Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tam the Feline Grammarian?

I swear, this really happened.

Me: Tam, you can't sit on the keyboard.
Tam blinks at me, but remains sitting, purring.
Me: OK, obviously you *can*. But you mustn't. You shouldn't.
Tam, still purring, gets up and jumps off the desk.

Sometimes he scares me.


Anonymous said...

It's true: Siamese cats can be smug and persnickety grammarians. What's worse is one I had who critiqued my math. Insufferable!

A good reason to have dogs.

Jeff The Bear

Bill M said...

Neat kitty.

Little Flower Petals said...

He's scary smart, in a lot of ways. Sometimes he uses multi-syllable meows to try to explain things to me. It sounds freakishly like he's attempting human speech.

And the last time he had to go to the vet, the tech who was looking at him turned away for just a second, and he jumped from the exam table to the storage cabinet/sink, pulled open a drawer, and started rummaging through the contents. Brat. But a clever brat.