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EMUZ Sun 02-Jun-13 20:43:13

Disclaimer that it is not mine grin
She follows me everywhere, I mean to the shop (then sits outside and waits for me), to the car (then tries to get in the car)
Comes in the window and follows me round the house yowling. Won't let any other cat near me and hissed/spat at a neighbours cat yesterday that came over for a stroke
Is this normal for a Birman?! I mean, I just don't get why she yowls at me all the time. I don't speak cat and I'm sure she's thinking "stupid human" confused

EMUZ Wed 05-Jun-13 16:13:10

Thank you for the brush suggestion grin except I haven't got anything done today now she's purring like an engine. Video of brushing

msrisotto Wed 05-Jun-13 16:19:50

Squeeeeeee! She's lovely! And you are SO not stealing her. You are being forcibly adopted!

ProtegeMoi Thu 06-Jun-13 00:00:32

That pic is so funny!

Poor dogs don't even have a cat bed to swap unless they want to climb the scratching post to get to it.

HansieMom Thu 06-Jun-13 04:03:22

Kitty is saying, adopt me! I am scared out here by myself!

Truly she does not seem like a cat meant to be outside on her own.

She is a most beautiful cat!

sashh Thu 06-Jun-13 07:02:45

I can't see any of the pics - do I need a photobucket account?


could you put some pics on your profile?

And have you checked for a microchip

cozietoesie Thu 06-Jun-13 09:25:04

Sorry EMUZ. I neglected to say that brushing her makes her your cat now.


cozietoesie Thu 06-Jun-13 09:27:08

No you don't sashh. You've just had a glitch.

EMUZ Thu 06-Jun-13 16:02:58

Latest pic. Hopefully nobody minds me adding to thread but I love taking photos and she's a very helpful subject grin

cozietoesie Thu 06-Jun-13 16:43:07

Well what can I say? That's clearly your cat.

EMUZ Thu 06-Jun-13 17:00:58

Clearly grin
She dug her paw in every time I tried to move. I have reached my position as staff

ProtegeMoi Fri 07-Jun-13 00:40:12

Yep you've officially been adopted.
They say cats choose their owners.

I don't suppose you'll know her name, you'll have to give her one ;)

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 07-Jun-13 07:14:54

Did you get her checked for a microchip?

EMUZ Tue 11-Jun-13 20:27:31

No, she has an owner but just appears to prefer me for company confused
Little sad cat face video

cozietoesie Tue 11-Jun-13 20:40:59

She's such a honey.

EMUZ Tue 11-Jun-13 20:46:03

She's adorable. That was a proper angry pawing before I started filming than I got sad cat
Not in my good books since she appeared at the window and threw up on the carpet shock

cozietoesie Tue 11-Jun-13 20:47:22

The ultimate compliment, EMUZ!

Such a difficult situation for you, though.

EMUZ Tue 11-Jun-13 20:50:15

Is that a compliment? <knew I didn't like cats>

I'm kind of going with its ok her coming in as long as window is open, and she can get out I'm not keeping her in and she can't stay in overnight. I don't feed her and if I think she's been in too long I gently place (manhandle) her back outside
There's water down if she wants it, and I can't stop her following me when I walk

cozietoesie Tue 11-Jun-13 20:54:15

Oh aye - just wait until the winter snow starts!

EMUZ Tue 11-Jun-13 20:56:36

Oh don't sad I'm such a soft person with any animal. She wasn't here over winter I don't think

misseskimo Tue 11-Jun-13 22:28:14

I was going to say the same as ProtegeMoi! She is gorgeous, but all Birman breeders make a huge thing (and some even make you sign a contract!) of not letting them outside as they have no sense of danger! It's a case of Cat sees someone on other side of the road... "Ooh a person! ... Friend!" *Proceeds to run across the road without paying any attention to whats on it* ... Definitely not good! I would have a word with your neighbor, if she's following you around and talking to you that much she's obviously craving attention that she isn't getting at home - Maybe the neighbors have recently got another pet, or had a new baby into the house and so she's feeling left out, so seeking love from elsewhere? Typically Birman's will stay faithful to one owner(s) thinking of them as their own family as long as they obviously reciprocate the love and affection in return... I am on my third Birman now, and as much as cats are all different, in that sense, Birman's are all the same! smile

EMUZ Tue 11-Jun-13 22:30:30

She does just want the attention I think. But if they are not at home through the day and she's outside with no cat flap.. I guess she wants some strokes and comfort!
Same at night, I work odd hours so sometimes she's there at one am waiting for me

cozietoesie Tue 11-Jun-13 22:40:16


I've never had a Siamese who was left at home outside during the day or left outside at night at all. I'm afraid that misseskimo has a point - particularly with that girl who looks to be as daft as a brush with roads.

EMUZ Tue 11-Jun-13 22:41:35

Oh I know she shouldn't be out. But I see it as they don't keep her in, and I'd rather her sit with me than run round the road. After all, they put her outside sad

cozietoesie Tue 11-Jun-13 22:55:36

That's true - but also true that maybe you should try to set up a conversation with the neighbours about her. Seriously, once the snow comes are you going to be able to put her back out into the cold/ not give her some food and so on ?

misseskimo Wed 12-Jun-13 19:53:20

I suppose your right in that she is safer with you than on the roads, but it's very odd that they let her out all day with no cat flap! scary scary, I'd never let my girlies outside to roam around, I think I'd be too scared to go to work for fear of what might happen! :/ Birman's tend to not like water also, so poor little bugger in this weather will look like a drowned rat sad

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