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10 Ways to Pamper Your Cat - by the Cat

Stephanie is a lifelong cat lover who currently shares her RV with two cats. She enjoys their independence, intelligence, and quirkiness.

Cats Deserve to Be Pampered

Cats are born knowing they deserve to be pampered. They are master of their domains, claiming the softest laps, the warmest spots in the sun and the best views from the heights of the top of the refrigerator. Some cat owners, however, need instruction in the basic rules of cat pampering. Here, straight from the expert's mouth is everything you need to know on how to properly pamper a cat.

~~ Stephanie Henkel

Gemini, The Cat

Gemini

Gemini

Ten Ways to Pamper Your Cat

Written by the cat, Gemini, King of the World

They call me “Gemini”, but my full name is “Gemini, King of the World.” I’m ruler of the house, the RV and the front porch and anything I can see from there. My life is full of responsibility. I keep the birds in line and the rodents at bay. I guard our territory from invaders like the big ugly fluffy guy across the street and the halfwit dog next door. They all respect me because they know I’m a killer and a Ninja. I can shred a dog’s nose with one swipe of my razor sharp claws. I can terrorize the fluffy guy with my fierce growl. Besides this, I’m very beautiful. Do I not deserve to be pampered?

Trying to Teach an Old Human New Tricks!

It took a few years, but I finally have my people trained. For humans, they were fairly quick learners, and they now anticipate most of my needs before I am forced to punish them by puking up hairballs where they will step in them in the middle of the night. They aren’t particularly bright, but they have good hearts.

My main person, Mama, can’t even catch a mouse! (She likes when I call her “Mama”, but I like to think of her as the Guardian of the Refrigerator.) Don’t get me wrong, I really like Mama. She has a nice cozy, soft lap, especially when she wears that blue fuzzy bathrobe, and she feeds me whenever I ask. I’ve trained her to open the door so that the sun shines in on my favorite rug in the morning, and she shares her bed with me at night. My only problem with Mama is that laptop computer that is always on my place in her lap. Humph!

Then, I figured, as long as she’s fooling with the doggone thing all the time, I might as well have her do something useful for me and the rest of CatKind. So I’m having her type this new hub on 10 ways to pamper your cat.

Now pay attention here, because obviously, some of you have a few things to learn about cat pampering… Sigh… they say old humans can’t learn new tricks, but you can try…

Cats Deserve To Be Pampered

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1. Cats Deserve To Be Pampered!

The first thing to remember is that CATS DESERVE TO BE PAMPERED! You do not have a common dog here, people! When you have the privilege of living with a King of the World, you need to learn how to pamper properly, and without complaint!

2. Feed Cats Only the Finest Foods.

Forget that dry stuff. Except for those tasty little kitty treats that cost $3 for 4 oz., dry cat food is just plain boring! And we don’t like the cheap canned stuff either! If you have to resort to canned food instead of homemade, at least get the gourmet varieties that cost $1.00 a can or more! Personally, I like chicken and a little seafood now and then – not too dry, not too runny.

3. Make Homemade Soup for the Cat.

I REALLY like homemade soup! The juice from the can of tuna is good, too. If you don’t have that, just cook up some fish with a little water. I also like chicken soup. Actually, I prefer raw chicken, but Mama never feeds me the raw stuff I like ever since I puked on her fuzzy slippers.

I have trained her to make some pretty good soup, though! The one thing I can’t get her to make is mouse soup. No matter how many fresh mice I bring her, she just won’t cook ‘em up. I even put a nice plump one on her pillow once. Even though it was all ready to cook with the head neatly chewed off, she just threw it out. AND she said bad words. How rude!

A Nice Fleece Throw to Line the Cat's Basket

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4. Get Plenty of Fleece Blankets.

Fleece blankets are good. All cats like fleece blankets. I like one in my basket, and another one on the end of the couch where I like to sleep. Don’t forget to shake them out regularly, because I hate to lie on bits of kitty litter. Oh, and the fleece blanket should be in flattering colors so that when I lay on it, I look really good! My color is red. I really look good on red.

5. Play Soothing Music.

Some humans think that cats don’t care about music, but that’s not true. I love music if it’s the right stuff. Mama knows that I really like Dolly Parton – she has such a sweet voice! And for quiet afternoon naps, a little Mozart is good. Play it softly so as not to disturb my kitty dreams. Never, Never, Never play Hank Williams, Jr. And PLEASE let me out of the house if you’re going to play the dog-awful Polish polka music like Mama does sometimes when she’s in a good mood!

