8/19/2008

Tuesday Training - Roll Over

I have finally, after many many months of training, taught my mommy to roll over.

You see, I like to sleep propped up on her like a recliner (more on that later). So, if, when I come back to bed she is laying on her side, I pat her on the back to get her to roll over. Depending on how long it took for her to roll over, the patting got harder and was sometimes accompanied by annoyed meowing.

Now, after months of this patting and meowing and to much exersion on my part, mommy has finally learned. For the last 3 nights, all I have had to do is "pat pat pat" and she rolls right over and I can flop down on her the way I want, even if it is 3 or 4 times a night.

I had planned with daddy to get video of this activity, but his training has fallen by the wayside while I've focused on mommy. He didn't wake up to tape it!! Jeez. Now I'll have to work with him again.

A kitty's work is never done. Lets see, what reward can I give to my mommy??? I know! I'll let her bask in the glow of my handsomeness, and even scratch my chin. I think she'll like that.

Roll over Mommy, roll over. Good girl!

31 comments:

Whicky Wuudler said...

Hendrix, well done. Humans are just so slow to learn sometimes.

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Clap! Clap! Clap!

Good job Hendrix!

Laila and Minchie

Aoise said...

That sounds like a great plan. Good luck and I am weeely looking forward to seeing a vid-e-o- of your mommy rolling ofer.

ML said...

O, Mr. Hendrix, we can't wait ta see tha video.
An they say humans can't be trained! Jus shows what persistence can do.
Purrs,
KC

Riley & Tiki said...

That is a very good trick. We are lucky that Vincent Who Came Before taught our Mommy this trick, so all that Riley had to do was teach her to lift up the covers so he could get under to snuggle. Riley is perfectly capable of lifting the covers himself, but it's more fun to make Mommy do it. Now he has started working on Daddy.

Daisy said...

That is a hard trick you taught her!

Criz Lai said...

Haha... that was a great training Mr. Hendrix. What would be the next training? I want to see you teach her to open up a can of tuna for you before the end of five meows? That should be fun right? :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

catsynth said...

The humans should be able to learn this trick, so they can get the reward of having a kitty curled up on the bed with them.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Wow! You have trained your Mommy excellently :-D Now get to work on your Daddy, because I want to see that taped :-D

The Furry Kids said...

Awesome training, Hendrix! Our The Mom needs lots more work. Maybe you and Bendrix could swing by and help me out. heh heh

EG

PB 'n J said...

Well done Hendrix - you have some serious patience, if you've taken all that time to train a human!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Good job!! I trained my Lap Lady to do the same thing when I was a kitten. Now she knows which side to sleep on or else!

Kaze

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Ha, ha, ha....I do that too, but I usually pat, pat, pat my Mum to lift up the covers so I can go under and curl up in the crook of her knees. I also pat, pat, pat her arm when I want her to roll on to her other side, I like her to lay on her left side and sometimes she doesn't co-operate and I have to pat, pat, pat her.

Isn't it good to have beans that are trained!

I hope you are feeling better, I know you are glad that the medicine is finished - YAY!

River said...

Humans are harder to train than beagles and we're famous for being stubborn. At least your patience has been rewarded!

love & wags,
River

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Hendrix. That's pretty good. We hear it's hard to train beans sometimes.

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Colby and Cheddar said...

Good job, Hendrix! Maybe you could purr at your Mommy too, since she did learn after a while. Beans can be furry slow sometimes!

Fin said...

Keep up the good work, you know what they say if you don't use it you'll lose it.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh mr Hendrix we are very xcited to see!
Why are daddas so hard to thrai?
V-V

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Hendrix, great job! I could use your help, because I have been trying to train Momma to do that, but sometimes I just have to lay on her side because she won't roll over so I can lay on her comfy belly! Sigh ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Simon

Derby said...

You are a good trainer Hendrix. I sleep by mum, but not on mum.

Yeah, mum cheated on me, so to speak, but she always come back to me.

teardrop said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting me! My mommy doesn't crochet anymore because I used to claw her lap all thetime,now I just lay on her quilts everytime and anytime sheputs fabricon the ground..my mommy does not understand, that, after all quilts are to keep you warm, and hers keep me warm!

Max said...

Did you give her some crunchy treats? Because really, when they learn a new trick, People need a crunchy treat.

Mickey said...

Training your Mom? You are awesome!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Camie's Kitties said...

Good job on the bean training Hendrix. We applaud you!

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Moki said...

Job well done Mr. Hendrix. We think you deserve some kind of special reward for all your hard work!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Good fer you! We just get moved ta wherefer The Big Thing wants us...

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Great job, Hendrix! That is very impressive! We like that our humans lie on their sides, since we can curl up behind their knees, or up against their chest. :)

Mr Woo said...

Ha ! Good work Hendrix ! I too like to sleep on my mummy & 'encourage' her to sleep on her back so that I can get oh so comfortable. I also find that if the first few pats don't work quick enough, a swift swipe to her face with claws out does the trick !
Kind regards,
Mr Woo.

Simba said...

Just dropping by to say hello and catch up on all the news.

Simba x

Tracey and Huffle said...

I have trained my mum too - when I claw through her hair she lifts up the edge of the doona so I can get under!

Huffle Mawson

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

Meow Meow Mr Hendrix

Can you come to our house, we need a human-trainer because Mom has been locking us out of the bedroom at night! what's kitty to do? You are the smartest Kitty-Kat we have ever met, we need lessons from you!

Mama, MrSippi and Carolina