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On trying to (mistakengly) make your cats comfortable.

Cats, books, life is good.

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1guido47
Jun 4, 2013, 1:32am Top

Hi group, just another observation (and everyone in this group 'loves' CAT observations)

Well...

I noticed 'Lizzy' trying to get under a doona. To bury her head and sleep for many... hours.
This time she seemed to have had some diffucility (and I had seen her do this many times before)

So.

I just.

Put/placed her, under the dooona.

3 seconds later she was out. Quite annoyed.

She is once again 'sitting' on my knee.

My theme must be: How independent are CATS?

Your CAT nut,

Guido.

2Amtep
Jun 4, 2013, 2:06am Top

She was probably hunting something and you spoiled it :)

3guido47
Edited: Jun 4, 2013, 2:38am Top

#2, The old girl is 18 yo. or so.
The last time I saw her 'hunting' anything, was a 'blue bottle' fly (and she missed...)

ETA. She is good with 'shoe laces' :-)

4framboise
Jun 4, 2013, 4:24am Top

That's cute. I had to Google "doona" (love learning words in non-American English).

5reconditereader
Jun 8, 2013, 2:51pm Top

My cat does that too! He worms his way under the covers but if you put the covers over him, he leaves. Strange little fuzzer!

6Amtep
Jun 8, 2013, 3:04pm Top

Victoria usually wants to be under the covers with me. But she gets very confused when I'm on top of the covers :) She doesn't understand, and she walks around me and pokes at my t-shirt and tries to crawl into my sleeve.

7Narilka
Jun 8, 2013, 5:50pm Top

I have an older cat that seems to like it when I wrap my robe or blanket I'm using around her when she sits in my lap but will not crawl under blankets herself. Go figure.

8staffordcastle
Jun 8, 2013, 9:27pm Top

I believe the whole point here is that it was no longer HER idea. If you wanted it, it was YOUR idea. It has to be hers.

9dkhiggin
Jun 9, 2013, 12:12pm Top

I suspect you are exactly right staffordcastle! I noticed my cat would burrow into my down blanket every time I removed it from the bed and piled it on the floor with the other linen to be washed, so I bought her her very own feather pillow and placed in one of her favorite places to sit. She hasn't touched it in, lo, these last three years! I finally put it in the upstairs closet. No one in the family likes feather pillows!

10Seanie
Edited: Jun 10, 2013, 2:27am Top

A little off topic, but this thread makes me think of this pic:


ETA - its a pic snagged off google & I dont know how to make it smaller sorry!

11Seanie
Jun 10, 2013, 2:43am Top

12LA12Hernandez
Jun 10, 2013, 5:34am Top

In my house we learned that the only way to make the cats use something is to make them think it is ours. The pillow we bought for the cat was on the sofa for two weeks till we threw it on the floor by the fireplace for the cats. After that the cats used it for years no matter where it was moved.

13BooksCatsEtc
Aug 24, 2013, 9:24pm Top

I've given up trying to guess what makes DeeDee comfortable, never mind "why". I just let her sort it out for herself and then go along with it.

14Mareofthesea
Aug 25, 2013, 7:45am Top

11: Ain't that the truth....

15Mr.Durick
Sep 11, 2013, 3:41pm Top

 

Let sleeping cats lie.

Robert

16AnnaClaire
Sep 11, 2013, 9:08pm Top

From the same page as the plantwarmer:



The pile-up is pretty good, too.

17Mr.Durick
May 2, 2014, 4:40pm Top

Here's a cat happy in its environment:

http://cuteoverload.com/2014/05/02/happy-australian-version/

Robert

18Mr.Durick
Edited: Jul 23, 2014, 6:15pm Top



The article tells us what we may know but haven't always assimilated: cats express themselves differently than human beings do.

Robert

19anna_in_pdx
Jul 23, 2014, 6:33pm Top

That book sounds like it is going onto my TBR list.

20guido47
Jul 24, 2014, 5:56am Top

Dear Anna, how many Cat books are too many?
Je ne sue quoi? Nor is my french any good!

Guido.

21GerrysBookshelf
Jul 24, 2014, 6:14am Top

18, 19. The book is offered this month in LT Early Reviewers. Hurry, there's only a few more days to request it.
20. There's no such thing as too many cat books.........or cats!

22guido47
Jul 24, 2014, 7:17am Top

>21 GerrysBookshelf: I stand corrected.

Guido.

23gilroy
Jul 24, 2014, 10:34am Top

#16

The bicolor in the tree reminds me of my Lucky... except when she woke up, she forgot how she got to the branch and started to cry that she was stuck...

Amazing what a can of tuna does to motivate a cat to figure things out... :)

24anna_in_pdx
Jul 29, 2014, 1:23pm Top

21: Thanks! I just opened LT this a.m. to discover that I will get to review it! Will definitely let people here know what I think and link to review once it's up.

25supercell
Edited: Nov 26, 2014, 6:54pm Top

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26Pebblesgmc
Oct 29, 2014, 5:46pm Top

LOL supercell

27anna_in_pdx
Oct 29, 2014, 6:01pm Top

Two items:

a) Yes 25 that is completely hilarious and everyone who has cats in their family will get it right away!
b) I finally reviewed the Vint Varga book mentioned in 18-21 above. Review is here.
http://www.librarything.com/work/13725941/reviews/113080217

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