Somebody on Facebook who read yesterday’s post wanted to know if their four-year-old cat was too old to learn tricks. The answer is no! Binga will be 16 in August and she can do tricks. Of course, she learned the Sit Up trick as a kitten, but she didn’t learn anything else until I came to live here. She walks on a leash and does High Fives, and she learned it all just from watching me do it.
My human actually didn’t have to do anything — she just put her hand out for a high five one day and she did it! Of course, my human doesn’t do these tricks with her all that often. Usually Binga’s claws aren’t trimmed (she’s difficult), and sometimes she gets a little too, um, over-enthusiastic.
Besides, how many humans want to get their hand too close to this face? She looks like a tricky tortie, and not in a good way!