One of the first things I learned when my human brought me home all those years ago was that if I wanted treats, I had to work for them (which technically means they aren’t really treats. You shouldn’t have to earn treats!). I had to stand up and beg for them. I even had to stand up and beg for the first morsel or two of dinner! Totally not fair. Even worse, my human kept telling me, “No hands!” (Maybe I should have used this photo for last week’s Photo Hunt post).
Standing was a requirement for all us cats.
These photos are from 2002 and 2003. But even now not much has changed.
I think standing is really bogus.
awww!! gorgeous little kittys!
love their bellies!!
I make my dog stand for treats as well
Well, it’s okay if a dog has to do it. Kitties… not so much.
Ayla, Iza, and Marley says
Skeeter did that an was really good at it. But we have never quite learned ta do that. Even Ayla, who can stand up QUITE tall when she wants, doesn’t do it fer treats. Nothin wrong with it, we just havent seen the connection. We EVENTUALLY get treats whether we stand up or not…
Maybe NEXT week’s Photo Hunt could be “Blood”? How about THAT, Human? Huh? Huh? Oh, sorry. I forgot myself there for a minute.
Miss Willow, Miss Chloe, Mr. Nick and Mr. Rhett here, all agree with you.. it IS bogus!
Fuzzy and Zoe says
The last photo sums it all up! You girls really go out of your way to please your Human.
Maggie May and The Creek Cats says
We agree! You should never have to work for treats 🙂
You look very lovely even if you are made to stand for your food.
Isolated Existence says
You all look so beautiful!! All that fur, I bet it is very soft 🙂
OH those pictures are oh so cute!
Layla Morgan Wilde says
Nicely done, but you know once you’re on two legs, they’ll be asking for the car keys next.
Eric and Flynn says
You all stand very nicely. I won’t even stand on four legs for treats, I let mum bring them to my bed.
caren gittleman says
it may be “bogus” but you look so adorable doing it!
I agree, kitties should NEVER have to “work” for treats! Leave that to dogs!! Kitties get treats because….well….because, they are KITTIES and that is their right!
Very cute shots! This was my first time participating in the Photohunt 🙂
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That is such purrfect standing I can hardly stand it!!!
Awww… Love the last picture. That’s attitude.
Oh my gosh, you kitties are so cute!! If it helps, Melly has to sit for her treats, like a little puppy 😉
I love that last photo of you – you are really letting us know what you think!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Alice Audrey says
Hey, you know, gets you a little exercise.
The three of you have the prettiest fur ever!
You are a talented bunch over there!
ginger jasper says
What great photo’s but…. Your mum makes you beg.. Hey so not fair MOl… Hugs GJ xx
You are absolutely right – treats do not have to be earned!
Apparently my cats are not well educated ! they refuse to stand up, they would rather jump at your finger, lol !
OH but you are soooo gorgeous! Every ONE of you. We get to see some tummy this way, mommy said.
The Island Cats says
Cute!! But the humans shouldn’t let you beg for your foods. So not fair!!
Hannah and Lucy says
Why do you need to stand on 2 legs when you’ve been born with 4 of them?
Father Tom says
Standing does show off your beautiful furs! And, think of it this way: in no time, you’ll be able to do a pirhouette!
Laila and Minchie says
Unfortunately, we are suckers for treats and they can get us to do almost anything. You are all so cute in your standing shots!
Sparkle. Cats can do what dogs do. You have proved it, Sparkle! Way to go!
You are an expert at that position pal. Another very handsome pose.
jams o donnell says
Wonderful photos! Of our cats only Boris, a big fluffy ginger, will get on his hind legs. THe others expect us to bend down! Happy weekend
Oh so cute! Happy hunting…
Those are great pictures of all of you standing up. Especially you Sparkle. Well done. Now you have given our Mom some ideas. Thanks a bunch. We will all have to start standing up. Hope you have a fantastic week end.
How great that you have such neato standing shots of all three of you! But your human is a manipulator, isn’t she?
Randi, Sweden says
Love these shots. Perfect take on this theme…like mine…but I have a dog.
Have a great weekend.
My entry is here
Great pictures of your cats! Hope they get double portion of dinner! Haha. Have a great weekend.CY
Con Artist Trickster says
Here comes evolution. Cats gonna be bipedal soon! Wait and see!
Slash & Bronzy says
Your Mommy feeds you wif a fork???
Max the Quilt Cat says
I agree… I prefer to stay on four legs. You all look great in those poses, though. Have a great weekend.
Huffle Mawson says
If god intended us to stand on two legs why did he give us four?
Mr Puddy says
You all are SUPER !!!!!!!…..CUTE !!!!!!…..EVER !!!!!!
luna miranda says
these are gorgeous shots!
beautiful poses and of course you are beautiful!
happy weekend! 🙂