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Subject: My cat is sweet and affectionate until I move or turn...
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 8:00 PM ET
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My cat will be purring, sitting on my lap and then I cough, reach for the remote.....and jump! Then I get a dirty cat look, ears back, and the tail curling like a candy cane back and forth. Geez. Funny creatures. Are they all this superficial? LOL

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 1:16 AM ET
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My cat Casey does that and sometimes I get a little irritated....I guess my feelings get a bit hurt because I look at it as a trust issue. My first reaction is that I would never in a million years hurt him in any way....what is he trying to tell me?  He is 9 now and I have been trying something new with him for about 2 months...and it's beginning to pay off.  As soon as I have "traumatized" him by coughing, or whatever, as he looks at me with big eyes from the "safety" of the floor, I talk to him in a soothing and almost bantering tone. I encourage him to come right back....and we are about 50/50 on that now, succeswise.  You know...support your local cat....it's really all about them, anyway...  :)

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 4:22 PM ET
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How dare you hack and cough! Animal abuse! What's next LInda, Vacuum? hmmmm? Leave those crumbs there. he he

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 5:54 PM ET
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LOL!!!  Such a cat traitor am I!!!!

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 12:01 AM ET
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One of my cats, Skye, does that.  She gets insulted that I would dare to disturb her that way. Before she jumps down she has to make a little comment. I just laugh and call her prissy ;)

Date Posted: 11/11/2007 9:31 PM ET
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How could you do that to Princess Skye? lol

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 9:11 AM ET
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Waxing philosophical here, cats have got to be the most amazing, fascinating and beautiful (on the inside) creatures ever. I started writing a short story recently about their origins (fiction) because after years of being in their presence, they still spark my quick response to talk to or touch them immediately. What is their intrigue?

The obvious answer is they are beautiful, both to look at and to stroke.....but their great intelligence is compelling, too. You respect a cat and show him that, and he is yours in so many different ways and on so many different levels. That just blows me away!

Shannon, I love all animals and always have. The cat? Special, special, special....

What are your thoughts?

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 9:09 PM ET
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cats have got to be the most amazing, fascinating and beautiful (on the inside) creatures ever

Oh yes, they only think of others! They are so concerned about everybody but themselves. So self sacrificing that I want to cry. (wink) Put in your book how my cat jumped in front of a robber to save me while my boyfriend hid under the bed. My cat had the robber tied down until the police came so my boyfriend could move freely among the house.  (fiction right?)

The obvious answer is they are beautiful, both to look at and to stroke.....but their great intelligence is compelling, too

I have my cat help me on computer programs. She loves to type and help me with the keyboard. Take that E-machine customer service....You Techies can go home and lick yourself !

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 12:17 AM ET
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LOL!  Shannon.....are you messin' with me???  "You Techies can go home and lick yourself"!  Now there is a little gem!  (Wanna co-author?)

 

 

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 6:59 PM ET
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Yeah, let's go for it. :)

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 12:14 PM ET
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Suggested title????

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 7:47 PM ET
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Hmmm..................

That's a tough one....

 

Date Posted: 11/18/2007 9:41 PM ET
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you bothering post it again. samson does that too me and give me look like excuse me im sleeping. and he dog.  

Date Posted: 11/23/2007 3:27 PM ET
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I know, we could name it "Gone With The Bend" since when you bend she runs.

Or.."Vacuumzilla"

LOL-Carol has a "His Majesty" dog=)

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 7:27 PM ET
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Crap!  I still haven't come up with anything clever for our book  title....lol!  Gone With The Bend???  Vacuumzilla????  Hmmmmm......How about Cat Whiskers I have Known and The Close Shave?  Or.....    Or.......How to Beat a Cat at Its Own Game????  (The plot has already thickened, but the title hasn't jelled yet, methinks...)

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:15 PM ET
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Still need a title?  How about:  What do you mean I am not a god?!?