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Fluffycloudland77 Fri 23-Nov-12 20:37:13

Got back from work too late to let him out. He's just lying there, all paws tucked under him. Just being. Little bit creepy really.

I think he is plotting revenge sad

What do yours do for punishement of unruly owners?

tribpot Sun 25-Nov-12 17:47:54

Fermez if you end up with a booze problem you will be the only person in AA who can legitimately say "my cat made me drink".

I slid tribcat off DH's laptop today - the bloody thing rebooted in safe mode (the laptop, not the cat)

ZebraOwl Sun 25-Nov-12 12:00:49

Am starting to think I maybe should't read this with the kittens about, they might be getting ideas. Black!kitten was peering at the laptop screen & started purring VERY loudly as I read Fermez's post...

MrsEddChina Sun 25-Nov-12 10:38:42

Sorry Fermez that just made me grin!

FermezLaBouche Sun 25-Nov-12 10:25:30

Oh God, this thread has had me doing proper belly laughs! So funny.

My little boy is a fairly docile chap so far, but I see signs of things to come..

Yesterday I got up from the laptop to grab a bottle of wine and a glass. When I came back he had sprawled himself on the keyboard with that challenging "what're you going to do about this then?" look. In the past I've been a wuss and let him stay there but last night I picked him up. put him on the floor and went back to mumsnet work. Well, I knew some form of punishment was imminent.

He waited until I over-filled my glass and had to lean in carefully to sip off the top inch then, I kid you not, he pounced from the dining table onto the back of my head, pushing my face into my drink. Cue jumping up/general noise-making from me.... and the little sod just sat there on the laptop looking at me as if to say, "What???? I just wanted a cuddle! What????"


alistron1 Sat 24-Nov-12 23:40:41

Big cat shits on my bed when I deviate in anyway from the routine that he has devised for himself. He obviously learned this behavioural technique via osmosis from my former cat who died before big cat arrived here.

Little cat, this week, has perfected turning his back on me pointedly and looking at me in disdain to make sure I'm noticing his back turning. My crime? Buying a different brand of cat litter.

Sagelynodding Sat 24-Nov-12 08:47:08

One of mine poos in our toilet when he is annoyed-but he always misses and gets it everywhere...
The other one likes to sneak into my car when I am not paying attention, and doze off in the children's seats or the back shelf, to then jump out at me when I am about a mile down the road so I have to drive her home again...

They are going to HATE us next week as we are moving house-I'm not looking forward to seeing what punishments they arr going to cook up for us sad

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 24-Nov-12 07:45:17

My punishment was sleep deprivation. He woke me at 4am purring so loudly I could hear it through ear plugs. Industrial ear plugs.

I'm shattered and feel poorly.

sashh Sat 24-Nov-12 02:27:26

Charlie could sulk for Britain. You knew he was sulking at you because he sat in front of you with his back to yoou.

He once spent ages finding the one spot in the room he could sulk at us (a few freinds round).

On one occasion he was mad at my friend so turned his back. I picked him up and turned him to look at said friend, he turned his head away. I turned his head back and he actually turned his eyes as far to the side as he could.

Of course we were in hysterics over this, and he sulked more.

tribpot Sat 24-Nov-12 00:04:50

Well I should say the tribcat has had an entire week like the Gincat's, only with extra insults thrown in as the reason we have all been here all week is because ds fractured his collar bone last Sunday. So:
- ds' bed has been in my room, which means tribcat has had to sleep on it religiously every day and night to make the point that any new sleeping surface is first for her and only then for humans (but ds has been sleeping quite restlessly so every now and then she gets kicked off
- I have been using a desk in the dining room which used to be upstairs, so now that has to be jumped on to and inspected fully every time I am trying to do a phone conference
- she has not been the centre of attention because ds has been treated - in his words - 'like a king'.

Plus, I think in an animaly way she's been a bit worried about ds herself, I think she can sense he is not quite himself.

Sounds like I should be thanking my lucky stars she hasn't been pooping on the pillows after this!

