I already told you I like food. But I haven’t told you yet how I like to taste what humans are eating. Sure, not everything, but if there are fresh fruits or vegetables, I practice my skills and convince them to share with me. 😀
Few months ago, the human male was having his breakfast at the table. I smelled some cucumber and looked around in my room – there were vegies, but no cucumber. So I had to have a piece! After all, it’s one of my favorites. I’ve waited a little bit just to check if the human self-intimations himself but, of course, as he is selfish, he continued eating with no sign of remembering my existence.
This was impossible! I’ve started wheeking from the bottom of my lungs. And I kept wheeking and wheeking as he continued eating. After two minutes or so, he noticed the noise especially that Spock decided to join me. He (Spock) even went out on the couch, approaching the human from the back with the visible intent of demanding food. I was very proud of him! Disturbed by our scandal, the human tried to talk his way out of trouble by calming us down and talking nicely.
But there was no chance! I wanted my cucumber and I had to have it. So I was wheeking and jumping all around my cage giving him the impression I could cause a little earthquake that could destroy the house. His house, not ours. 😀 Finally, he reacted, and gave me a piece of cucumber. What a precious piece! The food from other plates is always better then what I have in my own room.
And on Saturday it was the banana. I usually don’t eat fruits (I’m already sweet enough), banana included. The human male was having one in his hands and just walking around the house eating it. Although I was having enough food, practicing my manipulative skills is always a joy. So, I’ve started sniffing, wheeking discretely and waited to be noticed. It worked super fast.
The human female warned the male I was not liking bananas, and most likely she was right. But, as any positive gesture from humans should be rewarded in order to train them effectively, I got closer to the banana and grabbed a piece. Pretty tasty, but not my type. They were amazed and I was pleased. So I could go back to sleep being sure they are still in my power.