Now running my house, a 7 month old manx kitten named Jason

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
February 5, 2009 1:10pm CST
My adopted kitten Jason is pretty smart. He comes around in the middle of the night and wants to cuddle. Usually if I feel like cuddling, I roll over on my back so he can climb aboard. If I don't feel like it, I don't roll over. The little smart aleck has figured out that if I don't roll over, he can just sit on my head and that will get me to roll over. Who do you think is the boss here!
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@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Hes sounds very sweet. I wish I could get another kitten. I don't think I will be able to get a cat now because of allergies. I used to have this sweet kitten that would crawl up on our heads and then lick our foreheads. It was the cutest thing.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
Sorry to hear that. I would not be very happy if I ever developed an allergy to cats!
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
5 Feb 09
He sounds like fun! I have had cats all my life until almost a year ago. I never got another one after that but I might one day, especially as I know they can be such adorable creatures.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
I have had them all my life too, can't imagine existence without them!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
I"m sure you'll run across somebody trying to find one a home when you least expect it!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
And then you'll have to get it a friend! :-)
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Feb 09
That's cute! My cat (she's full grown but small) likes to sleep on me too! I'm a side-sleeper and I often wake up in the middle of the night with a cat sleeping on my hip! I guess I've rather gotten used to it. She may be there EVERY night for all I know!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
He's more up on my shoulder but he likes the chest better, thus the sneaky tactics to get me to roll over!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Kittens are a riot!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
6 Feb 09
That's cute! And definitely not as annoying as my dog who eats them! Literally!
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• United States
6 Feb 09
you are just learning what i learned yrs ago you don't own a cat it tolerates you
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Feb 09
Oh he more than just tolerates me, he knows how to work me!!!
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• United States
6 Feb 09
so does mine if he wants me off the computer like now he jumps on the desk and blocks the screen!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Feb 09
Yeah or if they don't want me to read, they get right in the way so I can't hold the book up!
@kellycat (48)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Jason sounds very cute! But you are right to stop at 4. I currently am down to 7 from 14. But I do not think I could be without a cat in my life, had them since I was little and I have allergies. I lost my home last year to forclosure and my family tried to get me to put my cats in a shelter or rescue to find new homes!! I fought for them and drove with them 600 hundred miles from So Cal to No Cal, all 7 in carriers, plus my 2 dogs following the moving truck with all our stuff. They are part of my family, no kids. my oldest is a 14 year old 5 lb sealpoint himalayan, my youngest are brothers 6 years old, 18 and 25 lbs. I worked for a vet for 10 years, hard to resist the homeless or misfits. Imagine being brought in to be euthaized for being to FAT! She's now a member of our family!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Feb 09
I do volunteer part time at a no kill cat rescue organization and it is amazing the reasons that people give for giving up pets. :-(
• United States
7 Feb 09
I know it is amazing! I have one who has a deformed face, she is an exotic shorthair persian, her breeder could not sell her so at 6 months she brought her in to put her down, she is now 10 years old and the clown of the house. When i brought her home she clung to my ill dad and slept on his head in his recliner and on his pillow, kept him warm. He would lie still for hours until he could stand the pain no longer so he would not disturb her. She kept him company until he passed away, she was a year and a half. She snuffles and sneezes and has a perfectly round head, gets very congested. But I can't imagine life without her!!
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Lol...and some people say that cats aren't smart! I have FIVE cats who run my house, four young females and one big male. There isn't a whole lot of room left on my bed for me and when they think it's time to get up and eat I get up to feed them. I have two who lick my face constantly until they fall asleep and one who loves to dig in my hair until she dozes off. They also all do those things to get me up when they decide they're hungry or just bored. Annie
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Feb 09
I had three out of four all over me last night when I had insomnia. Dunno where the fourth one was. Maybe he hates crowds!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Why don't you know? Cats ALWAYS have us trained and not the other way around. My two kitties love to sleep with me. Kissy usually likes to be at the foot of the bed, only due to my Pyewacket being more domineering. I'm a stomach sleeper so Pyewacket of course has to settle on top of my back. Do I dare move? Nope, not if I don't want to receive a real nasty look from his royal highness.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Feb 09
This one has already gotten me trained and he's so young too!
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
6 Feb 09
animals always try to get their way...like little children...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Feb 09
Yep, adorable little fuzzy children...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Feb 09
so sweet of him!!!pets are like kids and they do make me dance according to their tunes.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Feb 09
like kids without the attitude!!!
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
6 Feb 09
It's amazing how quickly they figure out how to get us to do exactly what they want us to do, isn't it? I found out the hard way just how active cats are at night when my two cats decided to play tag at 3am. Now this wouldn't have bothered me at all except they made my bed part of their running course. So about 5 times over 20 minutes one cat or the other would pounce on me somewhere, a couple times right on my gut, and then bound away. Thankfully they tired themselves out...I never did figure out who won, but I think I was the big loser...OUCH!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Feb 09
Yep my hallway is the Indy 500 and race time is usually 2 AM.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
6 Feb 09
You should've never started giving in to the cuddles at night.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Feb 09
Yeah I'm a wuss... Last night I was so out of it he couldn't even wake me up!
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@hildas (3031)
5 Feb 09
Ha Ha! Smart little Jason. Thats what you get for ignoring him lol. No only joking. I think if my last cat woke me up, I would maybe get annoyed with him. Jason sounds a really lovely nature kitten indeed. He sure is the boss now and is very, very smart.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
Yep, he's the boss. Unless I get really,really tired in which case he may just get removed...
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
5 Feb 09
That is so cute! I remember when I slept over a friend's house, her cat woke me up by sleeping on my chest. It was purring while it did that so I thought it was a motorcycle in my dream or something, haha! Of course the cutie is the boss.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
Now that would be funny if I had a motorcycle dream!
• United States
5 Feb 09
Sounds like you love cats, I had 2 of them myself for 16 years, they were brother and sister.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
Yep I am a cat person all the way. Jason is #4! Which is where I draw the line...