and blackmail too. Cats know what they have.

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  13. Manipulated by 3 master manipulators every day. It takes literally no time at all for them to train their human. One even knows to listen for the ship's clock striking 5 o'clock, to know that it's "treats" time.

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  14. Manipulated? Would that be on being the feline doorperson for the 100th time? Thousandth? Only to have His Greyness go out, face the inclement weather, immediately turn around and come back in? Then start to mehowl again to go out? Or typing around the cat that settles between my wrists everytime I sit at the computer? Happy to have them, even when they drive me nuts!!

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    1. Mehowl is a great word. That is exactly what LG does when he has a Very Important Point to make (and I am not getting said point). Of course, he is also fluent in the language of whining, and of imploring with the teensiest little mew you ever heard, and of the silent meow. And then there's the unspoken language of strategic paw application to a sleeping mom or dad's face. Yeah, I am so manipulated.

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  15. Yes, of course. But the thing that the video reminds me of the most is my little Moonstone looking up at me with the biggest, roundest, most imploring eyes if I'm fixing something she might especially want to eat -- usually chicken, but also her own cat food if she's extra hungry. And she'll stand up on her hind legs and put her front paws on my hip and mew, pretty much the only time she does this. It's all the more compelling for being infrequent. (The other cats are more blunt.)

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  16. I have 5 expert manipulators especially 2 8yr old brothers who are the best of our bunch! They usually try (and succeed) to convince me to to feed then atleast half an hr earlier than the normal time.

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  17. Manipulated? I like to think of myself as well-trained.

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    1. Your feline overlords have done well, human. When catkind achieves total domination of Earth, your overlords will be highly commended for ensuring you are properly trained and will not resist your new masters. Be glad, human slave! A glorious future awaits you!

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  18. Wylla has perfected the "I'm a puir wee kitty and lack the strength to stretch my puir wee arms out" routine. Well played, young madam!

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  19. I rescued a small black female cat from the streets. She now named Lola rules! When she is tired and wants to go to bed for the night, she orders me to the bedroom to turn down the bed for her. It's not manipulation, it's the servant (me) doing her bidding!

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    1. Our Olivia used to sit on the bottom step at 10:00 every evening and meow at us that it was time to come to bed. :)))

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  20. Manipulated? Surely not.. Not with my Elder Lady sitting on the couch next to me, meowing for food (and of course I'll get up in another minute or two to feed her). Not when she gets on my bed in the morning, and I haven't piled the down comforter in a nice fluffy pile for her (reminds me of Princess and the Pea, somehow) and I get THE LOOK. Not when the mouses get batted YET AGAIN under the couch/washer/refrigerator/stove and Mom has to get out the yardstick to sweep them out. And surely not in the middle of the night, when I gingerly roll my way AROUND the cat that's made the exact center of the bed HER domain.

    Nope. Not manipulated at all. :)

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  21. Had to laugh at gypsytoo's cat knowing when it's 5pm. I swear my Elder Lady knows when it's 4:45am every morning (exactly 15 minutes before the alarm, of course...) and starts yelling for her breakfast. How do cats know how to tell time??

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  22. Yes, Wylla.
    Of course, Wylla.
    Whatever you need whenever you need it, Wylla.
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    As it should be!

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  23. Do I ever feel manipulated by my cat? ALL THE TIME!
    What's that saying "Dogs have owners, cats have staff"? Truer words have never been spoken.

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  24. Our cats have their dad trained to feed them at 5:30 each morning. If he isn’t up immediately, Keith throws himself at the bedroom door repeatedly. I can sleep through the racket.

    I am, however, a pushover when one of them wants to sit on my lap. I’ll stay in an uncomfortable position if it means they’re comfy, or if they’ve fallen asleep. And I’ll crane my neck to read rather than moving them aside.

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