Because I don’t have a whole lot else to do these days, being stuck at home, my human decided I needed some cat trick practice! She thinks I am getting rusty. Of course, I was more than happy for a session because treats! And I’m a little bored.
First we started off with a few high fives. That’s always fun — I will give high fives as long as someone asks for them.
And of course I had to practice my paw shakes. It’s a skill every professional cat needs to know.
Another standard trick is my bell ringing. The big problem is sometimes I ring it without being given the signal. And sometimes when I’m given the signal (you can see my human’s blurry hand giving it here), I don’t ring it. So I needed to refresh my memory.
Lastly, I had to practice waving bye-bye. My human says I sort of do it “half-assed” (her words, not mine!). I definitely need to work harder on this one!
My human is going to try to put together some video of my training sessions! So stay tuned.
LESLEY CASTLE says
You are fabulous Summer <3
LESLEY CASTLE says
You are better trained than most people! <3
ERIC GRUSHKIN says
StovePipe wishes he could do tricks other than sit ona a stool.
You should do Zoom or Skype lessons now, teach my cats a few things!
Awesome job!! Love the pics!! ❤❤
LESLEY CASTLE says
You are one highly-trained kitty Summer!
We are going nuts over being cooped up too!
BellaDharma an Ladymew says
Mew mew mew nith ’bout you iss half a$$ed Summer….yore THE reel deel…mee can not do trickss like you…all mee doess is whappy paw….
You make trickss look so easy….
Andy W says
It doesn’t seem you need any more practice, all of your tricks looked good to me (even the wave).
Lola The Rescued Cat says
We love seeing your tricks. Lexy is learning to wave bye bye, too. But it’s definitely half-assed. Don’t tell her I told you that.
Catherine lin89gg says
Such fun. I love training Princess. She’s a food hound so she’ll dance for me for treats
Kitties bLue says
Summer, we found it very interesting that you used your right paw for everything by waving bye-bye. Wonder why? Did your human teach you to use your left paw for waving? XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Summer Samba says
Yes, she didn’t want to confuse me by having so many commands with one paw, so she trained me to use my left paw for waving.
Purrjamm cats says
You are a very quick learner. And you definitely make it look like a lot of fun. What’s not fun when there’s treats involved…Love the pics! Keep em coming Summer. Purrs and High Fives back at ya!
MK is getting bored around here, too. We try to help by tearing through the apt at top speed, and Nutmeg gets her sweatshirt string in her mouth and parades around with it, hinting VERY unsubtlely (sp?) that she wants to “play string”. Sometimes MK does not get the hint. (sigh)
I think your skills are absolutely outstanding – you’re the best bell ringer I know!
Cathy Keisha says
Your human is very demanding for a human. You are the boss of her and don’t forget it. I think she needs to get bit. Think you can follow that order?
Katie Isabella says
I will love seeing those videos when they happen!
We’d love to see video of you training!
Barbara Mauldin says
Summer, we’re ALL and more than a little bored these days! We are just so glad that we have you and your gorgeous self to remind us to laugh and cheer!!!
Teresa Melanson says
You are so adorable. Remember…practice makes perfect. Of course you are almost perfect now. Purrs
Melissa & Mudpie says
MOL on the paw waving! I don’t think you necessarily have to learn paw shaking anymore though…that may be a thing of the past!
Good work, Summer! Have fun and get lots of treat reimbursement!
Sandi Stefani says
Love the wave!
The Poupounette Gang says
The paw-shaking isn’t being affected by social distancing, Summer? Just kidding…
Of course, you have to keep your skills sharp because one day son, you wlil be needing them again! At this end, we have just heard that “confinement” has been extended by another 4 weeks.
Tama and Genji
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
It is good to keep in practice with your tricks, Summer.
The Florida Furkids says
Good job with those tricks!!
The Florida Furkids
Cecilia Upchurch says
Summer I might need you to teleport over to NC to teach me some indoor tricks to keep my brain active.
Thank you for visiting my flashback yesterday and for your kind comment
Ellen Pilch says
You are such a clever kitty.
Mickey's Musings says
Practising looks like a lot of work Summer.
Good things treats are involved.
We bet you remember things pretty quickly because cats are smart !
Purrs,Georgia and Julie
You are so cute doing your tricks sweet Summer!
The Swiss Cats says
You’re usually so busy, we understand that staying home can be boring for you ! Purrs
Pat K says
Practice is a good idea. The treats are a great idea!
You are probably really missing your therapy visits
by now – I’m sure the patients are missing you.
I will look forward to the training videos.
Eastside Cats says
Look at your wee feets, Summer! I hadn’t noticed how tufted they are before…CUTE!
Catscue Catmom says
Looks like you are very busy today! You look wonderful as always sweetie.
the ISland Cats says
You’re so talented, Summer.
So cute! We love it when you ring your bell!