In my ongoing campaign to straighten these messy people out, I saved up and took a massive whizz on a pile of clothes Charlie left on the floor. He got angry with me and cursed me roundly. To show you how little he understands, he turned to Mom and said, “Can’t you teach this cat to not piss on my clothes?” To show how well Mom understands, she said, “I can’t teach you to not leave your clothes on the floor; what makes you think I can teach a cat anything?” It’s a conversation they have every time I try to train Charlie to be neater.
Not that this is neat, but it’s neater. She’s just at the organizing the chaos stage, but she does a bit every day or so, and she’ll have it in good shape in, oh, a year or so.
As long as she’s making the attempt, that’s all I ask.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: What have you tried to train your human to do? What technique(s) did you use? Did it work?