Do you have a cat that demands you do something to it or for it every day, without fail?
I have a female cat that demands I spend five minutes scratching and vigorously rubbing her all over after my shower. She drools and is in ecstasy when I rub her.
She can be anywhere in the house, hears my shower running, and comes running. She positions herself on my bed so that when I exit the bathroom, there she is, meowing her head off.
She falls on her side, starts needing her feet, chirrs at me, as if to say "let the games begin! "
She has done this since she was a tiny kitten. She turns 13-years-old in mid-August.
"That Darn Cat!"
Your cat sounds like a total bitch, OP. And you sound like a total pussy.
Haha. Yes. I have a cat that insists on sitting on my shoulders, every day. If i don't bend down to let her jump on my shoulders and then walk around with her perched there, she follows me around the house and SCREAMS. She's Siamese -- and a talker by nature -- but she will not shut up until I let her ride on my shoulders. It's adorable. And a pain in the butt. I also have a dog that insists that I chase him around the room after I get out of the shower. We have a routine: I get out of the shower, chase him around the house, then he always ends up on the couch, exhausted from his exercise. He's a sweetheart.
I don't know if this is "demanding" but my cat had something of bedtime ritual. When I went to bed and started to read, she'd climb up on my chest. She was a very quiet kitty and didn't demand to be pet. She just sat there. I'd eventually stroke her head and ears for a while. Sometimes, if it wasn't enough she'd reach her paw out and tap me. After a bit, she'd get down and stretch out by my side to sleep or lounge.
My cat will make a pest of herself when its bed time unless I sing to her. She prefers mostly standards with the words altered to be about her.
My kitty is a lazy bones
She sleeps the whole day through.
Well cry me a river. Cry me a river.
I'd sleep the whole day too.
Mine demands that I escort him to his food dish before he'll eat. He'll come into my office and meow up a storm until I get up and comply.
Yes, I'm ashamed for enabling him.
I guess we all have stories of being slaves to our cats.
My cat has many demands, but the one that both amuses and annoys me is when he is eating a new brand of wet food he's not familiar with. Unless I hold the dish (with both hands) up for him, he'll just walk away and not eat his food. I feel like I'm serving my King.
So I'm literally sitting there holding the plate to his mouth so he can enjoy his meal. He's a messy eater so pieces of the wet food is flung at me.
I had a cat, Maddie, that did the same as OP's...would come running when she heard the shower, but she would get comfy on the toilet seat til my shower was over, waiting to be brushed and loved on. Every shower, every day for 15 years! Had to put her to sleep in Nov., but still think of her every day.
I love my cats, but you frau cunts have to fucking go.
Cats are very into routine. Once you start a routine/ritual with them, they will insist on continuing it unless you train them out of it or replace it with something else. Just stop doing these things, and eventually they will stop asking for them.
Both of mine are spoild rotten and get what ever they want. I am here to serve my babies.
My Persian would not let up when I hosted a wine and cheese party for my gal pals. I finally had to hold her up and say "I've got something for you too" and opened up a tin of Friskies with cheddar. Then I was able to lend my full attention to the party.
My cat used to like to walk along the edge of the tub every morning while I took a shower. When I got home, we would play kitty bowling (except once when we lived in a w-w carpeted apartment).
But when she DEMANDED to be let in the room while I was having sex, I had to put my foot down (though if my sex partner was less than thrilling, I would sometimes think about how I'd really rather hang out with the cat).
Cats are creatures of habit. If you do something for the cat ONCE, and he enjoys it, it then becomes expected that you do it at the same time, every day, from that point forward.
That can range from waking up to feed him breakfast, to giving affection, playing with interactive toys, putting out dry food to be eaten overnight, getting cat treats, or simply "quiet time" cuddling on your lap.
It gets to the point where, if I have company and the person plays with Smokey and gives him treats at 4pm in the afternoon, he'll get up from his afternoon nap at 4pm the next day, epecting the same attention.
