I have two cats whom I have had since they were kittens. A 13 year old male siamese and an 8 year old female medium hair Black mix named Baby. Just like her name, Baby is just that, hence the name. I have had cats all my life and never have I seen a cat with such an obssessive need for constant attention...and she only seems to want it from me. In true cat-like fashion, she almost always chooses the wrong time...like when I'm tying my shoes in a hurry for work..or on the computer working...or trying to eat. I wouldn't mind if she would sit next to me or sit on me and be still. But she gets so excited to be on my lap that she turns all around. Many times, she has caused me to spill drinks because of her constant moving. And it doesn't work for me to set aside "mommy and Baby" time for her. When her 10-15 minutes are up, she'll only want more. She will jump on my lap twenty times in a row (literally) before I'll lock her out of my room because I'm working on the computer. I try not to get cross with her and often end up with her on my lap at an inconvenient time because I'm tired of fighting her. She gets way more attention than my other cat (who doesn't seem to mind) and I am at my wit's end. I often wonder if her obssessive attachment to me stems from the fact that she was abandoned on the street at 3 weeks of age and I was her first "mom". She is rather attached to me and is generally stand-offish with others. She still kneads and nurses on my clothing and drools while doing so or when anticipating a good petting. Is there anything I can do to curb her constant demands for attention? And speak of the devil, here she is now!
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10/30/05 at 3:32pm