December 16, 2010

Cat Telepathy (and a Holiday Giveaway)

It's been a tad hectic here at World Headquarters. We've been working day and night in the workshop finishing paintings and filling orders, and at Buttonwillow's suggestion, I used toaster waffles and chocolate as bait to lure a couple elves into helping us. In just the last three days we've shipped 50 packages. In the past weeks we've sent parcels as far away as Norway, Brazil, Australia, Nova Scotia, Great Britain, and even Turkey!

In fact, it's been so busy around here that occasionally a small bicolor cat can get lost in the shuffle.

That's where telepathy comes in.

Here is a photo of Buttonwillow sending me a telepathic message.
Can you guess what she is saying?

Allow me to translate.
She is saying, "Whatsa girl gotta do around here to get some attention?"
Distracted, I ignore her.

Now she is saying, "Sheesh. Do I have to spell it out for you?"

"Here. Allow me to open the cupboard for you. {{Damn, I hope Santa brings me some opposable thumbs for Christmas}}."

Just where did she learn language like that? Santa might bring her coal instead.

"Okay, are you getting the idea now?"

"No? Now I'm POINTING to the one I want."

Still no response from the slow-moving simian-like creature.
Buttonwillow (still speaking telepathically) says, "Oh you poor addled thing. If it's going to help move things along here, I'll even get it out of the cupboard for you..."

"...and I'll remind you where the food dish is, in case you've forgotten. Just follow me."

Is your favorite feline staring at you right now? No doubt
telepathy is at work. What message is your cat sending to you? Share it in the comments section below, and your name will be thrown in the hat for a chance to win one of FIVE giveaway prizes! Entries may also be left on my Facebook post--only one entry per person will count, however. Giveaway ends Sunday, December 19 at midnight, when five names will be drawn at random to win one of these 5 prizes:

A lavender tabletop pomander, a deluxe bookmark, a "birdbrain" glass pendant, glass dangle earrings, or a catnip ravioli toy.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you in case you are the lucky winner, such as a link to your blog or e-mail address included in your comment

Also, if you encounter trouble with the Comments feature, please contact me by e-mail --you'll find a link under my Profile.

(And don't forget to enter my other giveaway going on over at The Conscious Cat where the winner gets his/her choice of ANY wearable art glass pendant from my Etsy shop!)

Thanks for participating!!


Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I'm pretty sure that when I trapped another stray a few months ago and had her overnight in the laundry room until I could get her to her new home, I was bombarded by telepathic messages from at least 3 of my current 7 saying "Don't you DARE bring another cat in here!"

In fact, so strongly did I feel that they wanted the new intruder (eventually named Freddie by her new person) far, far away, that I flew Freddie from TX to NY, using Feline Fella Paul's frequent flyer miles to do so.

(For the record, I do not recommend flying with a cat unless absolutely necessary. We did not enjoy ourselves on the flight. My fellow passengers did not seem to appreciate the yowling either. And that was AFTER giving Freddie a sedative!)

Katy Riley said...

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my Bengal kitty, AleXander AfriKa

Katy Riley said...

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Life in Wisconsin is SOOOO good!
Scotty adopted from North Carolina
Katy Riley

Aneeter said...

Our boys are wondering a lot... we lost our puppy a few weeks ago by a car accident. So I think Barabas is saying: Where is that mop that would tackle me? I miss him.


Unknown said...

I have 7 kitties and I think right about now since I am at work and it is going on 4 pm they are probably all in a huddle with their foreheads pressed together sending me a message saying "Come home Mom, we are ready for dinner and we miss you!!"

Debbie ( also mom to 3 bassety hounds!!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Well, we tell our Meowm all the time to "FEED US NOW!" She doesn't listen too well.

curator said...

Oh, I know this one. This is my Elizabeth: "Don't you TOUCH me! No! Rowr!...Hey where are you going?"

Aimee Jeffries said...

Life with my cat is all telepathy lol. And when that fails she will reluctantly resort to actually vocalizing, loudly. Then there's always stepping on the surge protector button if I'm on the computer too long. Buttonwillow has much of the same personality as my Maine Coon, and the same "T-R-E-A-T-S" lol

Cyndi said...

"When are you getting rid of that dog?!?!?"

Poor babies. :)

Vanillabeanseed said...

What am I trying to tell my human? "All those presents under the tree, they are for moi, correct?"


What's up Duck? said...

I always try to send telepathic messages to the humans but I don't think humans have the ability to receive those messages.
Most of the time I send messages like "This bowl is not supposed to look empty, I think you broke it." and "I know where you hid the nip do you know where I hid your keys?" or "Hey this door here, I think it's supposed to be automatic, so when you see me go near it automatically open it so I can think if I want to go out or not."

But with humans long messages really don't work. You have to use short, simple messages like "Food, Now!" and back it with a meow or a bit of pawing at the dish. Humans really aren't the smartest creatures so you have to be patient until they figure out what you want.

Unknown said...

Penelope, the cat from hell, is telling us she misses her companion Lickey Split (who went over the rainbow bridge 4 weeks ago) and we should get her a new playmate. Apparently her hairy slobbery sisters are not feline..

skkorman said...

" I love you, mommy! Now scratch my head, then feed me, then scratch me some more, and then I sure could use a treat. Oh, and I love you, mommy!" Of course, I always know what my boy is saying to me!!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

plaka said...

My kitteh guys are curled up on the bed with their catnip raviolis that I got them last summer. They are looking frayed and worn. I keep hearing "Get us more." so I probably will after the New Year starts.

Fuzz said...

My cat is staring at the back of my head sending the message - 'feed me the left over chicken you have in the fridge'