January 03, 2014

Teaching Children How to Share

As far as the cats are concerned, in winter there is but one Best Spot in the House, a certain window sill that sits right above a baseboard heater, perfect for chasing away the chill. Joon sits on the sill most of the time but frequently pays a dear price for it: When Benny decides it’s his turn, he marches up, bites her in the ass until she screams, gives up, and moves and then he claims the coveted spot.

Benny and I have been “working on this” with loud “NO'S” and squirts from a water bottle. Things aren’t perfect yet but, if this is anything to go by, we seem to be heading in the right direction:


Posted by Ryan at January 3, 2014 09:27 PM

What a pose! Good luck with the behavior modification.

Posted by: ccr in MA on January 3, 2014 10:41 PM

I love it when the cats pose in parallel! Our two are brothers so have been together since birth. They parallel often.

Two blog posts in a week? Is this the harbinger of something wonderful, namely, more frequent posts from Ryan? I hope so :-)

Posted by: kmkat on January 4, 2014 12:52 PM

Wow, awesome shot!

Posted by: Kristen on January 4, 2014 09:16 PM

Oh my God, I've never seen a cat roll his eyes, but he is almost doing it as he looks at you there.

He's clearly giving you attitude. I mean, a different attitude than cats give regularly.

Very cute pose though. If you photoshop little Christmas hats on them, you have next year's Christmas photo.

Posted by: Laurie on January 5, 2014 10:29 PM

What a pretty pair. And they have perfectly synched their tails...

Posted by: Caroline on January 6, 2014 05:43 AM

Oh, PS, are you suggesting we could teach children to share with spray bottles? What a concept!

Posted by: Caroline on January 6, 2014 05:46 AM

Awwww, what a sweet picture!

Posted by: Diana on January 7, 2014 04:45 PM

Lol, my big brother cat just sits on the other one.

Posted by: pacalaga on January 7, 2014 06:43 PM
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