I think I stumped the Vet with this!

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I think I stumped the Vet with this!
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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 11:38pm

This afternoon, I was watching a show and Princess was sitting on my right side. I was on my laptop. She wrapped her paws around my arm and anytime I tried to get up or move, she would meow a little, but hold on tighter and then try and bite my hand. It was very odd. She's done this a couple of times before but not that long (like over 1/2 hour). I told the vet after he examined Dusty and he was completely in awe, saying it's bizarred behavior. It's like she's obsessed with me. Weird!


She's been acting very strangely the last couple of days. She's going around meowing, but not like she's in pain or hurting or anything. It's like she's hallucinating. Does that happen with cats?


Right now as I type this she's laying on my leg and resting her head against the lap top cooling thing. She

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 10:01am

Ivy will do something similar when she is in the mood.

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 3:00pm

Hi,


Holding your hand or arm, etc. with their paws and then giving you a little bite, is a fairly common gesture of feline affection.

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 8:50pm

That's an odd way to show affection, though I suppose that's better than their butt in your face! I always tell them that their face is much cuter. Half the time they end up turning around! LOL


She's pretty rough but she does end up gromming my arm though too, kind of like giving me a kiss on the arm. It was such a weird thing b/c she's never been that insistent.

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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 12:16pm

Fuzzy and Trouble will do that too.


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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 5:47pm

Perhaps that's

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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 8:39pm

No the vet did not examine her. I was there with Princess' sister and just happened to mention it b/c I thought it was so very odd. As far as I know, she hasn't hit her head or done anything odd. There is some extreme stress here b/c of dh being sick with brain cancer and I am the primary caretaker, but it's been this way almost since she's been here. She is just a very, very odd cat who has very, very odd behaviors I think. She's done similar things-like if I type on the desktop, she'll put her paw on my hand, and sometimes won't let me move it. She'll occasionally sit right next to me and puts a paw or whole leg on me, and will put it back there if I try to move. She's silly. She's done other silly things too, but this particular thing is WAY too embarrasing to admit on a public message board! LOL


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Sun, 06-13-2010 - 7:25am

I reread the post.

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Mon, 06-14-2010 - 12:36am

Tangerine, that is a great way of looking at it! When we got her, she wasn't fully weaned, so I had to feed her a bottle of KMR every few hours. Like you said, I really do think kitties are more in tune with our emotions and their love for us than we take them credit for.


It's very possible that she is trying to comfort me and I never thought about that! There has been a lot going on here, and now that I look back on the other times she's done this behavior, there is usually a tenderness to it, if that makes sense. It sounds strange, but it seems like there is a deep connection. She is very strange but she's hard not to love. I hope that makes sense!

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Mon, 06-14-2010 - 11:49am
My adult females are very fascinated with the ceiling. Anything to do with it. Sometimes they will stare for extended periods of times at fans or a fly. Other times they hear the birds on the roof. And sometimes I can't see or hear what they see or hear. Sometimes I think they just want up there. Harley Quinn doesn't like to be lifted up very high. But Selina actually likes it when we lay her on her back and lift her up to play with the cords on the ceiling fan. But she also likes it when we push her around on the floor very fast in an empty laundry basket. She's my little dare-devil. Ceilings must just be a cat thing... I never worried about it before, though. All three of my cats also attack imaginary things on the wall.
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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 9:01am

I am always cracked up by the kittens when they discover the ceiling fan.

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