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Old 01-02-2011, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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You're right, it is largely a myth, but it all depends upon how a particular cat is treated by the humans it comes into contact with. If it never gets any love, it will be aloof and unaffectionate.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:40 AM
 
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I have longed for a cat to be just like yours.

I own three cats my Ragdoll known to be extremely affectionate is more independent than the other two hates being picked up or touched, he will complain and walk off. He does allow me to pick him up and touch him but only on his terms.

The two DSHs one will lay in my arms for hours but not that often. His sibling brother likes his attention on a morning he likes to jump onto our bed and purr he will stay with me until I get up. Hubby is always up first, otherwise I have to make the breakfast

My dog however is on my knee almost 24/7 far more affectionate than any cat I have ever owned.

I agree with the other posts enjoy him and make the most of the good relationship your cat has with you.

Love his name btw.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I am finally taking that long rest I promised myself months ago. Mr Rotundity is taking full advantage of it as well. He is laying on my stomach and continually nudging my hands.

He is completely trusting. I can start to pick him up by the throat or place a foot on him...he thinks its all great. Little does he know that he is a pain at times.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Middle TN
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You're right, it is largely a myth, but it all depends upon how a particular cat is treated by the humans it comes into contact with. If it never gets any love, it will be aloof and unaffectionate.
I don't believe this to be true. I've had several cats over my lifetime that simply didn't care to be handled or petted much. Although loved, they always, by their own choice, remained aloof. All cats have different personalities. Some people like their space also. Some cats never heard a kind word, maybe they were even abused, but once in a home with love and affection they become lovable lap cats.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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my cat stands by the door an meows as if someone is killing her when i go to the bathroom.
Mine too ! Always wants to be next to me I love it...
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:18 PM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I have a cat that won't leave me alone.


I love it!! How can you be lonely when there's a 9 pound bundle of fur draped across your lap? Or your keyboard? Or your pillow?
Or your face...
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:24 PM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I haven't used the bathroom alone in over 40 years. If it isn't a kid at the door wanting something immediately, it is a cat using the littler box at the same time or demanding to be fed.

I once had a cat who sould swing in the little hammock my underwear made at my knees. He would never leave me alone but that was a bit too much.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I'm having a hard time typing because my cat is where my laptop should be. It would be there during most waking hours if I allowed it. It wakes me up looking for affection. It raises my hands with its nose....so I'll pet it.

It is completely spoiled. It won't even eat tuna...let alone a mouse.

He is a large cat....I call him Mr. Rotundity. He starts purring when he enters the room, petting is the only thing he seems interested in.....and looking outside.

Can cats wear out their purr?
Enjoy your cat. I had a cat like this growing up, he died in 2008. Anytime I would sit down he would jump up in my lap, he would always sleep with me, etc. These cats don't come around very often.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Compared to some of these stories, Mr Rotundity is just...perfect. When I am not trying to get things done. Like this holiday season.

I'm lucky I guess. I like to work and I like to relax.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Compared to some of these stories, Mr Rotundity is just...perfect. When I am not trying to get things done. Like this holiday season.

I'm lucky I guess. I like to work and I like to relax.
He sure is a purrfect companion.
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