Re: My cat won't leave me alone! Help!
My cats will follow me from room to room, but they don't annoy me very much at all, they just hang out near me. I keep a lot of cat beds in the office and the livingroom for them to curl up in. Our cat Mister (1995-2006) was a real pest; very needy and demanding of my time/attention, and I found I missed him very much after he passed away.
Something I tried with him when he would get very demanding was:
"Okay you want ME? You GOT me!"
...and I'd pick him up, hold him close and smother him with love, scrubbles and kisses. He always thought it was great for the first few seconds, but when I wouldn't let him down to get away...he would start struggling and pushing his feet against me but I would hold him tighter, laugh and continue with the love and kisses. After he had REALLY had enough, I could put him down and he'd either run away as quick as he could or he would stand there giving me the Hairy Eyeball, ears pinned, tail swishing back/forth and rippling his skin to get his hair all put back in place before he would stalk indignantly away.
Then I'd be 'cat-free' for a little while. But it never lasted long and then he'd want to be right back on my lap/shoulder begging for attention.