May 7, 2018

Miss Kitty Pretty Girl’s Guide to Feline Manners

Hello, Miss Kitty Pretty Girl here – aka – the CatCon Muse. As Kitten Season is already upon us, I felt it my duty to provide an educational guide to those tiny fur babies out there, getting ready to go into their forever homes. (FYI to the humans reading this  – there’s still a lot of young ones looking for fosters at places like Kitten Rescue LA, so if you can dedicate some time, give them a call, you won’t regret it.) Without further ado, here’s my short list.


Be on time. Your human ‘expects’ you to wake them up at 4:48 a.m. Do not disappoint them.

Courteous placement. For thousands upon thousands of years, it has been our right as beloved feline to lounge where we see fit. This could be anywhere: the computer keyboard, in your human’s favorite chair, or even on their face. They may not appreciate this, but in the end will acquiesce so always stand (I mean, sit) your ground.

Where to draw the line in What’s mine, what’s yours (also known as co-habitating with another species). The cozy little bed was bought for the dog, but let’s face it – if you fits, you sits. Feel free to apply this rule to any and all situations.

When it’s time to ask for attention. No one wants to appear needy. But when your bowl has not been refilled in a timely fashion, it goes without saying that your voice Must. Be. Heard.

Bathroom etiquette.  Please, I implore you, try to keep the litter inside the box. Unless the humans have forgotten to scoop, then all bets are off.

Crazy time. It happens to the best of us, usually after the aforementioned bathroom time or in the middle of the night. Remember, try not to let this carry on more than 1.5 minutes, but in the end, you can’t fight instinct.  

Your tail. I know it sometimes has a mind of its own, flitting about the room like a Beyonce dance number. But try to keep it from knocking things off the counter, if at all possible.


CatCon is returning to the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California August 4th and 5th.