Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 2 years ago

    Sometimes I even ask the wife to get me something so I don’t disturb the cat.

  2. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, about 2 years ago

    I have diligently trained our cat so that now she will wake me up any time of night when she is hungry to feed her. She learned pretty quickly actually.

  3. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 2 years ago

    Cat-on-lap rules apply, once you have been claimed by a cat it is expected that you will remain where you are until the cat is done with you

    Any reason you might have had to get up is either going to have to wait, someone else is going to have to take care of it, or it better be pretty important

    Our cats have trained us well

  4. hltrim52

    hltrim52 said, about 2 years ago

    If I have to get up to go to the bathroom, I’m moving the cat.

  5. bawana

    bawana said, about 2 years ago

    It’s so much simpler if you just-“send kitty to live on the farm”

  6. Otera

    Otera said, about 2 years ago

    If I need the cat to move I say “Excuse me, Mister Nick, but I’m afraid I have to get up now” and he’ll immediately got off of me and walk a little ways away before sitting down. very special cat. so long as you show him respect, he’ll return it. we talk to him like a human and he responds to such a degree that there’s no way he doesn’t know what we’re saying.

  7. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    We had a cat that would take commands just like a dog, including “sit, stay”.

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 2 years ago

    We had a cat named “Chow,” a silver tabby. (It was probably more like “Chao,” because she was named by some of my husband’s students from Hong Kong. They said it meant “found” in Chinese. A nice lady had driven by, given her to our four-year-old daughter and cousin, and said she’d be back tomorrow to pick her up(!) ANYhow [sorry about that], when we said her name in casual conversaton, she’d go “meow.” Also, if we said “cat” she’d meow.

  9. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My cats tend to follow me into the bathroom and sit in my lap. The one we had before would jump down the second I flexed my thigh muscles (I know, TMI) but this cat has to be picked up and moved. Reluctantly.

  10. tech60

    tech60 said, about 2 years ago


    Are you related to my husband?? lol He’s in the recliner, laptop going and our short hair silver Maine Coon (he’s my avatar) is on the foot rest stretched out between hubby’s feet. Then I hear “could you please get me a bottle of water because I have a lap full of computer and cat.” But when he says “okay Oscar, time to get up” the cat knows his nap time is over and jumps down so hubby can get up. (that bottle of water is working) ;D

  11. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, about 2 years ago

    One day, when I came home from work, I saw a neighborhood cat I call “cat” sitting up on a second-story railing. I said “Hi, cat!” and the cat immediately said “Meow!”

  12. catman5169

    catman5169 said, about 2 years ago

    My late cat, Smokey Joe, was my “alarm cat”…Monday-Friday, he would make sure I was up in time to get ready to go to work…it’s as if he knew his food and clean litter depended on my working. Saturday…he did not bother me….Sunday…up in time for Sunday School and Church!!!

  13. chayasnana

    chayasnana said, about 2 years ago

    We have two cats that have learned to fetch, bring the toy and give it to my husband so he can throw it again.

  14. davbart92663

    davbart92663 said, about 2 years ago

    Our house saying is (in your best Southern Belle voice)“Help, oh help! I am being held captive by a vicious animal!”

    The cat invariably opens one eye, stretches, and skunks off my lap, with a kittens new.

  15. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, about 2 years ago

    My late cat “Blackie” (1998-2010) had been a feisty feral cat until we rescued him. He then became the most loving, grateful cat we ever had. He was the ‘alpha cat’ of the neighborhood and everybody looked up to him. He had one eye, two fangs, and three kinks in his tail. He would come when I whistled!

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