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What makes your cat happy?

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MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 14:52:27

Here, in no particular order, it's :

A very tall scratching pole
8 meals a day
A boiling hot, sunny conservatory
A dab of butter on the paw
A busy birdtable
NOT going to the cattery anymore
A spot of milk on the nose
A flat immobile lap
A clean latrine


AjasLipstick Fri 27-Apr-18 15:18:00

Yes to the 8 meals a day/ I will add

Licking me on the mouth when I am asleep [gross]

Lying on the grass in the sun

Lying on my abdomen when I go to bed

Lying on DH's head when he's on the sofa

Lying on the laptop


GinGeum Fri 27-Apr-18 15:23:53





Sitting on the dog’s bed.


TheMagicTorch Fri 27-Apr-18 15:26:48

Licking my hair when I've got out of the shower
Chasing the older cat

Older cat:
Chasing butterflies and spiders

Chewbecca Fri 27-Apr-18 15:36:05

Warmth and a lap that doesn't move too much is all my loving kitty seems to want.

MycatsaPirate Fri 27-Apr-18 15:36:30

Food on demand

A sunny conservatory


Cat tree (with additional catnip on it)

Catching flies and spiders (and eating them)



Wolfiefan Fri 27-Apr-18 15:40:53

Drugs. (Catnip)
Winding up the dog.
Monopolising the comfiest spots.

cherrytrees123 Fri 27-Apr-18 15:41:56

Catching flies and insects and eating them .. absolutely obsessed
Lots of food, but very very fussy about what she will eat
Jumping up on kitchen surfaces to lick food off plates etc
Lying on my feet or legs (doesn't like laps)
Scratching post, which is too small for her now and she keeps knocking it down.

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 15:46:03

I have never heard of another cat requiring 8 meals a day, Ajas! We are in constant dispute about it. And he will still steal food and milk, given any opportunity. He is a belly on legs, but not fat, just big.

I too can add a gross one - chasing, catching and eating flies, the bigger the better, especially blue bottles envy - not envy

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 15:48:59

Cross posts about flies I see, urgh!

Allergictoironing Fri 27-Apr-18 15:50:40

Sleeping on my bed
Sleeping on the sofa
Sleeping in the bottom of the wardrobe
Lik e Lix
Charging up & down the stairs chasing each other in the wee small hours
Boycat - lying next to me getting tummy tickles, and falling asleep
Sitting on windowsills watching the world go by (indoor kitties)
Bit more sleeping

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 15:54:05

Chew's seems much more low maintenance envy - envy this time

mimibunz Fri 27-Apr-18 15:54:53

8 meals a day
2 long naps per day
3 shorter naps per day
Making love to an old pair of slippers
Rolling around on a sunny patio
Drawing blood from me and DH at least twice per week

Whereismumhiding2 Fri 27-Apr-18 15:57:19

A cardboard box. Any box, any size, as long as He can fit his bottom in it. If he can use catyoga to entirely fold his limbs into the box, he will be happy as a cat on a box for hours. We can hear him purring, the box buzzes. We save all boxes for our cat.

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 15:57:31

Making love to an old pair of slippers

Mimi grin

kissthealderman Fri 27-Apr-18 15:59:45

Bum scratches.
Stealing the duvet and squishing me into a corner of the bed.
A head brush.
Dropping a dead rodent on my feet.
Licking the dinner plates.

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 16:01:36

And another one wanting 8 meals, Mimi. Must be all that slipper action.

problembottom Fri 27-Apr-18 16:02:13

Being rolled with my lint roller (ironic as he’s the reason I use it so much)
Flying frenzy
Having his favourite people visit - DP’s dad followed by our doctor neighbour from across the road
Being chased after he’s had a poo (if it’s a wee he’s not up for it)
Knocking full glasses of water onto the carpet
Drinking Evian water from the cap

That1950sMum Fri 27-Apr-18 16:03:20

Sitting on my laptop.

Sitting on a piece of paper that gets left out.

Wacking pens on to the floor.

Balancing along the top of the bannisters.

Sitting in the basin while we have a bath.

Staring at the wall.

Eating (although not anything that has been in her bowl for more than 10 minutes)

POPholditdown Fri 27-Apr-18 16:04:23

A little bit of food at a time, only in the centre of the bowl. If it’s at the side it’s not there.

Food bowls brought to them in the living room, as the kitchen tiles are too cold I think.

The boy- loves to be picked up every morning when I get in from work, and curls up on my shoulder.

One likes to sit on my lap in the garden, being hand fed grass.

Same one also likes her water in a glass.

The chunky one likes to sit at the dining table and taste test when we have dinner. (We have to make sure there’s something suitable for her, like a plain piece of chicken, or a drop of yogurt)

Checking the grocery shopping.

Watching me when I’m on the loo.

Helping (watching) me cook.

And cuddles (my favourite).

caoraich Fri 27-Apr-18 16:06:57

Watching me in the shower

Lying on my head at 5am, purring like a lawnmower and gently patting my face

Emptying out my underwear drawer and hiding my silky pants in her cat igloo

My cat is possibly a pervert confused

Misericord Fri 27-Apr-18 16:07:32

Drinking Evian from the cap - that is wonderful smile

Me opening the door for her just so she can look outside. It is a glass door but it would appear that just looking through the glass is insufficient.

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 16:11:02

How does the dog react to that, Gin?! Many years ago, (too many), I lived in a house as an Au Pair and the 2 cats slept on top of the dog - always. What made one of them even happier was weeing in the pot plants, especially the (expensive) Bonsai trees.

MiniLeopardInTheHouse Fri 27-Apr-18 16:14:37

That would definitely be a PURRvert, caoraich

Teacuphiccup Fri 27-Apr-18 16:17:13

Cat number one

Playing fetch with her ball
Being tickled under her chin
Being involved

Cat number two

Sleeping snuggled up under the duvets
Getting in your dressing gown sleeve
Inspecting the perimeter for security breaches (flies)
Climbing the curtains
Slapping cat number 1

Cat number 3

Being brushed in the sink
Purring like a motorboat
Sitting on clean washing
Kneading a knee with his claws
Being rubbed all over

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