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Do you prefer independent cats or lap cats?

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Kit B (276)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:20 am

I just go with their moods, some days I have one in my lap, one behind my head and the other helping me type, other days, they ignore me unless it's time to eat. That one that is 13 years old only wanders around when she decides she wants some cuddles.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:37 am
All my kitties are a little of both; just depends on their mood at any given moment. But fessin' up ~ I kind of like that they're all on the independent side.

Barb K (1688)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:10 am
I remember how my cats would mewwww at me from the floor and then spring up on to my lap, rubbing their whiskers against my mouth...I seized every opportunity my cats bestowed upon me because I knew once I fed them they'd be on their meowy little way. Except my Princess Ezzie-Wezzie....before she'd leave, she'd almost always jump back in my lap and 'thank' me by rubbing her face against mine. 'OK Ezzie, you're're welcome...' I ansewered, as she'd stand on my lap, and I'd move my wheelchair forward, trying to reach my front door to let her, and her siblings outside. But sometimes Kirby'd jump on the doorknob, stick his right paw under the door, and pull the door open. Funny, but he never learned how to close it! LOL So, I guess you could say, my cats were lap cats when they wanted something!! Thnx Cher!!

. (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:39 am
Independent cats every time.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:42 am
I'm into cuddle :)

Connie O (44)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:30 am
I would rather have a lap cat!

. (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:39 am
I love them all

Ruth C (87)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:42 am
They are all good in my eyes.

. (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:45 am
They each have their moods,,,one will give me a head butt when he wants attention, one will lay along side of me. They ALL sleep with me at some point in the night.

pam w (139)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 12:15 pm
I'm with Kit....their moods make them more interesting!

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 12:43 pm
Ours have their times when they like to cuddle, and other times they want to be doing something else. I just love them all.

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:02 pm
Dogs are owned; cats are contracted. Cats that enjoy a little of both, accepting either a lap or a windowsill perch and are affectionate without tripping or getting stepped on by their humans seem best to me.

Christeen Anderson (371)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:08 pm
My cats are very independent. I like all kinds though. Thanks for sharing. Cats rule.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
Cats are independent. They are just adorable.

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:58 pm
Mine is very independent due to so many years being outside. I always bring him in at night and then he turns into a lap cat.

Eternal G (745)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:17 pm
I prefer CATS in any form!

Julia R (297)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:19 pm
I have cats that are both so either one for me! They're always fascinating and seem to know intuitively when I'm down (even the more independent ones, to give me the love and reassurance that I really need at times!) But, there is definitely a disparity in their demeanors. Beauregarde or Boggie for short, is really a cool cat and has everything under control and is probably my most independent but yet he has times when he just loves to rub his head on me- and will even take a nap with me! And Lottie and Baby Hughie just are the most affectionate animals you could ever meet. They shower me in kisses every day and even Lottie loves to perch herself on my shoulder! Love them all!

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."- Albert Schweitzer, German-French theologian, musician, philosopher, physician and humanitarian who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."- Hippolyte Taine, French critic and historian

Anne K (139)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 8:17 pm
I love them all. I have 5 now, including my original "rescues", now 17 years old, my 2 rescues that are 7 and 8 years old, and the 8 month old that I discovered living on my roof 3 months ago!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 8:20 pm
Love the cats that own me, matters not if they are lap cats or the independent type. Am also allergic but cannot resist the ones who wish to take me over or ...(whisper) sleep on my bed. They own the place so they go where they wish. Am also allergic to the grass, maple, alder and birch tree pollen which abound in the neighbourhood and rural areas here... so spend my time with felines who own me, my friend's cats who visit here inside hours every day and photographing everything in the fields and forests where pollen abound.

reft h (66)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 11:36 pm
love cats

Julie W (32)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:02 am
I want a cat I can cuddle!

Sandra S (10)
Friday April 19, 2013, 5:00 am
I can't choose--I love cats and dogs both, with their individual personalities.

Roberta Z (16)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:16 am
I think Cher should get lots of green stars
Most of my cats have been lap cats except for the two present ones.

Sandi C (98)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:37 am
I just love cats.

Anette S (22)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:42 am
indepandant cats... lap cats... i don't care as long as they accept me i'm fine =^..^=

Dianne D (490)
Friday April 19, 2013, 10:09 am
My cats are both independant and lap cats. When they decide to be a lap cat, I have to stop what I'm doing and pay attention to them.

Linda Wallace (32)
Friday April 19, 2013, 10:55 am
I love them all but get especially attached to the lap-cats.

Gloria H (88)
Friday April 19, 2013, 2:04 pm
lap cats! Mine has progressed from the lap to the neck warmer cat. She likes me to walk around the house with wearing her like a collar.

Arwen Woods (207)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:43 pm
I needs me my kitty cuddles!

Animae C (514)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:44 pm
The 2 kitties i'm fostering at the moment are complete opposites of each other, Scarlet has to sit on my lap almost continually, even now as i type, while Stevie is happy to watch me from his kitty cave while Wolf my chihuahua licks his face, gorgeous babies i love them all!

Carol H (229)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:40 am
love them all!! noted
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