Hello friendly cat people. I often read these boards in hopes that maybe there is someone out there with my very same questions. I see that I will have to be the one to ask them. Hopefully you will be able to assist me. May I start off by saying that I do not dislike this cat I am speaking about. My boyfriend of one year has a five year old cat that has pretty much run of the entire house. I have never had to cohabitate with a cat before, and some of his behaviors bother me. I'm only trying to find out if these are normal cat behaviors, or if I am just being crazy or unreasonable. Is it wrong to insist that the cat not be on the kitchen table when we eat, or even if we arent eating, for that matter? He has other places to sit on, as I understand they like to be up on high places, so I believe that it is not too much to ask that the tables we eat on be off limits. I also would like the bedroom to be off limits as well, since I have read that to assist in easing allergy symptoms the cat should not be in the sleeping quarters. Is this true? I know I have to deal with my clothing being covered in fur, but is there a way to lessen this? I have alot more questions, but these are the most pressing. Please any advice welcome. This cat has been my boyfriends companion for the last 5 years, so I have a deep respect for their relationship. But I would also like to find a balance in which I fit into the picture without rocking the boat too much.Thanks in advance for everything!
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4/22/04 at 7:38pm