You can't really complain because, after all, YOU started it! :)
My cat always takes his half out of the middle of the bed and he has other demands that usually get me up twice during the night. But he can be so sweet and affectionate, I can't turn him down...besides he gets so loud, I'm afraid he'll wake the dead.
My cat screams until I hand feed her cat grass, blade by blade, instead of just munching on the plant herself. It's ridiculous.
My cat does exactly what R3's does. She never sleeps on me in the night, but once I'm in bed and reading, she insists on climbing onto my chest and just chills there a bit. Then she will either fall asleep there or will get down and lay down next to me. Wakes me up when it's time for her to go outside around 5am.
My other cat will run through my blinds until I wake up. She knows that the sound of the blinds always wakes me so she does this on purpose. It's annoying but she knows I understand it.
She also will come up to my sliding glass door all the time. I have learned she only really wants inside when she walks up to the door and slightly lifts her head at me, like a "what's up" nod. If she doesn't do this gesture, she won't come in despite looking like she wants to. I had an ex I told this to and she was blown away when she saw the cat make the gesture.
When I'm sitting on the sofa, my Maine Coon will stop in front of me, turn his back to me, put his front paws on the coffee table, stretch to his full three feet height, plant his feet, and wait.
That's my cue to start a firm massage from mid-back to head/ears, then back down to base of tail. I linger on base of tail, changing from massage to scratches. At this point he starts with the Maine Coon chatters and yips, looking back at me over his shoulder like Betty Grable. Then his eyes roll back in his head.
Everyone who sees this just cracks up.
I have a male cat, 8 years old. He was very laid back as a kitten but has become more demanding. When I am on the computer, he jumps up on the desk and squawks in my face. He also sticks his butt up and blocks the computer screen and butts his head against my hand to "force" me to pet him. Cute, but annoying!
My little queen of the house insists on smelling the mail. She won't go to it as it lays on the floor, but waits until I pick it up and then bring it to her so she can sniff every side of every envelope. If I try to take it away before she is done, she will claw my hand and bring the envelope back to her nose to finish it off.
I rarely get books these days, but when I do get one, she is in sniff heaven.
Solution for demanding cats: Rat poison.
I think R7 wins.
I have a very similar cat. She's about seven and will NOT let me sit alone on the couch. I have 3 cats and sometimes just don't want to be crawled all over. The others 'get it', but not her. She will devise complex tactics on how she is going to invade my space. Ambush me. Esp. when I'm eating and watching TV; she'll scoot slooowly forward imperceptively til she's under my arm.
When I lose my temper, she'll narrow her eyes and make this smacking sound with her mouth- but she won't move.
r16, my kitty does the very same thing with grass; I must feed it to her blade by blade.
But it's not kitty grass, it's outdoor grass and only one of several varieties will suit her.
I agree with cats being creatures of habit; if I deviate one iota from the routine, my kitty demands I get back in line.
Mine insists on running all over the place for about ten minutes. She loves boxes so I bought something called a feline fun tunnel and strategically placed some empty boxes around the room so I've created a bit of an obstacle course for her. She runs through the tunnel and jumps from box to box, then under the bed, out the other side, onto the back of my chair and onto her window perch and back down into a box where she peeks up at me from inside. It really is entertaining to watch her...
Yes, she's spoiled but I love her so!
Mine won't drink water out of a bowl. When she is thirsty she hops into the bathroom sink with both from paws in the bowl and she cries until I turn the water on so she can drink.
In the past month she's taken to sitting in the door of my bedroom at 4 am and wailing until I get up and feed her. If I ignore her she doesn't stop.
I had a cat that would howl endlessly if I forgot to let him in the bedroom before I fell asleep. When I opened the door, he would dart in while meowing.
Mine insists I develop an astute wine palate and read more Melville.
Going on eight in July, "Puss" is a medium hair that I must flea comb five minutes after her evening meal. Comes into the office, flops down on her side and stares up at me with expectation.
