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Demanding Cats

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!"

by Love my catreply 11807/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 205/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 305/17/2013


by Love my catreply 405/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 505/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 605/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 705/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 805/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 1005/17/2013

Both of mine are spoild rotten and get what ever they want. I am here to serve my babies.

by Love my catreply 1105/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 1205/17/2013

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).

by Love my catreply 1305/17/2013

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! :)

by Love my catreply 1405/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 1505/17/2013

My cat screams until I hand feed her cat grass, blade by blade, instead of just munching on the plant herself. It's ridiculous.

by Love my catreply 1605/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 1705/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 1805/17/2013

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!

by Love my catreply 1905/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 2005/17/2013

I think R7 wins.

by Love my catreply 2205/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 2305/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 2405/17/2013

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!

by Love my catreply 2505/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 2605/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 2705/17/2013

Mine insists I develop an astute wine palate and read more Melville.

by Love my catreply 2805/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 2905/17/2013

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!

by Love my catreply 3005/17/2013

"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."

Scoffed kitty, Scorned kitty, Little ball of fur. Scrappy kitty, Cheeky kitty, Purr, purr, purr.

You're welcome.

by Love my catreply 3105/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 3205/17/2013

Hate cats. Dogs rock

by Love my catreply 3305/17/2013

I shoot stray dogs, grind them up, and feed them to my cats.

So fuck all y'all cat haters.

by Love my catreply 3405/17/2013

R2 Try 4 Siamese in the house! Never a dull moment, and never the sounds of silence. I love them to pieces!

by Love my catreply 3505/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 3605/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 3705/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 3805/17/2013

Awwwwww. Does your pussy need a good scrubbing too, OP?

by Love my catreply 4005/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 4105/17/2013

I chose not to believe you, r39.

by Love my catreply 4205/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 4305/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 4405/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 4505/17/2013

Your cats sound adorable, r41.

by Love my catreply 4605/17/2013

[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!....

by Love my catreply 4705/17/2013

[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.

by Love my catreply 4805/17/2013

I will NOT be ignored!

by Love my catreply 4905/17/2013

There's nothing like a DL cat thread to validate everything we do.

by Love my catreply 5005/17/2013

Have I ever mentioned that my first cat was a shelter cat . I named her Bootsie Gum Drops

by Love my catreply 5205/17/2013

[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.

by Love my catreply 5305/17/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 5405/17/2013

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

by Love my catreply 5505/17/2013

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

by Love my catreply 5605/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 5705/18/2013

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!

by Love my catreply 5805/18/2013

My cat's favorite toy were crumpled cigarette packs, R57.

by Love my catreply 5905/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6005/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6105/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6205/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6305/18/2013

This is the saddest thread I've read on DL in quite awhile.

by Love my catreply 6405/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6505/18/2013

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by Love my catreply 6605/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6705/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 6805/18/2013

"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?

by Love my catreply 6905/18/2013

[quote] He'll come into my office

Translation: Where I jack off to porn

by Love my catreply 7005/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 7105/18/2013

Cute-as-hell kitty pics, or it never happened!! :-)

by Love my catreply 7205/18/2013

Tell me step-by-step how to post a picture of DL, and I might do it.

by Love my catreply 7305/18/2013

R71, why the hell do you put the dogs out at night? out where?

by Love my catreply 7405/18/2013

Mine fools around with my make-up to wake me up. But you know how little girls are.

by Love my catreply 7505/18/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 7605/18/2013

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. :)

by Love my catreply 7705/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 7805/19/2013

R78, one of my cats was close friends with a bush baby. They spent hours grooming each other and then playing.

by Love my catreply 7905/19/2013

another Betty Buckley thread?

by Love my catreply 8005/19/2013

My first cat was a shelter cat. I called him Bootsie Gum Drop.

by Love my catreply 8105/19/2013

[quote]My Maine Coon used to jump on the window sill

I can't believe how racist cat owners are.

by Love my catreply 8205/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 8305/19/2013

Typical cat. Takes and takes affection and gives none in return.

by Love my catreply 8405/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 8505/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 8605/19/2013

R86 Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...........

by Love my catreply 8705/19/2013

R83, if your tomcat is biting you to get attention, he might be sick. Please don't ignore him.

by Love my catreply 8805/19/2013

When I went away to school, my cat moved into my bedroom. She was pissed when I came back!

by Love my catreply 8905/19/2013

R86, I believe you should have put the cat down when he started to get very sick. The suffering was needless.

by Love my catreply 9005/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 9105/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 9205/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 9305/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 9405/19/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 9505/19/2013

I thought the title read, "Demanding Cunts"

by Love my catreply 9605/19/2013

R95, who is 'he'? You? Are you addicted to brushing her?

by Love my catreply 9705/19/2013

r86, I'm so sorry for your loss.

by Love my catreply 9805/19/2013

[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.

by Love my catreply 9905/20/2013

I should've listen when they told me so, many many tears ago...


by Love my catreply 10105/20/2013

So, when your demanding cat is in the yard with his new toy...a snake, what do you do?

by Love my catreply 10205/20/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 10405/20/2013

Are you sure your cat can still jump up on the bed?

by Love my catreply 10505/20/2013

(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.

by Love my catreply 10605/27/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 10705/27/2013

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.

by Love my catreply 10805/27/2013

flagged you asshole @r103. There's always one disgusting asshole in every pet-related thread.

by Love my catreply 10905/27/2013

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!"

by Love my catreply 11105/27/2013

R110 --

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!

by Love my catreply 11205/27/2013

My cat pulled my living room drapes down for the third time.

I believe I'm going to take his catnip away from him.

by Love my catreply 11305/28/2013

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.)

by Love my catreply 11407/17/2013

[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.

by Love my catreply 11607/17/2013

[quote]Death to cats.

This thread is for adults to read. Not stupid teenagers.

by Love my catreply 11707/17/2013
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