2.04.2011

Olivia's Opinions (#2 in a series)

Hello, friends!  Once again, it's been some time since I've gotten the opportunity to blog.  I do keep busy, though - after all, it does take considerable time to maintain my gorgeous calico furs!  Also, Mom takes some watching after - because if you don't keep an eye on her, she's liable to do something crazy - like go out and buy a book like this one:





I don't know - I have looked it over carefully, and given it the sniff test.  It doesn't SEEM to be dangerous.  But I certainly am not signing up to perform tricks like a trained seal.  No balls will be balanced on MY pretty pink nose!!!!!!!!!  As if!!!!!!  And yet - I did read over Mom's shoulder about using tuna as rewards.  IF tuna is involved, I might condescend to participate.

So I guess my opinion for right now is that I am reserving my opinion on this particular harebrained idea of Mom's until I see what might (or might not) be in it for me.

* For more Olivia's Opinions, stay tuned.  For past Opinions, click here

** Mom Note:  For all her skepticism regarding this newly purchased book, Olivia has been clicker trained a bit in the past, and already knows how to target, sit and perform other simple behaviors.  Not only that, she greatly enjoys it and catches on quickly.  I do think it's important to provide as much enrichment to our cats as possible, especially as they do tend to lead more circumscribed lives than, say, our dogs, who get out and about in the world much more routinely. 

10 comments:

Random Felines said...

We are too sure about those tricks either. Though Mo will (sometimes) come when mom calls him. And Tommy has been known to stand on his back legs - but only for treats.

loveandaleash said...

be very wary of books with cats on the covers, dear friend. often they are nothing but Bad News!

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy your book Olivia!!!! It looks like fun and me and Charlie hope you get extra tuna treats!! yay!! take care
x

Mr. Pip said...

BOL! No, definitely don't do any tricks like a trained seal. I don't do tricks either - maybe it is because I have always lived with cats, but I never got the whole trick thing!

Your pal, Pip

Two Pitties in the City said...

Hmm...I don't know much about cat training, but they have an interesting cat circus that comes to Chicago with all rescued cats performing tricks. And thank you so much for donating your toy money to Shy...we are all so, so greatful!

Taricha and Nyx said...

If anything, tasty treats will be involved, Im sure that makes it all worthwhile. Keep us up to date ! <3

Admiral Hestorb said...

MOL. My mommy gave UP!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hmmm, so your mom is serious. We're going to make sure Jan doesn't get to read this post or she might get some crazy idea ....

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hmmm. I don't THINK so! If the Human wants training, she needs to start with herself.

OKcats said...

Miss Olivia, Miss Daisy does some clicker stuff and she likes it, we think! And if Miss Daisy does it, it MUST be cool! Since you've already done some before, you'll have to let us know how many treats it pays! :)