Keep Visiting Dogs Away

Gemini makes sure that dog doesn't come back...

Gemini makes sure that dog doesn't come back...

6. Litter Boxes Should Always Be Clean.

Even if I go outdoors, I still want my litter box to be clean! You want your bathroom clean even if you use a public restroom now and then, don’t you? Clean, clean, clean! And please, can I have some privacy?

7. NEVER, NEVER Invite Strange Dogs or Cats into the House!

My house, my people, my turf! My food, my people, my toys, my fleece blanket! Mine, mine, MINE! You would think they’d learn after I drew blood on the last German Shepard who visited. Hahaha! That dog was so scared, she wet her pants! I almost felt bad about clawing her nose. But you can’t always be Mr. Nice Guy.

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A Private Litter Box

I'd Love a Heated Cat Bed for Christmas!

8. Do NOT EVER Close the Doors to the Bedroom or Bathroom.

Cats need to range freely in the house. If you’re in there, I need to be able to see what you’re doing. If I’m in there with you, I might have to check on the rest of the family or my food dish, or my litter box. In fact, don’t close any doors. I like to check the closets for soft places to sleep, and I need to get in and out whenever I want.

9. Provide Plenty of Warmth.

Cats need lots of warmth. Forget those energy saving measures. Turn up the heat, light the fireplace. Let in the sunshine. Let the cat cuddle up on a warm lap or next to you in bed. Mama even lets me get under the covers when I’m chilly, though she grumbles if I purr too loud. P.S. I really would like one of those heated cat beds for Christmas!

Who Pampers Their Cats?

10. Never, never, NEVER Vacuum!

Throw the vacuum cleaner out! Cats hate the vacuum. I hate the vacuum! There’s a good reason for this, people! The vacuum cleaner is EVIL. It makes a horrible noise and can suck you right up. Kittens have disappeared into it. It can eat your food. It ate up my favorite catnip mouse (though it did choke on it…hahaha). It can suck the fur off your body. Get rid of it, now! I hate the vacuum cleaner! It gives me bad dreams and makes me all jumpy.

Gemini, King of the World

Gemini at Yellowstone

Remember, The Cat Comes First!

These are just a few things you need to pay attention to when you live with a cat. Just remember, the CAT COMES FIRST! If you are creative and think hard, you can probably think of lots of other ways to pamper a Cat just like Mama does.
~ Gemini, King of the World ~

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Feel free to share this with your friends who need instruction in how to pamper a cat, but please do not reprint for commercial purposes! Gemini gets really ticked off when someone tries to steal his work!
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©2011 Stephanie Henkel

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Comments

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on September 22, 2018:

Hahahaha!! Well done, Gemini! We have two placards with these sentiments in our home, though Gemini might disagree with the second one. The first reads, "This house has been designed for the comfort and convenience of the cats." The second says, "Cats are like potato chips: you can't have just one." (We currently have 8 + 2 foster kittens!) That count might be a problem in my research into considering full-time RV living... ;-)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 12, 2014:

Jenn-Annre - Oh, definitely keep an eye on that cat. If he's already trying to kill you, it's only a matter of time before he resorts to on-line hitmen! :)

Jenn-Anne on August 11, 2014:

I knew it was only a matter of time before cats started writing hubs. Really I should have seen this coming. Time for me to update my hub on what to do if your cat is trying to kill you with a new section - what to do if your cat has mastered the computer and is attempting to hire a hitman online. In the meantime I'll recommend everyone pamper their cats as much as possible - it's safer that way!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 11, 2014:

DreamerMeg - I'm glad that Gemini's hub made you aware of some of the little known needs of a pampered cat! :) Thanks so much for stopping in to read and comment!

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on August 10, 2014:

Lovely hub. Gosh, I never realised that my cat wanted me to make her mouse soup and probably even bird soup, though she has had the chicken from chicken soup!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 10, 2014:

Mary615 - LOL! Yes, I know a nice homemade mouse soup would be a delightful treat for my pampered cat! Thanks for stopping in!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 10, 2014:

Daisy Mariposa - Yes, if you're liking "attitude", you have to love cats! :)

Mary Hyatt from Florida on August 10, 2014:

I don't own a cat, but my dog is certainly pampered! This is such a clever Hub. I just don't understand why you don't make your cat some nice mouse soup??

