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post #31 of 54
You know the cat is in charge...
...when you sit in your chair for hours watching TV because the cat is asleep on your lap but you really want to get up and go pee.

...when you scoop the cat's stinky poo because he keeps making a face and poking at it every few minutes.

...when you stand and wait for 10 minutes to take a shower because the cat is busy drinking from the dripping tub.

...when you end up cuddling with the cat instead of your woman because the cat gets jealous and wants to be in the middle ALL THE TIME.

...when you find yourself reading about cat's being in charge and realize your cat runs your life also!
post #32 of 54
You know the cat is the boss, when no matter how important whatever you are doing is, if they start to meow, you get up to find out what they need and meet their demands.
post #33 of 54
(I know this has already been said... but...)

I know my cats are in charge when... I'm snuggling into my bed and one by one, the four that sleep with me mosey in and take their 'spot' on the bed. Snickers, on my feet; Hammie, next to my arm; Zorro, next to Hammie; and KC, on my hair up on my pillow.

And from that point forth, I better not move, or I will get little mews of protest from very comfy kitties in their bed that they share with 'the human' who takes care of them.

I know my cats are in charge when I have to cut holes in doors (www.catdoors.com) in order to have a house that is functional... i.e., I want to keep doors shut to certain rooms but still give the cats access to the rooms so they can use their litter boxes.

I know my cats are in charge when I have to create a cute little sign to hang above the toilets.... "please put lid down, cat will drink from toilet!". I don't use those toilet-tank treatment tablets simply because Hammie prefers toilet water over the water in his bowls. But still the weirdness of walking into the bathroom and seeing his big fat butt hanging onto the rim, lapping up toilet water... creeps me out.

I know my cats are in charge when I can't leave dishes full of soapy water in my kitchen sink. You know how you have to pre-soak some stuff before putting it into the dishwasher? I have to cover any pre-soaking pots with a towel because Hammie (the water-cat) will lap up the soapy gunky stuff, no matter how it tastes.

Another sign they are in charge: every morning when I get up and my boycats follow me, I have to wait until all three of the boys are in the bathroom before I am allowed to shut the door & take a shower. If not -- Hammie will jump & grab the doorknob (he opened it once, he's like that Raptor from Jurassic Park), Snickers will cry, and Zorro will dig at the door. So I wait until all three of the boys are in the bathroom before I do my stuff every morning!

But I love them and I would miss aaaalll this stuff. Point proven when I was in the hospital for 5 days and every time I wheeled my IV cart into the bathroom with me, I'd watch the bottom of the door 'waiting' for the cats to follow me. Okay so I was on Vicodin and a little out of it, but still I woke up in that hospital bed several times feeling around for cats.
post #34 of 54
Sometimes I don't post when I want to because I am holdong a cat like a baby, and do not have a free hand.
post #35 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
And like how Rosie is sitting right in front of the screen now and i have to look at either side of her to see whats on the screen! Now Sophies joined her!
ok, similar to ^ but ... Cable lies on my chest, right under my chin - blocking the view of the TV or the book i'm reading. Mouse used to do the same thing... isn't that weird? Cable's really trying to take her place - literally!
post #36 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by portdevoix
When I can't answer the phone because I am suffering from MCOL: Multiple Cats On Lap.
Haha! This is true for me as well!!
post #37 of 54
When you actually get used to waking up in the middle of the night to give a demanding cat some stritches.

I too have the cat on lap problem, if there is a cat on lap, then I don't get up. Thankfully I usually have the phone right next to me. (Note: This rule doesn't apply when I'm using the bathroom, Gandalf for some reason wants to be on my lap then. )
post #38 of 54
When you anticipate the cat about to harangue you from around the corner, so you patiently lift the leg that is in the way and wait for the cat to pass, all the while looking like that stupid captain morgan commercial on the TV

When you opt against using a hair dryer because the cats like to lick your hair dry.
post #39 of 54
You know the cats are in charge when. . .

You make a deal with them "I won't chase you off the table if you promise to get down before daddy sees you and mamma gets in trouble!"

You get mad at your significant other for yelling at them.

You see the cat staring at you from the floor and automatically spread his favorite blankie out on the sofa so he can jump up and lay on it. (My Simon has an unnatural attachment to one particular blanket. If he sees it, you have to spread it out for him so he can lay on it.)

You can't help but give them scritches whenever you walk by, even if you really have to get somewhere.

You tell them goodbye and that you'll be back soon whenever you leave.

You call home from vacation just to check that they are OK. And you are really upset when you get home and they are mad at you.
post #40 of 54
haha i love this thread!!!

I know when my cat is in charge when......
I am on the toilet and he opens the door to come and sit on my lap so i cant finish my business.

Also has to be in the bathroom with me when im taking a shower.
Has to sleep with me everynight. He now likes to sleep inbetween me and bf but he notices that bf takes up too much room and decided to put me in the middle to get squished!
post #41 of 54
This is a good thread!! I know my cats are in CHARGE because...

I'd sit on the edge of computer chair if cats are already on the chair instead of removing them.
I give cats their food FIRST before meeting my own needs (even when i am DYING TO PEE!)
Whenever going shopping, go to pet stores FIRST to get stuff then if I run out of money doing errands for myself, then I "sacrifice" the things I was planning on buying for myself!
When my apt have more cat furniture and toys than human furniture! Some of my friends actually calls my home the CATS' home instead of Pamela's home..
Sleeping AROUND my cats (try FOUR sleeping on you! You'd wake up with a SORE BODY)
Wearing turtlenecks to hide the marks made from 3-4 cats kneading at my neck
Not moving from the couch even if I'm dying for a drink or something to snack on cuz 3-4 cats are piled up on my body.
Leaving all doors (bathroom, bedroom, etc) open or the cats will get really upset.
Walking SLOWLY thru my apt so I won't step on any cats who are following me.
Yup, my cats are in CHARGE around here with a whip!
post #42 of 54
I got out of the shower, cold and wet. There's Oliver sitting on my towels. Do I disturb him? Of course not... I get a new towel.
post #43 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by cla517
You get mad at your significant other for yelling at them.

