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Old 11-10-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I don't know how common--or uncommon--this is, but my cat was always nice to me. She never hissed, never bit, never scratched, never got mad at all. I could wake her from a sound sleep (accidentally, of course) and she would make that little "Oh, hello!" closed mouth chirp, and wait for me to pet her. If I would hold her, and she moved as if she wanted down, but I didn't let her, she would just decide "Oh, he doesn't want to put me down yet." and get comfortable again. (an example of when I'd do this, is when I'd stand in the open front door to let cool, fresh air in the house, before I got a screen door)

She was very territorial though, and would scream and yell at any other cat that approached the window she was sitting in.

Another thing that I think was unusual, was her "whisper-meow." It was a real meow, but without any voice, just breath. I don't remember all of the circumstances of when she'd do this type of meow, but it happened most often when she was a little unsure of the situation she was in, (e.g. when my friend came to visit, Kiddo wasn't too sure about her, so she "whisper-meowed" at her) or when she was close to me, and didn't want to go all-out with a real meow. (she had no problem talking to me when she was on the floor, but wouldn't make a peep, if I was holding her. She whisper-meowed only when she was sitting on my lap, not when I was holding her.)

One last little thing she did: If she was frustrated, because she couldn't figure out how to get something she wanted, (like something was just out of reach) she would make a quick outward sniff, sort of like a snort.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Deuxdad purrs louder than any other time when she comes in to visit me while I'm sitting on the toilet. She weaves in and out between my legs and purrs like crazy.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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Deuxdad purrs louder than any other time when she comes in to visit me while I'm sitting on the toilet. She weaves in and out between my legs and purrs like crazy.
This is pretty funny, she likes having a captive audience!
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Deuxdad purrs louder than any other time when she comes in to visit me while I'm sitting on the toilet. She weaves in and out between my legs and purrs like crazy.
My ladycat Angel does the same thing. She claimed possession of the bathroom years ago, and she takes her snoopervisor's role very seriously. I can barely recall the last time I was allowed to do my business in private. I'm just grateful she's not one of those 'water cats', and I'm able to shower without 'help'.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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My ladycat Angel does the same thing. She claimed possession of the bathroom years ago, and she takes her snoopervisor's role very seriously. I can barely recall the last time I was allowed to do my business in private. I'm just grateful she's not one of those 'water cats', and I'm able to shower without 'help'.
If I leave the door open while showering she comes in and sits on the little built-in corner seat at the back wall of the shower. She sits there cocking her head at me and swats at water droplets.

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Old 11-12-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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If I leave the door open while showering she comes in and sits on the little built-in corner seat at the back wall of the shower. She sits there cocking her head at me and swats at water droplets.
As with most cats, she's probably trying to figure out why we humans insist on taking off all our fur, and purposely getting wet every day. I'm sure it must seem quite odd to them.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Deuxdad purrs louder than any other time when she comes in to visit me while I'm sitting on the toilet. She weaves in and out between my legs and purrs like crazy.

My Josette does the same thing. If it is just my husband & I at home, I leave the door open. If I am in the downstairs bathroom and she is in the foyer, she will come running to me like she hasn't seen me is 3 years. But, if I am sitting in my recliner in the living room and just reach out for her, she will run. That cat is SOOOOO MENTAL!!!!



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Old 11-12-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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My little boy has discovered that batting ice cubes around the kitchen floor is a terrific pastime. Whenever he hears the through-the-door ice dispenser, he comes running and sits right at the fridge waiting for his.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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Had a cat once that insisted on meowing loudly for 'permission' to rejoin us in bed after taking a nighttime snack (or poop) break. He couldn't just jump up on the bed and quietly retake his spot - he'd stand beside the bed and yowl until someone acknowledged him. Bugged the hell outta me.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Had a cat once that insisted on meowing loudly for 'permission' to rejoin us in bed after taking a nighttime snack (or poop) break. He couldn't just jump up on the bed and quietly retake his spot - he'd stand beside the bed and yowl until someone acknowledged him. Bugged the hell outta me.
My elderly cat does this exact thing. Just this afternoon, he woke up from his nap, had his lunch, went to use the litter box, then came back in and screetched at me until I picked him up and put him on the bed.

And despite having arthritis, he is perfectly capable of jumping up on the bed or the couch.

But he prefers to use the "kitty elevator" as I call it (me) to put him on the bed. When I am not here, he seems to have no trouble just getting up on it when he wants!
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