Cat in the doghouse

Oscar, bored with his prescription ‘sensitivity’ diet, has been causing chaos in the kitchen.

He has just learnt, in late middle-age, how to leap onto the work surface, and in the past week has SHOVED the lid off a steaming pan of bolognese, SMASHED one of our best plates, SWIPED three meat balls and SCOFFED the best part of a tin of tuna.

John thinks we should get tough, show him who’s boss, teach him obedience through a system of reward and punishment. But Oscar won’t buy that Pavlovian stuff. Being a cat, not a dog, Oscar won’t obey…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 12:18:50

    I'm with you, Clare…if you can't teach an old dog new tricks, how can you possibly do so with a CAT..? x

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  2. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 19:32:42

    Pavlov’s cat experiments were a dismal failure. “I ring ze bell: ze cat f****s off”. Rob

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  3. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 21:20:01

    wow oscar – did they put you on steroids,too? love pughtonator

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  4. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 22:23:00

    'Shoved, smashed, swiped and scoffed'. Alliterative verbs relating to kitchen worktops suggest a latent talent for Tabloid Red Tops.

    Perhaps Oscar needs a CAT scan?

    If I was feline agrieved on a 'sensitivity' diet, I too would be Wilde and scrounging your food, Clare!

    The Bike x

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  5. Anonymous
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 05:23:03

    “… teach him obedience through a system of reward and punishment.”

    Ah, you'll have to tell John he's wrong. Cats aren't dogs. They aren't hard-wired like canines to associate actions with rewards and punishment. Oscar wouldn't get the message.

    — Dave

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  6. Joy
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 08:35:28

    I love the new Oscar Tesco cat! Lets hear it for feisty felines !

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  7. medicalmutiny
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 10:04:05

    Cats are opportunists – obviously they can learn new tricks but only when it suits them! They're not malleable like dogs.. in fact they maniupulate us!

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  8. mary
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 22:57:35

    awww Oscar is one very cute kitty. I don't think I could say no to him wanting a little treat either.

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