Monday, May 23, 2016

Bella

I heard my cat cry and went to investigate, afraid something was wrong. She was in the kitchen, staring up at the cabinet her treats are kept in. Really?  When my daughter was young, I heard her confide in a friend that if she cried, she'd  get what she wanted.  Now this sounds like my kids were spoiled.  They really weren't, but they knew how to play me:) Apparently, she let Bella in on the secret.
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46 comments:

  1. Sadly Jazz learnt how to open our fridge. And taught Jewel. So we have a child proof latch on the fridge to keep the cats out.
    What have you got against Australians? With a name like Zoe Tempest she could equally well be a vampire hunter, a vampire or a witch. She couldn't be boring though...

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    1. You have got some seriously smart kitties!
      I don't know why the countdown deals are only offered in US and UK :(

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  2. Well, did you give Bella a treat? If so, then it worked.

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  3. Rocko knows to jump up on the washer and start screaming for her treats, which are stored in the cupboard there.

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    1. Go, Rocko. They are a hoot aren't they?

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  4. While camping I noticed the youngest pup following the kids for handouts.I had one cat who felt all food was his and was underneath your feet when cooking, so it was named Tripper.

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    1. Tripper, what a perfect name. Love it. And they sure can:)

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  5. Clever Bella!! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Ink sometimes jumps up on the microwave cart where his treats are kept. He'll drop the package to the floor, jump down, and try to open it. If he only had thumbs!

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    2. He's probably thinking the same thing! :)

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  7. Hi, Sandra!

    Bella is adorable. Your story reminds me of the time Mrs. Shady and I bought a battery powered kitty kat to give to our toddler age granddaughter for Christmas. The toy moved and meowed. When we got it out of the box and tested it, our dog Toto went crazy over the thing. We couldn't put it on the floor because Toto would have ruined it before we gifted it to our granddaughter. We put the cat in a closet for safe keeping and went to bed. Toto did not come to her dog bed as she did every other night, so we got up to investigate. We found Toto in the other room with her attention riveted on the closet door - obsessed with her new kitty kompanion. :)

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Sandra!

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  8. Yep. Your cat figured you out. ;-)

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    1. They always do:) How are you, Misha?

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  9. lol got you down and knows how to get a treat.

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  10. Cats are smart. They play us like fiddles....I know my two do...they know who the bosses are...and I'm not one of them! :)

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  11. I bet Bella got her reward:) animals know so well how to twist our arms and we love it secretly. The cats always meow when the time is near for din din. My Wallace will start to bark at 9pm and grab his Kong because he is demanding his cookies! If I kiss my hubby good night or move, he barks with a smile and goes nuts while I walk to get his cookies.....I do it every time

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  12. My parents' dog likes to climb into the box where the treats are kept; she tries to open the bag herself until I finally open it for her and give her a treat.

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    1. Grin. They sure like their treats don't they?

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  13. Oh, our pets know how to play us, very well!

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  14. I have one of those Bellas, too. But mine only gets treats when I feel like it. By rewarding only occasionally, Squiggles has been conditioned.

    Sounds like a good buy on Amazon.

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    1. Oh mine are conditioned alright but probably not as well as Squiggles. Grin. Actually, it's how I got Bella to use her scratching post. Now it's whenever I'm in the kitchen:)
      Thanks:)

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  15. bella....hay ewe gorgeouz....nice two see ewe on de blog two day !!! high paws on a grate trix two....ya wanna noe what else iz fun ...

    ************* then *********** but only ***********************

    try it sum time ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. Bella thanks you.
      Don't give her anymore ideas;)

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  16. Wonderful post and picture.
    Yvonne.

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  17. Lizzie wails all the time. Sometimes for food but mostly she either wants me to call the birds (sorry, I'm not Cinderella!) or watch her eat. As soon as I pat her rump she'll eat. This gets very old!

    Bella is simply beautiful! No wonder you named her that!

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  18. That silly Lizzie:)
    Bella thanks you:)

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  19. Crying is hard to resist! Our pets are so smart. :)
    ~Jess

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  20. My dog doesn't cry. She just watches to see if you're going to the kitchen every time she comes in from outside...then gives you a sad look of disappointment if you don't get a treat for her!

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  21. The crying can only be stopped by a continued resistance to such pleas. Doesn't EC have very clever cats!

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  22. Did she get a treat?? So cute! When I babysit my brother's cats, they get spoiled! He hates to come home, after I've been there! LOL!

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  23. It's in your job description....:)

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  24. It's their cute faces! Our dog cries and gets his doggy icecream.

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