OMG! You're killing me, here!
Originally Posted by lsquared
With two cats it seems like I'm always carrying one around the house with me. At one point I thought about getting one of those wrap around your body baby carriers for them just so I could tote them and have a free hand. lol. Not that they'd go for that...
I was reading your reply and thinking to myself ... "hmmm, 2 cats, she oughta try it with 8
!" Then I read your next sentence and *I swear* if I'd had mouthful of a sodapop, I'd have sprayed it all over the monitor from my laughing!
Yeah, I think he may just be the kind of kitty who needs a little more reassurance. I've got kitties that follow me *everywhere*. We had a guest over the holidays and he commented about how wherever I moved w/in the house, it seemed like I had a bubble-force-field around me and the cats moved within it, staying near me. When I've got a kitty who is being persistent about getting attention, as long as I'm not cooking, eating or otherwise occupied with something important, I'll stop and give them a few devoted minutes of smothering attention. This seems to serve two purposes, with one being a bit of reverse-psychology
: they seem to enjoy the attention for the 1st minute or so, and then they want to be done ... oh, no! I can't do thaaAAaat
... they came to me asking for attention, so I give it to them until they don't want it anymore. When I finally *do* finish smothering them with attention, they give me a dirty look, ruffle their fur, swish their tail and stalk away to groom their dignity back into place. Then I've got about an hour or so to do tasks until they come demanding *more* attention, and we do it all over again.