Monday, September 9, 2019

Then Again, Josie...

While I looked askance at Josie last week for drinking from the little water-bowl that I had set up especially for Cammie, my Chubs does much more that is endearing than annoying. One of the things that she has learned is not to throw up on rugs or carpets.

After years of hurrying to carry or push her into the bathroom, where there is no floor covering, whenever I hear the tell-tale signs of impending vomit, my senior cat has learned to go there herself. This weekend, I heard the ‘woo-woo-woo’ of Josie feeling the chuck upping; hastening to the bedroom, where I knew she was, I observed Josie trotting down the staircase beside the bed. She walked out of the bedroom and into the bathroom and there deposited her refuse. I spoke warmly to her about her actions. Going to the bathroom, not vomiting, I mean.

I have noticed several times upon coming home that someone, undoubtedly the Great White, had puked in the bathroom (or in the storeroom, which is similarly uncarpetted). There is now and then a small spot on the rugs, but its size means that it was a final surge, probably unexpected, after the first two or three projections. For the most part, Josie makes it to the floor that is easiest to clean.

She is a smart cat. She may not know why I prefer her to throw up in the bathroom, but she knows that it is preferred, and so she tries her best to accommodate me. She has done this for some years now. It's hard not to love such a considerate cat.

15 comments:

  1. Josie is indeed a smart girl, and considerate too! Now if she could just teach my cats to use the bathroom instead of my carpet...

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  2. Yes, that's very nice Josie. We always hurry to the carpet.

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  3. Very good of you Josie. Mom bean says she wished you could tell us how you learned that. We prefer the rugs!

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  4. Josie, I'm pretty sure there is a clause in The Cat Contract that states emphatically that every cat MUST vomit on carpet or down the cold-air return vent, but NEVER on an easy to clean up situation! Well, guess we won't tell anyone...

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    1. I need to read that Cat Contract, especially the fine print...

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  5. Josie is very considerate! Nicki prefers the basement, which is great, but sometimes doesn't make it that far, especially when he's on a cat tree. Ugh.

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  6. sweet girl - at least trying to help

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  7. What a good girl. Around here, the favorite spot for cat upchucking is the middle of my bed.

    Preferably immediately after I change the bedding.

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  8. Here it is always the carpet or a new scratcher. :-(

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  9. Josie, that is very sweet of you. you DO understand.

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  10. Aw clever girl. Miss pops got trapped inside one day when the cat door wouldn't open. so she did her business in the shower which made it easy to clean up.

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  11. Josie is one smart little lady. It is always astounding what our furry friends pick up on and learn on their own. Mostly around meal and treat times but they also do surprise us

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  12. josie; knot sure.....but we thinkz ewe iz givin de rest oh uz a bad name !!! ;) ♥♥

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  13. How smart of Josie to get sick in the bathroom! Wish my kitties were that considerate. That last pic of her, she looks so regal, like queen!

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