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Old October 7th 17, 01:15 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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I'm not fond of being scratched, however inadvertently. Since Buffy
won't let me trim her nails I've taken to putting a folded towel across
my lap when she wants to sit on me when I'm typing.

After a play session with her earlier I wanted to check email and
newsgroups. I put the towel in my lap when she started circling around
my feet. I wasn't quite ready for her to jump up, though. She jumped
up, the towel slid off my lap and she went kerflunk! onto the floor.
She took the towel with her. Ooops!

In typical cat fashion, she looked at me like "I meant to do that". LOL

I got the towel situated back on my lap and she jumped right up. This
time I was ready. No slip-sliding away. I patted her and gave her
scritches. She purred. She was in my lap for a while after I starting
typing this post.

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing. Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone! (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time. Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill
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Old October 7th 17, 02:08 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
MaryL
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On 10/6/2017 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing.* Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone!* (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time.* Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill


Duffy always takes over my lap when I try to type. He especially
doesn't like the phone. He will give me about 2 minutes on the phone,
then he starts to howl. Regular callers expect it, and they get a big
laugh out of it. It's clear that Duffy doesn't like to have my
attention diverted elsewhere. He's on my lap right now because I'm
trying to type this message, and it surely makes it awkward to try to
type. Yes, he makes it clear that he is the Owner.

MaryL
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Old October 7th 17, 04:03 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 08:08:58 -0500, MaryL
-OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

On 10/6/2017 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing.* Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone!* (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time.* Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill


Duffy always takes over my lap when I try to type. He especially
doesn't like the phone. He will give me about 2 minutes on the phone,
then he starts to howl. Regular callers expect it, and they get a big
laugh out of it. It's clear that Duffy doesn't like to have my
attention diverted elsewhere. He's on my lap right now because I'm
trying to type this message, and it surely makes it awkward to try to
type. Yes, he makes it clear that he is the Owner.

MaryL


I know this is old school stuff, but try reading a newspaper and see
where the cat ends up.
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Old October 7th 17, 04:32 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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On 10/7/2017 9:08 AM, MaryL wrote:
On 10/6/2017 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing.* Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone!* (He doesn't own a
computer and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time.* Why don't
you time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill


Duffy always takes over my lap when I try to type.* He especially
doesn't like the phone.* He will give me about 2 minutes on the phone,
then he starts to howl.* Regular callers expect it, and they get a big
laugh out of it.* It's clear that Duffy doesn't like to have my
attention diverted elsewhere.* He's on my lap right now because I'm
trying to type this message, and it surely makes it awkward to try to
type.* Yes, he makes it clear that he is the Owner.

MaryL


Hugs to you and Duffy.

Buffy doesn't mind if I'm on the phone in the den, not even when I'm on
the phone and also have the TV on. It seems she does not like the combo
of typing and being on the phone at the same time.

When I'm on the phone with John and I'm sitting in front of the
computer, Buffy starts meowing and carrying on. He can hear her and we
start laughing. She gets irritated and starts trying to climb up the
sweater hanging from the back of my chair.

I invite her into my lap to quiet her down. Due to her sharp claws I
place a towel in my lap. It was comical when she leaped, landed and
slid onto the floor with the towel. I'm sorry I wasn't ready for her.

It's not as though she's starved for attention. But she sure does get
vocal. Persia was a rather quiet cat, unless she saw another cat. She
didn't talk a lot. Buffy is quite the opposite.

Jill
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Old October 7th 17, 04:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/7/2017 11:03 AM, dgk wrote:
On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 08:08:58 -0500, MaryL
-OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

On 10/6/2017 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing.* Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone!* (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time.* Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill


Duffy always takes over my lap when I try to type. He especially
doesn't like the phone. He will give me about 2 minutes on the phone,
then he starts to howl. Regular callers expect it, and they get a big
laugh out of it. It's clear that Duffy doesn't like to have my
attention diverted elsewhere. He's on my lap right now because I'm
trying to type this message, and it surely makes it awkward to try to
type. Yes, he makes it clear that he is the Owner.

MaryL


I know this is old school stuff, but try reading a newspaper and see
where the cat ends up.

Depends on the cat!

I don't get any newspapers but I suspect it depends on where you're sitting.

