are your parents like this?


hey efurryone!  did you ever notice how lame our humans can be sometimes?  like how much they state the obvious?

here’s an example.  mom came up to me this morning and said “Meerkat!”

like, duh.

“Little girl!”  said dad.  um, yeah, i am a female feline.  and yes, i am petite.  sigh.

there is actually a great cartoon that summarizes this for all of us kittehs. (be sure to hover your mouse over the cartoon for additional commentary by the author.)


Cat Proximity xkcd cartoon

unfortunately, mom saw this cartoon.  then she showed it to dad.

instead of taking the hint, and speaking to us like the intelligent beings that we are, now mom and dad are walking up to us kittehs, and saying (you guessed it):

“You’re a kitty!”


do your humans also have this vocabulary problem when near you?

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Friday, April 9, 2010 5:55 am

Parker @ 5:55 am #

Oh yeah, the ‘rents have a knack for that!

Friday, April 9, 2010 6:41 am

Marg @ 6:41 am #

We definitely have the same problem. She is always calling us something silly and she just needs to talk to us like we are grown up cats. What is their problem. Nice to meet you. This is our first visit here and you have a great blog. Have a good day.

Friday, April 9, 2010 7:36 am

So true, so true. My Mommeh picks me up and says “you’re my girl!” As if I did not already know I am a girl!

Friday, April 9, 2010 8:44 am

The Monkeys @ 8:44 am #

Our humans are just as bad. You’re not alone, friends!

Friday, April 9, 2010 1:04 pm

Oh yeah, our mom too…This is what she calls us…

Skeeter: Mom says ” Hi MY mama!” Um Mom, I have never, nor will be a Mama or Mommy. Why do you call me this? Well it irks our dad, so she says she HAS to do it. She’s like a brat.

King: Mom says: “Hiya my BIG TurkeyBall”. What the hell is that?!? Unless you’re giving me turkey, there’s no reason for that!

Pandora: Mom says, “Hi my pink nose, black heel, white tip, ladybug!” She’s completely off her rocker!

Cricket: Mom gets a little fancy with me. She tries to use a (very poor) Australian accent and says, “COme here my little Crickie”

‘Beans are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO weird!

Friday, April 9, 2010 2:52 pm

Love Meow @ 2:52 pm #

OMG this is so true :). No wonder I keep saying “You are my boy. You are such a cute little kitty” to my babies all the time. And I talk in a baby voice like a 1 year old. This graph really explains it.

Friday, April 9, 2010 4:20 pm

Cat Lady Diary @ 4:20 pm #

We are struck dumb because you kids are just so darn adorable!!

Friday, April 9, 2010 11:25 pm

Fin @ 11:25 pm #

Mom asks “Who’s the Kitty?” Duh!

Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:14 am

Tammy Faye @ 12:14 am #

I hear ya, kittehs! I am going to be 11 years old in human beans’ years on June 22. Yet, my bean mom calls me Little Girl, Cookie Girl, and other strange names. Oh, well, we grown up kittehs know our ‘beans love us and we just have to accept their weird ways.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 4:10 am

Cat @ 4:10 am #

Yeah…same problem here…Mom calls me ‘Candy’ sometimes because she says I’m sweet like candy, but seriously, DO I LOOK LIKE A PIECE OF CANDY? No, I don’t. And Tiny…that is a dead giveaway..IS (or used to be) tiny so why state the obvious?? I just can’t figure them out! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

Saturday, April 10, 2010 10:26 am

A few Good Cats @ 10:26 am #

We wish our human staff would say something that intelligent to us! Our human dad *sings* (if you can call it singing). “Caitie the cat, she’s a beautiful calico cat!”

Saturday, April 10, 2010 2:12 pm

Charlemagne and Tamar @ 2:12 pm #

Yep – our Momma is the same way. Talks to us in little baby voice and calls me (Tamar) things like “Missie Mousie”. What’s up with that?

Tamar and Charlemagne

Monday, April 12, 2010 2:10 pm

Hahameow…our mewmie put that same comic on her cattery website blog, she laffed again when she saw it!

She also got to meet your mewmie in purrson at BlogPaws! That was really cool, and your mewmie got to meet two of us anyway, Disco and Brighton!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:49 am

The Meezers @ 8:49 am #

our the mom forgets our names now too. and we really don’t even think that she would get the “you’re a cat” thing no matter what! MOL

Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:47 pm

Hi We wanted to say thanks for dropping by my new little blog and stuff, but we are having trouble leaving a comment (well, let’s be honest: The Womun with the limited computer skills is having the trouble–not me!)

You guys are great 🙂 Hope it works this time!

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