Oct 122009


Hey, Ernie…wanna freak mom out??
Let’s do stuff we don’t normally do…it’ll make her crazy!

Oh yeah, Wally!  Count me in!!!


I’ll take a nap in our hammick…
I haven’t used it in a long time!!


And I’ll use the cube…been awhile since I’ve been in here!!

Island Cats’ Mom here:  Yep, these boys sure keep me guessing.  They haven’t used their hammick much since getting it almost a year ago nor have they showed much interest in the cube.  I was thinking about putting the hammick and cube away since they weren’t being used.  But the other day, low and behold, there was Ernie in the hammick and Wally in the cube!  And then a little later that day, I found Wally sleeping in the hammick!  I haven’t seen him in the hammick since the first day I got it!!  I swear, they conspire to do this stuff just to get me!!


Yep…ya gotta keep ’em guessing…heheheh!!


  52 Responses to “ManCats – Keep ‘Em Guessing”

  1. Way to keep your mom guessing, guys!

  2. Don’t you know that we cats can read your mind? Don’t ever think that you can outsmart us!
    your pal,

  3. Our momma says that cats are like little kids – they don’t want something until they can’t find it and momma thinks that you’s kitties can read you’s momma’s mind an’ like to trick her☺

  4. First I (mom) love you window seat. If I had one of those I’d sit there all day with a book and a cup of coffee.

    What a cute post and I can certainly identify with it. What is it about kitties revisiting things they haven’ touched in years. Madi is the same way. I’m of the opinion they can read our minds? SCARY!!! Thanks for the smile.
    Madi and Mom

  5. Hahaha! You boys get a Gold Star in the class for playing tricks on your mum 🙂

  6. Got to keep them on their toes! They lead waaaaay too boring lives, these beans!

  7. It’s totally useless for Moms to try to out guess us. hehehe!

  8. Bwahahahahaha — way to go, boys! It’s good to keep momma guessing. We do the same, every time The Mommy is thinking of putting a toy away in the toy box, we start playing with it again, so she decides against it. Then we don’t touch it again for weeks. MOL

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

    PS – we’re glad you liked our “island” posting yesterday! 😀

  9. Sounds about right! :o)

  10. Ah yes, the mindreading trick! Works well boys. I bet the second she had a thought in her head about putting those prizes away, you were totally on to it!

    Nice work.

  11. WTG on makin’ yer mommy go nutty, guys!!! MOL and LOL!!! Those hammicks are super cute! And, our mom LOVES the window bench you have! Have a GRRR-8 day!

  12. Isn’t it fun to confuse our Moms? We like your cube and your hammick. We think we would both lay in it at the same time and it would break because we are big cats.

    Your friends
    Peanut and Marshmellow

  13. It’s an unwritten law that we have to keep our beans guessing!!!!!!!!


  14. I love using stuff they THOUGHT they were putting away… he he he… Keeps my toys out!

  15. That’s what’s written in the Cat Handbook–always keep the humans on their toes!

    ~Whisker Tickles,
    Lizzie and Connor

  16. To darn cute! Just when you thought one thing, they go and do another!!! Have fun!

  17. Yep, see, we know what you are thinking…really we do!

  18. Of course!!!
    That’s what all the smart cats do, keep you guessing.
    It’s in the manual on page 1 right next to “sleep only on CLEAN laundry.”

    (Glogirly’s smart and good looking cat)

  19. You guys were lucky…looks like you were close to losing those valuable sleeping spots. Better keep rotating around, so you can keep your stuff!

  20. Great job! Never let Mom get too sure of herself!!!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  21. Ha! We try to keep our cats guessing by moving the neglected object to a different part of the room, or turning it around a different way. All of a sudden it’s something new and everyone wants to sniff it and check it out.
    We humans have tricks up our sleeves too…
    ~Lisa Co9T

  22. Just today mom found Siena snoozing in a spot she never ever used before. You’re right, it’s great to drive them nuts.
    We just saw Ernie’s masked Monday picture, it’s great!

  23. Ohh! Lovely cat-seats!
    I hope you enjoy them

  24. We understand! Ours went crazy over the turbo track for a few days. Then nothing. Now Angel plays with it after 10 pm. ans sometimes at 3 AM!

  25. It’s certainly best to keep the beans guessing, especially if they wanted to get rid of your hammock and cube!

  26. Hahahahahaha!!! That IS a fun thing to do to Moms! They can’t figure out how we knew they were going to put something away,heehee!!
    Great job boys!
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  27. Too funny!

  28. Dat’s the bestest fing we mancats can do, keep ’em guessin!

    Ping & Jinx

  29. Baby says: “I did that with a tree I had. I wasn’t in it for awhile, then I heard Mom talking about giving it away. I slept in it that very night!”
    We all think your cats are smart and funny.

  30. Ha! dis iz furry true. We catsez likes to messee around wit da habbitsez justee to gets da momeez messied up. don’t evfun tink abouts puttin’ awayz our bedz & toysez.

  31. All cats are mindreaders! We do the same thing 🙂

  32. Is that the trick? Keep the mom guessing. I will have to try that sometime.
    The cube, I have one and love it so much. I spend a lot of time playing inside it.

  33. You gotta keep the humans on their toes! I love my hammock…I sleep in it all the time!

  34. MOL Always keep the mom’s guessing we wants them to be on their toes at all times!

  35. Your mind, we is playing with it!

  36. Sounds like you two have a little Operation Chaos going! We like it.

  37. ha ha ha that is great! i used my hammock a lot and then didn’t for a while. mommy couldn’t figure out why. she moved it next to the blowy boxes (mom says the “vents”) and i love it. especially when it blows warm air

  38. “I was thinking about putting the hammick and cube away since they weren’t being used.” They heard you!

  39. PS have you guys had any luck with a communicator?

  40. hehehe, keep up the good work guys. Keep your mum guessing and on her toes.

  41. Excellent work!!

  42. Yep, it seems like it takes them awhile before they use the stuff that is given to them. Took quite awhile before Casper would use his igloo. And it took awhile before Casper and Cleo would use the cat tree. They sure do keep you guessing.

  43. We LOVE to do this to our mummy too!! The second we hear her say to daddy that we don’t use something…

  44. Ernie, loved your masked picture on Zoolatry.

  45. A very happy birthday to your mom!!!!!!!!

  46. Oh yes!! We got to keep our mom guessing!

  47. Way to go, boys! Always keep your humans guessing and confused. That way you get to keep all your stuff out. Happy Birthday, Island Cats Mom!

  48. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Island cats’ Mom ~ have a wonderful day! We like to keep our Mom guessing too!

  49. Good job boys. You make me proud.

  50. You know guys…sometimes I do the same here at my place. Sometimes I also forget my bed . I think your mommy don’t be worried about it. Anyway this story is funny !
    Take care sweet friends!
    purrs and love

  51. Happy Birthday Mom!!!

    Glad they are using their hammick and tent again!!!

    Luf, Us

  52. That is so funny – I am convinced cats have phases – like something, then ignore for a long time, then like it again. I am sure it will switch to ignore soon, and as soon as you think about putting the stuff away again they will be in it! Somehow they always know!

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