My Zoey is semi feral ... Great kitty but she thinks it is great to climb humans ... HELP
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6/18/07 at 6:48am
Ohhhhh thanks for this!!!! My little Smudgey does this! Whenever I'm in the kitchen, and she's not getting fed, she has to climb me so she can sit on my shoulder and see what's so exciting that she's not getting.
It wasn't too big a deal in winter when I was wearing thick jeans and a thick sweater, but now it's summer and I'm wearing shorts and a thin shirt, it HURTS!!!!!
When she wants a cuddle, she stretches up my leg, and I pick her up for a cuddle, which is fine, but when she's being nosy, she jumps up to about waist high then continues to climb. I wonder if this is confusing for her, that I allow her to stretch up me for cuddles, but don't allow her to climb up me?
I say her name loudly in an angry tone when she tries to climb me, and she gets back down, and cowers (I feel like the meanest person in the world, but it REALLY hurts!). She's doing it a bit less now, but I'm always having to watch her when I'm in the kitchen to try to stop her before the leap.