September 7, 2010

Do Cats Ever Learn?



                        Jasmine:  Didn't they learn anything the last time?
                        Charlie:  Apparently not.



Do Cats Ever Learn? photos and text (what little there is of it)
© 7 September 2010 by Leigh at http://www.5acresandadream.com/

22 comments:

Pam said...

Photo's sum up everything don't they....lol! love it and I hope everyone stays safe..he he!

Theresa said...

LOL, well er, yes they do eventually. Tough love Leigh,
let them stay up there until the figure out the down mode. Tell mean, mean Theresa said so. :)

frugalmom said...

Such a pretty llama you have :-) Her ears are the greatest.

callybooker said...

Oh yes they did - they learned that mummy will fetch them down again when they get stuck :-)

Renee said...

I'm with Cally...they're training you. Leave them up there until they figure it out...maybe put something like stinky goodness at the bottom of the tree.

Benita said...

Well,... Evenutally. Leave them up there. Once you start calling them in for supper, they'll figure it out quickly enough.

Nina said...

Cats are very good at training their owners... I know what every meow and action means when my cat needs something and I'm sure it only took him a few days to get me to figure it out!
I dare say one time you'll not be there to rescue them and they'll come down on their own.

Leigh said...

Ya'll, the thing that concerns me about leaving them in the tree till they learn their lesson, is that we have a hawk that has started frequenting our property. In fact, I walked back to the henhouse one day, and saw him take off from the very tree Riley and Katy were stuck in. We think the chickens are too large for him, but our cats are about the size of rabbits yet. I definitely don't want to lose a kitty to a hawk's lunch!

Frugalmom, you have llamas too! Thank you for leaving a comment. I'm on my way to visit your blog.

Woolly Bits said...

well, you have to try it out a few times - before you get better:)) we haven't had to pick our cat off a tree again - and would you believe it, today he brought a shrew... the funny thing: he put it into his food bowl - and started meowing, because obviously he didn't want to eat it - he'd rather have another snack:)) nice present....

Margreet said...

mummy this is a great game to play, we like it,
so let's play some more :-)

Mama Pea said...

I do think a cat is plenty smart enough to come back DOWN a tree with no problem. But, uh-oh, I'd be worried about that hawk. Our daughter has lost several full-sized chickens lately to either a hawk or an owl (haven't spotted it yet) but nothing has gone into or sprung a trap on the ground so we don't think it could be a four-footed critter. She has two new little outside kitties that I'm hoping don't become his next meal.

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Great goat and llama photos!

bspinner said...

This is so funny!!!!!!!!!!! Almost like have your kids home again.

Love all the pictures!

Leigh said...

Bettina, that is too funny. How great that he's in his hunting mode now though. May it be the first on many!

Margreet, it is absolutely their favorite outdoor game!

Mama Pea, that's scary. We've been hoping our chickens are too big. Don't owls hunt at night? I am definitely concerned about a hawk getting on of our kittens. We're always on the lookout, but hawks pay no attention to the presence of humans when they hunt.

Sheryl, thanks!

Barb, exactly! Little kids at that. :)

Scented Leaf said...

I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going. Nice pictures!

Sara said...

Too cute...maybe they'll figure out how to get down by themselves.

Flower said...

I'm all smiles at this one! Cats sure get themselves into trees and then want help! It doesn't happen so often after a few years of life under their whiskers.

Leigh said...

Scented Leaf, thanks!

Sara, I've been fussing at them every time they start to climb and finally, they aren't going up so high, which is a relief. Hopefully the lesson in learned (???)

Flower, that is so true about experience. The trick is to get the experience without losing any of those 9 lives!

Cat said...

Oh my!!!! That is too funny. I think that this is EXACTLY why cats have 9 lives. They are just too adventurous (and crazy) for just one!!!! :)

Karen Fulford said...

Your photos say it all. Awesome!

Leigh said...

Cat, that must be it! I know our former cat certainly used up all of his in his very adventurous life. Hopefully these two won't work their way through theirs for a very long time.

Karen, thanks!

Ozarkhomesteader said...

Leigh, I totally understand about the hawk. Tucker is too big for a hawk to pick up, but his sister is not (although her length and fluff makes her look bigger than she is). Our cats fear the huge barn owl that occasionally shows up here. And of course they despise the coyotes I wrote about on my little blog a few days ago.