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Why do cats sit on the book you're reading?
« on: 02/11/2010 23:10:08 »
When I'm reading dfkjs a book or typing on the computer, sjgjhh  why does the cat swglh insist on getting on my lap, or laying kdasfjf on the keyboard?

No matter jhgasj how many times you put him back afjjf on the he jumps sadfjhfa right back up!


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Why do cats sit on the book you're reading?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2010 11:53:38 »
Cats are social creatures. They like to be where your hands are that's the bit that scratches, pets, feeds and plays with them.


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Why do cats sit on the book you're reading?
« Reply #2 on: 03/11/2010 13:10:57 »
That explains why next door's cat keeps away from my feet!

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« Reply #3 on: 03/11/2010 13:51:20 »
yes. They also understand the nuances of social interaction.

years ago there was a study on cats that annoy you when you are on the phone. The conclusion was that because they can't see the other person you are talking to they assume you are talking to them...

probably debunked my now.


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« Reply #4 on: 03/11/2010 14:16:44 »
I should think with all the madness some pet owners display, many cats now have their own iphone!

I wonder what the apps would be???

Mouse Trap app

Bird migration route app

Fur ball app

GPS (Garden pooing selector)

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« Reply #5 on: 03/11/2010 15:45:53 »
I wonder what the apps would be???

Internet dating ? ...


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Why do cats sit on the book you're reading?
« Reply #6 on: 03/11/2010 19:06:45 »
The thread reminds me of an old joke.
Why do cats sleep all day?
Because they can.

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Why do cats sit on the book you're reading?
« Reply #7 on: 03/11/2010 22:39:08 »
I do have a theory on why cats like to sit on what you're reading. They see you looking at something with great concentration. They can't in any way comprehend what you're doing and this annoys them.

The cat I'm speaking of, and who "helped" me with this post belongs to a friend, who's son I help with his homework. The cat was badly injured two years ago and lost his right rear leg and tail. He loves to be scratched under his right ear which he can no longer do himself. He ALWAYS comes to me for a scratch when he sees me.

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« Reply #8 on: 03/11/2010 23:51:57 »
The cat was badly injured two years ago and lost his right rear leg and tail. He loves to be scratched under his right ear which he can no longer do himself. He ALWAYS comes to me for a scratch when he sees me.

You can be replaced by technology ...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10404251.stm

This cat apparently needs a hearing aid too : it was run over by a combine harvester.

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Why do cats sit on the book you're reading?
« Reply #9 on: 04/11/2010 14:18:13 »
The cat was badly injured two years ago and lost his right rear leg and tail. He loves to be scratched under his right ear which he can no longer do himself. He ALWAYS comes to me for a scratch when he sees me.
You can be replaced by technology ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10404251.stm

This cat apparently needs a hearing aid too : it was run over by a combine harvester.
Aha Spats, I was looking all over for you at the ship yard!







Lucky fur me ouch, I have a sword

Aha butt my tail whips strongly
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« Reply #10 on: 04/11/2010 15:09:20 »
I bet I got you all beat



If I am ignored or scolded, I will sneak at night, in the darkest, most used room, open all the cabinet doors at human foot level, where it is never suspected.

Then I wait, until; YEOW, when I hear my name yelled out in vain, I trot to my unknown hidding spot, sit and laugh for a couple of hours. I can break 10 toes in a week if needed. They never CATch on.

This cat was smart and talked back, fighting over who is to occupy the recliner.
I tell him to get off and he just blurps a low tone meow, that can be interpreted as an "UP Yours" response and does not move. This can go on for a minute or two.
I am sincerely sorry to say, he resently passed on... I enjoyed the litle guy, even though I limp a little.
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« Reply #11 on: 04/11/2010 19:10:22 »
If I wanted to teach a cat to sit on my book I would sit there reading and whenever the cat came and sat on the book I would pet it and tickle it behind the ears because I know cats like this. The cat would soon learn- they are not stupid.

Do cats sit on books because you teach them to?

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« Reply #12 on: 05/11/2010 03:40:48 »
If I wanted to teach a cat to sit on my book I would sit there reading and whenever the cat came and sat on the book I would pet it and tickle it behind the ears because I know cats like this. The cat would soon learn- they are not stupid.

Do cats sit on books because you teach them to?

May be so or it is a similar orientation of our posture of sitting, petting the cat or reading.

I know one thing. I did not teach my cat to open up the particular cabinet doors in the early morning hours. The particular part is that the opened edge was always into my walkway.
When smacked, the door did not swing, which maximized the impact. That is not trainable.
If it was, its was not on purpose.
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