Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Trying to teach Mrs. B with Treats

As you all know Mrs. B is on a diet, so she has to work for her treats. Last night I was about to put the treats in the ball, and then I wondered whether I could teach her to sit up for her treats like Rascal and Catzee. BTW, I using the treats Skeezix sent in his party pack.

OK, she is definately interested in the treats.

Left paw up.

Right paw up.

Both feet off the ground!

Ouch!

Well, both her front feet were off the ground, so I count that as a success! Now I just have to get her to sit pretty and let me give her the treat. I hope I have fingers left by the time she learns that.

18 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

awwwww - she's so furry cute! we don't really unnerstand the concept of "1 treat at a time" though. well, ack-shully, Grr unnerstands it kinda an is purrty polite 'bout the whole thing, but if ya try ta slow Midnight down she'll sink her claws inta the hand that's not feeding her fast enuff. I'll just put the bitey on it.
Cocoa

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Mom used to do teach her cat from before, Butchie, tricks too. If they are standing up on all fours then push the treat back over their head until they have to sit down all the while telling them "sit". Then you gives them the treat. Then when theys trained you can tell them to sit wifout the treat. She hasn't tried that wif us yet.

Rascal said...

Very excellent Mrs. B! You will soon get the hang of it if Cecilia doesn't get tired of scratched and/or bitten fingers in the mean time.

Catzee said...

You am furry smart Mrs. B!

momsbusy said...

mrs.b is of above average intelligence. she is training you well cecilia. she is getting her treats as planned.

Ariel said...

That's very good mrs.b.If I tryed this with Ariel I would lose all my fingers for sure.

Ariel..I resent that comment Mom.

Merlin said...

My Momma has tried to teach me that too, but I'm just not in the mood to do it, really.

I'll do it eventually, if I feel like it.

Daisy Sunshine said...

Kitties have to work for their food too?!?! I thought only woofies had to work for their food. I will have to tell Tucker.

Patches & Mittens said...

Thank you so much for all your support during moms operashun. She gets better every day and cant wait for a couple more weeks to get a correction so everything isnt so blurry.

Patches

mannyed said...

Manny is still blushing from the comment you left him.

I'm trying to teach Manny how to give paw using treats.

Fat Eric said...

Nice pictures of Mrs. B. I just crawl all over my human until she hands over all the treats. And I can get them out of the treat ball furry furry fast.

Latte said...

They make me do stuff like that. It sucks 'cause I just want the treats. But what are you going to do? It is worth the effort.

Sir Sidney said...

You train your bean well. She knows exactly what you want.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Werk fur treats, thats crazy. Work it Mrs. B....work it baby!!!

Chaotic Cat said...

Oh yeah Bean training is fun!

Eric and Flynn said...

Yoo's furry clefurr Mrs.B. Flynn sits up an takes his treats all gentull one at a time. I climb up mum's leg an stick all my claws in an grab hold of her hand cuz she's too slow.

Patches & Mittens said...

Looks like she is doing the Hokey Pokey. Mittens taught all the cats how to do it, but Miles had trouble with remembering his left, so she putted purple dots on the kitties paws (it was a party we haded, before you getted your blog)

Patches

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom's managed that wif Bonnie, but I swat her hand so we decided my spin would be better. We're workin on sit, but I'd rather follow the treat an knock it out of her hand. I'd like ta steal Bonnie's treats, too, but Mom won't let me.

We hadded our trainin video up awhile back - Bonnie begs an I spin, an Mom hands out the treats.