A Quiz for Cats and Humans

Date: Monday, June 05, 2000

Humans:

Your cat waits and miaows at the front door when you arrive. Is it saying:
a) Welcome home
b) The phone rang twice while you were out
c) I wanna go play with the cat next door: I'm in heat
d) Feed me, NOW

Your cat miaows at the door when you go out. Is it saying?
a) Please don't leave me here all alone
b) Goodbye
c) Can the cat next door come over? I'm in heat
d) But what if I get hungry while you out?

Your cat digs its claws in your leg. Is this?
a) An unsuppressed primal instinct
b) A sign of affection
c) A mating ritual
d) A demand to be fed now

Your cat scratches at the door after being fed: Is it saying:
a) Lemme out - I need to use the garden
b) Wanna go out and play
c) I am in heat!!
d) Wonder what they've got to eat next door?

Cats:

Your human walks into the kitchen. Does this mean?
a) It's hungry
b) It's lost
c) You're hungry

Your human puts down a bowl of food for you. Is this?
a) Supper
b) Something to keep you going till supper's ready
c) Inedible junk to be scorned in favour of what the human's got.

Your human removes you from the top of the television. Does this mean?
a) You're in trouble - better not do it again
b) Nothing - humans do this from time to time
c) The human wants to play, so climb up again to amuse it.

Staircases are for:
a) Getting up to the human's bedroom at 4 a.m.
b) Lying in wait in the dark at the top of
c) Walking down just slower than the human in front of it.
d) All of the above

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