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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:53 PM
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Do your cats follow you around....
From room to room....

Sort of coming in later so they don't look to enthusiastic...
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:55 PM
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1. HA!
Mine actually try to figure out where I'm going and get there before me. Isn't too bad usually, except two of 'em are black and they try and do it on the stairs at 2 a.m. Or down the hallway...at 2 a.m.

Nothing wakes you up quite as quickly as the combination of a yowling kitty and the guilt that stems from making said kitty yowl.

:(
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:04 PM
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8. And then you try to comfort them....
Like they know what the hell you are doing...
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:07 PM
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13. Exactly...
and you're the one that's had the living shit scared outta you.

But...they're the boss and they know it. They only keep me around to clean the litter box, skritch 'em, toss a chenille stick or two and make sure the treats are handed out in a timely fashion.

Kinda like my kids, now that I think about it.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:15 PM
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19. LOL!!!!
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Luna_Chick Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:06 AM
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56. Yes, they DO love us for our thumbs
"Go on, hairless biped, do something useful and open a can for the four-legged royalty, here."

I do adore my two cats, though. Such personalities, and always good to have the extra heartbeats in the house.
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:00 PM
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2. All the friggin time!
I almost kill myself tripping over them :eyes: :P
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:04 PM
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9. Two words....
Pointy Slippers...
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:21 PM
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24. ...
:rofl: :thumbsup:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:01 PM
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3. Not exactly . . .
We have one cat who refuses water from any source but a bathroom tap. So whenever either of us stands up, no matter where we're sitting, he makes a bee-line for the nearest bathroom. :rofl:

:hi: C. :)
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:03 PM
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5. My dear departed Gizmo was like that....
Only with the closet door....

Ne wanted a treat...

All the time...
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:03 PM
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6. Yours too??
Mine used to until he became too... rotund. :hi:
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:47 AM
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46. My cat, too, with the bathroom water thing.
WTF is that? :banghead:
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:02 PM
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4. Hahaha
Yes! They eventually show up. But it's like they want you to know they intended to be there anyway...the fact that you happen to be there is just coincidence. :)
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:03 PM
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7. Truly well put....
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:05 PM
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10. Yes. They have to be wherever I am.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 08:13 PM by ocelot
Although there usually is that little time lag, like "Well, I was going to go sit in the living room for awhile anyhow, and your lap is convenient." The exception is the bathroom: I can't go *there* without cats appearing immediately, as if by magic. "Hey, lemme in! What're you doing? Huh? Huh?"
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:05 PM
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11. My 15 year old Barney is at my feet right now
And my cat Obie thinks he's a dog
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:12 PM
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16. Awwww...
I used to have a cat named Barney. And...if he was still living, he'd be 15 or 16 years old.

You steal my cat????

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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:14 PM
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18. Just borrowing him :)
He's a good boy.
:)
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:25 PM
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29. Be sweet to him, then.
And tell him that his mama's doing good.

(I still have his mama...she just turned eighteen)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:05 PM
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12. the kitten that came with the house is a big lover
and yes she follows me around all day

here's her latest pic that I took through the window

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:56 PM
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57. She IS a beauty. Was wondering the other day how you 2 getting on
Glad to see things are fine.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:10 PM
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14. Actually, no.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 08:11 PM by WritingIsMyReligion
They follow my mom late in the afternoon, since that is dinnertime. They generally leave me alone. They're fairly aloof cats, anyway, except they like to inspect visitors to the house. :D
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:16 PM
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21. Well, I am so hairy they probably think I am a cat...
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:22 PM
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25. LOL.
:rofl:

:hi:
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:11 PM
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15.  My cat, and grand cat do it all the time.
Who do they thing they're fooling!
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:13 PM
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17. No
But they Meow outside my bedroom door at 5 in the morning- then I let them in and they jump on all the furniture, try to take down the curtains and bite my feet till I have to kick them out again.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:16 PM
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20. If I remember correctly......
since it has been a number of years, alas, since I've had any..........

One cat we had, a black and white love named Felix, would wait outside for us to come home........

And then make a beeline for the front door.....

He hated the pet door we had so carefully constructed for him in a window.........

It was just a little house, but I do remember him following me around....

I was his mommy........

I miss him....... :cry:




:hi:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:17 PM
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22. I was in the other room and walked back in....
Two cats are moseying in as I type...
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:19 PM
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23. Maybe, if she wants something
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:22 PM
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26. They do now!
I have two new shadows following me! :loveya: :loveya:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:22 PM
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27. I hope not.
They're all deceased!

:rofl:
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:23 PM
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28. My cat is crazy
He'll beg to be let into my room, so i'll let him in. Then he'll start pounding on the door so i'll let him out. Then, after I let him out, hell beg to be let in again. God forbid I try to pick him up and pet him, then he will go run and hide under the bed.
Of course, if I ignore him, he'll start scratching the back of my chair.
:shrug:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:30 PM
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32. And this behavior is odd in what way??
:rofl:
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:25 PM
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30. Cool question. Just to share something strange...
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:12 PM by Mike03
This is kind of personal but it is absolutely true. About a year and a half ago (or, well, not long after Bush was re-elected) I lapsed into a very serious depression, and my cat began sticking to me like tape to a wall. I mean, he is a great cat, but it occurred to me that the more depressed and hopeless I was, the more he would not let me out of his sight. Even now, when I get a bit down, he tends to cling more than when I am doing really well.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:08 PM
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33. They are like that...
They have a keen sense of how we feel....
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:38 PM
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36. My boy
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:39 PM by dancingAlone
stays in bed with me when I'm sick, if I let him. He gets up periodically to check on me - paws my face - gives me a little kiss and then curls back up next to me. He will stay for days if need be.

