Purrfect Obedience Cat

I thought it would be nice if I told you a little about Mulberry today, he’s my other cat. I asked him if he’d like me to introduce him to you in an interview. He went and hid, so I’ve taken that as a “no” – he isn’t as confident as Pippin is.

Mulberry is incredibly cute and likes to lie around on his back a lot – which is a cunning plan to get his tummy tickled by the bipeds.

Mulberry lying on his back

Tickle my tummy!

He also does obedience work for treats – which is quite unusual for a cat. This came about one day when I was doing some obedience indoors, as it was pouring hard with rain. I was doing a little walking to heel and turning nicely. My biped and I needed to turn a lot, as you can’t get far in a straight line indoors without meeting a wall.

We hadn’t been working for very long, when Mulberry started following us up and down the room. When I was given a treat for an exceptional “sit and stay”, Mulberry head-butted the biped in the leg – he wanted a treat as well. The biped found his treats and gave him one.

We walked down the room again and Mulberry walked on the other side of the biped. I don’t mind a little competition, but I never expected to compete with a cat doing obedience! I did another perfect “sit and stay”, while the biped walked up and down with Mulberry – she even gave him a treat before she came back and rewarded me.

I then did a “down and stay”, while Mulberry was given treats for walking up and down the room again – the biped then stopped and she took the treat above Mulberry’s nose as though he was a puppy and he sat! She gave him a treat and, eventually, came and gave me one as well.

Mulberry on footstools

These are MY footstools!

The biped then had a little game with me and gave me a fuss. She then called Mulberry to her. He did a perfect recall. He tore down the room in a perfectly straight line, leaping over anything in his path. The biped found this very entertaining and repeated this a few times. Once he jumped over me, while I was trying to snooze!

He still does little tricks to get treats out of the bipeds. Pippin says that even though Mulberry is his friend, he doesn’t think he’s really a cat – he just looks like one. Sometimes we call him a “cog” ( a cat who thinks he’s a dog) and sometimes we call him a “dat” (a small dog who looks like a cat).

Now you know a little more about my friend Mulberry.

See you next Wednesday!

81 thoughts on “Purrfect Obedience Cat

  1. Clowie we do think Mulberry is adorable. We hope you get your footstools back soon.
    Bella and DiDi

  2. Hiya Clowie!
    Thanks for introducing us to Mulberry!
    Well well, looks like you have competition. Although me thinks it’s the human that is doing obedience work by giving Mulberry treats!
    Purrs

    • Hi, I was hoping you’d like Mulberry. He’s better at getting his own way with the bipeds than I am. I think he’s getting them quite well-trained – maybe he’ll give me some tips.

  3. Nice of you to pop over Clowie and great to meet you on your blog. Not sure about the feline competition though! Mulberry will be stealing your lime-light soon. Look forward to your next installment.
    Best wishes Molly.

  4. That is so great that the cat does obedience. I do have a cat that will come when I whistle for her but havn’t tried the sitting yet. I might do that. Mulbery if that is you in the last picture, you sure are handsome. Nice to meet all of you. Thanks for coming by our blog.

  5. Hi Clowie – it was lovely to read about Mulberry! He sounds like a pretty smart cog – though not as smart as you, of course! 🙂

    Big woofs from Solo

  6. Clowie my friend CATS rule 🙂 ^’^ purrrrrr

  7. Fascinating cat behavior… unlike anything I’ve known… but maybe the cats are influenced by the proximity to the dogs.

  8. Wow – You guys are awesome!! You’re better trained than me (and I’m a Dog!)

    I do the tummy thing to, gets me a rub every time – Tee Hee

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  9. Zoey the Cool Cat thinks Mulberry is quite handsome……………………

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  11. I look forward to following your beautiful relaxing site and following your interesting and relaxing blogs
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  12. Your Mulberry cat is impressive!

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