When I was a child, we had a cat who when put out of a room, would go back as far from the door as possible, then run full speed and crash into the door. She seemed to be trying to knock the door down!
"My cat will make a pest of herself when its bed time unless I sing to her. She prefers mostly standards with the words altered to be about her."
Little ball of fur.
Purr, purr, purr.
This is a much better kitty thread than that other one, with that awful OP who trapped his neighbor's cat and took him to the pound.
Hate cats. Dogs rock
I shoot stray dogs, grind them up, and feed them to my cats.
So fuck all y'all cat haters.
R2 Try 4 Siamese in the house! Never a dull moment, and never the sounds of silence. I love them to pieces!
My cat sometimes jumps into my lap (he's more into my husband) and it drives our dog INSANE with jealousy. So the dog has to jump up there too, and often it gets a bit tense between the two of them.
I like the dog better.
What's wrong with having both? I have 2 dogs and 2 cats, I love them all, and they get along great.
One of my cats (a big old Maine Coon) insist on drinking my left over milk from a bowl of cereal. He will not relent until he gets it. I tried to give him just milk in his own bowl, but he will not touch it, it has to be my left over milk from the cereal. My other kitty loves to play hide and seek with one of my pugs every morning. She will hide behind a door and just wait till he finds her, then leaps out and pounces on him, then they chase each other around for 10 min or more. All my pets play and get along but those 2 seem to have a special bond, they always look for each other to play with first.
I was in the hospital for a few days unexpectedly. A neighbor fed and watered my cats and changed the litter daily. I got a nasty call from my management company. "It sounds like there is a cat in severe distress in your apartment." "No, he's just an attention hog," I said. I don't think they believed me. I think they think I'm a sadistic cat torturer.
Jesus, I hate cats.
When I was in boarding school, my roommate snuck a small kitten into our room where it stayed for almost an entire semester.
I sneezed my fucking head off.
When I drove home for the holidays I took that cat with me and chucked it out the window as I barreled down the interstate doing seventy-five miles an hour.
I still have a scar on my forearm from where the damn thing tried to hold on.
Awwwwww. Does your pussy need a good scrubbing too, OP?
One of my cats walks into the downstairs bathroom, walks behind the shower curtain and meows as if he is lost at least once a day.
If I walk into the great room, another of my cats jumps to the top of the cat tree and rolls around until I pet her.
If I walk into my dining room, my fat cat jumps onto her cat seat and I have to brush her.
Just this very minute one I heard the sound of something rolling across the floor and my cat began meowing. It's the laser mouse. He rolled it right over to me.
I chose not to believe you, r39.
My cat demands to go in and out, all day long. He's not out for 10 minutes before he's meowing to come back in, and when he sees that nothing is happening inside he wants back out.
I make him stay, but my partner caves in every time.
r24, what kind of cat do you have? I wonder if ours are related. Mine is an orange tabby from the East Valley shelter in L.A. She's also very picky about food and screams if I go outside. She doesn't like any kind of seafood at all and has an autoimmune disorder called eosinophilic granuloma.
My cat was very spoiled, she had to eat only Purina Cat Chow. She would demand I get off the LazyBoy chair, so she can nap on it. I pretty much had to do what she demanded. When you own a Persain cat, their is nothing you won't do for your kitty.
Your cats sound adorable, r41.
[quote]In the past month she's taken to sitting in the door of my bedroom at 4 am and wailing until I get up and feed her. If I ignore her she doesn't stop.
You're lucky -- mine started in at 1am today, for no good reason. So cute!....
[quote]My little queen of the house insists on smelling the mail. She won't go to it as it lays on the floor, but waits until I pick it up and then bring it to her so she can sniff every side of every envelope. If I try to take it away before she is done, she will claw my hand and bring the envelope back to her nose to finish it off.
Yeah, cats seem to love paper...something about the smell and feel of it. My Persian loved playing with newspapers, bags, and boxes.
I will NOT be ignored!
