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John Kasupski
December 4th 16, 09:22 AM
Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.

In the past she's alerted me to other insects on the ceiling by jumping up on
the computer table next to me and staring up at the ceiling until my own
curiosity made me look up to see what she was looking at. There is a ceiling fan
with lights on it right over my desk and the first time she did this, I wondered
why she'd suddenly started staring at the fixture, since she'd never paid it
much attention before and it wasn't even running at the time. It turned out it
wasn't the fan, it was a housefly on the ceiling above it she was watching.
Another time she spotted a ladybug up there. Today, however, I had a bowl of
soup and a plate with two sandwiches on it next to me on the table. Rather than
jump onto the table - and my lunch - Minnie found a different way to make me
notice the beetle on the ceiling...before it ended up in my soup!

John D. Kasupski
Niagara Falls, NY

Joy[_3_]
December 5th 16, 02:39 AM
On 12/4/2016 12:22 AM, John Kasupski wrote:
>
> Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
> sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
> back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
> enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
> I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
> toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
> she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
> for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.
>
> In the past she's alerted me to other insects on the ceiling by jumping up on
> the computer table next to me and staring up at the ceiling until my own
> curiosity made me look up to see what she was looking at. There is a ceiling fan
> with lights on it right over my desk and the first time she did this, I wondered
> why she'd suddenly started staring at the fixture, since she'd never paid it
> much attention before and it wasn't even running at the time. It turned out it
> wasn't the fan, it was a housefly on the ceiling above it she was watching.
> Another time she spotted a ladybug up there. Today, however, I had a bowl of
> soup and a plate with two sandwiches on it next to me on the table. Rather than
> jump onto the table - and my lunch - Minnie found a different way to make me
> notice the beetle on the ceiling...before it ended up in my soup!
>
> John D. Kasupski
> Niagara Falls, NY
>

She's very thoughtful.

Joy
Simi Valley, CA

jmcquown[_2_]
December 5th 16, 04:12 PM
On 12/4/2016 3:22 AM, John Kasupski wrote:
>
> Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
> sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
> back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
> enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
> I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
> toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
> she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
> for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.
>
> In the past she's alerted me to other insects on the ceiling by jumping up on
> the computer table next to me and staring up at the ceiling until my own
> curiosity made me look up to see what she was looking at. There is a ceiling fan
> with lights on it right over my desk and the first time she did this, I wondered
> why she'd suddenly started staring at the fixture, since she'd never paid it
> much attention before and it wasn't even running at the time. It turned out it
> wasn't the fan, it was a housefly on the ceiling above it she was watching.
> Another time she spotted a ladybug up there. Today, however, I had a bowl of
> soup and a plate with two sandwiches on it next to me on the table. Rather than
> jump onto the table - and my lunch - Minnie found a different way to make me
> notice the beetle on the ceiling...before it ended up in my soup!
>
> John D. Kasupski
> Niagara Falls, NY
>
What a thoughtful kitty! Don't want a bug to fall in your soup. :)

Jill

dgk
December 6th 16, 04:13 AM
On Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:22:33 -0500, John Kasupski >
wrote:

>
>Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
>sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
>back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
>enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
>I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
>toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
>she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
>for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.
>
>In the past she's alerted me to other insects on the ceiling by jumping up on
>the computer table next to me and staring up at the ceiling until my own
>curiosity made me look up to see what she was looking at. There is a ceiling fan
>with lights on it right over my desk and the first time she did this, I wondered
>why she'd suddenly started staring at the fixture, since she'd never paid it
>much attention before and it wasn't even running at the time. It turned out it
>wasn't the fan, it was a housefly on the ceiling above it she was watching.
>Another time she spotted a ladybug up there. Today, however, I had a bowl of
>soup and a plate with two sandwiches on it next to me on the table. Rather than
>jump onto the table - and my lunch - Minnie found a different way to make me
>notice the beetle on the ceiling...before it ended up in my soup!
>
>John D. Kasupski
>Niagara Falls, NY

They do like those bugs. The other day I noticed that all three of my
cats (Marlo is still on vacation at Mom's house) were in the Florida
room staring out the glass doors at something. So I took a look. I
looked high. I looked low. Left, right. Nothing there. I looked at the
cats and I'm pretty sure that they were laughing.

Je▀us[_7_]
December 6th 16, 07:56 AM
On Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:22:33 -0500, John Kasupski >
wrote:

>
>Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
>sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
>back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
>enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
>I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
>toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
>she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
>for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.
>
>In the past she's alerted me to other insects on the ceiling by jumping up on
>the computer table next to me and staring up at the ceiling until my own
>curiosity made me look up to see what she was looking at. There is a ceiling fan
>with lights on it right over my desk and the first time she did this, I wondered
>why she'd suddenly started staring at the fixture, since she'd never paid it
>much attention before and it wasn't even running at the time. It turned out it
>wasn't the fan, it was a housefly on the ceiling above it she was watching.
>Another time she spotted a ladybug up there. Today, however, I had a bowl of
>soup and a plate with two sandwiches on it next to me on the table. Rather than
>jump onto the table - and my lunch - Minnie found a different way to make me
>notice the beetle on the ceiling...before it ended up in my soup!
>
>John D. Kasupski
>Niagara Falls, NY

Aww... that's pretty cute :)

My two will alert me that it's been more than 5 minutes since I fed
them, or it's after 8AM and I'm still in bed, but that's about it.

Tigger[_2_]
December 7th 16, 03:43 AM
dgk wrote:

>
> They do like those bugs. The other day I noticed that all three of my
> cats (Marlo is still on vacation at Mom's house) were in the Florida
> room staring out the glass doors at something. So I took a look. I
> looked high. I looked low. Left, right. Nothing there. I looked at the
> cats and I'm pretty sure that they were laughing.
>

Remember, cats can see things people can't.

http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Kliban-Cats-See.jpg

Matt Ferrari[_5_]
December 11th 16, 12:58 AM
On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:22:34 AM UTC-6, John Kasupski wrote:
> Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
> sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
> back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
> enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
> I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
> toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
> she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
> for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.
>
>
> John D. Kasupski
> Niagara Falls, NY

add that to the benefits of owning a cat!

jmcquown[_2_]
December 11th 16, 01:09 AM
On 12/10/2016 6:58 PM, Matt Ferrari wrote:
> On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:22:34 AM UTC-6, John Kasupski wrote:
>> Today, my six-month old tabby Minnie jumped up on the back of my computer chair,
>> sat down directly behind my head, and put one of her paws in the middle of my
>> back about six inches below my neck. She extended a single tiny claw - not
>> enough to hurt...just barely enough to make me turn around and look at her. When
>> I did, she looked right into my eyes and very slowly raised her head to look up
>> toward the ceiling. It seemed to me that she was trying to make me look where
>> she was looking, so I did...and yes, that was exactly what she wanted me to do,
>> for there on the ceiling right above our heads was a beetle of some sort.
>>
>>
>> John D. Kasupski
>> Niagara Falls, NY
>
> add that to the benefits of owning a cat!
>
One of many! I happen to like having a furry purring thing next to me
when I go to sleep at night. :) And yes, Buffy is pretty good about
"bug patrol".

Jill