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What does your cat get away with?

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Daisydoo2 Mon 18-Dec-17 09:14:14

Nearly ready to go out to the Christmas bash on Saturday, went to the wardrobe to get my 'going out'
bag and find it clawed to ruin by my cat. Luckily I adore said cat (who generally gets away with murder as the local wildlife would testify) and found a -older- replacement. Had it been a person who had done the deed all hell would have broken loose... as my daughters quite rightly pointed out. Bless.

ninathenana Mon 18-Dec-17 10:07:12

Sleeping in H's chair.
H has aimed it as it has the lamp behind for reading and a handy table next to it. If the cat is in the chair when H wants to settle down for the evening and the cat is there H will sit on the sofa "because Bertie looks so comfortable"
I'd move the cat to the sofa.

ninathenana Mon 18-Dec-17 10:07:46

aimed claimed

paddyann Mon 18-Dec-17 10:18:17

My OH always loved cats,he had a lovely white kitten when I met him,sadly she was run down and killed ...and when we got married he brought a cat home after two weeks.We had her for 13 years .Didn't replace her but now 30 years later we have a kitten and he gets away with stuff the kids would get hell for .The strange thing is OH is allergic to cat fur so he has to take antihistamines every day but theres no way he would part with the "beast" as he's known.He was in and out at least 4 or 5 times during last night and that was after OH waiting up for him to come home until 1'30 ...despite having an early appointment this morning .

glammanana Mon 18-Dec-17 10:35:45

Oliver is 18mths old now and the boss cat here on our little close all the neighbours know and love him but his paws across my glass coffee table really irritate me when he could walk around it to get to his spot at the front window,if the children so much as touch said table they get told to move away but he gets away with it every time.

sunseeker Mon 18-Dec-17 10:49:14

I am no longer owned by a cat but when I was he got away with whatever he wanted to do! I lost count of the number of times I have gone to bed much later than I needed because I didn't want to disturb the cat sleeping on my lap.

Miep1 Mon 18-Dec-17 11:57:47

Walking across the cooker leaving footprints. Refusing to drink out of a water bowl that isn't green, so I have just ordered a new one as someone trod on it. Locking the butter off toast that's not ring-fence. Sleeping across my bed, thus meaning I sleep in the foetal position. Bringing me live mice at 3am. And a thousand other things; trouble is, the kittens are learning fast!

vampirequeen Mon 18-Dec-17 15:02:55

My poor cat had to be very well behaved when I was with the ex. He wasn't allowed on the furniture or even on my knee if I was seated on the sofa. However when ex had gone to bed me and the cat colluded in a bit of rule breaking. As soon as we were sure he was settled the cat would jump onto the sofa and snuggle up with me but he would keep one ear open and at the slightest inkling that ex was on the move he would jump down and lay in his basket as if he'd been there all the time.

callgirl1 Tue 19-Dec-17 00:13:24

I regularly have to sleep diagonally across the bed because Mia is sleeping right where my feet go. I`ve also sat at the "wrong" (for me) end of the sofa, so as not to disturb her. Tonight I had to be a contortionist with the TV and DVD remotes because she was siting on the settee arm right in front of the TV and DVD, blocking the signal.

Willow500 Tue 19-Dec-17 05:38:11

Lists too long for my two! Everything they do is way out of order for cats grin

SillyNanny321 Tue 19-Dec-17 09:34:23

My lovely Boys got away with murder for 15 years. DS said one was the love of my life. If Merlin said jump i asked how high! Toffee was my best friend always there when i needed him. Sadly died within a few months of each other.
Adopted two Girls firmly saying that would not happen again! Who was I kidding? They are as bad if not worse & I love it!

MissAdventure Tue 19-Dec-17 09:38:39

My daughters cat -
Sitting under and open window, meowing to be 'posted' through it.
Settling down in the dogs bed.
Only drinking from the bathroom tap.
Sitting in front a door which was ajar, waiting for someone to open it (numerous times a day) smile

Rosina Tue 19-Dec-17 09:58:35

Sitting on OH's usual dining chair so that OH has to sit elsewhere to eat his breakfast; monopolising cushions, beds, visitors. Changing eating habits when you have, with relief, bought a stack of the food he seems now to like, picking the new armchair and ignoring the old ones, I could go on for ever. We are locked in feline servitude.

Scribbles Tue 19-Dec-17 10:02:02

Mine gets away with all of the above and more. On my birthday, my friend gave me an enameled sign which I've placed in the front porch so visitors understand the pecking order here. It reads: It's the cat's house. We just pay the mortgage.
It's true!

Camelotclub Tue 19-Dec-17 10:39:58

I'd keep cat in at night if I were you! I'd never let mine out at night, I wouldn't sleep.

Matriark Tue 19-Dec-17 11:01:33

Pulls chunks out of my lovely cream rug - grrr - but I love him!

Nandalot Tue 19-Dec-17 11:15:53

I realise now our last two cats were very well behaved. Never went upstairs, never climbed on mantelpieces or window ledges, never sat on the dining table. Our rescue cat Mollie does all of the above. However, we can forgive her because she is a very loving cat and even our DGS who was very scared of all animals insists on giving her a hug when he sees her. The only thing she won’t do is be outside by herself. If we are outside, fine. Yesterday she accompanied us delivering the cards down the road, but if we let her out on her own she immediately jumps up on the windowsill meowing to be let in.

goldengirl Tue 19-Dec-17 11:27:13

We have 2 cats - brothers. They are like chalk and cheese but like brothers they spat and then cuddle up to each other. The quieter of the 2 gets away with snoozing in the bottom of my wardrobe and trying to stay with me at night - but DH won't have it so I wait until he travels for meetings!!! T'other puss seems to get away with eating his brother's food but as his brother is not losing weight I think he's finding sustenance elsewhere as he sometimes comes back smelling of very nice perfume - very uncatlike!!!

inishowen Tue 19-Dec-17 11:58:45

Been there, got the tee shirt. In our last house the cat ruined brand new carpets because she picked at them when she wanted the door opened. In this house we have wooden floors. so that habit had to stop. She ruined so many sofas by picking at them that we started replacing them every 2 years with second hand ones. Sadly she died last Easter, age 20. I miss her, but will never get another cat.

homefarm Tue 19-Dec-17 12:24:24

Agreed, always keep in at night. Mine are good company, always there. Also have a dog who loves cats but hates other dogs! They are all looking forward to Christmas. Merry Xmas to all, cats, dogs and human carers.

conners13 Tue 19-Dec-17 12:36:26

Having 'turned out' the sitting room earlier in the day returned to find son lounging on sofa. Told him he was making place look untidy and he replied if it had been the cat I would not have minded!

GabriellaG Tue 19-Dec-17 13:38:22

Locking the butter-off toast that's not ring fence?

Craftycat Tue 19-Dec-17 15:14:44

Oh you name it!! They rule the house & the dog when she was alive. The household revolves around their comfort. If Mulligan wants a fuss at 3am he gets it. Do we mind? Actually - no. That's why we have animals.
I have never had a day of my life without a cat in the house. Sometimes 6 plus dogs. You are either an animal person or not & we just are.

GrammaH Tue 19-Dec-17 16:34:29

Bringing baby rabbits in at night - dead, I may add - and eating them under our dressing table!!

Grandmama Tue 19-Dec-17 18:08:55

Years ago a neighbour's cat took to spending his daytime hours with us. He had his own chair with a comfy cushion by the radiator and DH who was a bit of a Scrooge with the central heating used to put the central heating on specially for the cat. We booted him out at bedtime.