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post #1 of 25
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hi everybody, i tot cats are lap-sitters. u koe- loving to sit on laps to be stroked to sleep...

but no matter how affectionate, attention-seeking, love touch my BSH kitten is, she is just not sitting in our lap.

hmm, does she not know how to sit-in-lap? or do u tink she dow not like to sit-in-lap??
post #2 of 25
Your post was cute... Lucky has never sat on my lap either - not by choice anyways... Probably it doesn't help that a lot of times we sit them on our laps to clean up, force meds, flea hunt, cut nails...
I think it is the cat's personality... Your is also so young - kittens have a lot of energy, and they rather be playing around than snuggling on someones lap...
She will be ok - just her personality... It doesn't stop the fact that you can take her into your lap!!
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
Your post was cute... Lucky has never sat on my lap either - not by choice anyways... Probably it doesn't help that a lot of times we sit them on our laps to clean up, force meds, flea hunt, cut nails...
I think it is the cat's personality... Your is also so young - kittens have a lot of energy, and they rather be playing around than snuggling on someones lap...
She will be ok - just her personality... It doesn't stop the fact that you can take her into your lap!!
hehe, i muz hv sounded really comical saying things like those. contribute it to inexperience with cats shd get better with age (kimi aging).

tonite will airlift her into my lap, n feed her fom my lap... ... we'll see if she starts loving lap then, or is it a genetic thingie
post #4 of 25
How do you sit?

Kizzy couldn't care bout my lap, unless I'm sitting crossed legged on the floor, then he INSISTS on curling up in the middle of it.... ( the warmest area )
post #5 of 25
When I first got Harley, the woman I got her from swore that she was a lap kitty. I brought home a terrified, shaking little kitty who wanted nothing more than to hide under my bed. However....about a week later I discovered that she really was a lap kitty. She somehow managed to get up the nerve to invite herself into my lap and it was like she just melted instantly. Now she loves to curl up on me no matter where I'm sitting - she even comes when I call her to come sit with me. She'll even stand there and "yell" at me if I don't ask her to get on the couch or the chair.

Give your little kitty some time - you never know, you might find her in your lap unexpectedly one day.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
How do you sit?

Kizzy couldn't care bout my lap, unless I'm sitting crossed legged on the floor, then he INSISTS on curling up in the middle of it.... ( the warmest area )
i sit on sofa, two feets planted on the floor...

but kimi dun even know how to curl!! when she lie down, its either all stretched out like a roll of carpet (see foto), or equally long but on her side.

post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by LadyLoneWolf View Post
When I first got Harley, the woman I got her from swore that she was a lap kitty. I brought home a terrified, shaking little kitty who wanted nothing more than to hide under my bed. However....about a week later I discovered that she really was a lap kitty. She somehow managed to get up the nerve to invite herself into my lap and it was like she just melted instantly. Now she loves to curl up on me no matter where I'm sitting - she even comes when I call her to come sit with me. She'll even stand there and "yell" at me if I don't ask her to get on the couch or the chair.

Give your little kitty some time - you never know, you might find her in your lap unexpectedly one day.
sweet harley
how do u sit when harley lies on ur lap? tis question proceeds snake_lady's cue.
post #8 of 25
How incredibly cute !! What a doll she is!

Maybe the food will make for a great bribe. I have kittens that I raised from one week old orphans and they will not sit in my lap. I carried them everywhere and held them, all those cuddlie things. They will not be lap-cats.

Luck of the draw on kittie personality/attitude. (cat-titude)
post #9 of 25
something else that helped me was this: I would several times a day, for very short periods of time, take her in my arms, talk to her gently, give her a treat, then put her back EXACTLY where she was before I got her, in same position she was. I.E.: if she was laying down, i would pick her up, bla bla bla, than put her laying down on the floor on the same spot.
In the beginning I couldn't even touch her with my hands.... now she is all over me!!!!
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Rummi View Post
sweet harley
how do u sit when harley lies on ur lap? tis question proceeds snake_lady's cue.
Sometimes I'll sit cross-legged and she'll get in the middle of my legs and curl up. Usually, though, it doesn't matter how I'm sitting - she likes to sit with her paws on my chest, facing me, and as long as she can get into that position, she's happy.

Harley also lays on top of me when I'm lying down on the couch. My hip seems to be a popular place to curl up.

I love that picture you posted. Your Kimi's so cute with her little fuzzy feet all sprawled out behind her on the floor.
post #11 of 25
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How incredibly cute !! What a doll she is!

Maybe the food will make for a great bribe. I have kittens that I raised from one week old orphans and they will not sit in my lap. I carried them everywhere and held them, all those cuddlie things. They will not be lap-cats.

