Me too, as I type I'm constantly removing Zuba from between my arms in front of the computer as I type this! I had Manx before, and they were people- oriented and followed me about, but not like these velcro Devons. It's almost impossible to do anything without them "helping" whether it's sorting laundry or rearranging drawers or sleeping. These guys have to be either on you or right against you. I love them dearly, but sometimes it's too much.....
In winter I can't use the computer without Prince jumping up and sleeping on my lap. Then I can't move. He's also very heavy, and he needs me to sit Indian style on the computer chair, so my legs go numb. I can't get up for a cig or a drink of coca-cola or the toilet. I start feeling miserable.
Well, that's true of course, but they're my after-work pleasures apart from the cats...
The strays won't leave me alone a minute either.
And I almost forgot the chin-scratching. Engage in it only 10 minutes a day per cat and watch 2 former sad, lonely strays go all morose on you and behave all day as if I had put them back in the streets!!!
Smoking and sugar are both bad for you. He's HELPING you. Besides if you don't drink soda then you won't have to pee It's win win.
My cats are in NO way independent... when MOwMOw uses the litterbox he lets EVERYONE know about it. We all have to come look and tell him how great he is. He returns the favor by offering moral support when I'm in MY litter box. He sits on the counter to rub against my head and shoulder.
When we sleep it's always in a cat pile. My SO thought sleeping with just one was crowded... now when he's here there are two of them plus two of us in the bed. Trips to the bathroom at night usually include an entourage.
The new apartment has an open counter that looks into the dining room and both cats sit at the 'bar' there while I cook. There is a no slip mat I put across the section that they are allowed to sit on. I never cook or bake or wash dishes alone now. They both sit on their mat and watch.
Crafting is a hoot. ANything I make contains cat hairs, if there's any question as to whether i made a product just look for ginger or black hairs. Even when I do laundry one of both of them is sitting on the dryer helping me transfer clothes....
On one of my business trips to the US, I forgot the cigs at the hotel and bought some in a kiosk. I was SURE they had robbed me, at $7. My American colleague said I wouldn't find them cheaper, though!! As I always say, if I spent a month in the US I'd quit smoking, because the opportunities to smoke are so few that one gets detoxed naturally. I come back home not needing a cig. Then again, my trips are usually for 1 or 2 weeks.
I think cigarettes are about £6 a packet here- now THAT is expensive!
My girls never leave me alone, it's their Ragdoll nature. It amused my family no end when we all went to stay over Christmas. I had two shadows constantly. I went to the loo and my mum called my dad and brother over to see what was happening... I had closed the bathroom door, Evie and Mitzi were sat glued to it on the other side. They wouldn't budge. Their faces when I opened the door- you'd think I'd been gone forever!
Otis and I engage in a very real, very serious struggle over who gets the coupon inserts. She claims all things crinkly. Bathroom breaks (mine) are never private. If its not one of the dogs, Otis accompanies me. Life with animals is crazy. And I wouldn't have it any other way