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Misbehaving CATS

OK, my cat Clint is being a little JERK lately.

Because of some circulation issues, I have a chair which reclines slightly, elevating the feet.
He likes to climb up and curl up on (what he thinks is) my chest. His enormous cat butt with pointy "heelbone" parts is jammed into a pressure point on my left arm, and the 2300 pounds of cat weight benumbs my left hand.
So, I try to shift him.

Lately he has been GROWLING about it. Swearing, in cat. Foul foul language.
Normally I put him on the floor immediately, but today he was squinking and nuzzling, so I let him stay for a while longer - about 15 minutes, before I had to shift, and the growling started, and any movement, even a deep breath, got it going more, so I finally had enough, but when I tried to lift him off, he grabbed my hand and bit.

Not enough to break skin, because he knows better ... but the claws do break skin, so I bapped him (light, open-pawed slap to the head like mom-cats do) and then put him on the floor. No more climbing on me tonight. Cat is in COVENTRY.

Still. Wondering what's up with this recent trend. It's quite annoying.


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Nov. 30th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Possesiveness? Maybe some pain he can't tell you about?
Dec. 1st, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Possessiveness for sure, he and Vinnie hate each other. But I've considered the pain thing, except he doesn't complain when I do the "check the body for pain" stroke.
Nov. 30th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
It's you versus Clint for mastery of the household, no holds barred, best two rounds out of three. :)
Nov. 30th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Cats are permanently high, so who knows.
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
Like anita_margarita I'm wondering if it's a pain issue, or if he's just being buying a bit too deeply into the 'feline overlord' meme.

Keep an eye out for any evidence that he might be hurting at all, but I'd say otherwise remind him that he doesn't get to pull that shit.
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