Cat Mom vs. Cat Dad

Have you noticed that interactions with the cats differ between a Cat Mom and Cat Dad? If you ask the cats, Cat Dads are totally cool, and Cat Moms are mean. However, when it comes to cuddles, Cat Moms are preferred. What do you think? Do Cat Dads get the short end of the stick?

EM: Ellie Mae Kat [black, gorgeously floofy lady cat] 
L: Latte [tortie/tabby girl kitten] 
MK: Momma Kat [Latte and Ellie's human Momma, named Kat] 
The Boy: Momma's fiance, Daddy to Latte and Ellie 


EM: What?! You only gave me two squeeze-ups on my plate?
The Boy: That's what your Momma ....
EM: Momma gives me four at one time!
The Boy: Ummm ...
EM: This isn't going to be enough! I might get hungry!
The Boy: I don't know ...
EM: I'm going to tell Momma on you! Sheesh. She gives you ONE job: feed the cats while she's gone.
The Boy: I KNOW she said to give you two.
EM: Momma will be so disappointed.

The Boy: No. No. There's no reason she needs to know that I didn't remember her instructions. She usually writes them down, but I got mad and said she could trust me to know how to feed my cats.
EM: Why don't you call her and ask?
The Boy: No. That's not necessary.
EM: Four.
The Boy: For what?
EM: I get two more squeeze-ups!

The Boy: Oh, yeah! Right! Thanks for reminding me!
L: I get two more too!
The Boy: You don't get squeeze-ups!
L: Yes, I do!
The Boy: No. Because you don't need medicine to be hidden in them.
L: Momma changed her mind and felt bad.
The Boy: She didn't tell me that!
L: Yeah. I prefer the tuna.
The Boy: I just gave Ellie chicken.
L: Yes, but four tubes is the whole package, so you can open a tuna one next.

The Boy: Are you sure you get squeeze-ups now?
L: Why don't you call Momma and ask?
The Boy: You said you want tuna?
{15 minutes pass}
The Boy: Ellie! Let's cuddle!
EM: Phht. As if.
The Boy: Latte?
L: No, thanks.

The Boy: Oh, come ON! I just fed you both!
EM: Thanks. 
L: When is Momma going to be home? 
EM: Yeah! I need cuddles!


MK: Ellie! Treats!
EM: WHAT?!?! Daddy gives me 15 treats!
MK: No, he doesn't. He gives you 8.
EM: No. Now he gives me 15. 
MK: I don't think so.
EM: But you don't know for sure.
MK: No, I do know for sure.
EM: I'm going to tell him that you didn't give me enough treats while he was gone!
MK: Okay.

MK: Okay. You can't shake me down for more treats.
EM: I'm going to tell him you didn't give me ANY treats while he was gone.
MK: If that makes you feel better.
EM: He put you in charge of giving me treats while he was gone!
MK: Yep.
EM: And you're not doing it right!
MK: I'm doing it the way Daddy does it.
EM: You're not following his instructions.

MK: No. I'm not following YOUR instructions.
EM: Erm ... I'm going to call him.
MK: Okay.
{Ellie walks away to find her sisfur}
EM: Mommas are tough. Hey, Latte! Go tell Momma you want treats!
L: I don't like treats.
EM: I know! But maybe she'll give you some and then I can eat them.
L: You already got 8 treats.
EM: That's not the point.

L: I thought you were watching your figure.
EM: My diet can start when Daddy gets home.
L: Meh.
EM: Have you noticed that Momma is mean?
L: Isn't that her job?
EM: NO! Her job is to give cuddles! But I can't let her have cuddles because I'm mad at her.
L: More for me.
EM: No! Wait! I changed my mind!

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  1. I'm most impressed with those math skills, especially the multiplication! I hope you do get some treats though!

    1. I'm best at multiplication! Err ... but not in terms of kittens: I'm spayed! ~Ellie Mae

  2. Math R not me, I am a literature/history gal
    Hugs Cecilia

    1. Hahaha. Apparently, it's not the cats' Daddy's skill either!

  3. Kitties, this is exactly why I don't sleep in on the weekends; my way of feeding the cats is different from how The Hubby does it, and they prefer ME!
    And I like your term of 'squeeze-ups'; I've been calling them Churro's or something like that.
    Sweetie gets a dollop with her blood pressure meds every morning.

  4. Yoo are so lucky to have a Daddy who is sooo gullible. My Daddy would just toss treats onto the floor and let us battle it out for who gets what. So sad.

    1. I'm not gullible. I rarely give treats anymore, actually. That may explain the dirty looks Ellie gives me when she lies with her momma. Lol

  5. Mom and Dad photos ~ wow ~ fun captions ~ great post ~ thanks,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. AMARULA: Dearest and --surely ignored --Lady Latte. I could not even read the blog as I got caught at the very beginning when I noticed THIS tragedy: EM: Ellie Mae Kat [black, gorgeously floofy lady cat]
    L: Latte [tortie/tabby girl kitten] How DARE your human refer to EM as a GORGEOUS LADY cat and all you get is "girl kitten" -barely an afterthought! I mean PLEASE!! How do you bear it poor, unloved, underappreciated Latte? God knows you're not a full Tortie and nowhere near as good looking as Bear was but you still deserve at least one or two well though out adjectives!! Let me know if you need me to come to the U.S. and bite your mother on the ankle!!! I shall do so with glee!!

    1. Latte just said "well, you know, I am a daddy's girl kitten and he calls me his sweet pretty girl all the time so I can live with momma mis-labeling me."

    2. No need. Her ankle (and her @$$) is well bitten thanks to me! ~Latte

  7. You get a whole package of squeezies at once??? Mudpie just ran off to pack her bags...

  8. I hope my cats don't read this and see that you get 2 whole tubes at once. Mine only get a few licks.

    1. Well, to be fair, they are used to mix with medicine ... and if there's not enough squeeze-up, Ellie won't eat it ...

  9. Even cats are shake down artists these days. Our dad always gives us more treats than Mom does. And we like to cuddle with our dad the most as well. He puts out more heat! Sometimes if he is away, we make Mom sleep all alone. It really hurts her feelings, but we are cats and do what we want! And Misty May usually gives in and finds her way to Mom's pillow. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

    1. Hahaha. So at least in terms of the goods, your Dad provides more! But don't tell our Daddy about yours being the favorite. He doesn't hold it against us yet.

  10. Moms NEED to be on their toes when their furkids are scam artists. Even if they are as lovable as you two.

    1. Scam artist? Can I put that on my resume? ~Latte

    2. Be my guest. Heck, we'll even write a positive recommendation/review to validate it. 😹

  11. It doesn't take too much to twist your humans around your paw.

  12. Yeah the dad is much easier to convince to give me more treats. ~Ernie

  13. I see my Cat Mom as the main feeder, and my Cat Dad as my snuggle buddy. That's kinda opposite, right? XO - Ava

  14. Ellie Mae, so good to see you asserting yourself! And I am impressed with your math skills too! Whatta girlcat! Believe it or not, mom never even noticed those things where the foods are for us until she and I read about you two having them. The v-e-t mentioned the possibility of using them to hide meds. I had my first squeeze up there at the v-e-t- office. They have them in the exam rooms in a mini fridge.

  15. We think perhaps these instructions need to be put in writing? Someone might be trying to take advantage otherwise! :)

  16. EM, since Woodrow can't count over three, he thinks he gets a ton of treats if I just tell him he did. Is that mean?

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