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post #1 of 16
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...for your cats?
At the moment I`ve given my bedroom over to Maisie as she was poorly so I am sleeping on a single bed in a cupboard so Kitty doesn`t have a strop like last time she came in

The good thing is he isn`t as stressy as before ( he moved out and only came home for food last attempt ) and he wants to sleep with me which he stopped doing last time so I wouldn`t dream of not letting him, it`s just there`s not much room and Kitty is hogging it all!



So, it`s 2am here and I have to wait for him to get off so I can get comfy and get to sleep. My work mates are getting used to me going in bleary eyed now so I`m hoping Kitty will accept she`s here ( it`s been three months! ) so I can have my bed back! I don`t want to put her back in the office round the back

What insane things have you done just to keep your cats happy?
post #2 of 16
As ashamed as I am to admit it....

There are quite a few times when DH makes it to bed before I do. Once he's in bed, both the dogs show up... then the cats show up... and really, it's only a queen size. By the time I'm ready to go to bed I don't feel like shifting critters... they all just look so comfy.... so instead I sleep on the couch

What can I say... looks like you are I are both suckers for a little purr
post #3 of 16
My sanity.

Well, right now, I just give up my seat & sometimes my blanket to Roxy.
post #4 of 16
I have given up candles and houseplants
post #5 of 16
I am proud to admit I have never given up any thing for my kitties, past or present, it has been more about giving! This includes not giving up on my boyfriend putting the toilet seat down so Maia doesn't fall in! Never give up!
post #6 of 16
I've given up two handed typing when Twig is sleeping on the computer desk. He sleeps on my arm and hates it when I move so I type with one hand.
I've given up peaceful nights sleep because Neffie needs to play mouse mouse at 1, 3, 4 and 6 in the mornings, every morning.
I've given up hairless food because they think they need some of every kind of food I eat, so they sit right next to my plate watching for some sign that it's ok for them to check out what's on it.
I've given up 90% of my king sized bed for 5 cats that only get along so-so but think they all need to sleep on the bed when we go to bed, which by the way is absolutely adorable, but still not comfortable.
I've given up candles because Rocket thinks flame is pretty. SO candles are outlawed here.
I've given up trying to de-cat hair my clothes until I am out of the house. I think they know I am going to work so they need to rub against me for that little extra hair marking.
I've given up sleeping when there's thunderstorms, mostly because I don't like thunder, but alot of it is because Luna is scared of storms so I comfort her.
DH has given up leaving the toilet seat up, because Rocket goes tearing through the house and falls into it. (only took one time and he never left the seat up again)
DH also gives up Online role playing to throw Neffies mouse for her if she comes to him with it.
I think that's enough for now don't you???
I love my cats, and they know it!
post #7 of 16
House plants and my big comfy leather office chair.

EDIT: Oh and my privacy! I live alone and I haven't had a moment of privacy in my home since I've had cats. Wherever I go one or both are sitting there watching me...even in the bathroom!
post #8 of 16
I've given up sleeping peacefully. Ziltoid and Capt. Spectacular think the best spot for them to go and play is on my head at 4 a.m. With claws out, I might add.

I can no longer wear shorts while I'm at the pc. Capt. Spectacular enjoys cuddling into my lap, and he's not quite big enough to do a single leap. This means he has to cling to my pj pants and climb.

Lastly, I had to give up my printer. They kept trying to sleep inside of it, so I moved it to where they couldn't get to it. This also means I can't use it!
post #9 of 16
Hairless meals.
Being able to stretch out at will in a king sized bed.
My lap.
Sleeping in late (someone always needs meds in the morning).
Open shelved cabinets.
Drinking water out of glasses.
Chocolate ice cream (they always want to share).
post #10 of 16
i once had to give up my cat, so that she could have a home.
i was in school at the time, and sleeping in my car. I had a choice school or place to live. some how i dont think a car is a good place for a kitty to live
post #11 of 16
vacations or anywhere overnight. I cannot handle leaving them alone or leaving them with anyone.

Other things, like candles, plants,uninterrupted sleep, but travel is what I miss the most.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
i once had to give up my cat, so that she could have a home.
i was in school at the time, and sleeping in my car. I had a choice school or place to live. some how i dont think a car is a good place for a kitty to live
Awwwww
post #13 of 16
I've given up rolling over in bed and one pillow for my kitties
post #14 of 16
Hmmm....I've given up a peaceful house. Being able to leave doors open. Not having to watch for cats every time I go through doors. Not having kitty litter in my bed. Not having a pillow on the bed for each cat. Using the bathroom alone.
post #15 of 16
Are we mean? We let the cats in for some lovings when we first get into bed, then shoo them out when we are ready to go to sleep...and close the door. Harley has tried to get the door open (he could at our old house) but it doesn't work here so he has basically given up. They are let in in the morning for snuggles and lovings though. But, to sleep, I need to be comfortable. I have had to give up houseplants. I have a christmas cactus from my mom...if I try to bring it inside, it becomes a play toy! So, in summer it's outside, in winter it is on the very top of the one cabinet they have no access to (or at least, they haven't figured out how to get to it...yet!). I love candles, but tonight I didn't have any power so I had to light some. Gizmo was very curious, and after shooing him off the counter many times, I figure if he gets burned, he will realize fire is not his friend. I'm not sitting in the dark to keep my kitty's from being stupid. (can you tell I'm in a bad mood tonight?)
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by jugen View Post
I've given up peaceful nights sleep because Neffie needs to play mouse mouse at 1, 3, 4 and 6 in the mornings, every morning.

I've given up hairless food because they think they need some of every kind of food I eat, so they sit right next to my plate watching for some sign that it's ok for them to check out what's on it.

I've given up trying to de-cat hair my clothes until I am out of the house. I think they know I am going to work so they need to rub against me for that little extra hair marking.
Ditto!

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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Hmmm....I've given up a peaceful house. Being able to leave doors open. Not having to watch for cats every time I go through doors. Not having kitty litter in my bed. Not having a pillow on the bed for each cat. Using the bathroom alone.
Oh I forgot about litter in the bed. Silly me to forget such a painful experience as pulling litter from your butt.

Now I have given up leaving drinks on the table. Ben thinks it's so much fun to pull it to the floor. He doesn't care if it's water or RED WINE!
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