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Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Stupid Human Tricks

One of my favorite treats!

 I'm sure y'all have seen them old Letterman "Stupid Pet Tricks" bits, but check this out-  I've gotten mom and dad to perform like trained monkeys, and they don't even realize it.  


Notice how I've got dad begging me to "Be nice."? That's because I've had to put the bitey on his fingers a few times early on in his training.  If they only had an inkling that they're trained to do this trick for my enjoyment entirely they'd be all, like, "What are we, circus animals?!"  Oh, if they only knew.  Whenever I want a treat all I have to do is sit up on my hind quarters, and along they come, practically pouring these tasty morsels into my mouth.  How's that for ruling the roost?

20 comments:

Lynn said...

oh Cleo, how wonderful u have ur humans trained, and they have
thumbs to do it with. lynn is not trained for anything like that.
of course, i've not shown an interest in sitting up like that. maybe
i need to learn how then lynn might get the hint. precious

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am impressed, Cleo. You have your humans trained to a very high standard.

Sandee said...

Humans aren't very bright are they, Cleo. Not nearly as smart as kitties. I'm so happy you have them trained to do your bidding.

Have a purrfect day. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo, you are a genius!
That meerkat imitation makes humans weak in the knees!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Cleo-Wow! Human training! Queen Nellie trained our peeps Dad used to give us treats every time we came in the house. Mom does NOT. Kozmo is trying to train Mom...he yells at the top of his lungs and walks back in forth in front of the treat container, so far he has had no luck. We shall rewatch your video to see your technique! Thanks for visiting and have a marvellously happy day!

Brian said...

Bravo sweet Cleo, you sure mastered the treat getting!

Summer said...

You did awesome, Cleo! Binga never learned to "be nice" - my human practically tossed treats at her for fear of her mighty jaws!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great work Cleo you have them reaching down with the goods on command. I keep trying to explain to Einstein that you have to give a reward and not just Bitey. We get so many more treats than he does. I have Dad trained to hold a treat as I pull it to my mouth and take it nice as can be.

The Island Cats said...

Good one, Cleo! I love how you have trained your humans into thinking they are training you. ~Ernie

catladymac said...

The cats sitting on me watched your training video with great interest !

pilch92 said...

You are most clever, humans are tough to train. XO

Cathy Keisha said...

Amazing! I always put the bitey on the humans to train them. I used to post a series on their stupid human tricks. I think I was up to 3536.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

It is pretty easy to train a human

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Sasha + Saku said...

You've done a great job of training them Cleo. Like you couldn't do that any time you wanted...but if you didn't before it's 'cuz you didn't want to. Keep 'em guessing Cleo!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Charm and good training will get you treats every time, paws down!! Meow!

meowmeowmans said...

Well done, Cleo. You have trained your humans so well!

Katie Isabella said...

Cleo! I am proud f you. Our parents are so easy to train. You got it going ON, Girlfriend!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

don't know how I missed this but I am sooo happy I found it!! Beyond adorable!! Good job sweet girl! xoxo

Darla M Sands said...

You are the queen!

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at a local shelter and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.