Teaching old cats new tricks

My cats have never enjoyed "cat treats". They react to the word "treat", but what they know as a "treat" is a fancy food - something that they eat from a bowl - and consume at warp speed.

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to test the "treat" boundaries with them. What pet owner doesn't want their pet to nuzzle a small nugget from the palm of their hand?

Well I know that my cats are too smart for nuzzling...but I thought for sure that they would do impressive tricks if inspired properly.

So I purchased a bag of Whiskas Temptations...the cat treat that has cats jumping 12 feet in the air for a taste, or charging through the drywall for a nibble.

Bag in hand, cats in sight, I shook the bag - just like the commercial. Nothing. I adjusted my hold on the bag, and shook it again, this time with more noise. Nothing. I called out, "Who wants a treat?" Two cats came prancing along...so I knelt down, treat nugget in palm...nothing. I dropped the treat on the floor, encouraging "TREAT!". Nothing. They walked away.

Maybe tomorrow I'll throw the treats at them.




corina said...
June 22, 2007 at 7:28 a.m.

teehee. MY cats love whiskas temptations...if you want to unload a bag...

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