« A Road Trip I Wish I Could Make | Main | Carnival Coming Soon »

March 02, 2007
Feline-Human Communications

Here we see an example of attempted communication between cat and human. The human (me, on the left) thinks he's being playful. The cat (Mycah, on the right) is wondering "is that finger edible?"

Clearly, a failure to communicate.

[Click for larger.]

Mycah's attempts to communicate with me consist primarily of sitting next to my foot, reaching out with a paw and very lightly poking my leg with a claw, trying to get me to notice her and give her treats.

Normally, it's a very adorable behavior. Precious, even. However, because of a nerve problem I'm having, I can't always actually feel her poking me, so I don't notice her... so she pokes harder with those sharp little claws until she gets frustrated and meows. Then I notice her.

Then I notice the holes in my leg.

Then I require a transfusion. O-neg, please.

I should probably get her claws trimmed.

The Friday Ark — you know you want to be there.

And coming up on Monday (not Sunday, as usual) the Carnival of the Cats, which will be hosted right here by Yours Truly.

(I work Sunday afternoons & evenings, so the Carnival will be a day later than normal.)

Posted by Russ at 06:40 AM, March 2, 2007 in Animals

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Feline-Human Communications:

Friday Ark #128 from Modulator
We'll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and....? Do link to the ... [Read More]

Tracked on March 2, 2007 09:15 AM

Merlin Is A Bad Jealous Kitty Cat from Bad Kitty Cats
Merlin Kitchen was so excited when he was able to visit with the legend, Captain Kirk, and have his photograph snapped with the Tribbles. However I smell trouble and some form of photoshop program running on the computer. In fact it looks like this ima... [Read More]

Tracked on March 2, 2007 04:43 PM


My cats have just gotten worse about pawing at me since I trimmed their claws. used to be they would just tap me on the arm, now, everywhere is fair game. There's nothing quite like seeing a big paw coming for your face first thing in the morning.

(sorry if this double posts, feel free to edit)

Posted by: maggie katzen at March 2, 2007 12:02 PM

Russ, if you have a minute or two, I need to talk to you. You have my e-mail addy. Skul

Posted by: Skul at March 3, 2007 07:30 PM

I always know it's time to clip the nails when they start getting stuck in the carpet... the cats do this funny... cha-cha-cha walk with shaking of the paws... they shoot those... "do something!" looks at me.

Posted by: srp at March 4, 2007 03:49 PM