Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On Selective Hearing

Whether being scolded or called to for some lap warming I pretty much only hear mom and dad when I want to.  When I try to climb on their lap while they're eating they say "Orbit, no!", but I only hear "        ".
     When they want me to sit in their lap and I'm across the room they call me with whistles and words, but what I hear is "         ".  
     Now and then when I toss up a hair ball I know it pisses them off, but what the hell, I'm a cat. The tone of their voices rises, they spout their words, but again, "       " is all I hear.  I love toying with them, too.  I walk toward them in their chairs, sometimes circling them and looking upward lovingly, then, just as they move whatever they're holding or pat their laps I turn and saunter away with my butt saying "Thanks, but I'm not interested." 
     My butt doesn't actually talk, but you know what I mean.  Well, sometimes it... oh, nevermind.

     Mom says dad also employs this sometimes-useful tool, but I don't think he'd want me to share that right now.


brandi said...

Mom has this qoute on her fridgiator: Dogs come when you call, cats take a message and may get back to you.
That's not selective hearing. That's catsmart.
Did 't anyfurthing tell you that? Well, now you know.
Menbeans have selective hearing, but mencats just take a message!

CCL Wendy said...

I'm curious -- which useful tool does your Dad employ? The selective hearing or the farting???

Enquiring minds want to know.

Thanks for visiting Dante, Orbit. It's always nice to have a new friend.

William said...

I find my mom has selective hearing, too, Orbit--especially around the time we *should* be getting dinner. Maybe she learned that from us?

Keisha said...

O hai! I jump on my hoomins sometimes too. :)

Old Kitty said...

LOL!!!! Wonderful Orbit!! Selective hearing is a great skill! Maybe your dad should be taking notes from you?!?!

:-) Take care

Daisy said...

That is a most excellent and useful skill, Orbit!

Cara n Crew said...

you are a true cat, Orbit :D

Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

The Purr Diaries said...

Selective hearing seems to be common amongst the cat species ;o)