Voted UP, etc. and shared.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on August 10, 2014:

Stephanie,

I returned to read your terrific article another time. I don't own a cat, but I've always loved the *attitude* they seem to have.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 19, 2014:

Jane Arden - Well, my cats certainly think they deserve all the pampering they can get! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

Jane Arden on February 18, 2014:

Excellent Hub... Just how a kitty should be treated.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 18, 2014:

Thank you for your kind comments, Vellur! As you can see, my pampered cat has me well trained!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 18, 2014:

Great hub, enjoyed reading it. You definitely know what a cat needs and loves. A unique and creative hub, voted up.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 13, 2013:

Midget38 - As you can see, my Gemini has me trained very well. He does get all the pampering he thinks he's entitled to! Glad this made you smile...thanks for the read and the share!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on January 13, 2013:

Oh, yes. Cats certainly deserve to be pampered! Funny, Stephanie, and I'm sharing this for all cat lovers!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 05, 2012:

Jennize - My Gemini is definitely a very smart kitty and had learned all the tricks of ruling our house! Thanks so much for your comment and complements!

DMVmimay on September 05, 2012:

its nice to know about this Stephanie. cats here in our house is like my younger sister, they are really deserve to treat with excessive indulgence. you did funny on this hub, thanks for sharing.

Jenn from Pennsylvania on September 05, 2012:

Gemini seems like a very smart kitty. I'll have to remember these tips with my feline rulers of the house. Awesome hub!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 19, 2012:

Hi Daisy Mariposa - I've own cats all my life, and they all have had that royal "right to be pampered" attitude! But we cat lovers just serve on demand. :) Thank you for your comments!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 19, 2012:

Sunshine625 - Time flies when you're having fun at HubPages!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on August 19, 2012:

Stephanie,

I love your idea of writing the article from Gemini's perspective. What a clever thing to do.

I don't own a cat, but I know a few people who do. Every cat I've ever met wanted to be pampered. You can't blame, can you?

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 19, 2012:

I remember when this hub was HOTD! 8 months just flew by! :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 01, 2012:

Crazybeanrider - My cat, Gemini, has taught us well - we know all the best ways to pamper a cat! :) I believe there is a link here to your article on cat behavior - love hearing from a fellow cat lover! Thanks for stopping by to read, and thanks so much for the Tweet!

Boo McCourt from Washington MI on July 01, 2012:

What great ways to pamper your favorite furry friends. This hub is so fun and enjoyable, I love reading about cats and finding new ways to keep them healthy. Thank you. Tweeted!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 05, 2012:

Lucky Cats - I'm so glad you found us! Gemini agrees that he is a handsome royal cat! :) Thanks so much for stopping by to comment!

Kathy from Independence, Kansas on June 05, 2012:

Absolutely FANTASTIC! How did I miss this one? Wonderful tips and beautiful pictures. Gemini is gorgeous, too! All ups on this and thank you!!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 05, 2012:

Starmom41 - Well, since this is directly from the royal cat himself, it should be accurate! :) Thanks for stopping in to read about ways to pamper your cat!

Starmom41 on June 05, 2012:

oh I like this! and accurate, too!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on May 15, 2012:

Theraggededge - Hahaha...Gemini thinks that your cats already know what you should be doing to pamper your cats - they just need to teach you! Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

Bev G from Wales, UK on May 15, 2012:

You naughty cat! You are giving our owners (Harry, Lilly, Doodle & Scribble) ideas we'd rather they didn't have!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on May 05, 2012:

theclevercat - Gemini and I are so glad that you like our hub on how to pamper your cat! Thanks for coming by to comment and thanks for the share!

Rachel Vega from Massachusetts on May 05, 2012:

LOVE! And all so true. Voted up and others, and sharing socially.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on April 17, 2012:

Hi Joanwz - You sound like a true cat lover, and your cats sound like they share a hatred of vacuums! Gemini will actually go and hide as soon as we open the door to the closet where we store the vacuum. He hates it even more in our RV where there are fewer places to hide, and will put his head under a chair or behind a pillow to get away from it. I do feel badly sometimes. Thanks for sharing your kitty anecdotes!

Joan Whetzel on April 17, 2012:

So true, so true. My cats (2 have passed on, we still have the third) always liked any kind of canned food or people food that included gravy. And you want to talk about hating the vacuum? One of our cats howled so loudly and forlornly whenever the vacuum was turned on, you'd have sworn we were torturing him. You pegged the nature of cats.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on April 17, 2012:

Hi Sandrabusby - Gemini thanks you so much for recognizing his royalty! :) Glad you enjoyed the article on how to pamper your cat. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment!