Baffledandbewildered Fri 23-Nov-12 23:46:41

My Balinese cat used to poo on the pillows of anyone who had annoyed/slighted or other wise offended him. Odd cat but we all adored him smile

botandhothered Fri 23-Nov-12 23:22:53

Botcat was removed from the sofa several times the other night for annoying everyone.
Eventually he got the message. He went and sat in his litter tray for ages and refused to get out! Clearly he was not comfortable... we had to entice him out with treats in the end, and he sulked on the sofa for the rest of the evening .

gindrinker Fri 23-Nov-12 23:16:24

Gincat has had the hump today, the gin houssehold had the day off work.
This meant that breakfast was served a few minutes late.
We then had the nerve to disturb her busy schedule of snoozing on the sofa/bed, chewing catnip toys and using the litter tray by cuddling her, playing with her and feeding her lunch.

TeWiDoesTheHulaInHawaii Fri 23-Nov-12 22:06:03

TeWi cat punishes us by running away for just long enough for you to get worried and then sauntering back

He also does the exposing his belly for you to rub and then biting your hand.

Currently he is punishing baby DS for pulling his tail by sleeping tucked up inside the cosytoes on the pushchair and making it hairy.

Purplehonesty Fri 23-Nov-12 22:00:03

We left purplecat alone for the weekend (she stayed with our neighbour) and when we drove back into our street and got out of the car she ran along the road yelling her head off like a cat possessed.
It was a definite where the f*%k have you been?!
I miss her too, she was killed by a dog a year ago and never got to live in the lovely new country house we built or meet dd. I still cry now when I think about her sad

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 23-Nov-12 21:59:48

Right, I'm going up.

I'm not being kept out of my own bedroom any longer.


OhYoubadbadKitten Fri 23-Nov-12 21:57:09

James sounds like he was an amazing cat.

One of my old cats is too fat/lazy to get over the back fence. So if she goes out the front by accident and wants to come back in when we are out she goes and miaows outside the neighbours and then leads them back to ours where they let her in with the spare key.

CollieEyeOfNewt Fri 23-Nov-12 21:48:31

I still miss my childhood cat James.

He was evil to pretty much everyone except me. He took retribution on all who slighted him.

He managed to angle his bum so that he shit in the toe of my Mum's shoe. She found out when she was running desperately late for work, and wearing tights. Cold cat poo between the toes is hideous, apparently.

He used to hide behind the fence at the front of our house and leap out onto passing dogs' heads and give them a good kicking. Our house was on a frequent dog walking route. He loved it. The dogs started to pull their owners across the road before they got to our house.
All except one big dog who adored him, and it was reciprocated . When James died this dog used to refuse to move from outside our house. His owner was straining to pull him on, but he dug his heels in and eventually walked on after 5 minutes.

James also sulked in unbelievable ways. I found him sitting under the dripping shower. The drops bounced off the centre of his head. He flinched with every drop. And gave the weevils. (Love that phrase!)

I miss him and he died 20 years ago.

TribbleWithoutaCause Fri 23-Nov-12 21:13:27

We have stupid cat, he seeks revenge by sleeping on my PJs and covering them in his hair.

He is stupid as he will not learn a thing and won't run from ds. He just sits there and lets him (and other toddlers) have at it.

tribpot Fri 23-Nov-12 21:09:29

I would sleep with one eye open tonight, OP.

I doubt you will ever be late home from work again grin

I expected to get the evils off my cat when we got back from leaving her overnight for the first time, but apart from giving us the biggest bollocking in meows I've ever heard, she didn't hold a grudge.

MacAndCheese Fri 23-Nov-12 21:02:58


I'd try bribery.

MacAndCheese Fri 23-Nov-12 21:02:27

Norbert weevils grin

I have two cats. We have "chubby monster" and "beast"

Chubby monster gives us the evil eye if we so much as think of not topping her food up/turfing her off her hmm bed/turning the light on/going to the food cupboard and not immediately bringing out the treats/eat tuna without giving her some.

Bless. She loves me really.

Beast adores me. The only time she gets shitty is when she goes on holiday and when I go out.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 23-Nov-12 21:01:37

I stopped off on the way home to buy a catnip mouse but they didnt have one that looked any good.

He's been up there since half six.

Just sitting there, in a dark room, not sleeping. Just staring.

It's like something out a Hitchcock film.

MacAndCheese Fri 23-Nov-12 20:59:06

There will be retribution.

If we don't hear from you for a while, we'll know that you've been guilt tripped into buying totally necessary treats.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 23-Nov-12 20:59:01

Ours just used to have an expression on her face that resembled that of someone with a very bad smell under their nose.

That, combined with giving us evil, shooting stares (referred to as " the cats giving me the weevils again")

FancyPuffin Fri 23-Nov-12 20:55:00

Forgot the actual link hmm

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