There's nothing like a DL cat thread to validate everything we do.
Jam her head into the sink disposal and flick the switch.
Have I ever mentioned that my first cat was a shelter cat . I named her Bootsie Gum Drops
[quote]Jam her head into the sink disposal and flick the switch.
It would be more fun to jam your head and flick the switch.
My cat climbs the same bookcase every evening at the same time and meows until I walk over and let her climb on my shoulder. I walk through all the rooms on the main floor so she can see everything from shoulder height. When I return to the bookcase she climbs off of my shoulder and is satisfied.
I like to sit on the one end of the sofa while watching TV and my cat likes to sit on the same side. When he comes into the room and sees that I'm on "his" side of the sofa he'll turn around and walk out. He won't jump up on the other end. Spoiled? You bet. lol
Here Kitty Kitty Kitty
Two of my cats are insane for plastic. Plastic bags, wrapping, packaging. When I come home from weekly shopping, one of them jumps onto the kitchen counter and goes into cat nirvana smelling and biting all the bags. If I try to take a bag he is sniffing away from him, he smacks me down.
I know. I need to get reusable non-plastic bags.
One of my two cats is like that, R57. He loves plastic. I have to be careful not to leave any pieces of plastic (cellophane wrappers, etc.) lying around because he will eat them and then barf it up. He also likes to eat flowers which give him technicolor barfs. Lovely!
My cat's favorite toy were crumpled cigarette packs, R57.
That reminds me -- my mother had a cat who for some reason would try to balance all 4 paws on a matchbook cover. It was hilarious to watch. I don't know how she came up with the idea. She'd be all wobbly and ready to fall down trying to get her paws on that little cover.
This thread makes me want to have another cat. I've very much enjoyed reading about the extreme specificity of all your cats' neuroses and OCD (Obsessive Cat Demeanor). You can't make this stuff up. Best thread in ages.
My Maine Coon used to jump on the window sill every morning to watch the sunrise. I think he thought the sun wouldn't come up if he didn't coax it up. Afterward, when he saw that I was awake he would jump on the bed and insist on being my pillow. I would nuzzle my head into his warm belly and, often, fall back to sleep. If he didn't notice I was awake, I would say, "where's my pillow" and he would come running. If I got up without letting him be my pillow, he would sit and pout.
He lived to 21. During his last years, he was to skinny and frail for me to put the weight of my head on his belly, but he would insist. So, I would lie there with my head just barely on him. It was very uncomfortable, but I didn't mind. He was wonderful and I miss him every day.
I wonder if certain breeds of cat live longer? My cousin brought a restaurant parking lot cat home to my mother. It was part Maine coon and lived to be at least 20 years old.
This is the saddest thread I've read on DL in quite awhile.
Somebody on DL, in another thread a while back, who had a cat that loved plastic, said that when the poster caught the cat eating plastic, the cat would look at him like an addict shooting up in an alley with a pitiful looking, addicted face.
I cracked up! LOL.
Such a vivid description.
r55 It's not so much that he's spoiled, but that it's his HABIT to lie down at that end of the sofa.
It's either his habit-way or the highway.
r18- My melanistic Bengal is very similar- except substitute spanking (at the base of his tail on his back) for massage. He has his "spanking post" by one of the living room chairs.
He'll touch you lightly with his paw, turn around while giving you that come hither look and present his bottom for you to spank. If you choose to ignore him, the pat will become more insistent. Then, both paws will touch you. If all else fails, he'll jump and smack you with both paws. He's smacked the exBF several times upside the head.
I choose to stay clear of his spanking post, so he never asks me. But woe to any visitor sitting in that chair!
My other Bengal insists on being petted in the tub before I take a shower. Weirdo.
Whenever I take a shower, my cat sits outside of the tub and screams her head off. She doesn't shut up until I get out. She doesn't care if my parents or my sister take a shower, but she hates it when I do. I'm not sure if she thinks I should hate water as much as she does, or if she prefers me to be funky.
