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Feline Paralysis: "I Can't Help Fix Dinner, I'Ve a Cat on My Lap!"

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

- 1957 days ago -
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Donna H (159)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:16 am
Well, it's an original excuse! Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Monique Waldron (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:22 am
We apply the same rules in our house too. What a relief to know that we are not crazy, or even if we are, we are not on our own!

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:28 am
This has happened to all of us at one time or another.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:30 am
same here, in fact one of my kitties has my computer chair right now so I brought in a dining room chair to do my care2!! cant move the babies it is a rule in my houseI

Sheila S (50)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:41 am
Never answer the phone if it means dislodging a one of my kitties from my lap. Until reading this article, I thought of it as "being selfish!" Now that I know there's a name for the condition, I don't feel so bad! Thanks, Cher!

michelle t (41)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:56 pm
Yes I know what this is like.Fur and feather kids are a priority

Kit B (276)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:38 pm

I usually have one on the back of my chair, one that must help me type and one that just must sit in my lap. That's life with cats, they rule we obey. I love it.

Lori Udenberg (3)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:55 pm
It is almost like they know when you would like to get up so they stay on your lap that much longer.When they look up at you and purr that makes you fell guilty even thinking about moving.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:20 pm
mine sits on my lap while I compute or rather, contemplate the computer. So I must spend hours surfing the web while kiteh sleeps.

I used to sleep between two dogs, one of which would growl if I moved. I growled back, she growled, then I growled..then she jumped up and bit me on the nose. Thus, I was trained to never...ever..ever oppose canine authority figures reguardless of size.
My last dog slept comfortably diagonally across the bed, leaving me a space to curl up against.

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:08 pm

Bonnie B. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:13 pm
Thanks, Cher! an excellent excuse I have used for many tasks I wish to procrastinate on!

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:15 pm
Noted, thanks for this article!

Anne K (139)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:23 pm
This is a daily occurrence in my house.

Heather L (3)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:26 pm
These rules also apply in our house and we wouldn't have it any other way !

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:49 pm
Nothing neater than a cat. Like a living teddy bear with a personality. Warm, fuzzy, purrs. People who love cats are a cut above (well that's what cats would say anyway).. People who have cats think like cats.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:52 pm
I too have been a victim of Feline Paralysis...and many other people that I know as well. It gives a whole new meaning to Cat-atonic!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks!

Michael O (176)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:28 am
This is often an excuse used to avoid work in my household. Even if there isn't a cat in my lap, I occasionally wind up kneeling on the floor in front of my computer, typing away, instead of disturbing "Truffle", who is asleep on my office chair. :-)

Lloyd H (46)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:34 am
FP sounds more like "Febrile Parasite" as in some one who needs to go without dinner or gets to do dishes that have dried on food. And pardon me just how, unless you eat with a cat in your lap, can having a cat in your lap keep you from helping with dishes. Fortunately from the sound of all the procrastination, good old fashioned laziness and essentially anti-social behavior there is also a good chance that FP will reduce the chance of any genetic component of the condition being introduced into the gene pool.

Sandra s (130)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:13 am
I have this trouble with my yorkie,he wont latch off,:)))

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:51 am

DORIS L (61)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:50 am
This works for my pomeranian as well.

Gloria p (304)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:02 am
I have suffered from this accute and chronic disorder. It's no joke.

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:13 pm
I never knew it had a name yet I am so familiar with it. I have done as Michael O at the computer many times.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:27 am
This article is so true. I have one cat who can read my mind. The minute I think about getting up to do something, she comes running and jumps and settles in on my lap. Most of the other cats, I can just think about getting up, or I'm getting tired of scratching their necks, and they will get up and leave, but the one who likes to jump in my lap when I want to get up, gets very upset when I move her. She will growl at me. I think it's a control thing.
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