Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cat Herding 101

There is a definite art form to cat herding. The first thing a herding dog must remember-cats aren't sheep~they think they are smarter than sheep and us dogs! Let me tell you, the most important thing a herding dog must remember: cats have claws that will stick into your face. With that information in hand, let me show you the basic steps of cat herding.
  • Be aware of the cat's front paws~they are weapons and may raise up and strike at any moment. Being agile and poised at the ready is a must.
  • As the cat moves forward, nudge his hind area a bit (otherwise known as his butt!). The cat must know that the herding dog is in charge!
  • The cat will inevitably stop,they always seem to, when the cat stops-ALERT- be on the defensive for a right or a left hook (or both!)
  • Once the cat starts it's movement forward, upon hearing it's name being called, prepare your heeler instincts and give said cat a nip on it's back leg. This is a mandatory part of cat herding!
  • Cat approaches the desired area due to your keen cat herding abilities.


Gus and Louie said...

You definitely have that cat herding figured out. We herd our cats but I like to step on them just to show them who is boss. Of course Shmed lets me step on her bet Jordie has those sharp claws you are talking about that I need to keep in mind..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

powder-puff said...

Hey Velcro!

Wow cat herding sounds like fun, ive never even met a cat!!

lots of love

peace out