Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I'm getting them trained

On Sunday morning, I discovered I was out of crunchies.

Being a kind and generous mancat, I waited till about 8am (a time when the Rumbleparents SHOULD be up) then I started making my unhappiness known.

First I started with some gentle mews. Nothing.

So I got a bit louder.

When THAT didn't work, I went to Rumbledad's bedside table and started knocking things off. Still no luck.

 I went over to Rumblemum's bedside table and started knocking things off. No response.

And then a lightbulb went on... literally! I figured out how to turn on the bedside table lamp! Victory! Moments later I had a full bowl.

 The moral of this story? Rumblemum was clearly awake to note all the things I tried to get her attention - she should learn to get up at the first mew or else she gets a face full of LIGHT!

Mancat in motion

31 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

What can we say??? We are speechless with awe, Rumbles!

Purrs,
The Chans

Sparkle said...

Binga has tried the lamp trick once or twice - and it STILL doesn't work on my human!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Awesome! You gotta teach that trick to other kitties, it's beyond valuable!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Awesome! You gotta teach that trick to other kitties, it's beyond valuable!

The Florida Furkids said...

We used to do the lamp trick until Allie broke BOTH Waterford night table lamps! Now there is one unbreakable and sturdy lamp that we can't turn on!

The Florida Furkids

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

You waited all the way until 8am to wake your peeps? You really are a generous mancat! No way we would wait that late to start alerting the peeps to the fact we are hungry.

Kjelle Bus said...

Me too have to learna have to get the light on :)
XOXO

HH and The Boys said...

Brilliant (literally) of you!!!!

Have a great day!

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Old Kitty said...

Rumbles!! You are so clever as you are handsome! Yay! take care
x

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Rumbles, you are such a very smart mancat! And very handsome too, like me!

Minchie

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

If you do train your humans please write a book about it so I might have a chance here.
Saw you were over to see about my Paris trip. Please come back as the words are now there. The blogger monster published my photos last night but there were no words for my photos. Argh, I hate the blogger monster. Also, this is the city of romance so if you are taking this trip maybe we could meet up, blush.

Alice Marie said...

Good job! *paw bump*

But it sounds like your humans are going to be quite a job getting them trained.

Oz theTerrier said...

You go, Rumbles! They should know better than to mess with a mancat such as yourself!
*high paw*
Oz

Sushi said...

I have to learn how to turn on the light. You're very clever, rumbles. I make noises every morning to wake my human and i just get furrstrated. Nothing works! My human is still fast asleep. Meow!

Carolyn Kristof said...

Such a clever puss you are!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

You're so smart! *makes note - learn to turn on lamp*

Colehaus Cats said...

*taking detailed notes* Thanks, Rumbles! Purrs...

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's a great tip! Now, we just need to find a lamp to put next to Mommy...

Katie and Glogirly said...

I'm afraid Waffles has discovered your trick. Now all day long, it's off and on and off and on and off and on and...

Serenity now.
~Katie

Nadbugs said...

Beautiful, generous, and powerful. Irresistible.

Meg & Quill said...

Angel Fin smiled...

Flynn said...

You are very clever Rumbles.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Rumbles, you are a very clever mancat. As a young 8 month old mancat I will have much to learn from you!!!

Purrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Kitties Blue said...

Job well done! We commend you on you purrsistence and ingenuity. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Elyse K said...

Oh my goodness, Rumbles! You let the Rumbleparents sleep till 8 AM, what a considerate mancat you are!

You had me at "mews"!

Hugs and snuggles to you and sweet Diego xoxoxo!

The Indulged Furries said...

Rumbles, you are so smart! Now you know how to get the lazy rumbleparents out of bed!

The Island Cats said...

Very impressive, Rumbles. We'll hafta try that with the mom.

Cathy Keisha said...

Way to go! You should have bit her in the eye like I did once to wake TW.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Sheesh! Honestly, we just have to be on top of them ALL THE DAMN TIME or we would all STARVE or sumfing. The Human is drooling from looking at those pictures from yesterday.

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

This is genius!
I hate it when the humans oversleep!
Purrs

savannahspawtracks.com said...

ohhhh...very very nice Rumbles...nice indeed...'cept I think I would need thumbs to get Mom's light on...but knockin' stuff over...good idea