Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Step 2 - Operation Dad

Now that you have spent the past week or so making your Daddy bean feel really unwanted, unloved and generally in the way of your relationship with your Mummy. By now he should be just about ready for the next step in the process... ;) That's right you're one step closer to having him wrapped around your little dew claw! :)

Step Two:
Operation Dad should continue along the same lines as you've already gone to pains to establish. That of your adoration of you Mummy and general acceptance of any strange females who come to visit, while grumping at him and avoiding him where ever possible. You can now add in the occasional hiss, directed at your Daddy bean if he comes too close to you. You must convince him that he is persona non grata to really make this work! Now you might also like to try out the full ears back treatment just to make 100% sure that he feels unwanted and most sincerely unworthy of your affections. During this time, never once forget to fuss your Mummy and show her undying devotion on an epic scale! This will add to your Daddy bean's frustration and a growing desire to be one of your "chosen few", if you feel it's necessary even start to let some male visitors fuss you while rejecting your Daddy totally. Oh yes your Daddy must feel total and utter rejection, even bordering on thought that you might actually hate him! Soon you will see he'll be putty in your paws... ;)

Now that you've built your rejection of your Dad's advances to a massive crescendo, his self esteem has hit rock bottom and he can clearly see that you have replaced him in your Mummy's affections too; phrases like "I'm going to bed early tonight dear, the cat wants to cuddle, don't bother coming up early yourself you know he doesn't like that" should start appearing. When this happens you'll be ready for Step 3 as at last your Dad will know his place in life! :)


Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Dear Ramses,

That is certainly seriously tough talk! I must say I am rather glad I don't have to go through all of those convolutions!

Your Red Brother,

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ah do I ever have to accept him? I mean really. Who would want to?

Black Cat said...

Oooooo, I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry for your Dad!

I do agree with your comment about the bankers! How such plonkers can get into such jobs is beyond my comprehension. But what would I know, I'm just a punter, hehe! :) xxx

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

You are such a master at this!! I think I've taken a wrong turn. If my Tall Man makes a loud noise I get askeered and run away thinking he's mad at me. How do I change this?


Derby said...

Oh yeah, those ears tell me you mean business.

Lux said...

Wow, you have really given this a lot of thought.

Can't wait for Step 3! ;-)

Shadow / Molly said...

We fink Molly has taken lessons from yoo before. She does not like da big male bean and hisses when he goes to pet her sumtimes.


Team Tabby said...

That is a cool ears flattened out shot of you Ramses. We are kind of food centered around here. If dad is in the kitchen messing with food, it is really hard for us to give him the 'tough' treatment.....we want those eats so bad.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

PS it snowed again, not that we care.

meemsnyc said...

Our cats do the same look with the ears down, when they don't want to be bothered with.

Quasi said...

Here's another way your Dad can ingratiate himself with you: by purchasing my book, The World is Your Litter Box. Please let him know that you need it NOW. It’s only 9.95 green papers and is available at Barnes & Noble and

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Wow, that's a lot of work! You are very committed to this!

~your sweet Marie xo