Managing Your Down Time
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
After a busy exercise routine including laps chasing the EIRD (Ever Illusive Red Dot) and paw whacking my peacock feather up, across and down our stairs, I need some down time. Wouldn’t you? I mean after we cats put in our time at the gym, why we not only need but we deserve time to cool off and get a good rub down.
Let me give you the FYI (For Your Information) about how I manage my down time. First up, I find my Dad P and give him a direct eye contact stare while uttering a strong assertive “mroowwww”. I wait to make sure he knows I am talking to him, then I lead him to the living room area rug and throw myself down right at his feet. This is just the start of how I manage my down time.
He knows I am waiting and he dare not leave my side. My fave way to cool off is to get my furs brushed. All that air coming through and the brush slips through my furs really helps get my heart rate back to its resting beat.
Now if I don’t manage my down time, then Dad P might get the idea that “he” can decide just how I ought to be rubbed down. No siree —I make sure he knows I am always in charge of managing my down time.
I have trained Dad P well and he knows not to mess with my decisions when it comes to just how I want my rub down and cool off to go. He gets my meaning and moves right to give me a gentle cranial brushing. Such a delight, don’t you think??
Some of you may think I am a tough task master with Dad P, but trust me, you simply cannot allow your humans to start thinking they can determine how you “ought” to spend your down time. You won’t get what you want if you don’t develop some very direct looks to let them know when their time is done.
You see it’s all in the “look” to get you what you want. Humans are pretty easy to manage. All I have to do is give Dad P one look and he knows I’m done with his services.
And there you have it. A little lesson on how to manage you down time to be sure you get what you want. As soon as I gave Dad P the “look”, he stopped with the brush and left me to give my freshly brushed furs a good kitty spit bath.
How do you manage your down time with your humans??