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#26 nom_de_plume

Posted 02 April 2019 - 04:56 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 01 April 2019 - 06:17 AM, said:




When you have ducted heating, especially with metal vents,  they steal the vents, and you suddenly wonder why the room's gone cold.

Oh yes, I remember Mum’s cats doing this. We used to joke we needed a spatula to turn them over so they were cooked evenly!

We only have an open fire in our house. You can bet the cat is front and centre during winter.

#27 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:17 AM

View Postnom_de_plume, on 02 April 2019 - 04:56 AM, said:

Oh yes, I remember Mum’s cats doing this. We used to joke we needed a spatula to turn them over so they were cooked evenly!

We only have an open fire in our house. You can bet the cat is front and centre during winter.


On a site somewhere, one day someone was asking how many vents for their house.  Someone else responded 'five more than the number of cats'.

We call it 'having a cooked breakfast'.

#28 Drat

Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:30 AM

In my experience yes and no.

My MIL had a cat that she basically ignored. Very social and clever breed and needed stimulation and love. We ended up with the cat and he was vicious. He would bite or scratch very unexpectedly.

After a few months of love and care (and me bleeding alot..) he calmed down quite substantially and was beginning to be fond of cuddles (in his own terms). Unfortunately he ended up with a terminal disease and had to be put down soon after he became affectionate.

My male ragdoll is very aloof and weird. He's like a stranger that sometimes visits our house. He basically lives outside permanently (his choice). He sleeps in our gutter, on our car, in garden beds etc. I don't worry too much about him as he couldn't catch anything if he tried and he stands out like a sore thumb (he's huge and white and runs weirdly). He will sometimes give love but it's very rare!

#29 Silverstreak

Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:42 AM

You can't really make a cat do anything except tolerate your foolish behaviour, you ridiculous human. :xmas_tongue: We expect to be waited on and adored and our motives remain secret, according to our magna catta, which proclaim us rulers of the universe.

Serious answer: eh, not really. They may mellow with age, they may not. You can't really make a cat do that much, they love doing their own thang. We did have a cat stop biting us after quite a few years.

Some cats are smoochier than others. My friend had a cat years ago that would put its paws on your chest and beg for smoochies, I wanted a piece of that!

#30 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:26 PM

Our 15 year old cat is only really liking cuddles more now as he ages. He's always liked a pat/scratch and is happy to sit beside you on the couch or at the end of the bed, but has never been a lap cat.

I have always been jealous of other peoples cats sitting on laps and sleeping away!

But we love him dearly, and he is what he is!

#31 ERipley

Posted 02 April 2019 - 01:37 PM

UPDATE: I think my cat can read my phone...

As of yesterday morning he’s all over me. He’s following me around, actually standing up on his back legs to smooch me. Still no lap sitting or much picking up but he is being very sweet.

Or maybe I’m noticing more after the talking to. It’s true, this house is new to him and he has had a hard time. I’ll get a snuggling lap blanket and just be really loving.  

Thanks for all the ideas. I guess my last cat was more like a dog in many ways. He was incredibly loving and I miss him so much. I think I’m comparing this cat to him too much which I need to stop doing.

Thank you for all the comments. They are such fascinating creatures. So much personality.

#32 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:12 PM

Awww Sweet!  Enjoy what he has to offer.

#33 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:39 PM

Great to hear.  Lovely to hear he's setting in, poor boy.

Get a polar fleece anything and have it on your lap.

No cat can resist that.

#34 *bucket*

Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

Our lap cat has been much less of one over summer, and our rarely-a-lap cat hasn't been in a lap at all over summer. I think they will both move back to laps and beside people as the weather cools.

#35 kadoodle

Posted 02 April 2019 - 04:56 PM

The cold mornings this week have meant cats on beds and laps.

Why do they always want to stick their bum in your face?

#36 Kallie88

Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:12 PM

You don't make the cat, the cat makes you haha

#37 born.a.girl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:10 PM

View Postkadoodle, on 02 April 2019 - 04:56 PM, said:

The cold mornings this week have meant cats on beds and laps.

Why do they always want to stick their bum in your face?


So you can smell it and approve of them, I'm guessing, given how important bum smells are to dogs and cats.

In this house tonight we're celebrating the fact that the dog no longer has fart breath, but not celebrating the $663 hit to the credit card.  Previous dog loved chicken frames and had great teeth till the day she died.  This damned one, leaves home made chicken casserole for the flies. Drives me barmy.

#38 notsoretro

Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:59 PM

I adopted my "ginger ninja" when she was 4. She was sweet from the start but really warmed to me after about a year and now often sleeps wrapped around my head or under the doona in winter.

#39 Coffeegirl

Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:20 PM

View Post*bucket*, on 02 April 2019 - 02:57 PM, said:

Our lap cat has been much less of one over summer, and our rarely-a-lap cat hasn't been in a lap at all over summer. I think they will both move back to laps and beside people as the weather cools.

View Postkadoodle, on 02 April 2019 - 04:56 PM, said:

The cold mornings this week have meant cats on beds and laps.

Why do they always want to stick their bum in your face?

Our 3yo Russian Blue will only sit on my lap in the winter, and only if I have a blanket over my legs.   He also sleeps on our bed in between DH and I during the winter, but in the summer he sleeps somewhere else.

He likes his pats and ear scritches, but will certainly let you know when he’s had enough.

And I’m the only one he will allow to carry him.  If the kids or DH try, he wriggles away

#40 seayork2002

Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:37 PM

I am on my phone and although I read this thread before so I am aware of I read the title again as

'Can you make a cat more efficient?'



#41 darcswan

Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

View PostCoffeegirl, on 02 April 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

Our 3yo Russian Blue will only sit on my lap in the winter, and only if I have a blanket over my legs.   He also sleeps on our bed in between DH and I during the winter, but in the summer he sleeps somewhere else.

He likes his pats and ear scritches, but will certainly let you know when he’s had enough.

And I’m the only one he will allow to carry him.  If the kids or DH try, he wriggles away

May I see a pic of your RB?
I ❤️ Russians

#42 kadoodle

Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:11 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 02 April 2019 - 08:37 PM, said:

I am on my phone and although I read this thread before so I am aware of I read the title again as

'Can you make a cat more efficient?'

More naps and warmed wet food via a bedroom service, according to the ones I’ve asked.

#43 bubskitkat

Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:11 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 02 April 2019 - 08:37 PM, said:

I am on my phone and although I read this thread before so I am aware of I read the title again as

'Can you make a cat more efficient?'

Yes my cats just aren’t reaching their quotas of mice/rat/bird catches for the month. Their efficiency levels are down




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