A Command No Cat Could Disobey #1LinerWeds

My grandfather was a dog whisperer. He could train a dog (or a child, for that matter) with no harsher measure than sad disapproval and no greater treats than his beaming smile and slight nod. He didn’t even have to say, “That’ll do, pig.”

Cats fell for him, too. He could handle a cat that bit everybody else to the bone and it would just curl up in his lap and purr.

Now, if a cat was on the floor and he wanted it to come to him, he would pat his leg and say, “Come here.” A dog would have been there in a heartbeat. A cat would lie down where it was.

Then he would say the command no cat could disobey:

Either come here or lie down there; just make up your mind.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “A Command No Cat Could Disobey #1LinerWeds

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    December 12, 2019 at 11:42am

    That command could be labeled ‘face-saving.’ Best not to put people – and cats – into positions where anyone will end up looking foolish.

    Many parents learn this the hard way.

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