By Ruth aka Kattaddorra

Looking through old photos of our cats always makes me laugh because I come across so many where they are so very innocently amusing.

Cats are such natural comedians.

The pictures in the poster were taken a few years ago, Walter’s friend and passenger was rehomed shortly after that when his people emigrated.

Cats are comedians

Cats are comedians. Poster by Ruth aka Kattaddorra

That day we were loading the car up with stuff to take up to Kays Hill and the cats decided to ‘help’. Walter was sat there on top of our car to supervise, monarch of all he surveyed, then he decided to try the driving seat. His little tongue is stuck out as if he’s concentrating on planning a trip out.

Jozef sat on the front garden wall, he said no way would he trust his brother driving him anywhere lol. I hasten to add for anyone concerned about the cats being around vehicles, we live in a quiet cul de sac and even so, they are never left out that way unsupervised.

Now had it been a trip to the vets they wouldn’t be so happy sitting in the car, but then they aren’t daft because they know those trips involve cat carriers coming down from the tops of the wardrobes.

All cat lovers know cats hate to be laughed at but they do love us to laugh with them. Both Walter and Jozef have us in stitches when they run at a ball or a cat nip mouse and try to ‘kick start’ it, they look just like someone starting up a motorbike lol.

Our night time ritual rounds our day off with their sense of humour. We always take a tray up with us, a cuppa each for us and our library books, so one of us gets loaded up, Walter runs ahead and Jozef waits for his ‘taxi’.

Well his latest joke is that when the first of us has gone struggling up with the loaded tray and the other goes to pick up Jozef, some nights he runs up himself lol and meets up with Walter and they do a celebratory round of the bedrooms, leaving the second of us downstairs with nothing to carry.

They are most definitely laughing at us, the rule that cats hate to be laughed at but love being laughed with, obviously doesn’t work both ways lol.

No one can stay depressed for very long with cats around, that’s for sure.

Ruth aka Kattaddorra

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  1. lol more skins than an onion lol
    I so enjoy your writing and soh Leanne and always looking forward to more articles from you.

  2. ollie does the same thing but the difference being she dos’nt get down so easy, once up on your shoulder se dos’nt see any good reason to get down again and will hang on with all she’s got!! not too bad in the winter when you’re wearing more skins than an onion, but summer tends to be painful. lol. what would we do without them?

  3. Tabitha sounds gorgeous Leanne and will make someone’s home a very happy place full of laughter, with her.
    We had a cat called Bert years ago who used to sit on our shoulders as a kitten, he would run up whatever we were wearing and sit upright lol I have a photo somewhere of Babz all dressed and ready to go to work and with a kitten sitting there on her shoulder.

  4. you’re right, they make us laugh, but NEVER at them, only with them!! at the moment we hve the sweetest little b/w cat,Tabitha, probably less than 1 yr old, she came in as a stray and never claimed, but she is the funniest, friendliest cat. as soon as you go into her pen she takes a leap onto your shoulder and no matter what you are doing she stays there throughout. when you bend over to pick up litter/ bedding, or whatever she just walks onto your back, then when you straighten up she hops back onto your shoulder. while brushing the floor she tries to swipe the end of the broom (from your shoulder of course)the only time she gets down is when she realises its feeding time, then she dos’nt want to know you. until next time and then the game starts all over again!!

    • “only with them”

      Yes, that is so important and it is something I have fought for. Laughing and loving go together. This is laughing with cats not entertaining ourselves at the expense of cats. Thanks Leanne.

    • O wow Leanne, I love kittens who do that. I had a cat who did that a long time ago in Canada. I was constantly working on things, making artwork and doing stuff and she would love to sit on my shoulder and watch and grab at things whilst I was busy. Somewhere I even have a photo of her giving herself a good clean/lick/bath whilst on my back, I am leaning forward doing something else. Funny photo 🙂 Tabitha sounds sweet. I agree that there’s a difference between laughing at and laughing with.

  5. Because it’s such a cold day today they’ve awarded themselves a day in bed having been up, out, had a breakfast or two and a game with the red tissue paper and tickling stick, so they’ll be full of beans later no doubt

  6. Thank you. I forgot to write that on the nightly loaded tray are Walter and Jozef’s overnight snacks too as they like a wander around in the wee small hours and a nibble or two.

  7. The looks at just the right moment are what always get me. It’s like they have an intuitive ability for it, yet there are blissfully unaware… hum… or are we the ones blissfully unaware… Great article!

  8. Sweet article. Natural comediens.

    Marvin is a regular clown. He starts wrestling with his wool rug and turns summersaults as he is kicking and thrashing. I wouldn’t want to get in the way. I just sit and laugh at his antics. He is the silliest cat I’ve ever known.

    • Lilly does that with her ‘cat mat’. I sent Michael a video of Lilly having a freak out on her mat. I love the sound of Marvin. What a great name too. I bet he is a real joy to spend time with 🙂

      • I’d love to see it. I will try to get a video of Marvin having his way with the rug. Never a dull moment with that big red guy. He talks constantly. If he is napping, and you move….he talks. I just spent an hour weeding the garden with him laying under the olive tree in the shade. Talking, talking. He is something.

  9. Sweet article. Full of charm. Cats definitely amuse us. Charlie’s great trick is to raise himself up on this hind legs, to sit on his bottom and using his tail as a stabiliser (tripod like), while placing his only forepaw (left hand) on my table while I eat. In this position he can look at me almost eye to eye for a long time making a strong point that he should have some of what I am eating. He usually gets his wish.

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