Friday, March 18, 2011

Target Speaks: How To Waken Your Human

Target here!  I have an important message for all kitties.

You know how humans have really strange sleeping habits?  Rather than our furry sensible 20 hour naps, humans sleep all night and are awake all day.  So if you want to wake them up at 2AM to see something really interesting, or to have a nice little cuddle, they can be quite grumpy.

I have made a discovery that is certain to waken your pet up - and be happy!

I made this discovery last week when I wanted to show T-man my mousie.  T-man was lying in that weird way humans do, with his front paws behind his head.  I said meow really softly and dropped the mousie on him.  Then I stuck my nose in his paw-pit and wriggled my whiskers.

Well, you should have seen his reaction!

T-man jumped and screamed with joy.  When I tickled him again in the same place he screamed again with happiness.  Then he picked me up and hugged me really close. 

I tried it on mummy-cat and she did exactly the same thing: she screamed and then hugged me really close. 

Humans clearly like being tickled with whiskers.  I think you should all try it.  Aim for the paw-pit.

40 comments:

Kea said...

Oh, my! And here we thought a claw up the nostril was effective....

-Fuzzy Tales

Simba said...

Till I read all the way through your post, I was wondering if you had brought a real mousie onto the bed in the night. That would also make them squeal.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Simba is so right. This was just the funniest post to read. We sibes aren't lucky enough to get anywhere near the humans' bed at night:( Next time, Target, we need to see a video of this wonderful lesson.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!!!

Woos ~ O'Phantom, O'Thunder, and O'Ciara

Ginger Jasper said...

I think you are so right nothing like the tickle of whiskers to make them sit up and take notice.. Hugs GJ xx

ABBY said...

We're gonna try this tonight!

purrin
xoxox
Abby

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We work on that at 3 AM. Usually we do the face as the Woman does not show her armpits...

BeadedTail said...

That sounds like the purrfect technique Target! Since your humans like it so much we hope you do it every night!

Neri said...

this is a brilliant idea, target! who could resist your adorable tickles...

sully86 said...

hilarious!!

Katnip Lounge said...

We will try this right away! We get Mommy hot at night and we'll dive in when she throws off the blanket...heh heh.

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for that advice, Target! We're gonna try that!!

Catsparella said...

MOL! That's a really good tip Target!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Target dear,
You're spot on, mate! purrr...meow!

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Does that work better than rubbin' noses with them, that's what we do. Guess we will have to try those whiskers. Hugs and nose kisses

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

It's a lot better tactic than what Binga used to do when she was a kitten, which was attack the human's faces.

=^..^= said...

I usually lick Mommy's nose and chew her hair. They always work. But if I want her to really leap out of bed super fast, I sit my backside on her face. Easy and effective!

~Slash

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Target, you make me laugh so hard! Yes, I am sure you had everyone screaming with joy and happiness!

MoMo said...

Covering Momo's eyes...don't read this. That Momo has enough tricks even learning even more.

thefluffies said...

Good tipsies! Will try them very soon :D

Jebat Cullen

thefluffies said...

Good tipsies! Will try them very soon :D

Jebat Cullen

Barbara said...

Well done Target - a valuable discovery for all cat-kind has been made today!

Mr Puddy said...

I'm the same as Nikki and Derry ( Kea )..heh..heh..heh..she need full force because she is a sleepy head : )
xoxo

Mango said...

Humans like the oddest things. Momma SQUEEEEs with joy when PeeWee pokes his snooter in her eye socket to let her know it is time to wake up.

Slobbers,
Mango

Huffle Mawson said...

Target, what a brilliant bit of research.

Old Kitty said...

Awww beautiful Target!!!! Yay that you made your humans squeal with joy!!!! Well done you!! Take care
x

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Target,
it's an important subject for sure.
You know...I have this duty, to wake up my beans every morning and I'm trying to do my best! :)
MEOWWWWWWWWWWWWW
purrs and happy weekend,
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Brian said...

That is so cool Target, I can't wait to try it too! I hope y'all have a great weekend! Purrs to Au.

The Cat From Hell said...

What a great idea Target!!! Me will have to try that instead of Merwing!! Thank Yous!!!
Kisses - Nellie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We think our mum is wise to that because she burrows down the bed and hides. She doesn't know what fun she's missing haha!!
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Whiskeratti said...

You are very wise. Wonderful tip!

Gattina said...

They haven't tried it yet on me, but I just imagine the picture, lol !
Humans are strange creatures you are right, how stupid to stay up all day !

Kitikata-san said...

Oh Yes! Very Good! I like your style!

The Creek Cats said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, furiends!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Target!
That is a great technique!
I tried it once with my mom... and she screamed too! Remembering that screaming... I never did it again!
Happy weekend to all of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Simba said...

To answer your question about my sensitivity, Mom and Dad suspect that the husband of the young woman they g, especially related to food. (they were getting divorced so I wonder if that says something about him). But anyway, I am pretty shy of most people I don't know, even nice pet sitters. And I seem to know instinctively if somebody is from my real family (e.g. I warmed up quickly to my human brother when he visited recently even though I had not met him before).

Admiral Hestorb said...

I laughed till tears came!! Mom here. Admiral is reading, making notes and plotting. I am still laughing. Screamed with joy! Held you tight. Roger that!
Xox

Cloon said...

Oh theese one is a good one, that's for sure!

Carol said...

So funny!

Ginger said...

Such a handsome guy

GreatGranny said...

I do try to get Mom up during the night and sometimes get put outta the bedroom. I don't tickle her though, just mess with the blinds which always works. Mom loves this post.
Kassey