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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Ok, so maybe not literally, but she may as well be. My newest furry addition is a kitten of 4 months. I've had her for a little under a month now and she definatly knows me as mama. If I'm sitting at the computer, she'll come over and meow at me. I'll ask her what she wants and instead of just telling me, she hops on into my lap and demands attention. She'll rub and rub until I stop typing and give her some love. If I lay down in bed, she has to be either on my chest/belly/legs or she has to be right beside me, no exceptions. If she doesn't know where I am, she'll call out for me. I'll call her name and she'll come running to me, tail up, climb into my lap or wrap herself around my leg.

She even goes as far as needing to be with me in the bathroom. I now have to leave the bathroom door open or else she'll scratch at the door and meow her little heart out. Even Miki comes to the door now. Of course, she's not as nosy as Tyran. Tyran will actually climb into your pants that are around your ankles while your sitting on the toilet. She'll attack the toilet paper roll and climb all over the place. As soon as you flush the toilet and put the lid down, she follows you out like its commonplace. I don't mind her being so clingy, but I just wondered if any of you had cats like this. Is it normal for a kitten to be this attached to you?
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by Soka View Post
Is it normal for a kitten to be this attached to you?
Oh yes! Go, the youngest of my rescued kittens, is exactly like that. AND she's very loud.
post #3 of 21
Yeap Sushi is like that too. If she isn't around me, she has to be round my bf. And my brother and his gf try to play with her and hold her but she has NOTHING to do with them. My bf has noticed that she has to have someone in sight, touching someone, or hearing someone, mainly us two, to make her feel comfortable.3

I thin it has something to do with her past owner. Of what I got she was always in a cage, and hardly let out since the past owner was hardly ever home.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Oh man, Tyran can really wail. She has a wide range of sounds including a high-pitched meow that she makes when she doesn't know where I am, a normal meow that she makes once she's found me, and 'chatter' that she makes when she is 'talking' to me or has seen birds.
post #5 of 21
Definetly !!!! With me its Kiko ....he will meow his head off but he doesnt come to me when I let him know where I am ...... he will meow and meow until I go get him .....and then hes a big fluff of purrs ....cant shut a door ...even when I leave the house and come back again ...... you would have thought I left him for a week ......
post #6 of 21
Oliver is pretty much my constant shadow. He also has a meow he makes when I can't be located in the house. He's not as obsessed with my hubby as he is with me--probably because Oliver and I lived alone for a year before I got married--although the year prior to that my DH lived with us, so who knows. He's just a momma's boy.
post #7 of 21
Geez! When I read your post I thought you were describing my Abby. She's always been clingy with me. I got her when she was 4 months old from my friend's daughter. She's 7 years old now.

She has to have me in her line of sight, no matter what. If I'm at my computer which is in my living room, she is either sitting on the deep freezer by the door, on the sewing machine a few feet from me, or the couch a foot further, on the rug about 4 feet from me, or on the top of the cupboards.

If I get up to go to the bathroom, she can see me from the top of the cupboards and the deep freezer so she doesn't tend to come with me unless I look at her and say something to her then she comes running. However, if she's someplace else and she can't see me, she will be right behind me. Same with me being in the kitchen. She usually lays on the floor near me while I cook.

As soon as I get up to go into the bedroom, she's in bed with me 2 seconds after I'm in. And if by chance I get away to bed and she didn't hear or see me go, a few minutes later I hear "meow! meow!" and I have to call her so she can find me, LMAO
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Tyran doesn't just watch me from afar, she has to be IN MY LAP constantly. If she finds that its too uncomfortable for her to be in my lap while I type, she sits on my shoulder. If Miki tried that, I wouldn't be able to sit up properly(she's a fat kitty). Tyran walks all over me while I sit, either on the couch or at the computer. At the moment, she is content to chase Miki around. But as soon as I get up to go to bed, she'll follow me to the bed, wait until I've changed into my pjs, watch me crawl into bed and then hop up to join me. Thankfully Miki is not this clingy, otherwise, I'd permantly have two cats follow me like I'm covered in tuna.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Soka View Post
Tyran will actually climb into your pants that are around your ankles while your sitting on the toilet.

I have to say ..that is pretty funny .......
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Yea, she just kinda walked over, took one look at my pants and climbed right on in. She has a habit of climbing into anything and anywhere she'll fit. Well, my furbabies and I are off to bed. G'night everybody.
post #11 of 21
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Tyran is a seriously messed up little kitty. When I went to turn around from the computer, she started meowing at me so I asked "What?" Immediatly she got up on the box of kitty litter and started trying to jump up the wall, or climb it, or something. I picked her up and she continuned to stare at something on the ceiling. I lifted her up so she she could show me what facinated her. It turned out to be a blue mark left on the ceiling from when my brother lived in this basement. He often played pool and would accidentally hit the ceiling with the cue, blue end up. Kittens are so easily amused.
post #12 of 21
awww she sounds adorable ........ u know... at least you are not one of these people trying to figure out how to get your cat to stop having the night crazies while you are sleeping ....... u know she is right there beside you
post #13 of 21
oh yea, heyu follows me every where i go, in the bathroom she jumps up on the counter or goes and checks for the spider in the bathtub. she sleeps with me most of the time, and if she is not in the bed then she is right outside the room.

