April 16th, 2014
|elettaria||05:08 pm - Do cats always do this?|
Climb onto your lap just as you pick up the quilting frame, I mean? I end up quilting at the most ridiculous angles, and I have RSI, kittycat, do you hear?
I present Exhibit A.
Look at the demure way she's holding those paws. Butter wouldn't melt.
I really am thrilled to be in this position, of course. A year ago I had no idea that this small black feline existed, and now I am one of her designated ambulatory tin openers. This is because I started dating her other minion last July. She's a cuddlesome wee thing, and quite bonkers. I made her a harness, too.
As a fellow minion and primary(only)tin opener for a feline master, I can tell you that it is absolutely normal. My Mercury loves to climb up when he senses that I'm about to do something that doesn't involve petting him when he wants me to.
And they have the most amazing lapdar for when you are about to get up for some reason, don't they? Seriously, Ninja once leapt into my lap and I promptly thought, "Well, I wasn't about to go to the loo, and we weren't about to have sex - ah, now I can't reach my tea, that'll be it." She also prefers to sleep on my legs at night, rather than her original minion's. R sleeps like a log, I toss and turn, and that's before you add in the Restless Leg Syndrome.
I'm really grateful that she's shown no interest in my quilting supplies, though. I've heard stories of what happens to cats who get into the thread. *shudder*
Edited at 2014-04-16 04:43 pm (UTC)
Tip: ALWAYS put your yarn in a cat-proof place(sewing box with a latch, drawer)as soon as you're finished with it, same with work and needles, even if it's just for a few minutes(you'd be amazed by how much havoc a cat can wreak in a few minutes). Try to eliminate any possibility that she'll have to get a hold of it. She will develop an interest in it eventually(trust me) and taking the time to keep things out of her reach, even if it's for a few minutes, will save a lot of headaches.
Yep, already there. I read all the horror stories before she came for her first visit.
I'm so glad you have a normal cat! I'd be worried if she didn't do things like this.
She's cute, too [hears voice of ex, "you think all cats are cute, Megaera!"].
But they are! Is this why this person is the ex?
No. There were *lots* more reasons than that [wry g].
|Date:||April 17th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)|| |
my betsy doesn't do laps (she shoves up against my thigh but no proper laps) so quilting isn't a huge problem. cutting however....OY! oooh fabric, that's for me to sit on and play with right? oooh it's moving, must be something for me to kill! never mind her love of shiny objects, the movement of scissors makes her think she's died and gone to kitty amusement land.
One of our cats has learned to associate the sound of a rotary cutter with STRINGIES!!!! Which means that even when I'm trimming slivers off blocks he's staring at me in anticipation.
The quilt's going well, by the way, if slowly due to the aforementioned RSI.