I've been flirting with my neighbour - but his mum says it's OK
April 1, 2017 2:51pm CST
I have been luring a neighbour over, lavishing him with affection and offering tasty treats to encourage him to stick around. Don't worry. I've spoken to his mum and she says it's OK and she knows I'm flirting with him for entirely noble reasons. His name is Ben and he's a little black cat - in fact he's almost the doppelganger of my little black cat, Bagheera. Since Bagheera lost his mum about 10 days ago, he's been very 'clingy' and is following me around the house all the time, demanding to sit on my lap, to lie on top of me and to be let in and out of the house every five minutes. So I've been inviting Ben to come and play so that Bagheera won't be so lonely. I've always been fond of Ben, always stop and give him a cuddle, but now he's learned that he'll get a few 'Dreamies' (ultra tasty cat treats also known as 'kitty crack') if he follows me home. Ben has a fluffy ginger brother who is scared of his own shadow but likes a good cat fight, and he lives in a home with two mums and three children between 10 and 15 years old. He's not getting much attention these days so I'm happy to give him a bit of a fuss when I see him.
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2 Apr 17
I have the same situation here, a lovely black cat who is not shy at all and comes to visit our house every morning and evening and her little brother (a ginger cat) that is scared by his shadow. I have not seen my kitty this morning and I am already panicking.
• Northampton, England
2 Apr 17
It's funny that your ginger friend is also timid. Fred (as in Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers), is a big fluffy thing who is astonishingly confident if I go into his house and will sit on me and dribble with excitement, but if I go up to him outside his house he runs away. He once got into our house and hid under the spare bed. It took nearly a day to get him out again.
• United States
2 Apr 17
If you lived nearby I'd give you Twilight..She's becoming the biggest pain in my... She's taken to sleeping in my chair... which is fine, except for when I want to use it. So I try to shoo her out of it and she literally won't move. I shoo a bit harder, giving her a hearty nudge, and she meows at me all grumpily, but still doesn't move. So finally I pick her up and remove her from my chair.. all the while she's giving me a nasty little meow telling me she's not at all pleased. No big deal, right.. after cat owner deals with this.... But then I get up to grab a drink, come back and she's in my chair and I go through it all over again. Then I get up to let the dog out, and come back.. you guessed it, she's in my chair again. Start dinner.. she takes the chair. Stir dinner, she takes the chair... I don't have to be gone for more than 5 seconds and she's back in the chair.. Eventually I get very impatient when trying to remove her from the chair, but she continues to be as stubborn as the first time... Oh, and by the way.. this has been a daily occurrence for quite some time.. Funny thing is, if I decide to sit on the sofa to watch a movie, she'll sleep near my head on the sofa, leaving my chair alone. Then I usually end up shooing her off the sofa because she scratches my head every time she stretches..