Does yours listen to you?

(41 Posts)
EachandEveryone Mon 07-Nov-16 22:02:46

I'm used to dogs growing up. My question is do our cats know what we are saying? My six month old knows her name and responds to it yet she doesn't know "get down" from the table/kitchen sideboard even though I say it ten times a day. Are they totally different from dogs in that respect? Does raising your voice make any difference?

cozietoesie Mon 07-Nov-16 22:07:55

She'll know what you mean - she's just disregarding you. wink

EachandEveryone Mon 07-Nov-16 22:09:14

And, how do u have a wee in peace without the carpet getting wrecked and her sounding like she's been strangled.

cozietoesie Tue 08-Nov-16 14:41:30

The bathroom is out of bounds at cozietowers.

These days at any rate. grin

Toddlerteaplease Tue 08-Nov-16 15:23:54

Surprisingly yes. They both do. And do what they are told. Fatty was out in the garden once and I stood in the doorway and told her to come in now. And she did. (Had to sit down I was so suprised!) her sister got out of the front door which she isn't allowed to do. She had a little sniff around and when I told her to come back in she did! I
Am sure they fully understand me. But choose to be selectively deaf!

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 08-Nov-16 15:41:31

Only if I yell "No, don't!" In panicked horror.

The rest of the time he does what he likes.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Tue 08-Nov-16 15:43:44

Your cat understands you perfectly

It chooses not to listen smile

Maxwellthecat Tue 08-Nov-16 15:46:35

I agree that they understand you they just choose to ignore you.

NotAPuffin Tue 08-Nov-16 16:23:57

Yes, they understand every word. They just don't care.

cozietoesie Tue 08-Nov-16 18:52:57

It's down to your relative standings, really, I think. If you're Top Cat, they'll listen. If you're not, they won't.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 08-Nov-16 19:15:21

He knows -

Food
Down
No
Sit- he sits like a dog when you tell him!
Bedtime

EachandEveryone Tue 08-Nov-16 21:13:29

She knows "I'm going to work be a good girl" she jumps on her bed when I say that.

PinkiePiesCupcakes Tue 08-Nov-16 21:20:30

My cat knows every word I say for example:
"Leave it alone" means he'll stop, look at me, then knock the fucking thing over anyway.
"Get down" means he'll get down, then jumpo back up when I'm noir looking, rinse and repeat for an hour.
"Stop scratching the sofa" means he'll stop scratching the sofa... For now...
"Leave the milk" means he'll pause for a nanosecond be cause he realises he's been caught and drink as much as he can before I grab him.
"Come here" means he'll start where he is.
"Stay there" means he'll go where I'm going.

Why do I still love the arsey fucker so much?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 08-Nov-16 21:27:59

Because he lets you grin

Toddlerteaplease Wed 09-Nov-16 11:22:59

Anyone else's cats act different when they know you are going to work. I work random shifts so it's not because they know the routine but they certainly behave differently when the blue uniform comes out.

hollinhurst84 Wed 09-Nov-16 11:26:38

Sometimes grin
He knows "sit" and "paw"
Nap nap is also well understood, he will paw beside the bed until I'm in it and he can sleep on me
Judging from his reaction he also understands " Oliver? Who shredded the bin bag?" as he legged it shame faced out the window

Toddlerteaplease Wed 09-Nov-16 11:53:30

That video was hilarious! He totally understood that!

hollinhurst84 Wed 09-Nov-16 12:26:53

Oh 100%. He even gave me side eye as he leapt out the window. Never seen him move so fast hmm

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 09-Nov-16 12:46:14

What video, it's not showing up on my phone?

hollinhurst84 Wed 09-Nov-16 12:54:50

Ahh it's on his FB page... Hang on

"It wasn't me"
https://www.facebook.com/olliebobcpl/videos/1281473681896965/

Bravas Wed 09-Nov-16 12:56:40

I am trying in vain to teach my kitten what is and isn't okay and getting nowhere fast (jumping in the toilet/full bath/shower, walking on worktops, scratching/biting etc. Any suggestions? All the other cats I have owned were quite compliant, this one is soooo different.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 09-Nov-16 13:01:30

Ha ha ha he so knew he was in trouble!!!grin

hollinhurst84 Wed 09-Nov-16 13:02:31

There's a couple of others on his FB of him chatting away to me hmmgrin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 09-Nov-16 13:11:51

What a gorgeous cat!

JeffersonCrisp Wed 09-Nov-16 13:16:17

Ours responds to:

his name being called to come in
his name and 'want this?' when he's dawdling about coming in
the fridge door opening when he's in

and he scoots in like a cartoon character if he hears the acrylic top being taken off a tub of cream....

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