Tessa here. Thank you for all your support! We’re still struggling to get our most excellent service back, but we’re afraid the days of our 5-star hotel are over. So please take it from us – never let Äiti visit your human!
Äiti was also having a word on treats. Hmpf. We’re glad this woman isn’t a Finnish citizen! Imagine the consequences if she was ever elected to parliament and had legal power over Finland (S)! However, the treat thing wasn’t that bad after all. We normally get treats when Mamma cleans our ears or gives us pills (or at least attempts to, hehe). Äiti encouraged Mamma to start with clicker training. Mamma had been thinking about it for a longer time, but wanted to do some reading first. So typical her – she has often problems getting started, because she wants to become an expert first.
Äiti took some pictures of our first training session. Mamma told her that I’m a bit stupid (eh?), but I proved her wrong. I understood quickly that I had to touch her finger with my nose to get a treat. I’m certainly not stupid, but saving my grey cells for the important stuff. I also thought it was important to show Mamma who’s in charge at this place. You can’t buy a cat’s obedience (really? /Mamma), so I made sure that I didn’t touch her finger every time. Humans feel foolish when they try to get us to do something we won’t do. However, make sure you pretend to obey eventually! Otherwise they’ll stop standing around like a fool with a stretched finger!