My new friends at Brian's Home honored me with the Superior Scribbler Award for my excellent skills at Training Humans. I am so humbled by this award, as I am a beginner cat blogger and have so much to learn from all my new cat friends. Thank you Brian, the beautiful Sascha, Gracie, Zoe, and Dolly!
For those of you who are new to my blog, I will recap some training categories my humans have recently worked on since I adopted them in November 2009.
1. Litter box - Upgrade quality and quantity
My first litter box was nothing fancy. To express my outrage, I flung litter outside the box.
My parents then bought me TWO new litter boxes. Note I live in a ONE cat household. My parents check the box very often and dispose of the waste before you could say "boo." That's good service!
2. Clean glass windows and window sills
Before I came into the picture, my parents didn't clean the windows and sills. How embarrassing. They have now cleaned off the areas I frequent. That's a step in the right direction.
3. Pillows and beds - show some effort
My parents have learned that cushy round beds may be cute and easy to buy, but as you see below, this bed is EMPTY:
And this is the bed my Mom made by hand. I am pleased when she puts in more effort and caters to my needs.
4. The Outdoors
My parents know that sometimes the outdoor elements can be harmful. In my neighborhood there are raccoons, ticks, scorpions, turkeys, and other cats, just to name a few of the wildlife. There are also animals that howl during the evenings and they sure sound close by. My parents realize the gravity of this issue of curiosity (curiosity killed the cat?) and wanting to explore the outdoors which can be dangerous at times.
So, even though it isn't easy, I accompany my parents outside and put them on a leash!
5. The Importance of a Dust Free Environment
Cough, choke, cough. Need I say more? My parents have gotten their act together now. What would become of their house, if it wasn't for me?
6. Garden Buffet
The lady is now used to thinking about my needs and wants. That is how it should be. This training is going quite well when you have reached this point and you know you are well on your way to success.
My Mom planted a garden buffet for me! It took about 12 days for her to tend to the garden to produce the bountiful grass which is supposed to help cat digestion. I nibble on it when it pleases me.
My parents are now accustomed to me sleeping and sitting on them when it suits me. They, by themselves, are quite useful, even if we did not have success with items 1 through 6 above.
So in summary, Brian, thank you for the award! It has been a long and hard road, but my parents have gone from being "dog people" to "cat people" in a matter of two months training. This is better than anycat could have imagined!
I will keep these two people of mine. :-)
As with every award, there are some rules that need to be followed:
1. Each Superior Scribbler (SS) must pass the Award on to 5 deserving blogger friends.
2. Each SS must link the author and name of the blog from whom he/she received the award.
3. Each SS must display the award on his/her blog and link to the post which explains the award.
4. Each SS is asked to visit the post which explains the award and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List.
5. Each SS must post these rules on his/her blog.
We are passing the award on to:
1. Jelly Bean at JB's Small World and JB's Big World - JB and crew keep us well entertained between all the cats in their household and it is fun learning about other critters in the big world. JB was also instrumental in helping my Mom come around to liking cats.
2. Joplin and Hendrix at DIY Catcare - They have been successful at having their person (Laura) do all the blogging for them! We should all be so lucky.
3. Princess Isis at Princess Isis of course - the photographs Isis' sister displays on the blog are awesome!
4. Teddy Bear at Teddy's Tales - such a great daily blogger and he even sometimes allows his sister, Sierra, to have a say in matters.
5. Siku Marie at White Dog Diary - she, and her parents, have such good hearts and remind us to always be thankful for what we have.