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Old September 19th 18, 08:11 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Lap cats - or not

On 9/19/2018 9:48 AM, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-09-19 11:36 AM, jmcquown wrote:

I'm glad to see you back, Cheryl!* Sorry to hear about the surgery, I
hope it went well.


Oh, it went very well. I had breast cancer, but they caught it early,
and I only had to have a lumpectomy and radiation and hormone
treatments. The doctors think there's a very good chance it will never
recur - but they still want check-ups at what I think are rather
frequent intervals. Still, there were times when the pressure of a
delicate cat's paw, followed by the weight of the cat, on a sore spot
wasn't pleasant!

She doesn't like being picked up, though.* Persia didn't like that,
either.


Neither of mine like being picked up. Kerry is particularly curious - if
I'm talking on the phone, she thinks I'm talking to her, so she comes
over - and if I'm sitting at the computer desk talking on the phone, she
walks on the keyboard, tries to push it out of the way so she can reach
a pencil, etc etc. Once, she tipped over a half-full bottle of Diet Coke
that was on the desk. And whenever I've had someone in - there's been a
plumber and a washer repairman in the last few months - she's right in
there inspecting their work.

I've already had a friend point out cheerfully that things come in
threes - what household breakdown will be the third?


Lindy (RB) was very sociable. Whenever anyone came over, she assumed
they came to see her. For a while I had a home-based word processing
business. She loved it when a client came. Some of the clients weren't
too thrilled, but most of them loved her attention.
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Old September 19th 18, 09:05 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 19/09/2018 14:47, Cheryl wrote:
On 2018-09-19 11:06 AM, Judith Latham wrote:
In article , Bill
Stock wrote:
When we first got Cali she was very annoyed at being relocated from the
cat group home. We thought she was deaf because she would not respond
when you spoke to her or made a noise. Apparently she was just very good
at ignoring the hoomans. If you put her in your lap she would not stay.


Then one day more than a year later a few of us were watching a movie in
the basement and she thought she was being ignored, so she jumped up in
the basket chair with my mother. She was a lap cat ever after, but only
on her terms.



isn't everything on their terms.


Neither of my cats are cuddly, exactly. Cinnamon never cuddles or sits
on laps. She will sit next to you, and allow herself to be brushed or
combed, moving if she wants you to brush another part of her body. No
one has ever brushed her long enough for her to get tired of the
process, but on the other hand, as you say, it's all on her terms, and
she has to be the one to approach you for brushing. Kerry likes, well,
not lap-sitting exactly...I have a very comfortable recliner, and she
likes stretching out on my chest, usually facing the window, but
sometimes the room, and relaxing or napping. I think I've finally
convinced her that the "rear end in my face" position is not desirable.
I've had to gently reposition her a bit when I was recovering from
breast surgery. She'll do the reclining on my chest when I'm reclining
for long periods of time, but she's the one who decides to start and
stop. Neither cat wants to snuggle or relax if I pick them up, they have "
to be the one who approaches.

The rear end in my face made me smile. I have to avoid looking at Nelli
if she's on my knee, if I do make eye contact, she raises her rear
towards me. I say "sit down, I don't want to look at that!"


 




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