"Whenever I take a shower, my cat sits outside of the tub and screams her head off. She doesn't shut up until I get out."
By any chance was your cat adopted from Whitney Houston?
[quote] He'll come into my office
Translation: Where I jack off to porn
One of my cats thinks she's in charge of the dogs. When I put them out at night, she waits a few minutes and then she starts yelling for me to let them back in. She doesn't do it during the day so it seems she doesn't believe it's safe for them to be out at night.
When they come in, she checks them over to make sure they're okay.
I've had cats all my life, but she is the oddest cat I've ever had.
Cute-as-hell kitty pics, or it never happened!! :-)
Tell me step-by-step how to post a picture of DL, and I might do it.
R71, why the hell do you put the dogs out at night? out where?
Mine fools around with my make-up to wake me up. But you know how little girls are.
R74, he probably puts them out at night to take care of business. When mine were younger, they always went out before bed as well. Now that they are elderly, I take them out myself because they don't see as well.
OP, loved your post. My cat always insisted that I pet him when I was sitting on the toilet. If I didn't he'd bite my thigh.
When my first cat (a Siamese) went crazy for empty cigarette packs, my vet explained that the crinkle noise sounds like a mouse scampering, and the residual smell of tobacco also attracts her. I had a roommate who smoked, so she had a ready supply. When he left, I found that she had a supply of them hidden away somewhere, since she'd disappear into the bedroom and come out with one in less than a minute.
I fidn't find out where, until I got rid of my waterbed about five years later: she had apparently stuck them on a cross board on the back of the bed frame (not visible to me). There were about a dozen, equally distant from each other, side by side. Kind of a "trophy room"... all that was missing were plaques listing the date she caught each one. :)
Mine caught a bug tonight. I'm quite proud of her. Usually, she just screams at them until I figure out where it is and kill it for her.
Has anyone gotten their cat a pet hamster, or the like, and had it end in friendship rather than murder? I think it would be nice if she had her own pet.
R78, one of my cats was close friends with a bush baby. They spent hours grooming each other and then playing.
another Betty Buckley thread?
My first cat was a shelter cat. I called him Bootsie Gum Drop.
[quote]My Maine Coon used to jump on the window sill
I can't believe how racist cat owners are.
For the second time in his life, my tomcat bit me (not hard) early today and I am ignoring him this morning.
He HATES to be ignored as if he isn't there.
It's funny the things he does to try to get attention. And there is no response from me.
Typical cat. Takes and takes affection and gives none in return.
I had a cat who when I was a child would bring home head of birds to me. It grossed me out. But she kept doing it. I guess it was her way of showing affection.
She would also lie on top of me every night before I fell asleep.
When I moved away from home I had to bring her with me because she gave my mom hell by being very noisy.
When it came to eating she was VERY picky. She hated cat food and refused to eat it even if it meant she had to starve for days. I eventually couldn't stand to see her not eat so I had to prepare real food for her like chopped liver etc. She lived to be almost 20 years old.
It's good to see this thread today. My cat had cancer. Three days ago he died at home in my arms, and we buried him yesterday.
For almost ten years he was the picture of health, active, loving when we were ill, a little clown if we were sad. Only last summer, his behavior changed radically. He started coming up and trying to get my attention, more and more urgently, scratching and even biting me. After that, he stated to vomit. Cats who reach their teen years often throw up, but projectile vomiting is not normal. We took him to the vet, who X-rayed him and found GI cancer. He said it was incurable and that out cat would die in a month.
We took him to another vet who charged $800 for an ultrasound and said he could live another 20 months if I gave him prednisolone for a month and a chemo pill every three days, with Tramadol suspended in cod liver oil for pain.
The treatment was hell for us and agony for him. He wasn't getting better. He lost weight, stopped eating, and I had to beg our vet to at least give him something stronger than Tramadol for pain. They invited me to come to the clinic and learn how to inject a cat with something called Buprenorphine. A very nice person taught me how, and said she would send me home with two vials and a bag of syringes to get him through a couple of weeks.
