Help! My cats are fighting over my lap.

United States
November 27, 2007 4:33am CST
Traditionally, my big female cat has always claimed my lap as her personal perch. It's always been that way, ever since she was a kitten. But, since the new kitten came into the house, she's had to give up her prized spot. Some nights the big cat will find that my lap is empty and quickly hurry to claim her spot. And, when the kitten sees what she has done, she will pounce on her and compel her to move, so that she can lay on my lap. Did I mention that the new kitten is a little bully? Well, she is. But, a very sweet one. Anyway, they end up fighting over my lap. It's very sad. The big cat is consigned to sleeping by my computer on my desk. I don't suppose she is too unhappy. But, I know that she misses me. What's a cat mom to do? I don't want to deprive either one of my cat babies. Any suggestions on how I can accomodate both cats so that they get the attention they crave?
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
27 Nov 07
Hello beauty queen. I love your cats, so funny and interesting. I think that this cat is not happy to have her place occupied by some other cat and she would not allow it to happen that had their fight over your lap break out. lol. I hope that you will have good ways to help them out and you as well. Love your cats very much.
• United States
27 Nov 07
That is a very sweet thing to say, Williamjisir! I will try to keep the cute cat stories posted, so that all may enjoy. I have been a cat mommy longer than a kid mommy. Hope that made sense. Before I had my little kid, my cats were my babies and in a way, they still are. As the little kid is growing up, these cats are still perpetually two years old, or at least they act like it. I am sure that the big female cat, EB will become more accustomed to her new little buddy and make way once in a while. She is a princess after all. Very regal. Thanks for dropping by to chat. Always love talking with you.
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• China
27 Nov 07
Thank you very much for the nice comments. I do appreciate it very much and I find a lot of fun from your topics about cats though I have no cats. Good day, my dear beauty queen.
• China
16 Jun 08
Thank you so much for the BR as always, my dear beauty queen. Be well.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
27 Nov 07
awww beautyqueen26,you're just the schweetest aren't you?;)I wish there are more cat mommies like you!what you can do is make your lap unavailable for both but sit in the middle of the sofa and let both the cats sit on both sides.I don't know if I'm even making much sense.lol.Hope this helps!
• United States
27 Nov 07
That's sweet! I will try out your idea. Right now, the little kitten is trying to cuddle up next to the big female cat, EB on my computer desk. I think she hopes to be accepted by her. Perhaps the kitten is just looking for a surrogate mommy cat. I hope she doesn't miss her own cat mom too much. That would make me very sad. Thanks for dropping by and have a most pleasant day.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Sometimes it's really hard when you bring a new baby in the house, because they are such aggressive, attention-craving creatures and they will bully their way into what they want. Not much different than a human baby, they can be very selfish about getting their needs met. I have a similar problem in that I have an eight month old kitten and a ten year old male cat. She will drive him away from his food dish, take his toys away when he and I are playing, etc...Sometimes I've found the best thing to do is lock her in another room so he and I can have our alone time, the way we used to before she arrived. We're just waiting for her to outgrow this!