It all started out when he was a kitten, he'd try to get you to pet his head by rubbing up on your hand. He trained himself to jump front paws off the ground and touch the top of his head to the bottom of your hand - no matter how high the hand is. Typically we place our palm face down in the air about 3 feet off the ground, and he'll just jump up. We call it 'up'. He'll do higher; even 4 feet! He even does 'up' sometimes if your standing and casually have your hand by your side! He's gotten so good that he knows the command perfectly and will even do it for other people.
Then we started training him in other tricks. First Sit, then Speak. He knows those pretty well now. It's taken a long time for him to learn since his brain is quite small (hey that's no insult! it's true). He knows all the tricks best when doing them in sequential order (and the same spot in the kitchen). Recently we've been teaching him Shake. It's the basic put his paw on your hand deal.
|kitty yoga in the living room - he needs it! he's chubs|
|he loves tv, he only wants to watch his purrfect dvd - yes we have a dvd for cats!|
|he helps me play angry birds|
He's quite a heifer - at 17 pounds. The new vet heard about him before ever seeing him and expected a bowling ball. He's not. He's just large. He's really tall and really long. He's got some fat on him - you see it more in some photos than others. I've tried putting him on a diet but he's just too darn cute!
|he's overall a lazy, fat cat|