Alberto here. The recent purchase of a sofa at our house brought up some misunderstandings between the felines and the humans in our home. It occurred to me that many of my feline readers may be experiencing some of these misunderstandings in their own homes.
The female human announced the sofa was for her and our male human to “sit comfortably” and watch the big black moving picture thingy in the living room. What she failed to recognize is that there are feline rules regarding furniture and other areas of the home that must be obeyed.
Rule # 1 –What’s Yours is Ours
The new sofa arrived and the female human snapped a photo after it was situated. Note that the fur protection, i.e., blankets and throws are not in appearance yet…and they always magically disappear when other humans come to visit).
We were quite happy to have this extra space to relax on and wasted no time checking it out.
Rule # 2 – Your Comfort is Of No Concern To Us
We immediately took possession of the new sofa (as well as the old one). We so enjoy the blankets the female human puts on them for our comfort. I am purrrticularly pleased with the long part of the new sofa as I like to stretch myself out as far as I can and this area accommodates me quite well. We are thrilled with the extra room we now have, each sofa accommodates two cats, much more comfy than our former, cramped situation!
The female human is always griping about not having a comfy place to sit but since she’s always that last one home there is no spot for her. The male human, if he’s lucky, squeezes himself in on one side of the new couch and the female human is left with the chair. Now if any humans are reading this and wondering, “Why don’t they just move the cats?” you are obviously not owned by felines and attempting to explain this phenomena to you would be fruitless.
Rule # 3 –Any Place We want to Lounge Is Our Space (if It fits we sit)
The female human often points to areas of the house saying things like, “Keep off the counter”, “You are not allowed on the dining room table”, blah, blah, blah. We find this quite amusing and wonder when she’s ever going to give up this sham that we have boundaries. I’ve included photos of us in a few of the places she’s designated as “off limits”.
In conclusion, new furniture, old furniture or for that matter, any place in the house, belongs to the felines in residence and not the humans. Sometimes the humans will cruelly close doors in an attempt to keep us out of places. There is always a work around for this. The female human tries to keep me out of her downstairs office but thankfully she has glass doors so a pitiful expression and much howling always does the trick (if the door is not glass, no worries, just implement the howling).
I hope my feline friends have found these rules helpful and that my human readers will finally come to the inevitable conclusion that cats will lounge where cats want to lounge, it’s how we roll.