I read books. Lots of books. Stretched out on the couch in the den.
Buffy is often right there next to me. She doesn't interfere with the
books. She does like to rub her face against them and sniff them. (I
read a lot so that's 3-5 ooks per week to sniff.) She'll climb up
towards my chest and get me to give her neck scritches. Rub her ears.
She purrs. Then she kind of flops over and takes a nap right there,
half on top of me. I continue to read my book, give her soothing words
and the occasional pat. Only removing my hand from her soft fur when I
need to turn a page. It's really sweet.

Jill
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Old October 8th 17, 12:02 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 10/7/2017 10:03 AM, dgk wrote:
On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 08:08:58 -0500, MaryL
-OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

On 10/6/2017 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing.* Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone!* (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time.* Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill


Duffy always takes over my lap when I try to type. He especially
doesn't like the phone. He will give me about 2 minutes on the phone,
then he starts to howl. Regular callers expect it, and they get a big
laugh out of it. It's clear that Duffy doesn't like to have my
attention diverted elsewhere. He's on my lap right now because I'm
trying to type this message, and it surely makes it awkward to try to
type. Yes, he makes it clear that he is the Owner.

MaryL


I know this is old school stuff, but try reading a newspaper and see
where the cat ends up.

I know what you mean. When I used to read newspapers, I usually had a
cat right in the middle of it. Notice I said when i *used* to read
newspapers. My vision will not let me read newspapers now. I still do
a lot of reading, but I do it electronically--I read news on the
Internet (and watch news on TV, of course), and I read books on my
Kindle. I love that because I can set the font right where I want it.

MaryL

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Old October 9th 17, 05:03 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 18:02:58 -0500, MaryL
-OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

On 10/7/2017 10:03 AM, dgk wrote:
On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 08:08:58 -0500, MaryL
-OUT-THE-LITTER wrote:

On 10/6/2017 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing.* Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone!* (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)

Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time.* Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?

Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.

Jill

Duffy always takes over my lap when I try to type. He especially
doesn't like the phone. He will give me about 2 minutes on the phone,
then he starts to howl. Regular callers expect it, and they get a big
laugh out of it. It's clear that Duffy doesn't like to have my
attention diverted elsewhere. He's on my lap right now because I'm
trying to type this message, and it surely makes it awkward to try to
type. Yes, he makes it clear that he is the Owner.

MaryL


I know this is old school stuff, but try reading a newspaper and see
where the cat ends up.

I know what you mean. When I used to read newspapers, I usually had a
cat right in the middle of it. Notice I said when i *used* to read
newspapers. My vision will not let me read newspapers now. I still do
a lot of reading, but I do it electronically--I read news on the
Internet (and watch news on TV, of course), and I read books on my
Kindle. I love that because I can set the font right where I want it.

MaryL


Yes, I like books, but mostly I read on my phone.
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Old October 15th 17, 07:13 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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In article ,
jmcquown wrote:
I'm not fond of being scratched, however inadvertently. Since Buffy
won't let me trim her nails I've taken to putting a folded towel across
my lap when she wants to sit on me when I'm typing.


After a play session with her earlier I wanted to check email and
newsgroups. I put the towel in my lap when she started circling around
my feet. I wasn't quite ready for her to jump up, though. She jumped
up, the towel slid off my lap and she went kerflunk! onto the floor.
She took the towel with her. Ooops!


In typical cat fashion, she looked at me like "I meant to do that". LOL


I got the towel situated back on my lap and she jumped right up. This
time I was ready. No slip-sliding away. I patted her and gave her
scritches. She purred. She was in my lap for a while after I starting
typing this post.


She *really* doesn't like it when I'm typing. Bast forbid I should be
typing *and* talking to my SO on the phone! (He doesn't own a computer
and occasionally asks me to look things up for him.)


Hey, Buffy, I don't complain when you sleep all the time. Why don't you
time your naps for when I'm sitting at the computer?


Oh wait, that would take detract from your cat status as my Owner.


Jill


I love their "I meant to do that" attitude. Sootie lies with her body on
my lap and her head and shoulders on the seat cushion alongside me. I can
stroke her then anywhere including her tummy and she purrs away. during
this time I can read my kindle, or use my Ipad but not too much or she
turns her head and gives me that look. So then I stop reading for a few
seconds until she relaxes again.

The only time she gets possessive is when I have a friend round and we're
sitting chatting when she will walk very determinedly, jump on my lap and
stare at my friend. As if she's saying that I'm hers.

Judith

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Stourbridge, West Midlands. UK.
 




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