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And I thought I was the only one who did that!
post #44 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pamela
This is a good thread!! I know my cats are in CHARGE because...
Walking SLOWLY thru my apt so I won't step on any cats who are following me.
this is a good one for me - Cable hasn't learned not to lay on the floor in front of me... she starts off walking, then stops & lays down... mind you, i usually am walking thru the house w/o turning on additional lights, so i can't see real well... i think i've stepped on her a couple of times. now i stop & check!
post #45 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by cla517
You get mad at your significant other for yelling at them.
You should be mad. Anyone who yells at a cat is too stupid to deserve living with one.
post #46 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by cla517
You tell them goodbye and that you'll be back soon whenever you leave.

You call home from vacation just to check that they are OK. And you are really upset when you get home and they are mad at you.
Hmmm...yes, makes me think of three specific situations...

[1] Every morning: Ok, Bun, time for mum to go catch mousies. You take care of the house, OK? Mum's counting on you. See ya later. (punctuated with "mya" "mya" "mya")

[2] The nights I go see Dad: OK, Bun, Mum's going to see Grampa for a little while. Won't be long. Wanna send him a headbutt? (also punctuated with "mya" "mya", and usually followed by a headbutt!)

[3] The weekends we go to see Rob's Mum: Ok, Bun, Mum and Dad are going to see Tutu tomorrow. You don't mind looking after things over night do you? We haven't seen Tutu for a long time, and it's only one night. We'll be home Sunday. (punctuated with the odd "mya", and a scowl or two -- don't tell ME they don't know what we're saying! )
post #47 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
And I thought I was the only one who did that!

Me too!
post #48 of 54
i now get up three times in the morning. once at 4.30 am for bellyrubs, again at 6.30 for feeding time and then again at 9.30 when she tap dances up and down my body.

i've learnt to stroke her in my sleep rather than deny her bellyrubs.

i've been known (much to my boyfriend disgust) to giver her my last bite of chicken, tuna or steak from my dinner because she's looking at me.

she had a christmas stocking. not a commercial cat stocking, one i bought and filled for her in case 'she feels left out'

she drinks from a pint glass and eats from a china saucer because she 'doesnt like her cat bowls'

everyone who goes up the stairs must give her head rubs or suffer the consequences ( usually a nip on the ankles or a full scale charge)

i'm only a few steps away from being one of those mad cats ladies you see on tv. and to make matters worse we've only had her 8 months!
post #49 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Well, aren't we a bunch of cat whipped kitty lovers???
I know,I know.......and we wouldn't have it any other way, right?

Anyone have anymore??
I MAY have actually had an in charge moment last weekend!! Izzie was knocking stuff off of something in the livingroom and I heard my boyfriend tell her no. She came running into my bedroom (where I was) and meowed to me like she was running to "mommy". I swear the meowing sounded exactly like a kid running from one parent to the next and trying to get sympathy!!! Was I having a human in-charge moment or was I being manipulated by a kitten?!?!
post #50 of 54
When you wake up in the morning, and you want to get up, but your kitty is sleeping on your belly so you stay in bed for another hour.
post #51 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCharlotte
I MAY have actually had an in charge moment last weekend!! Izzie was knocking stuff off of something in the livingroom and I heard my boyfriend tell her no. She came running into my bedroom (where I was) and meowed to me like she was running to "mommy". I swear the meowing sounded exactly like a kid running from one parent to the next and trying to get sympathy!!! Was I having a human in-charge moment or was I being manipulated by a kitten?!?!
Oh,yeah, ours play Daddy against Mummy, too, and "whine" about each other, or that "she started it!" (Mum: I don't care who started it -- everyone stop -- NOW!) I swear they're no different than human kids in that respect!!
post #52 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
sandpaper kisses
on a cheek or a chin,
that is the way
for a day to begin.
Sandpaper kisses,
a cuddle,
a purr.
I have an alarm clock
that's covered with fur.!
i love this!
post #53 of 54
1. I do not make the bed all day because one cat or another is sleeping on it.
2. I sleep crooked on my own bed so as not to disturb the cats. In fact, my girl and I sleep squeezed on one half of a queen-sized bed, while the cats are splayed across the other half.
3. In fact, you could say that we bought the queen-sized bed with the cats in mind. We had a full-sized before, and for six living creatures, it just didn't cut the mustard.
4. I turn on the faucet in the bathroom sink so they can drink water, even as they have a Honeywell water fountain that cascades 24/7. And then, I stand and wait until they are good and satisfied, shake the water droplets from their fur, and walk away. Then I turn the faucet off.
5. I LOVE to listen to music on my headphones. But I forgo this pleasure so the cats can listen along too.

However, I do draw a line when I'm at the computer. The moment a cat jumps into my workspace, I sweep my extended arm across the desk and down he/she goes. My girlfriend draws the line in the kitchen, when she's cooking.
post #54 of 54
...when your cat dumps 30-50 burned cd's (in cases) onto the floor while trying to climb up to the top of your cd stand... and you DONT kill the cat.

Boy was I pissed off, but you gotta love the little fuzzy butts. Hes lucky it wasnt a big sword collection instead, curiosity killed the cat, or so I hear.

...when they train you to be their personal doorman, pooper scooper, chef, puke-cleaner, nail trimmer and all around affection giver. It's a good thing I don't work or I wouldn't have time to take care of our newest trouble maker Buddy.
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