Well it’s anudder borin’ Monday. Seems most peeps don’t like Mondays whevver they have to get up and go to work or not. Me has offen wunnewed ifin Monday was a weekend day and Tuesday was da day everypawdy had to stawrt their work week, ifin Tuesday wuld become da day nopawdy liked? Well enuff of meez days of da week musings and onto meez posty. In our last twainin’ posty sis Lexi told you ‘bout her learnin’ to help mommy in da shower. Mommy can be a little stubborn and she dusn’t always take outside help too well. Me sed dat cuz there was several mentions of a shower chair. Mommy didn’t have one back then cuz she didn’t wanna admit she wasn’t gunna get better. We do have a shower chair and a shower bench now, so mommy dusn’t have to fall dat fawr anymore. Anyways, me fawt me wuld ask sis Lexi to tell ‘bout hers fone twainin’ today and she’s gwaciously accepted da invite. So meez gunna turn it over to sissy now.
Fanks Dezi. I guess I shuld say dat mommy hadn’t planned on me stayin’ wiff her in da beginnin’ so she didn’t start trainin’ me as yung as Lucky or those dat followed. And altho’ I’z a quick lerner, I had been watchin’ da boys help mommy in da shower since my eyes opened. And as we stated in da beginnin’, da trainin’ story I told ‘bout lernin’ to help mommy wasn’t da furst or last trainin’ episode fur dat purrticular task. So onto todays topic.
As I grew and put on weight the day came when mommy knew I was big enuff to learn how to call fur help and bring mommy da fone. I so lubbed bein’ wiff mommy and sittin’ in her lap dat I kuld almost always be found there when she was sittin’ down. So when da time came fur me to learn to dial da fone, mommy didn’t have to look very far to find me. Back then we had a corded fone and a kupple cordless fones. Da corded fone sat beside mommys chair and da cordless ones was in da bedroom and da kitchen. Da corded fone was da same one Shad had taught herselff to use so mommy decided dat was da bestest fone to train me on.
Da fone had a big long button to press fur da speakerfone. Mommy took my paw and gently pushed it on da button and a loud purr came outta da corded box. Mommy gently pushed my paw back down and da purr went away. Then she lubbed on me and hugged and kissed me and told me how wunnerful and smart I was, and how much she lubbed me. This went on fur a while till I wuld push da loud purr button on my own. I was so ‘cited I lubbed makin’ mommy happy. And she sure seemed happy wiff me pushin’ dat button. But parently I wasn’t finished cuz then she started gently pressin’ my paws on sum of da smaller buttons. Da same buttons over and over and over. Da loud purr wuld disappear when I wuld push da smaller buttons. But mommy seemed just as happy wiff me. I just had to learn how to do this. Mommy was so ‘cited evrytime we wuld finish pushin’ those buttons. And then it happened…Mommy patted da fone and I pushed all da buttons myselff. Mommy was thrilled and praised me a lot. There was purrin’ and cooin’ and hugs and kisses all round.
So mommy sed it was time fur da final test. Mommy pushed sum buttons and talked to sumone on da udder end and then hung up and patted da fone again. Dat was my cue to start pushin’ buttoons. I began to push buttons and suddenly their was a voice on da udder end I didn’t recognize. I had seen and heard da boys meowin’ at da corded box (fone) when voices wuld come out of it, so I meowed at it too. And then I looked att mommy who seemed so happy. She hugged me and fanked me and told me how smart I was and how much she lubbed me. WooHoo I had dun it!!! We repeated this purrocess over and over and over again till I wuld do it right everytime. Mommy sez dat’s why it’s called trainin’. It ain’t a once and dun. Anyways, da next lessoon I learned was to bring mommy da fone when she kuldn’t get to it but needed it. Mommy hasn’t been able to move in da meownins fur quite a long time. But sissy sez we need to wrap it up fur da day, so I will leave ya’ wiff this…kitties be far smarter and more trainable than peeps realize.
Fanks fur telliin’ us ‘bout yous fone twainin’ sissy. Hopefully we will pick up where yous left off in our next posty. Me also wants to wemind everypawdy dat weez got a give away goin’ on wight now, so click here to enter to win da PetSafe FroliCat Pounce. It’s open to all U.S. residents fwu Furiday 7/31/15 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Till da next time……………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi = Blue
Lexi = Green