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What things do you do for your cat that you wouldn’t do for anyone else?

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EachandEveryone Mon 27-Jul-20 06:35:22

Im just getting ready for work and realised I go out of the room to spray my deodorant so I dont make them jump 😯

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chromis Mon 27-Jul-20 06:43:07

Open a different door for them to go out when they have a perfectly good always open cat flap.

HeronLanyon Mon 27-Jul-20 06:51:42

Currently not living with a cat but in the past I have -
Left bedroom window open at night as one loved to come in and out that way rather than just use their door.
Bought house on basis it had to be safe - didn’t even consider lovely houses which might have been ok.
Rearranged whole bedroom for elderly cat to accommodate his love of lying on chest of drawers in the sun at a time of day.
Put up with nightly frog newt ‘presents’for some time rather than mock one in at night (a real roamer) - majority caught uninjured and rehomed in London he had no access to.
Did not go on much needed holiday when house sitter let me down due to her family emergency.
Always took time from work and vet to the house when the awful time came. Held in arms always.
Ie pretty much whatever needed if it was possible. Fully prioritised them where possible. Still had a full life of my own - they were glorious addition.

HeronLanyon Mon 27-Jul-20 06:52:22

Pond not london

madcatladyforever Mon 27-Jul-20 07:34:20

I do everything for my cat, she's 19. Wipe her bum, clean her toilet twice a day, put blankets in her favourite cupboard (she likes to hid in them) only buy the best food. Open all the doors for her, carry her up and down stairs because she has arthritis.
She is like a princess. I don't want her to die and then feel guilty that I didn't do enough for her. She is my biggest love.

SagelyNodding Mon 27-Jul-20 13:42:47

I let him put his bum in my face grin
He also gets to share my pillow even if it means I get a less restful sleep!
I deliberately leave cupboards open so the he can explore...there's not much I wouldn't do for him, I'm besotted 😻

Jayneisagirlsname Mon 27-Jul-20 15:35:15

I also go out the room for deodorant as my big lump is scared of it 😁 they get doors opened despite the cat flap, interrupt our work to be stroked whilst they're eating, share pillows even when they've been out in the rain etc.
At this very minute, I should be shredding paperwork but big boy is snuggled asleep in his dog bed, and I can't bear to disturb him!

EachandEveryone Mon 27-Jul-20 17:49:33

And don’t forget the vacuuming despite its them that cause me to hoover everyday I still won’t do it whilst they are asleep I have to wait until they have nipped out

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iklboo Mon 27-Jul-20 17:57:58

I won't strip the beds if the cats are lying on them. I'll wait until they get up for lunch.

Bargebill19 Mon 27-Jul-20 19:14:07

Put clean bed linen on if they are asleep on the ‘naked’ duvet/bed.
Let them walk on the table.
Let them eat my eyebrows.
Let the kittens lick my bare feet.
Hand feed them when they are too lazy to go to the bowl but demand food.
Sleep on the edge of the double bed so as to not disturb the royal prince of darkness.

TeddyGizmo Mon 27-Jul-20 19:21:53

I go into another room to do my hair because the hairdryer scares them.
Sweep instead of Hoover if they are sleeping.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 27-Jul-20 20:26:51

Dh used to stop playing his guitar if ours complained about the noise. I’d have to be ill before he did that for me.

Oldestchild90s Mon 27-Jul-20 20:44:20

One thing that has surprised me is i never get angry if they wake me up in the middle of the night. They seem to have a funny hour around midnight or later and 99% of the time they wake me up, but i just laugh it off and go back to sleep. However, if OH did that to me i'd be fuming 😂

EachandEveryone Tue 28-Jul-20 15:01:26

Poking me at 5am and me getting up to let them out even on the only day I get chance to lie in

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purrswhileheeats Tue 28-Jul-20 20:18:06

My old girl used to have chilled bottled water in her bowl, with ice cubes added in the summer months. She would refuse tap water, such a catflake 🙀

I have also spent many an evening pinned to the sofa, unable to reach the remote control. I once watched a triple bill of Pimp My Ride on MTV as I didn't want to disturb a snoozing kitty.

DeeplyMovingExperience Tue 28-Jul-20 20:34:22

Record nature programmes with small animals so she has something interesting to watch.

Sing a selection of special songs with lyrics adjusted to always include her name and how fluffy she is.

Wash her special blankets in Fairy non-bio and iron the one with trains on it.

Chitlin Tue 28-Jul-20 20:39:41

Not complain when he shreds my decolletage with his razor sharp claws. He's just being friendly, even though I'm dripping blood.

Tiredmum100 Tue 28-Jul-20 20:45:49

Sit on the sofa bursting for the toilet but don't get up as the cats are happy on my lap and I couldn't possibly disturb them!

Helpimfalling Tue 28-Jul-20 20:46:40

Get sleep out his eye!

Open the door when he has a cat flap

Share my kfc

EachandEveryone Sun 02-Aug-20 16:13:46

Shovel shite twice a day😀

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RickOShay Sun 02-Aug-20 21:30:02

I do so many of these grin
No hoovering tick
Watching crap telly with cramp and needing a wee tick
Hand feeding tick
Sleeping on the edge of the bed with a triangle of duvet tick
I also get cross with dh when he sneezes and makes them jump
Tell everyone to shush when they are lapping water because I love the sound they make

Pleasebeaflesbite Sun 02-Aug-20 21:40:18

I too dry my hair in a different room

I stay up till the early hours checking the back door every hour until she finally comes in

emmacat Sun 02-Aug-20 23:06:27

Mines 21 and has become somewhat of a baby. O do literally everything for her ha. She isn't allowed in the garden on her own and has a new refusal to use her tray so will only go out there. Most nights I'm howled at to sit out there with her till she goes.

She won't eat alone so I sit telling her how delicious her food looks.

The min she demand attention the victim of her demands has to drop whatever there doijng to lie down for her to sit as close to their face as possible.

She has us wrapped around her little finger. But I love the bones off her dont thibk there's much I wouldn't do.

jerometheturnipking Sun 02-Aug-20 23:10:51

Cleaning away their eye bogies, getting the occasional poo out of their bum hair (especially when kittens, especially the fluffy one). Hoovering around their naps.

DarkMintChocolate Sun 02-Aug-20 23:31:41

1. Won’t consider buying a house on a main road
2. Don’t vacuum when they are asleep
3. Don’t make the communal beds, when they are sleeping on them
4. Clear up their vomit - DH had to clear up after the DC, as I couldn’t
5. Don’t get cross when they deliberately knock the Wedgwood my grandmother gave me, onto the floor and break it
6. Ask them nicely not to wake me up by giving my nose a nip at 5 am
7. Ask them nicely not to wake me up by dribbling into my mouth at 5 am, while they peer lovingly into my eyes (shut, until shocked by nip on the nose or them pawing at my mouth as a hint to talk)
8. Let one of them drink from the running tap every time I go in the bathroom, despite being concerned at what too much water extraction does to wildlife in the summer

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