Two Days or Two Minutes?


“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not.”

“Mine had me trained in two days.”

~Bill Dana~

All cat people know of this training. For some it takes two days. For others, perhaps two weeks or a mere two minutes. It is not difficult training, but it is subtle and extremely effective. Some may call it merciless.

These creatures are not stupid. They can tell time, order the filling of the food dishes, make us open and close the patio door ten times in five minutes, and cry the pity cry when attention is mandated. They know how to wrap their little paws around our throats hearts so we will do their bidding.

And we do.

I have been trained for many years – about 42. In fact, it is so ingrained (obeying feline majesty), that I run on automatic. I have a job to feed, pet, feed and play whenever summoned, no matter the time of day or if I’d rather be sleeping. A human head will roll or I’ll get a paw in my face if I hesitate for one minute. It’s a servant’s existence that is played out willingly and lovingly…

If I know what’s good for me.

Speaking of two days…I’ll be on my way to biking heaven on Friday and an area that my cell phone carrier does not deem most important for internet service. It’s okay to be off grid for a while. I should be paying attention to my friend and the beautiful surroundings rather than gluing self to phone. However, on the off chance I find service long enough to post an adventurous photo or two to social media, you can find me on Instagram as Mary J. Giese or on Twitter as @BikerChick57. I’ll be back here in about two weeks.

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32 responses to Two Days or Two Minutes?

  1. Shelley says:

    Ah, yes, you’ve described the life of a cat owner so well! Enjoy your trip, enjoy your break and I’ll be watching to see what you share on Instagram. Have FUN!!!!

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    I too am well trained. Enslaved actually. I can’t believe that as intelligent human beings we allow this to happen to ourselves 😏

    Happy and safe riding. Bring back lots of great stories πŸ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Enslaved…ha! That’s the truth. This must go back to the days when Egyptians treated their felines as gods. Brainwashed for thousands of years!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        The thing is, cats don’t take no for an answer. They have infinite patience and WILL wear you down. So my philosophy is why not just give in at the onset and save yourself a lot of grief? 😏

      • bikerchick57 says:

        In Gibbs’s case I call it incessant pig- headedness rather than infinite patience…but I hear you. It’s easier to obey than be pawed to death. 😐😼

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time, Mary.

    I’m sure you’ve arranged for adequate backup servant(s) in your absence.

      • Dan Antion says:

        Our daughter’s cats like it when I stay with them, but I think they tell her I wasn’t there and they’re starving.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Ha! I doubt they starve between the potato chips and whatever meat you have for supper.

  4. Laurie says:

    Mine had me trained pretty quickly too! πŸ™‚

    I will be offline until the beginning of October too. Hubby and I are going hiking in Spain!

  5. Claudia says:

    I, too, am an unwilling (or am I?) slave of the demanding meows of two feline adversaries. But petting them and having them purr in my ear is worth the servitude.

  6. Laura says:

    I had a cat growing up so my training went quick when we got Mia. The rest of my family learned at varying rates — I’ve got one hardcore dog lover who just won’t accept that the cat does affection on her terms! Bwahahaha!!!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      LOL…dogs are too easy. It takes a special person to be patient with the cattitude and wait for their love.

  7. kirizar says:

    Happy trails. Hope the feline makes ties are forgiving of your absence or you may find mouse guts in your shoes upon returning.

  8. joey says:

    They’re incredibly powerful little creatures.
    I’m going to search for something and bring a thing to you and if I don’t do this by the time you return, you remind me, k? It’s about kittens.

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