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Trying To Train A Cat? Don't Bother


Posted by Non-Hamster on January 17th, 2009

Y'know, every once in a while I see one of those stories on the news about how somebody's trained their cat to do something unusual or improbably like use a toilet and I can't help thinking to myself about how clueless these poor souls are.

You see, while there's a lot of things in this world that I don't know, I am not a hamster, you can't tell me that anybody's ever actually "trained" a cat.  I should know, I've had several of them over the years and not once has any of them responded to any attempt at training other than to express cool disdain, indifference or disapproval of the indignity of it.

If a cat appears to be "trained", it's not.  It's only doing whatever it is because it amuses the cat to do so.  The people who claim to "train" their cats are also the ones that spend hundreds on pet beds, cat trees, fancy collars, cat houses, clothing that no animal should have to suffer and so on.

When you take a good long look at all that, you begin to realize it's not the cat who has been "trained", it's the owner.  The cat has trained them to give it whatever he/she wants, all the best food, Etc.

Train a cat?  hmpth.  That's right up there with men who think they understand women.

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2 Comments

  1. Christine on 17.01.2009 at 01:31 (Reply)


    You are so correct here.  Some people think that they have their kittehs “trained” because they come running to the kitchen at the sound of a can opener.  This is not so.  They come running becaue they are expecting food, pure and simple.

    We don’t own cats, they own us.  That’s the way it goes! =^..^=

    Christines last blog post..I need a new phone

    1. Non-Hamster on 18.01.2009 at 02:07 (Reply)


      That’s right.  The first commandment of being a cat is: The world is here to serve Me

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