You Know You are a Cat Slave When...

(43 Posts)
RoastChickenDinner Sat 02-Jul-16 11:22:48

You're starving and need the toilet but the cat is comfy on your knee so you stay put grin

Emochild Sat 02-Jul-16 11:25:26

You get into bed really carefully and stick to the edge of the bed so you don't disturb the sleeping cat s

usual Sat 02-Jul-16 11:28:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GastonsPomPomWrath Sat 02-Jul-16 11:31:06

You have to get ice cubes because the cat will only drink cold water. Heaven forbid it be room temperature, oh no!

NeedACleverNN Sat 02-Jul-16 11:32:27

Hah I'm not there yet grin

I move her if I need anything. I bop her on the nose if she has my hand in a vice grip of claws trying to kill it and if she joins me in bed she has to sleep around me.

RoastChickenDinner Sat 02-Jul-16 11:32:58

You lift her down from the outside windowsill because she wants in but is too precious to jump down herself.

hollinhurst84 Sat 02-Jul-16 11:42:22

You don't move because your cat likes to sleep with his paw on your arm hmm

RoastChickenDinner Sat 02-Jul-16 12:18:25

Ollie is making up for his little holiday! 😀

Tinkfromlovejoy Sat 02-Jul-16 12:23:03

You dig your poorly cat a little hole in the garden with a trowel because he hasn't peed for 36 hours and couldn't possibly use one of the 3 trays you've put down in the house, nor could he dig his own little hole, or just go in the dirt.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 02-Jul-16 12:23:34

Although the bedroom & kitchen doors are already open & the kibble bowl is already full, you get up at 6am to accompany the cat downstairs because she likes company when eating.

Goingtobeawesome Sat 02-Jul-16 12:25:16

The minute you get a cat grin.

Held wees

Burnt dinners

Dehydration

Starving

Didn't change the bed for hours as cat was asleep on it

Bought them toys instead of anything for me

It goes on..

Goingtobeawesome Sat 02-Jul-16 12:27:12

DH once dug out a pathway in a foot of snow so my late great fabulous cat could have a wee grin.

cozietoesie Sat 02-Jul-16 12:31:39

You gear your meal planning and shopping - in a laudable but ultimately daft attempt to economise - to what the cat might like for his lunch or evening snack. (Eg If he is due ham for his lunch, you have to have ham as well to use it up and save throwing away most of the meat because it's no longer fresh as fresh.)

iklboo Sat 02-Jul-16 12:42:40

Cat food, biscuits & treats are the first thing on your shopping list. Every week.

coughingbean Sat 02-Jul-16 12:43:46

You sleep on the edge of the pillow because the cat likes the whole pillow

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 02-Jul-16 12:50:33

You are trained to recognise the signals for head rubs and belly rubs and respond straight away.

BelOfTheBall79 Sat 02-Jul-16 12:53:22

No one else can sit on a large 3 seater sofa for fear of waking a sleeping furry...who's placed herself exactly in the middle

GoogleMonkey Sat 02-Jul-16 13:13:17

You go out to buy tuna because the cat heard you open a tin of tomatoes and is convinced you're withholding fish from them. In future you switch to cartons of tomatoes.

OTheHugeManatee Sat 02-Jul-16 13:18:28

Your husband buys Bluetooth headphones for the telly because having the sound on disturbs the cat blush

Lorsaidthedean Sat 02-Jul-16 13:31:54

The cat has his own room, and you do not think this is strange.

GoogleMonkey Sat 02-Jul-16 13:36:06

lorsaidthedean I thought you were crazy then I remembered my cat has her own bathroom blush

MiffleTheIntrovert Sat 02-Jul-16 13:37:27

Your cat has a birthday which involves:

Her receiving presents (not just from you but extended family)
A homemade cake - with candles
Rendition of Happy Birthday with said cake
Extra treaty dinner
Texts from friends wishing the cat a good birthday

My mother actually wrapped the cat's birthday present. DH looks at the pair of us (or three of us if you include the cat) like what the actual fuck are you on grin

AnneElliott Sat 02-Jul-16 13:54:33

Our little cats have a birthday tea. With Victoria sponge and candles for the age they are! Didn't think anyone else did this.

Flacidunicorn Sat 02-Jul-16 14:05:02

You buy value brand for the humans and brand name for kitten.

You spend more on a scratching post than you have on clothes for 5 years.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 02-Jul-16 15:12:54

All the pets in my extended family get birthday cards and wrapped birthday / Christmas presents.

The dogs rip the paper off. The cats expect the humans to do it.

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