Today's Tortie Tuesday lesson is indifference. Indifference is extremely handy when you've done something that humans consider 'wrong'. Actually it's a cat way of gaining power. The key is to believe you've done nothing wrong and act like they're the ones who are misunderstanding the situation. As cats, we know full well that we're the boss but with indifference used properly, the humans will believe it too.
Mommy's computer has the on/off button on the top of the computer tower. It's great for Samson and I because when she's spending too much time on the computer, we just turn it off to subtly let her know that she's been on long enough and now it's time to feed us or pay attention to us. This photograph was taken just after I turned it off and she yelled 'Deli!'. The key is to look away from the accusing human and to not acknowledge his or her disapproving stare. If I had lips, I would have been casually whistling. There's no way she can prove it was me and she knows it!
Another important point to remember is to not be afraid to be near the scene of the alleged crime. Here I am casually hanging out near a clawed sofa. The indifferent look on my face and the proximity to the sofa makes Mommy think that Sammy might be the perpetrator.
It may look like I'm a professional at the indifferent look but the reality is, I'm lucky enough to have Samson around, who is the master of the 'guilty' look. You can't help but look innocent next to a face like his.
Happy Tortie Tuesday!