Mudcat Café message #3907675 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #3907675
Posted By: Senoufou
24-Feb-18 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
I know keberoxu, I must look extremely eccentric when I open our sitting room window, stick my head out and go "Psssssssssttt!!!" at intervals. Sometimes people are passing and they look a bit askance at me. But it does deter The Thing from coming up our garden path.
I had to smile about your idea of clapping. Ours spend every evening lounging full-length on our most comfortable sofa, with us humans squashed at one end. When it's time for bed, they just wouldn't budge, so I've trained them to respond to a couple of hand claps. It spurs them into heading for the kitchen where their beds are.

Last summer, when I was sitting on the sunny bench in front of the house with Smokey and Murphy, I decided it was time to go indoors so gave a few claps to get them in. My neighbour across the road started to laugh and called out "Woi are yew a-givin' them a round of applause?"