How To Have A Well Behaved Cat



In a world where you can be anything be kind.



Hello, sweet friends…

Our beautiful cat Darjeeling passed away yesterday. I decided to share a post that is a happy memory…and a reminder of all the joy our furry animals bring.

In memory of Darjeeling…December 13, 2019



How To Have a Well Behaved Cat

By Marcia Ren

Original post was published on WordPress

August 25, 2016


Well I bet you were p.u.r.r.r.haps just a little surprised by today’s post title. P.u.r.r.r.haps not. I  hope you don’t expect a huge dissertation or anything.


I’ve recently learned it’s quite simple how to have a p.u.r.r.r.fectly well behaved cat.


Of course you are familiar with Darjeeling our feline mademoiselle. ‘Qui???’ ‘no???’



“I’m easy”….Darjeeling♡ and so you must know she is the smartest sweetest cat.



However, a few months back it was brought to my attention she had been putting on weight.



It must be all the easy coastal living.



So very consciously a behavior modification was put into action.



Administering smaller portions of food…



and making sure that she ate only her food.



At first she did not particularly enjoy this new gourmet regimen.



and… often meowed long and loud to let it be known.



like any loving form of self discipline to be effective… she it needed to be consistent.



As time passed…she realized that this was as good as it would get.



It appeared as if she became smarter more affectionate…and loving.



Because of her wonderful behavior I rewarded her with small treats.



Unbeknownst to me she also began working her new behavior on my husband.



Who also began rewarding her new behavior with small treats. (The trick here is working as a team) After months of her supposed diet I recently took her to the vet who announced to me that she actually GAINED weight.

Darjeeling smiled…



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9 Responses to How To Have A Well Behaved Cat

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    THAT, was fun!!

  2. Rhonda Peake says:

    And they say humans are the superior species. Not!
    Love this post. It made me laugh which is a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you dear friend. JR

  3. Jenny Bonynge says:

    What a character Darj is!!! She certainly had you two fooled… ;0) Your back yard looks so nice and, yes, Autumn IS in the air! Love the planter and can hardly wait to see what you plant in it…

  4. Marcia ren says:

    Hi Jenny! Yes Darjeeling is quite a smarty cat. Amazing how the season swiftly changes. You felt the warmth this summer I’m sure. I hope that you had a wonderful time vacationing,

  5. Carol Hingle says:

    BRILLIANT KITTY…..So sorry you lost your furry friend….it is very difficult to lose pets….friends….and family members….we love and remember them always…
    Holidays seem to be more difficult….I have placed a kitty angel ornament and a doggie ornamrnt each year on our tree in remembrance….of our furry friends….

    • Marcia says:

      Thank you Carol. I feel so lucky to have shared life with our furry kids… They bring so much joy. Hanging an ornament is a sweet remembrance. Merry Christmas sweet friend.

  6. Kelly Ward says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Marcia. Darjeeling was so cute – and sounds like she was very smart too!

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