While we waited for this prescription to be filled, I noticed another tech on duty talking in the back of the office in a low, surreptitious and clearly angry manner to the girl who had just helped me. After 20 minutes of arguing, the secretary brought out a bag filled with sterile needles, syringes, and vials with treat samples and such. The Buprenorphine cost us $131.
Imagine my surprise when I opened the bag and found they had sold us not two, but ONE 2/3 empty, used vial of this stuff. I had told them money was no object, but this was ridiculous. The bottle was unmarked and had fingerprints on it. It had no effect on my cat. The tech who showed me how to inject told me specifically that this medicie has a very bitter taste. When I saw that it wasn't helping my cat's pain, I put a drop in his mouth. He clearly didn't mind the taste, so I tasted a drop. It was WATER!!!
I immediately informed the clinic about this, but the vet never called me back. The person who answered the phone admitted that it was a used vial, but that was all she would say. By that point both my husband and I were suspicious that the pain meds at that clinic were being absorbed by humans, not cats.
So, our beloved, poor little guy who had been the light of our lives died. My husband called to let them know. A secretary sent us a form e-mail letter expressing sympathy. Obviously the vet was too busy (or worried about malpractice) to do so. Her name wasn't even on the letterhead.
Lesson: If your cat starts trying to get your attention in ways that he never has before, take him to the best vet available. Be aggressive about pain management. Our kitty tried so hard to tell us he was hurting long before we took him to be examined. I will never forget the look in his eyes when he was dying. This experience will haunt me for the rest of my life.
R83, if your tomcat is biting you to get attention, he might be sick. Please don't ignore him.
When I went away to school, my cat moved into my bedroom. She was pissed when I came back!
R86, I believe you should have put the cat down when he started to get very sick. The suffering was needless.
I get a kick out of the Animal Planet show "My Cat From Hell." It should really be titled, from the cat's perspective, "My Human Is A Fucking Moron!" 99% of the time, the "behavior" problem is because of a cluelsss cat owner who doesn't have any idea how to deal with an independent cat. Most of the time, the "cat daddy" (Jackson Galaxy) has to retrain the human, not the cat.
"My cat bites and claws me when I hold it like a baby!" Uh, that'd be because most cats don't like to be held in that position. He figures eventually you'll get the idea.
"My cat howls when I lock him up in the spare bathroom at night, so he won't prowl around." Let's lock YOU up in the bathroom all night, and see what kind of a mood it puts you in!
"My cat pisses and poops on the floor, even thought I got him a new electronic self-cleaning litterbox and filled it with lilac-scented litter!" The cat thinks the scent is gross, and would you sit on the toilet if it had this sharp metal rake that would periodically come across it without warning?
"My cat swats and bites me, when I try to put her in a sweater or any of the other cute outfits I bought her!" Jackson admitted it made HIM want to swat and bite the cat's owner.
No, he's not sick. At least I hope not. I'll watch him this week to see if he does anything else out of character.
What happened was I was outside reading my iPad and he came around the house and jumped on the bench beside me.
Just then my neighbor started his huge Harley (v-u-h-R-O-O-M!!) at the exact second I put my hand on his back to pet him.
He didn't see my hand coming and my touch and the horrifically loud sound scared him, so he turned around quickly and nipped my hand.
I think in the split second he realized it was just my hand, he knew not to bear down with his jaws. Then he jumped off the bench and ran back around the house because I think he was ashamed that he bit his Lord & Master.
He's a great ol' cat and I love him so.
R90, I agree. Somewhat recently, each of three friends held onto their sick dogs until the bitter end, and each remarked how much they regretted having done so, how they should have let the dog go at first.
R89, when I went away to school, my dog died of a broken heart. I should have gone to Rutgers and lived at home or gotten us an apartment.