Sandra Busby from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA on April 17, 2012:

What a great idea! i got such a kick out of reading this from Gemini's point of view. He is indeed a majestic fellow.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on March 18, 2012:

Sueswan - You have no idea how much we pamper that cat! :) He's definitely king of the house! Thanks for the comments and votes!

Sueswan on March 18, 2012:

Hi Stephanie,

Gemini has done an amazing job in training you. lol

Voted up up and away!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on March 15, 2012:

Kayha,

Gemini seems to be an expert on how to pamper your cat! and he certainly has me well trained! Thanks for your comment!

kayha on March 15, 2012:

Lovely hub! Gemini really knows her stuff.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 29, 2012:

Tenkay - Sabrina sounds like a lovely, thoughtful cat. I'm sure she thought that a mouse head was much better than a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day! Your comment made me laugh...thanks for stopping by!

TENKAY from Philippines on February 29, 2012:

hahaha that was funny, specially the mouse soup. Sabrina, my cat brought me a valentines gift last Feb. 14, well, the head was intact but the body was in shreds. Could it be she wants me to make a soup out of it? yuck!

I am reading this again, aloud, to my 4 dogs, Sabrina the cat, and my husband... the dogs are growling, the cat smirking, the husband is not listening. Oh well, I just want them to know why I was laughing out loud.

Thanks for a fun hub.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 29, 2012:

HotTub - Gemini is quite photogenic when he's in the mood. Glad you enjoyed the hub! Thanks for the comments and share!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 29, 2012:

ErvinVictor - Obviously, you have a cat who is Queen of Your World! You are right to be careful about what she reads - these pampered cats already have very high expectations! :) Thanks for reading and commenting!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 29, 2012:

Tammyswallow - Thanks so much, Tammy! Gemini appreciates your recognition of his "adorableness"! :)

HubTub on February 29, 2012:

Oh, how I can so relate to this. Absolutely beautiful hub! Gemini is quite the ham for the camera ;-) Thanks for sharing!

ErvinVictor from San Francisco on February 29, 2012:

My cat will never read this hub. I won't allow it. She's full of herself already. The last thing she needs to read is that I need pamper her MORE. And, really, she shouldn't be reading anything, because she's a cat, and who taught her to read in the first place? Sheesh!

Tammy from North Carolina on February 28, 2012:

This will always be one of my very favorite hubs of all time. It is adorable!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 22, 2012:

soumentheanimater - The basket is one of Gemini's favorite places. Cats do find the most comfortable places to curl up, don't they?

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 20, 2012:

admathis - Yes, my Gemini would agree that you learn the 10 ways to pamper your cat!

Scott D Mathis from Seneca, SC on February 20, 2012:

My cat insisted that I study this hub carefully.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 18, 2012:

Arusho - No, I can do without the headless mice! :) Thanks for coming back to this hub - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it!

arusho from University Place, Wa. on February 18, 2012:

I love this hub, I had to read it again! Better get on that mouse soup! You don't want another headless mouse showing up on your pillow, ewww..

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on February 02, 2012:

Rusticliving - hahaha... don't all cats think alike, at least as far as believing they rule the world? Nice to meet another cat lover! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your comments!

Liz Rayen from California on February 01, 2012:

I LOOOOOVE this HUB! I thank you and my Cat LOVES you! However, I swear you just wrote this about MY cat..hahaha

Lisa

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 25, 2012:

Seanorjohn - Gemini seems to like classical and also women singers. He just gets that relaxed look on his face. When he doesn't like the music, or noise, his ears kind of go back as if he's trying to close them. (I know the feeling, but I can't get my ears to close!) You sound like a perfect human who is concerned about properly pampering your cat. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

seanorjohn on January 25, 2012:

I can't believe that I have overlooked music for my cats. I am gonna get them into Mozart and then...who knows.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 25, 2012:

rLcasaLme - I won't tell Gemini that you are laughing at him. :) I love cats, too, and enjoyed writing this hub with Gemini's inspiration. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments and votes!

Rael Casalme from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on January 25, 2012:

THIS IS SO HILARIOUS!

What I like best is Gemini's introduction. He's such a proud and haughty cat.

