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Is my cat a retard?

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Okay, let me first set the stage. Me, on the floor in my bedroom, I like the floor. Notebook, on the floor in front of me. Here's where the cat comes in. Emmie walks behind the monitor almost closing it, crosses over the keyboard, turns and goes under my arms, proceeds to travel around my back pressing firmly against me the whole time, then back under my arms and around the monitor. She proceeds to do this several times until I have had enough. I toss her on the bed. She comes back. I shove her away from me. She comes back. I throw her out of the room. She throws a temper tantrum that people could hear in Portland. I let her back in. She comes back. I shove her, toss her, yell at her, and push her down on her belly, (I am gently doing this, no pain involved), to try to get her to leave me alone.

If I were to do that to any of my other cats they would either attack me or leave and be ticked off at me for the rest of the day. Emmie seems to get great pleasure from my abuse.

I know, pick up your computer Leah, take it into the closet, and shut the door. Cat's always win.
post #2 of 14
Cats Rule!
post #3 of 14
Guess Emmie thinks that bad attention is better than no attention....or else, your expressions are MOST entertaining...hehehe
post #4 of 14
Except for the expression retard. Could you please refrain from using such a cruel word?? I am on the executive of a disability rights group but even if I was not, I would be upset by that offensive language, sigh!! Your cats are very cute tho!!
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry, I didn't think of that. I can't change the title can a mod help?
post #6 of 14
It sounds like she's stubborn. You *will* pay attention to her, whether you like it or not. She figures she is a thousand times more exciting than a computer!
post #7 of 14
Our kitty Sister is like that she tries to head but the screen shut on the lap top, and just forget about trying to read the newspaper! You are right, just give in....resistance is futile!
post #8 of 14
One of my cats is simular if he is not play with or petted for more then an hour he will scale me and go to sleep on my shoulder. At first it hurt but.... eventually you just give in. You don't own her she owns you....
post #9 of 14
If it were me, I would get in the habit of picking up Emmie the very first time she interfered with my use of the computer (in this case, when she nudged the monitor) and shut her in the bathroom (where there is litterbox and water) until I was done. We used to do this when Loot was a kitten (not with a computer, but, ahem, another human activity) and he is now extremely discreet.
post #10 of 14
Someone posted a thread on here within the last week asking if their kitten was "retarded", and in the thread they mentioned that their kitty was inbred (I think from siblings). I cannot now find that thread to put in my knowledge about what it could be, so I thought I would post a new one, in hopes that the original author finds it.

When siblings reproduce, it does more often than not, create a litter of kitties that will have developmental problems, and often retardation. They will seem normal (at least mostly) at first, but as the months progress, you will notice they have either difficulty walking, or just aren't at full mental capacity, or they are clearly confused about things going on around them (or "not all there"). You might find them bumping into things a lot, as their sight or depth perception might not be very well developed.

You mentioned some of these things...and my best recommendation is to take him/her to the vet, letting your vet know that he/she's from a sibling couple. The vet will know exactly how to handle the situation.

Let me know if you're the original author and you got this...I just want to know you got the info.

Thanks! Hope it helps!

P.S. The original author that I mentioned above specifically mentioned that their kitten came from a sibling couple, and that it was having difficulting walking, bumping into things, etc. Thanks!
post #11 of 14
I think this may be the thread you were looking for........
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...light=retarded
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by MissCharlotte
I think this may be the thread you were looking for........
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...light=retarded
YES...that is the exact thread I was looking for! How did you find it?

I'll post my reply on that one. Thank you very much for your help!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by dicknleah
Okay, let me first set the stage. Me, on the floor in my bedroom, I like the floor. Notebook, on the floor in front of me. Here's where the cat comes in. Emmie walks behind the monitor almost closing it, crosses over the keyboard, turns and goes under my arms, proceeds to travel around my back pressing firmly against me the whole time, then back under my arms and around the monitor. She proceeds to do this several times until I have had enough. I toss her on the bed. She comes back. I shove her away from me. She comes back. I throw her out of the room. She throws a temper tantrum that people could hear in Portland. I let her back in. She comes back. I shove her, toss her, yell at her, and push her down on her belly, (I am gently doing this, no pain involved), to try to get her to leave me alone.

If I were to do that to any of my other cats they would either attack me or leave and be ticked off at me for the rest of the day. Emmie seems to get great pleasure from my abuse.

I know, pick up your computer Leah, take it into the closet, and shut the door. Cat's always win.
I wish my cat was that affectionate. I'm jealous. He is not a lap cat. He is part Bengal. Please don't get mad at her---I would love every minute of it. Our previous cat wanted some attention from my daughter and my daughter was sick and didn't want her in her room and shut the door on her and a couple of days later she died. Enjoy her! Lee Ann
post #14 of 14
My very first cat was ummm..challenged. I took her as a kitten ( I overheard the owners talking at a party and they were going to go deep sea fishing and use the litter as bait!!!!! ) So I took emma and put her in my purse and walked out. I never really knew what was wrong with her , she only lived to be 3. But she always walked with her head tilted , she would just fall over standing there( as horrible as this sounds , it was rather funny) always bumping into things. She needed to be constantly watched, however she was with out a doubt the SWEETEST little thing ever. She never had a bad or unhappy day in her life..at least with me.
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