Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

How ‘Not’ to Get What You Want


Have you ever tried a tactic on your human to get something you wanted. You know what I mean; like doing the ‘soft eye’ thing or the ‘cute roll over with a half body twist and love eyes’? Sometimes I think I am losing my touch when I execute my tried and true maneuvers to get Mom L to do stuff I want her to do. Like just the other day, I had been lounging for a while on our bed after it was made. I had my usual two small breakfasts and was thinking a third might be pretty good.

savvy starts to flirt 1

Now don’t you think that was a great, flirty look…not too eager…appealing…sweet…

savvy flirts 2

Now that caught me off guard as you can see by the expression in my eyes. Was she gonna bust me just as I was getting my best ‘Get What I Want’ looks going.

Mom L: “I know what you are wanting Savvy. You can’t fool me with those ‘soft green eyes’ and ‘cute paws’ look.”

savvy caught

And then another thought over road all my intentions and needs…

savvy needs to get up

Yeah, those attempts to get that third brekkie were overtaken by what I suddenly realized was a far more urgent need…na’mean?

So how do you Get What You Want??


PeeEss…remember I have begun my Feline Investigation into the what, why and where of all the strange smells Mom L has been bringing home? Well, I did some field work and you are gonna be the first to get the ‘inside scoop’ on my blog this Wednesday. Don’t be the last to know what I have learned so far.

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28 thoughts on “How ‘Not’ to Get What You Want

  1. I do a very pretty sit and put my head slightly on one side and stare at them with puppy eyes. It doesn’t always work though – they must have hearts of stone!

  2. Uh oh, she’s on to you! You’re going to have to try something even cuter! Though I have no idea how you’ll pull that off.. You’re already beyond cute!

  3. pilch92 on said:

    2 breakfasts in bed is very good.

  4. 3rd brekkie inn bed Savannah…you all most had Mumma El where you wanted her… *sighss*
    Iss all ways thee bladder with mee all so!
    **paw kissesss** Dhartha Henry xxxx

  5. Two French Bulldogs on said:

    Flirty or not you are a cutie
    Lily & Edward

  6. We’ve tried those things and they usually work for us. The mom is a real sucker. Heheheh.

  7. The OP Pack on said:

    We try that trick when we want some extra cookies. It usually works the first time but after that, nada!!!

    NUT keep trying – you never know:)

    Woos- Ciara and Lightning

  8. S & S….plane & simpull….threatz……that & lettin spiderz inta de houz 🙂 ♥♥♥

  9. I gotta admit, BFGF, you are so cute. TW would be all over you cos she can’t do that to me. I use the “fear factor” and it seems to work, well, some of the time at least.

  10. Yes the Dad has us figured out also but maybe we can all think of something new to pull on him and other pawrents.

  11. You absolutely should protest louder!

  12. We’ve been all figured out too pretty Savvy, but we are obligated to keep trying!

  13. I bark directly in her ear… it always works, even when she sleeps :o)

  14. I lie on my back with my legs in the air and curly toes. Never fails!

  15. Bwahahahahaha oh, ms Savvy…

  16. Marty the Manx on said:

    You would get whatever you wanted at our house looking that cute Savvy! I just curl up in Mom’s arms and she can’t resist me 🙂

  17. Bummer about the distraction – just when you were getting so close! I use the same tactics, plus do every trick in the book to impress. It works about 22% of the time…..

    Love and licks,

  18. I also practice “THE LOOK” on Mom when I’m trying to get what I want. It’s worked pretty well for 16 years now……!

    Hugs, Sammy

  19. Very recognizable, Savvy, but to bad it didn’t work out. Usually Granny gives me my food where I want it, I just sit there and stare..and stare…and hypnotize…and then she brings me anything, but since a few days I have to eat on a steady spot, in the kitchen, because she says I need more excercise… so it seems I have lost my powers too 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤

  20. I go for Squee Face – it works pretty well.

  21. Binga says if you don’t get what you want, take it anyway! I don’t necessarily endorse that tactic.

    Looking forward to Wednesday!

  22. I always go for the soft green eyes with the kitchen staff first, then follow up with sitting one someone or thing, laptops are good. Failing that, gentle reminders with the paw, works a treat, especially if peep #1 is in bed. purrs

  23. But you looked so sweet!

  24. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    We’ll be back on Wednesday, for sure❣

  25. So sorry you didn’t get breakfast in bed!

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