I love cats. I've got 5 in the house. :D

I truly enjoyed this hub. I've gotta vote this funny and awesome!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 23, 2012:

Teachertalking - It's so funny that your cat likes the blow dryer so much. I can understand him liking the warm air, but I would have thought the noise from the blow dryer would scare him. Cats are something, aren't they? Thanks for sharing your cute story about "Brother". He sounds like a pampered cat, too!

teachertalking1 on January 23, 2012:

Very cute! Gemini sounds like my "Brother" - definitely has us trained. Although my cat also hates the vacuum, he LOVES the blow-dryer! He will sit right next to my feet, while I'm drying my hair and wait for me to give him blasts of warm air on his face & body - When I stop, he'll "yell" at me until I blast him so more. Thanks for sharing - voted up!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 21, 2012:

Alocsin - Of course it's true! Just ask Gemini! We're so glad you enjoyed this hub on ways to pamper your cat.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 21, 2012:

Well, given that this is straight from the cat's mouth, I think it must be true! Voting this Up and Interesting.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 21, 2012:

DougBerry - I'd fear, too, if I had as many as you do! :) Cats can be tyrants.

DougBerry from Abilene, TX on January 21, 2012:

Our cats make us pamper them. Since they outnumber us, we fear. (help)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 20, 2012:

Holdmycoffee - Gemini and I are so glad you enjoyed this article! He's quite vain, and appreciates you're noticing how cute he is! :) Thanks for stopping in to learn of more ways to pamper your cat!

holdmycoffee on January 20, 2012:

Love, love, love your article! Cute cat too!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 08, 2012:

Leni Sands - As perceptive cat owners who pamper our cats, it seems to be our job to make sure our cats have a nice cozy, warm spot! You are doing a great job of it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your comments and votes!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 08, 2012:

funkyredhead - You have a most unusual cat! I've never met a cat that liked the vacuum cleaner. It seems amazing that he likes to be vacuumed! He must be careful where he chooses to sleep, though! Thanks for sharing your experiences and thanks for visiting my hub!

Leni Sands from UK on January 08, 2012:

We have a rescue cat and he is the most pampered cat - we light the log burner for him (lol)...and well, he is actually the boss of our household!!

Great hub - loved it! Danced on all the buttons by the way and voted up.

funkyredhead on January 08, 2012:

Brilliant! my cat thinks he is the king of world as well, and he knows just how to get what he wants! The only difference is that he LOVES the vacuum cleaner. He will sit right by it and loves to be hovered, a bit weird! He also is fine with loud noises - he sleeps like a log. Many a time he has nearly been run over cause he falls asleep behind the wheel on a car and doesn't wake up when the engine turns on... Gemini looks like a wonderful cat, just like this wonderful hub!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 05, 2012:

SanneL - Gemini does seem to know he is a regal cat and a cat that deserves to be pampered! We're glad you enjoyed the hub! Thanks so much for your comments!

SanneL from Sweden on January 04, 2012:

This was absolutely a wonderful hub!

Gemini is truly a handsome cat. Cats are wonderful and so is your sense of humor.

Really entertaining hub. Thank you!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on January 04, 2012:

Pinkydoo - You sound like a genuine cat lover, and one who knows how to pamper your cat! Gemini says to just get rid of that vacuum cleaner and Coco Puff will love your for it! :) Thanks for stopping by to comment!

pinkydoo from New York on January 03, 2012:

This is so cute! I really do believe a cat wrote it! I love the part about the "evil vacuum cleaner"...my cat Coco-Puff hates the vacuum cleaner more than anything...I always feel a little mean when I vacuum, because it scares her so much....

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on December 20, 2011:

Your welcome.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on December 19, 2011:

Gail641 - Gemini thanks you for the complement! Sasha sounds like a lovely cat. I'm sure she'll be the Queen of your household in no time! Thanks for stopping in to comment.

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on December 19, 2011:

I think that it is a great idea to have Gemini telling his story. It was fun to read, and the photos are great, too. Gemini is a very beautiful cat. I have another cat that my neice brought over. She has dogs and they were attacking her cat, Sasha. Sasha is real nice and very friendly. She is dark tiger-striped and is real cute. Happy Holidays.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on December 19, 2011:

Kashmir - I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub and that you'll be sharing with your brother! Cat lovers unite! :) Happy holidays to you, too, Kashmir!

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on December 18, 2011:

Hi Stephanie, thanks for writing this hub it was a very enjoyable read . I sent it to my brother because he has two cats and he will enjoy reading it to.

Vote Awesome !!!

Have a wonderful Christmas my friend !

