Rose Ordile is an animal trainer for the film and television industry. She's currently the official trainer for Morris the Cat.
iVillage: Morris is currently on tour, and when I visited one of his events, I noticed that he has a stretch limo, a photographer and his very own director's chair to sit in. Was that something he easily adjusted to?
Rose Ordile: Because he's too young to drive [laughs], he does have a driver who picks him up and takes him where he needs to go.
As for his director's chair, I would feed him his bowl of 9Lives in the chair. That's what got him accustomed to it. To him a chair always means mealtime.
It also became a security zone. Placing a cat on the floor puts him in a vulnerable spot. Obviously with cats, you see them jump up on top of your furniture -- they like being up high. So putting him high up on his director's chair brings him to a secure level with the people that he meets. In his mind he feels like he's the dominant one. Plus he loves being petted now, so he enjoys all the people coming to greet him. He loves it just as much as they do.