Luck of the draw on kittie personality/attitude. (cat-titude)
useful clue, thanks
tis dinner (= couple of hours ago), i fed her on my lap. she sat on my thigh. attempt number 1 successfull
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
something else that helped me was this: I would several times a day, for very short periods of time, take her in my arms, talk to her gently, give her a treat, then put her back EXACTLY where she was before I got her, in same position she was. I.E.: if she was laying down, i would pick her up, bla bla bla, than put her laying down on the floor on the same spot.
In the beginning I couldn't even touch her with my hands.... now she is all over me!!!!

tis very useful clue too!

kimi usually 'swims in the air' when i pick her up. u koe, indication of desire to walk on ground instead.

earlier, i tried ur blahblahblah-back-to-same-spot. GREAT. she seems to tink its fun play.

now she's really agreaable with being picked up n transported to other location.

hmm, i hv a feeling she probably thinks she is harry-porter, or i am a broom!
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by LadyLoneWolf View Post
Sometimes I'll sit cross-legged and she'll get in the middle of my legs and curl up. Usually, though, it doesn't matter how I'm sitting - she likes to sit with her paws on my chest, facing me, and as long as she can get into that position, she's happy.

Harley also lays on top of me when I'm lying down on the couch. My hip seems to be a popular place to curl up.

I love that picture you posted. Your Kimi's so cute with her little fuzzy feet all sprawled out behind her on the floor.
oh ya, hips r popular resting spots - appeals to cats, children n men alike
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Rummi View Post
oh ya, hips r popular resting spots - appeals to cats, children n men alike
You are so right!

I just have to say that Kimi is beautiful! What a sweet girl she is. I agree that kittens want to play more than snuggle. Keep working with her and she will calm down eventually and you probably won't get her off your lap then.
post #15 of 25
The British cats I know do not sit on laps, they will sit next to their owners and like to be near them but not on the lap.

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Originally Posted by Rummi View Post
I know a breeder who calls that the froggy pose Fairly common for Brits to do that.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
You are so right!

I just have to say that Kimi is beautiful! What a sweet girl she is. I agree that kittens want to play more than snuggle. Keep working with her and she will calm down eventually and you probably won't get her off your lap then.
thks for the compliments, but i wun let her koe, in case she starts gettg cattitude.

for now, everytime she sits in/on my lap, i'll reward myself
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
The British cats I know do not sit on laps, they will sit next to their owners and like to be near them but not on the lap. I know a breeder who calls that the froggy pose Fairly common for Brits to do that.
i'll call tat e carpet-roll pose. or hotdog bun pose.
post #18 of 25
for sum reazon, Iz can notz see piktur

Gratz on attempt 1 tho.
post #19 of 25
Kimi's so cute!!!


I have one cat who has sat on my lap a grand total of twice in eight years. My other, cat, on the other hand, is glued to my thigh about 50% of the time.
post #20 of 25
oh now I can see the pic :0 He is gorgeous.
I love how he just sprawls, feetz pointed in different directions... adorable.
post #21 of 25
Some cats are just not comfortable sitting in laps. I had a cat some years ago that would be happy to sit on the arm of my lazy-boy chair with me and I could have my arm around him but if I moved him over 6 inches to sit in my lap he would jump down and go away.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Rummi View Post
i sit on sofa, two feets planted on the floor...

but kimi dun even know how to curl!! when she lie down, its either all stretched out like a roll of carpet (see foto), or equally long but on her side.

This is Nora's favorite position to lay in. She does it ALL the time. It's really funny to see her walk, and then her back legs stop but her front legs keep going and she walks herself into that position. lol

Nora loves to be held, but she isn't a lap cat. She prefers to sit with her feet in your lap and her head up by your head, with one arm on either side of your neck like she is hugging you. That, or lay like a baby in the cradle position, but I think she is getting to big for that and does it less and less. I really don't recall her curling up in my lap. She prefers to stretch out.

Kimi is adorable! She is so..."poofy"!
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
...It's really funny to see her walk, and then her back legs stop but her front legs keep going and she walks herself into that position. lol
oh yeah, kimi does it the same way too when she's on our glass coffee table.

nora is 'half-blue' too!

mayb its tat one drop of blue-blood tat caused them to genetically-behave like a oll of carpet ...juz kidding
post #24 of 25
Aww Kimi iz cute fuzzy carpet! I wuv british bloos, whether they iz lapcats or no
post #25 of 25
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updating the status... Nope, kimi still do not sit in laps

tho she does jump into laps for few other reasons, such as to view my laptop, access other higher places, to stand on my shoulders n play with my chin-length hair...

and she gives signal (weow!) before jumping...

but never to SIT in our laps
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