how she does not want you to hold her, she wants to be right next you, and will yell, if she can get near me.

she has woken up the family more then a few times when i leave for work at night,, She is not alone the wife and one other kitty is there, she just gets upset when i leave.
post #14 of 21
Well, just count yourself lucky that Miki isn't like that, cause try having 5 that are constant shadows Pandora, Antigone, Zeus, Ismene and now my one of my newest additions, Nike, are all like that... luckily Ismene and Pandora are the only really vocal ones, otherwise I'd have a constant headache but the moment i sit on the couch, there is a competition to see who can get the choice spot on Meowmy's lap. I really wish I had someone there to take a pic of it, 5 cats all crammed onto my lap, and my lap ain't small
ETA: oh and sometimes, just for fun, Vino will enter the foray
post #15 of 21
Libby's only half like this, she's an odd little thing.

She doesn't like to be petted, unless it's a rare occassion that she rolls on her back for tummy rubs. She doesn't like being picked up. But, she hates to be left alone in a room.

During the day when my husband's at work, she follows me everywhere. Just this morning she was asleep on the bed while I was on the computer in the same room. I got up quietly, to sneak to the bathroom so as not to disturb her. I opened the door on my way back out and there she is - sat a foot in front of the door, tail around her legs, staring at me with these big, sad eyes, as if i'd just abandoned her for a month. I then went to the kitchen to get a drink before going back to the bedroom, she did the exact same thing again.

If we shut her in the living room because we need to open the front door or something, she'll cry and cry, and you'll see these little paws under the door trying to escape - but if one of us is shut in there with her, she's happy.

It just seems so odd to me. That she meows at us for attention, gets in our way for it (climbing on the TV if we're watching it, pawing at the curtains behind us if we're talking), but she never wants to be petted or picked up.

She's an odd one!
post #16 of 21
Loomis was almost permanently affixed to me for the first couple of months. We very nearly named him "Moley" because he was no more than a giant hairy mole attached to my neck. As annoying as it got (and it got very), I made it a point never to turn him away- all he wanted was someone he could always count on to be there for him.

As he has gotten more secure he's quit being so bad about it, although he is still one to want to curl around my neck rather than stay in my lap.
I think the attachment is a good thing- they turn out to be very affectionate cats.

Just ask all the folks with standoffish, skittish cats thay can hardly pet which extreme they would prefer most. I'll bet that a very high percentage of people want to be able to love on their cats.
I know I do!
post #17 of 21
Spike can be like that sometimes. We often joke that he's like "The Screamapillar" from The Simpsons -- without constant reassurance, he'll die. He gets anxious when my boyfriend and I aren't in the same room together (he can't keep an eye on both of us at the same time) and any door blocking him from us becomes his mortal enemy. I've pretty much given up on ever having the bathroom to myself again; it's just easier to leave the door open and let the cats in. When I'm cooking, I'll often carry Spike on my hip like a baby so that he can be close to me and watch what I'm doing (I'm almost thinking I should just purchase a sling like my friend has for her 5-month-old daughter, and just carry Spike around in it). He's needy and he has serious abandonment issues: he was adopted and returned to the Humane Society about four times before we took him home, and he was only four months old when we adopted him. Fortunately he has his brother Oz to keep him company during the day while we're at work; I can't imagine what Spike would be like left alone all day!
post #18 of 21
I can't imagine having more than one clingy cat! Broomhilda is really needy. She shadows me and knows my habits, and wants me to be wherever she wants to go. She's always calling out to me to come to her, to be in certain rooms that she likes. I have a hard time getting her to go where I want to go, though!
post #19 of 21
My 5 mo. old kitten likes to be in the same room with me (right now he is just north of the keyboard). He is always sitting near me (on the floor, on the table) -- I just wish he would sit on my lap more. I put him on my lap and he stays for a few seconds and jumps off to sit on a table or the floor.

Who knows if your kitty will always be like that. My sister-in-laws kitten started out always sitting on her lap and has now become more independent.

I am hoping when my kitty gets a little older and settles down maybe he will be more lap-friendly.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by meow meow View Post
My 5 mo. old kitten likes to be in the same room with me (right now he is just north of the keyboard). He is always sitting near me (on the floor, on the table) -- I just wish he would sit on my lap more. I put him on my lap and he stays for a few seconds and jumps off to sit on a table or the floor.

Who knows if your kitty will always be like that. My sister-in-laws kitten started out always sitting on her lap and has now become more independent.

I am hoping when my kitty gets a little older and settles down maybe he will be more lap-friendly.
My Tino as a kitten didnt care for much affection, but as he has gotten older, he craves it. Hes not the lap cat, yet, but as much as he has progressed since a kitten, I wouldnt be surprised if he turned into one.
post #21 of 21
Rocky has become more needy lately. He tends to follow me, though not all the time.. Like right now he is playing with cookie or napping I bet. but when I get home he usually claws my leg and meows pitifully. I have to pet him. He usually hangs out while I watch TV, and also will approach and meow pitifully until you pay attention.. He is a strange little boy.
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