My dearly loved 9 yr old kitten demands to be brushed each morning and evening. She lays next to her bruch and stares at me until I groom her. He is so addicted to being brushed. I adore her and do my grooming routine. She's beautiful beyond belief to me and she loves controlling my actions.
I thought the title read, "Demanding Cunts"
R95, who is 'he'? You? Are you addicted to brushing her?
r86, I'm so sorry for your loss.
[quote]I had a cat who when I was a child would bring home head of birds to me. It grossed me out. But she kept doing it. I guess it was her way of showing affection.
According to Desmond Morris, a zoologist who wrote several books about cat behavior, cats bring us prey because they think there's something wrong that we can't hunt. They consider us family and they take care of us.
I like cats, you put them in the oven at 350 degrees and marinate them and the nice thing is even if your burn one, there's plenty more at the pound. Who needs costly butchers?
I should've listen when they told me so, many many tears ago...
So, when your demanding cat is in the yard with his new toy...a snake, what do you do?
My dog absolutely will not go to sleep until I have sex with her.
I've gotten used to it.
My cat is 18 and my long-time companion. All in all she's in great shape, (a little arthritis and stage 1 of kidney disease) but doesn't come upstairs and sleep with me anymore. She has heated window perches on both floors, terrific food/supplements/treats, a great vet and two attentive & loving dads. But I know she won't be around forever and it breaks my heart when I let myself think about it.
Are you sure your cat can still jump up on the bed?
(R105) My cat has stairs on both beds and one of the perches. Like I said, she's spoiled...and I wouldn't have it any other way.
She sidles up when I'm not paying attention and concentrating intensely on the internets. All of a sudden I feel a soft furry thing on my leg and there she is demanding to be petted. She used to be more independent and go off on her own a lot but now she comes around non-stop asking for a rub down. But that's innocent and sweet, what she wants is simple, if not always convenient.
I sometimes miss my cats when I'm sitting petting them, or when I've just left the house in the morning. Oddest thing. Gotta be some sort of anxiety issue.
flagged you asshole @r103. There's always one disgusting asshole in every pet-related thread.
Do you have a pussy that demands you do something to it or for it every day, without fail?
I have a pussy that demands I spend five minutes scratching and vigorously rubbing her all over after my shower. She drools and is in ecstasy when I rub her.
She can be anywhere in the house, hears my shower running, and comes running. She positions herself on my bed so that when I exit the bathroom, there she is, meowing her head off.
She falls on her side, starts needing her feet, chirrs at me, as if to say "let the games begin! "
She has done this since she was a tiny pussy. She turns 13-years-old in mid-August.
"That Darn Cunt!"
My cats perhaps may wish I would NOT, but I sing to them every day.
Like Hyacinth Bucket I have sung "at them" every day of their lives.
They especially love my off tune rendition of:
"Mah kih-kah luvs shotenin', shotenin' !
"Mah kih-kah luvs shotenin', shotenin' … er, Friskies!"
Don't you ever jack around with one my original posts again or I shall track you down and force feed you Kal-Kan for Kats.
Keep it up, funny boy!
My cat pulled my living room drapes down for the third time.
I believe I'm going to take his catnip away from him.
104 & 106 here. I know this is an inactive thread, but I wanted to share what my vet gave me. My vet gave me this gel my cat licks off my finger and it really works for her. She's more comfortable climbing our stairs and jumps around more.
I think you have to get this from a vet, but it's worth the $$. (I have no financial stake in the gel or its manufacturer.)
[quote]I wonder if certain breeds of cat live longer? My cousin brought a restaurant parking lot cat home to my mother. It was part Maine coon and lived to be at least 20 years old.
My Persian lived to be 18 years old. Most breeds live to be 14. We gave her a lot of love, and we spoiled her.
[quote]Death to cats.
This thread is for adults to read. Not stupid teenagers.
What R115 said. R117's cat gave her toxoplasmosis, and now she's lost touch with reality. Kill all cats - they're a public health menace.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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