Manipulating humans comes pretty easily to all cats. We pick up the skill as kittens and tailor our craft to our particular humans’ idiosyncrasies. Still, we all could use a good tip from a fellow cat, so I asked my followers on Twitter.com (the feline ones only, of course!) if they had any suggestions. Turns out they had quite a few:
A couple of gentle whacks to the nose with my paw.
I really hate it when my humans close doors! Any doors! (Except when @ThatStripeyCat is on the other side.)
I has silent meows that get Dad efurry time! Is good to know how to get what we want.
Make like I am gonna go open the garbage can that has my food in it and make a mess. Also
crinkling plastic drives mommy crazy.
If they’re lying down, face-patting with claws out. If they’re upright, constant miaowing &
general pestering & being underfoot.
Constant, relentless, meowing. Very effective.
I sit and stare at dem for howeverr long it takes. Sometimes I do the pathetic meow as last resort.
Well, I like to lay on my back, squirm around and make super sweet sqeeks! Neo let’s out soft, quiet meows.
I turn my big green eyes up to them & flop over on their feet while meowing. Works like a charm. They become putty in my paws
I use the repetitive claw-poke on Mama’s arm to get her to wake up and give me breakfast. It’s quite effective, I daresay.
Tapping with a front paw while mewing indignantly.
My very best manipulation trick — when my meower was broke, I wud just look at her and go thru the motions, then watch her melt.
Beau runs into the bathroom, flomps down to show his spotty tummy and meows. I’m more subtle; I headbutt the person repeatedly!
Climb all over Mummy and smooch her — cute and annoying at the same time!
A combination of The Stare and if the humans are particularly dense then it’s The Claws.
Loud meows and liberal doses of playful leg-clawing.
When she goes out we pretend we did not get dinner to get a second one when she returns. seldom works but worth trying =D
Wait until 4am then jump on the mom from the floor making sure to land and her soft, squishy tummy. Leaving scratches also helps
If I want food or to go out meowing a lot works well. If I want her to pet me I act sweet rub up against her leg or headbump her
i purrs and i purrs and make big eyes and run round to my food bowl till Mommy fill it. work like a CHARM. she follow me! MOL!