The Cat—Human Bond Shows
HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Lots of humans are wanting to teach their cat companions using clicker training techniques and whatnot. And while I, Savannah The Princess Cat, will never respond to that noise, nor the proferred treat, with anything other than “flight”—other cats do respond to such techniques. On the other paw, there are humans who sort of speak “cat” and form a special cat—human bond, without any need of the clicker thingy.
That is of course if the human remains calm, patient, caring, patient and insures the cat is kept safe at all times—and did I say patient yet?
Mom L captured some very short videos and a few still photos of Summer, from Sparkle Cat, working with her human Miss Janiss, during a couple of photo shoots at the #BlogPaws Conference. In my feline opinion, and who will dare to correct me, I believe the cat—human bond shows up as they work together. We don’t know for sure, but we do not believe Miss Janiss ever used the clicker noise. And I’m sure that they learned together and likely neither trained the other.
Did you notice when Miss Janiss accidentally caused the leash to lightly clip Summer in the nose, Miss Janiss apologized, gave Summer a reassuring pat and Summer was clearly agreeable with continuing. Miss Janiss was patient and Summer trusted her human and knew she would be cared for and was safe.
Bwahahaha!! Did you see Summer go for the dog treats first? Those were closest to her and then she does a sort’a nose plant into the cat treats! Now THAT is a true cat dumpster diver!! MOL
And then Miss Janiss realized that Summer is not going to focus, because those treat bowls are beckoning her nose, and picks her up and moves her to another venue to give her some distraction and entice her to have a drink. (hover over photo for Summer’s thoughts)
Mom L watched Miss Janiss work with Summer during #BlogPaws2016. Here is another candid photo as they work together on a photo shoot. Clearly Summer was focused on all that was going on around her. And Miss Janiss waited patiently to capture Summer as naturally as possible. Mom L said it was a joy to watch them work together.
Last year at BlogPaws 2015, Mom L was granted a one on one audience with Summer in her private room. I believe this photo captures the caring cat—human bond shared by Summer and her human Miss Janiss. What do all of my readers think?