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How much discomfort do you suffer so your cats don't?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
After reading the thread on the recommended bed size (especially where the cats get 90% of the bed) and holding Lucy for the last 20 minutes to the point where my arm hurts, I'm wondering how much discomfort do you suffer so your cat won't be inconvenienced?

I have sat with my leg asleep because I don't want to disturb the cat on my lap. Two of them want to be held on my left shoulder and my arm often aches after 15-20 minutes. My husband will sit on the floor rather than move a cat over on a couch.
post #2 of 20
Most evenings I end up with both cats using me for a cushion. They aren't allowed to sleep with me at night, but when I nap on the couch they are right there. Typically Noodles lays in my lap and Mooch lays on my chest. She's always trying to sit on my chest. Drives me nuts because if I am laying back she leans against my throat and chokes me. Then if I'm sitting up and actually doing something she really can't sit on my chest now like when she was smaller, but she repeatedly tries! After a while she'll settle for my shoulder. I just don't know why she can't get the idea that she's not a baby kitten anymore and just lay on my stomach with only her head on my chest. I guess she just thinks she's still a tiny baby! I have a pic of her up there but I look horrible so I'm not sharing yet!
post #3 of 20
everyones in agreement here, DH and I would sit on the floor
post #4 of 20
i often or not end up sitting on the floor when the cats are saleep on the chairs.they look so cute asleep
post #5 of 20
I think all cat people do it --- if there's a cat on a chair you were going to sit in, you find another chair or sit on the floor! I know we do. The only one I will move the trespassers from is my computer chair, but since they seem to prefer Sunny's (dunno why, the chairs are identical) I seldom have that problem.

Oh, and having a cat on the lap is excellent for times when I can whine "Sunny, would you get me a coke please? I can't get up!"
post #6 of 20
We just scooch our cats over, they donn't seem to mind.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Oh, and having a cat on the lap is excellent for times when I can whine "Sunny, would you get me a coke please? I can't get up!"
We call that being "Cat-lapped". The cat-lapped person always takes precedence over everyone else who is not a cat. What is bad is when the both of us are cat-lapped. Then we just have to wait until one of the cats decides to find something else to do.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by katachtig
We call that being "Cat-lapped". The cat-lapped person always takes precedence over everyone else who is not a cat. What is bad is when the both of us are cat-lapped. Then we just have to wait until one of the cats decides to find something else to do.
"Cat-lapped!" I love it! If you don't mind I think I'll borrow it!
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by katachtig
After reading the thread on the recommended bed size (especially where the cats get 90% of the bed) and holding Lucy for the last 20 minutes to the point where my arm hurts, I'm wondering how much discomfort do you suffer so your cat won't be inconvenienced?
...thats funnie! .....
We use very often "hammock" to sleep ....and his majesty always try to stole our hammocks!
the solution was to buy one´s for his majesty..
here´s the proof!

.....
post #10 of 20
Oh, the many times I've had to post using only one hand because kitty is in the other!
post #11 of 20
I guess I am a cruel ole meany hoomen. I move the cats when I want in my chair. They pretty much have the sofa to themselves but the recliner is mine. I dont mind sharing it or my lap but when I want in the recliner, that's it cats hafta haul @$$ pronto,. I do however put up with typing `1 handed so as not to disturb a cat. In bet I move a cat if I want to roll over or move, operating on the assumption that if I need to move so does he...lol
post #12 of 20
When I'm at the computer and Cupid wants to be held (i.e. always, unless he's sleeping) then I put him in my shirt! It's great because he's nice & comfy, and I have both hands. If I'm not wearing a shirt with a stretchy material I'll hold him and type with one hand.

It's good for both of us b/c we get each other's heat, I get both hands, and he has a comfy bed. I fold the bottom of the shirt under him, so it's like a hammock.
post #13 of 20
Cat inconvenienced!? Shhh! Don't say that! I'm gonna get in trouble!

My cats are spoiled rotten... especially Mirah. She sleeps right next to me at night, and I wake up with back, neck, arm, and/or leg aches! She'd be asleep on top of us, and we want to move, but we don't. She's the most spoiled! The others won't let you spoil them too much, but I try!
post #14 of 20
I'll not change positions at night, even if it's uncomfortable, because I have a pretty lil 6 pound girlcat on my hair. She worked so hard on making a nest in my hair, after all.

While getting ready for work in the morning, Hammie has to be up on the bathroom sink watching me, giving me the lovey-eyes; so I have to position my make up & other stuff so he has a place to stand.

I can't take a shower in the morning until Zorro follows me in. It's been that way since he was just 4 months old!

I don't eat until the cats eat...

When I bake chicken or fish, the cats get a piece...

And those who enter my house always, always, always comment on the cat-doors I have cut into my basement door & laundry room door. It looks like a giant mouse-hole. I have 6 very spoiled & happy cats cuz I go out of my way to make them feel that way!!!

post #15 of 20
anything they want they get. simple said and done. lol i oftenw ake up with kitties on my head, side..legs..and i dont move an inch until they are awake.
post #16 of 20
Well, we share pretty evenly here...no discomfort. However, as a kid I shared a twin bed with a collie...she gave an occasional half-hearted growl if I disturbed her. This went on for 11 years. I'm not complaining, I'd do it all again if it meant having my Penny back.
post #17 of 20
Cat-lapped
post #18 of 20
Simba always takes my computer chair, and I do move him. However, Simba and SunLee both walk across my desk, when I'm on the computer, stepping on the keyboard and putting the computer in sleep mode, and any number of things. SunLee sleeps on my monitor when I'm on the computer, and I know it's hard on the monitor, because the vents are covered up, but I simply can't move her. She loves it too much there. Shane is always laying on my feet, when I'm on the computer.
post #19 of 20
At night my kitty is my own personal electric blanket. I'm serious he lets off a lot of body eat for such a tiny body!!! Not to mention he MUST be up against my leg in the bed. So I'm sweating my @$$ off during summer..and quite comfortable during winter.
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Reading all of these posts reminds me that I forgot what we do at night. My hubby will allow one to have a quarter of the bed (he sleeps in the middle). The other will sleep on my jaw. It used be a little higher but I convinced her to allow me to breath. And LAG, you are right, these little guys give off a lot of heat. I have kicked off blankets when Lucy is sleeping on my neck.
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