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on December 18, 2011:

Thank you everyone for your fun, funny and very kind comments! I'm sorry that I haven't been available to respond personally or to approve comments in a timely manner as I've been sailing the Caribbean with hubby. But don't be concerned -- Gemini was installed in proper royal manner at my son's house with his fleece blankets, basket and a selection of homemade frozen soups! He sends his thanks and best regards to all! :)

Sandy from Corfu, New York on December 16, 2011:

So funny, and so true. Gemini is one awesome cat and he really knows how to train his humans and the way it sounds any other four legged critters who cross his path. I loved it! Gotta tell ya. I almost needed depends reading the vacuum cleaner part.

Thanks for the lesson and thanks for the laugh

Sandy Wells

Dim Flaxenwick from Great Britain on December 14, 2011:

Once l saw the title l knew l´d be hooked. Brilliant hub!!!. Thank you. all cat lovers will appreciate the truth of this hub. Oh and l must of course praise gemini, King of the word for doing such a good job here.

Keith Schroeder from Wisconsin on December 12, 2011:

Of course cats rule the world. Humans have one purpose, to serve our felines. As for your rules,number 10 is an issue. We have a central vac and one of our two cats likes to ride the vacuum. Strangest thing you ever saw. Also makes cleaning the house difficult.

cmvogt on December 12, 2011:

Please don't ever let my head female cat Pepper read this! She's already a first class Brat and she'll absolutely take over! She already has the run of 6 rooms in our house - her fur is everywhere; it even hitches rides with me on my way to work. AND she won't share a litter box with the other male cat. Au contraire! She'd rather go outside in the rain than get her delicate little paws soiled in the box.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on December 12, 2011:

Very inspiring hub. I love cats and I learn many things about cat from this hub. Well done and vote up!

Prasetio

Megstarr on December 11, 2011:

I loved your Hub. Im a big animal lover and this has been the best animal one yet.

nmplantlady from NM on December 11, 2011:

This message is from Leo (sofa), Sugar (recliner), Shy-shy (window view) and Sassy (wherever I want) who rule the house but cannot type! Thank you very much for informing the world of our lofty status in the animal kingdom. Our owner is aware but we still have some training to do on her!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on December 11, 2011:

Hahahaha What a fun hub, Stephanie. I think Gemini would give his paw of approval on your write up of his advice. Congratulations on the selection for hub of the day. Well deserved. :)

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on December 10, 2011:

Delightful and a subject close to my heart, love your photo of yourself too, well done, Stephanie

moonlake from America on December 10, 2011:

Congratulations, on Hub of the Day. Our cats we never close a door or they go crazy. Enjoyed your hub.

Feline Prophet on December 10, 2011:

Let's hear it for Gemini - hero of all catkind! :)

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on December 10, 2011:

I love the photo with your cat all curled up in the basket! So comfy!

Pollyannalana from US on December 10, 2011:

My cat will be 17 in Feb and she is the boss for sure. Even my husband who is not really a cat person does her bidding and since she doesn't allow anyone but me to touch her he doesn't have to worry about having to pet her.

Great fun hub.

Polly

Nell Rose from England on December 10, 2011:

Hi, I loved this, it was spot on! lol! Gemini is the king of the world, and my mum had one exactly the same too! well, he thinks he was king, he used to yell blue murder if he was shut out of the bedroom, and then when he was let in, he wandered around, nose in the air until he was satisfied that everything was just right for him, then he would jump on the bed at her feet, used to make laugh so much, great hub and congrats!

Escobana from Valencia on December 10, 2011:

Congratulations on your Hub of the day! Totally deserved to be out there and get the votes from your fellow Hubbers.

I'm very much in love with any cat, but I'm especially in love with my two Spanish ones. Kees and Loes. They get all the pampering they need and if they want some more, they'll just wake me up in the middle of the night:-)

Voted up, shared and away!

Mikal Smith from Vancouver, B.C. on December 10, 2011:

My husband and I adopted a very old kitty and decided we were her retirement home. A place of rest, relaxation and pampering! Great hub!

Keith Abt from The Garden State on December 10, 2011:

This article could've been written by my cat, she definitely shares the same attitude as your Gemini. Congrats on your Hub of the Day.

Kathy from Independence, Kansas on December 10, 2011:

All UPS on this crazy fun hub, Stephanie! Love it, of course!

Eunice Stuhlhofer on December 10, 2011:

I laughed and laughed. . . I love cats so much too though I don't have one now. Have had one ever since I was small. Congrats on the hub of the day!!!! Just in case you would like to check out Nora, the piano cat, visit my blog www.eunicewanguistuhlhofer.wordpress.com/a cat with a dream

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