He started this when he was just a baby. The first time I thought he was getting sick but as soon as I got out of bed so did he.

edit: typo
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:28 PM
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31. Yes... and, sometimes they mysteriously transport themselves
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:13 PM
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34. This is so backwards
Your cats follow you? Gracie meows and expects me to follow her. And it's not some "Timmy fell down the well again" canine request either. It's "OMG, I can see the bottom of my food dish. I'm STARVING!!!"

:)
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:00 PM
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37. oh mine go into Starving Armenian CAt mode if the bottom of
the food dish shows through the kibble.

my older cat needs to have wet food supplements, so I started giving them to him in the mornings. So now when I head in to the kitchen to make coffee and oatmeal, there is a chorus of demanding kitties, led by Thomas my senior cat who really needs the wet food. The little can gets divided by ever how many cats are actually there at the time.

and no one is allowed in the bathroom alone in this house, not no how, not no way. Sometimes all four are in there assisting me in whatever I do. The one way I know for sure no cats are in the house is if I am actually alone in the bathroom.

Lewis is lying on the floor listening to me type
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:05 PM
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38. Bathroom presence is a mandatory Cat Rule.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:06 PM by ocelot
No human is allowed to be in a bathroom alone; all humans must be accompanied in the bathroom by at least one cat. Preferably, the cat should stare at the human while he/she does whatever he/she came into the bathroom to do. If the human should be so inconsiderate as to shut the bathroom door before any cats can enter, it is also mandatory for the cat to howl and slide his/her paws under the door and scratch it until the cat is granted entry.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:08 PM
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42. yep , that's my house all right. nt
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:18 PM
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35. I can't take a crap in peace, he's like my fucking shadow.
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:08 PM
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39. Yes, my beautiful cats would follow me IF I had any, but for
now it's the little Shih Tsu following me from room to room.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:08 PM
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40. Definitely. ..One is not subtle about it at all.
I love it!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:09 PM
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41. when I forget to feed them, yes
:o
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:08 AM
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43. My cat does the bathroom thing!
Although if it's not morning sometimes he forgets to accompany me. He has to come in, brush his tail against my leg, get his little greeting and pet from me, and then he takes a couple steps to the door and sits there with his back to me waiting for me to come out. You know how they love routine! This reminds me that the first thing to do when exiting the bathroom is to fill cat's food dish -- he get his spoonful of canned food in the morning and I try not to let him run out of dry food.

THEN I have permission to make my way towards the coffee pot. . . .
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don954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:54 AM
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44. always
they must be in eyesight of me at all times, they are my entourage when I'm home... ;)

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RumpusCat Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:01 AM
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51. Aww, what a little porkpie!
I love brown tabbies. :)

My cat is a spooky slinkster type, so he's more likely to get startled and run away when I get up. He will stand in the other room and meow urgently until I come back, tho', and when I do he just looks at me all, "What? What?"
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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:04 AM
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45. Coltrane does....
Bird does occasionally.

Coltrane gets very upset when I go on the road. When I got back last week...he walked up to me...and turned right around and hid.

But after about a day, he became his usual self. Following me from room to room. Sleeping in my armpit. Playing fetch. He's real temperamental when I go on the road. Earlier this summer, right before I took off, he helped me find Bird who sometimes gets out and disappears. Coltrane followed me around the block...no leash. He stayed out of the road and was no more than 10' from me. He's by far the brightest cat I've ever owned.

Bird...sweet cat. Not very bright. Real talkative. He's our lovable little mook. If he didn't have Coltrane looking out for him, he would've disappeared a long time ago.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:37 AM
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49. Coltrane and Bird?
:thumbsup:

Please tell me you have a cat named Miles, too. :D
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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:29 AM
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55. Nope....his name was LadyDay...
before we realized Bird, a longhair, was a boy.

Speaking of which...he just threw up at my feet.

That's Bird.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:58 AM
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47. Yep, all three follow us everywhere we go.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:18 AM
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48. shoulder riding your human
I had a cat that would often park on my shoulders. He got in the habit of doing this as a kitten and I never had the heart to make him stop when he got older. He was a small cat and he rarely dug his spurs in. The tail can be used as a riding crop.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:00 AM
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50. Yep
All the time. One of them, less than the others, but she's playing some sort of "fear the dog" game. She acts like the dog has eaten the other cats, or something. But, the other two follow us around all the time, unless they're sleeping.
The Professor
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:02 AM
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52. Only when he wants something.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:06 AM
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53. I have a leg-weaver.
She adopted us about a year ago. I thought she'd lose the leg-weaving-while-I'm-walking trick when she became more secure, but so far, no luck. I can't count how many times I've tripped over her. She's a sweetheart, but a real klutz.
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Katina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:18 AM
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54. absolutely...
and if I spend too much time on the computer, he jumps up on the desk and lays down in front of the screen, coving the mouse in the process. I then have to stop and snuggle him while he purrs like crazy. :D
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