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Rules for Cats to Live By
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Always accompany guests to the bathroom.
It is not necessary to do anything.
Just sit and stare.

Do not allow any closed doors in any room.
To get door open, stand on hind legs and
hammer with forepaws.
Once door is opened, it is not necessary
to use it. After you have ordered
an "outside" door opened, stand halfway
in and out and think about several things.
This is particularly important during very cold weather, rain, snow, or mosquito season.

If you have to throw up, get to a chair quickly.
If you cannot manage in time, get to an
Oriental rug. If there is no Oriental rug,
shag is good.
When throwing up on the carpet,
make sure you back up so it is as long
as a humans bare foot.

If one of your humans is engaged in
some activity and the other is idle,
stay with the busy one.
This is called "helping,"
otherwise known as "hampering."
Following are the rules for "hampering:"
1) When supervising cooking, sit just behind the left heel of the cook. You cannot be seen and thereby stand a better chance of being
stepped on and then picked up and comforted.
2) For book readers, get in close under the chin, between eyes and book, unless you can lie
across the book itself.
3) For paperwork, lie on the work in the most appropriate manner so as to obscure as much
of the work as possible or at least.
Pretend to doze, but every so often reach
out and slap the pencil or pen.

4) When a human is holding the newspaper in front of him/her, be sure to jump on
the back of the paper. Humans love to jump.
5) When human is working at computer, jump up on desk, walk across keyboard, bat at mouse pointer on screen and then lay in human's lap
across arms, hampering typing in progress.

As often as possible, dart quickly and as close as possible in front of the human, especially:
on stairs, when they have something in their arms, in the dark, and when they first get up
in the morning. This will help their
coordination skills.

Always sleep on the human at night
so he/she cannot move around.

When using the litter box, be sure to kick
as much litter out of the box as possible.
Humans love the feel of kitty litter
between their toes.

Every now and then, hide in a place
where the humans cannot find you.
Do not come out for three to four
hours under any circumstances.
This will cause the humans to panic
(which they love) thinking that you
have run away or are lost.
Once you do come out, the humans will
cover you with love and kisses
and you will probably get a treat.

Whenever possible, get close to a human, especially their face, turn around,
and present your butt to them.
Humans love this, so do it often.
And don't forget guests!

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