Can this be done?

@CRK109 (14435)
United States
August 10, 2017 10:15pm CST
When I adopted my kitten, I knew my life would change. But, because I did not know his temperament or level of neediness, I had no idea how much my life would change. And I'm here hoping that he won't lunge onto the keyboard, as he has so many other times, and wipe away everything I'm trying to write! He wants to be with me all the time. He wants to be on top of me or next to me. If I'm reading, he's on top of my book. If I'm online...he's on the keyboard. I've learned to correct a sideways monitor more times than I can count anymore! No clue how he does it! I was trying to chat with my niece the other night online and Timothy typed more than I did. My niece kept laughing because she knew when it was him and not me. I finally had to give up and called her. But even then he tried to sit on the phone! Tonight, in order to eat my dinner by myself, I had to put him in his crate. So I had baby mews in the background as I ate. Not the best dinner music. But the only way I could eat without his head remaining in my bowl! Hope you're all doing well. I laugh most of the time these days because of him. I don't sleep well because he loves waking me up to play. But it's a life I can definitely live. It was a great decision. I'm just not allowed to type here much anymore! uh oh....here he comes!!!! Claudia
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@rebelann (42483)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Aug 17
I'm so glad you're laughing more, Timothy is exactly what you needed. He's being affectionate and that is priceless.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
Thanks! He's my little miracle!
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@sharon6345 (135778)
• United States
11 Aug 17
You love it and that is good. Patches is driving me bonkers. I think it's a blessing my house is clean. I could get hurt tripping over her and busting my teeth on something. she follows me to the front door and it pisses me off. I can't get her to stop. as soon as she hears the bell she runs behind me or in front of me.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
11 Aug 17
When I have to go to the door or out the door, I put Timothy either closed up in the bedroom or in his crate. Both keep him safe so he can't get out and both make him pretty miserable. But someone on our floor told me that another woman lost her cat when it got out of her apartment. So I take no changes with him!
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@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Aug 17
@CRK109 Yes you need to protect him.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
@jstory07 I've found an easy way! I grab one of his toys right before I need to open the apartment door and I toss it into the bedroom. He races after it and I close the bedroom door! Done! It's harder with the crate, but since he rarely leaves my side, I can just pick him up and put him inside.
@LadyDuck (171344)
• Switzerland
11 Aug 17
Timothy is lovely. The poor kitty has been in the shelter many weeks, so now he wants to be sure you are not going to quit him. He wants to stay with you all the time and to feel your presence. He will calm down a bit soon.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
I feel awful about the crate as I'm sure that reminds him of the cage at the shelter. But then he's so happy when I come home and let him out and snuggle him. He's a very happy little guy and I'm so glad I decided to adopt him!
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@LadyDuck (171344)
• Switzerland
12 Aug 17
@CRK109 Little by little he will learn that staying inside the crate is momentary and he should stop crying.
@andriaperry (56558)
• United States
11 Aug 17
I dont allow my cat to do that I tell him no and put him by my foot for a good foot rubbing or I give him toys to play with.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
He doesn't understand "no" yet. I do say "no" and put him down and sometimes he'll grab onto one of his toys. Other times, he's insistent on being up here in my face. So I close the computer and snuggle him. He's only 3 months old so he has a lot of learning to do! :)
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@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
11 Aug 17
You are loved
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
He's like a little miracle!
@snowy22315 (51255)
• United States
11 Aug 17
He sounds like a lively kitty! Maybe he was just what the doctor ordered!
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
11 Aug 17
I think so, although I have to shut off the computer so much more than I really want to. He's only 3 months old but very demanding already"$%55555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555rxz (as you can see here)
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Aug 17
I am so happy you have another cat. Timothy sounds like a wonderful playful kitty. I'm sure he'll get better as he gets older. Right now it's new to both of you.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
It's very new and he's been the best medicine for me. I know he's happy to have been adopted. He always looked so sad at the shelter (then again, they all do). I still miss Ruby and Timothy reminds me that it's all about us helping each other!
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Aug 17
@CRK109 That's great! You sound like a good match.
• United States
11 Aug 17
If you think a cat on your keyboard is bad, try an 80 pound lab!
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
omg! Now that's something I'd love to see!!!!!
• United States
12 Aug 17
@CRK109 It isn't a pretty thing to see, or comfy!
@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Aug 17
That is so good to hear. Who needs myLot when you have a real, live kitten to play with? Well, hopefully there'll be room for both.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
No kidding, right? I try to spend time here as Timothy will allow! lol
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug 17
@CRK109 Maybe Timothy needs his own computer! What a happy little cat he must be.
@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Aug 17
That is why when we get another kitten we are oing to get two so they can keep each other company.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
I don't blame you. Timothy had a sister and I really wanted to adopt both of them. But my lease says I can only have one pet. Thankfully, his sister got adopted around the same time, so I'm sure she's in a great home, too.
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@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Aug 17
@CRK109 That is good his sister ended up with a good home to.
@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
12 Aug 17
Timothy is keeping your spirit lighter and telling you that you are loved :)
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
he certainly is! when I get into bed at night, he hops in and curls up right next to my pillow! I can't help but smile!
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• United States
11 Aug 17
I'm sure Timothy is giving you plenty of love and keeping you busy. Kittens are hysterical and want to hog all your attention. I don't have any cats anymore but I do remember how they loved to be on top of everything
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
He's a funny little guy and he is beginning to make these very high pitched chirping sounds. So adorable!
@Platespinner (17047)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Aug 17
It sounds like the wee furry fellow is just what you needed!
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
Yes, indeed! He is the medicine for all that's been ailing me! No time to dwell on problems when he's racing around getting into trouble! lol
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@dollaboy (6153)
11 Aug 17
I'm happy that you're enjoying your time with your cat and it helps you in laughing more
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
12 Aug 17
thank you so much!
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@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
17 Aug 17
He is just learning how to push your buttons @CRK109 Hope he continues to make your days brighter.
@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Aug 17
They do love us and want to be a part of it all. It's so funny when I was living with my ex we would quite often go for a walk in the evenings. At some point we would look back the way we had come. Following us down the sidewalk would be two cats and a dog. So funny!