This post is dedicated to my bro-in-fur, Bucky (aka @puzzmitts) who most recently demonstrated a loverly expression of Barf·o·logy himself (*highpaw*!).
Barf·o·logy: the art of elevating a simple act of regurgitation to the status of feline art.
When to use: any time your human slips into forgetfulness - aka excessive ignoring of their Primary Responsibility (petting, feeding, walking, feeding, grooming, feeding - do I sense a pattern here?) - Barf·o·logy is an Appropriate Response.
Tips on most effective use of Barf·o·logy: textiles preferred (hint, the more absorbent the surface, the longer your art will live on in the lives of your humans!). If you have a choice between light and dark tones, always choose the lighter of the two - again, for longer lasting effects.
Barf·o·logy and feng shiu: Proper placement can increase efficacy! Try to express yourself in a high traffic area if possible, and anywhere your humans tend to walk barefoot scores you extra feng shui points.
Of course, I reserve Barf·o·logy for those occasions in which my humans have become Exceedingly Annoying and require a bit of Behavior Modification - like when they decide to vacate the premises for Unapproved Absences (conferences, vacations, etc). Which reminds me, the center of their bed needs a bit of decoration. See you later anipals - must go Express Myself!