Someone has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

@DianneN (59078)
United States
November 28, 2017 6:20am CST
I live with someone who is very compulsive and anal. Everything must be just so. His name is Doodles the cat. Doodles is a creature of habit. Doodles won't eat breakfast until after his morning walk. After each walk, Doodles expects treats for being a good boy outside. After his breakfast, Doodles brings me either Mr. Goosie or Mr. Baby (pictured above) and expects a big thank you and a hug. Doodles naps after each walk, up to five times a day, listens to music, takes a pre bedtime nap after dinner, and wakes up as soon as he hears the TV clicked off at night. Doodles waits patiently as I gather Mr. Goosie and Mr. Baby and get his goodnight treats. Doodles must be carried upstairs in my arms, watching as one light goes on and this light goes off. Doodles expects to be deposited on my bed where I gently place Mr. Goosie and watches me place Mr. Baby in his special place on the floor. Doodles is fed one treat at a time, saving the final ones to brush his teeth. Doodles takes his bath, watches the news, and goes to sleep for the night at the foot of my bed. I often wonder who is OCD.
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@JudyEv (100439)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
Wow, Doodles really has you trained, hasn't he?
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
Oh, yes he does! All against my better intentions.
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@JolietJake (41073)
28 Nov
Cats...training hoomins since time immeasurable Scar has 'bedtime' figured out...when I turn off the lamp next to the computer, he heads right for it and waits for me. Of course, this also means if he goes and jumps on the bed, it is time for the hoomin to shut off the computer and the lamp.
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• Germany
28 Nov
So true
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
We are well trained by those little stuffed animals that have come to life. I swore that I wouldn't let Doodles rule me, but I lost the first day I had him.
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• Germany
28 Nov
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
He is one pampered cat. He reminds me of Molly, @Corbin5's dog. She needs things just so as well.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
He trained me well. My son warned me, but as it turned out, I was weak. I love that cat like a baby!!!
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@just4him (91511)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
@DianneN Our pets know just how to do that. I think it's in the eyes. They just look at you in such a way and you're willing to do anything for them. My dogs had me well trained too. I miss them a lot.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
30 Nov
@just4him I'm sure you miss those babies. It is definitely in the eyes. Cats tell us they love us by slowly half closing and opening their eyes. I do it right back to Doodles and it goes back and forth. I just adore him!
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@bluesa (12681)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Nov
Hahaha. Doodles is very well organised! And is happy he is so clearly understood, Dianne. Daisy also wakes when the tv is switched off at night and then she leads me to bed, then I have to give her a good night kiss and cuddle and then she settles on her bed. She also expects a treat after just about everything.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
LOL!!! Doodles and Daisy, D&D, are two peas in a pod! She sounds so precious! I hope her paw is much, much better!
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@bluesa (12681)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Nov
@DianneN , oh, Lol, D&D, that is so cool . He sounds just as precious, I love he watches the news! Thank goodness her paw is all healed now, the medicine and massages helped.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
30 Nov
@bluesa He watches everything on TV. He even plays a mouse game on my iPad. My granddaughter tries to beat his score. lol I'm so relieved to hear that Miss Daisy is all healed. I hate it when animals suffer. You are a very good nurse and mommy!
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@allknowing (55699)
• India
28 Nov
I have one like that who does not need a clock to demand whatever that is. And I love her for that.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
She is your baby tick tock! I know how much you love her and every animal you see!
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@allknowing (55699)
• India
29 Nov
@DianneN Her whimper is getting louder by the day
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
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@rebelann (32147)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Nov
Hmmmm, nah, he ain't spoilt
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
Not one bit!
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
@rebelann I'm certain she does!
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@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
28 Nov
Wow that is quite a routine! I don't pamper my cats in any way. The old man cat was spoiled but the rest of them are on their own.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
I believe Doodles has me well trained. His poor daddy will lose his mind next week when he gets Doodles back. lol
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@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
28 Nov
@DianneN he will be happy
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
@NJChicaa He does love his daddy. Thanks! Have a good day in school!
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@ridingbet (37889)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Doodles left his toys? hahaha!
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, and neatly, too! lol
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@ridingbet (37889)
• Philippines
30 Nov
@DianneN right. he should be a clean feline because he should not be scolded by his fur parents.
@valmnz (13137)
• New Zealand
29 Nov
Shh, don't put ideas into Smooch's head.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
Lol! I'm sure Smooch already rules you!
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@valmnz (13137)
• New Zealand
30 Nov
@DianneN doesn't the saying go you can't own a cat! He owns you.
@dodoazo (11070)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Where's Doodles? This is the first time that I heard this disease if it's actually a disease - obsession compulsive disorder. And it's being manifested by your 9-year old cat, Doodles. I may guess that he's displayed such disorder because he knows he's well loved and overprotected. That's only my idea based on what you've exposed it here in your post.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
Here he is catching bugs on a lazy Sunday afternoon in the late spring. He is well loved, but watch out for his extra long claws and teeth! lol
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@Happy2BeMe (70075)
• Canada
28 Nov
He owns you, you don't own him! Easy to tell whose the boss in your house!
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
. You are 100% correct.
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@Marty1 (26616)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 Nov
My Onyx has some habits, but he keeps them only awhile to be traded in for a new one! The one he keeps is waking me up at 1-2 am most nights of the week! but i adore him so i don't mind!
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
He's just a baby. Wait! lol
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@Marty1 (26616)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Nov
@DianneN I can believe it as I let him do whatever he pleases as I do not agree with disciplining him even when he knocked over my Christmas tree i just]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]( Onyx just walked across my keyboard!) i told him it was okay i wasn't mad!
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
@Marty1 I can't remember ever getting angry at an animal. You go and spoil Onyx big time. Animals deserve it!
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@m_audrey6788 (11601)
• Germany
28 Nov
I don`t see OCD problem there? It just that Doodles seems to grew up comfortably like that
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
Thanks. He is a very spoiled boy. lol
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• Germany
28 Nov
@DianneN We usually unintentionally spoil the one who makes us happy
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
@m_audrey6788 And my husband spoils me!
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
7 Dec
He is just over pampered by you that's why. So those two little things Mr. Goosie and Mr. Baby are his playthings.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
7 Dec
Yes, I spoil him as if he were my little baby boy. Mr. Goosie and Mr. Baby are like a baby's teddy bear. He has to sleep with them or very nearby.
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
7 Dec
@DianneN I think that happens to most people whose children are already living their own lives.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
7 Dec
@SIMPLYD I think you're right. It's our mothering instinct that never goes away.
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@shaggin (26697)
• United States
29 Nov
I’m giggling over this spoiled cat! He has you wrapped around his paw! I have ocd and knew it was just you and your husband who live together so thought it was going to be him with the issues so this post gave me a wonderful chuckle picturing you catering to him so much.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
No offense intended to you or anyone with OCD. I think everyone has a touch of it. That Doodles is something else!!!
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@shaggin (26697)
• United States
29 Nov
@DianneN I didn’t take any offense to it at all don’t worry This was the best post I’ve seen on mylot today.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
@shaggin Thank goodness and whew! Thanks so much and hugs to you!!!!!
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@YrNemo (8455)
30 Nov
I wonder too, who was the one with OCD after reading all those detailed tasks.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
1 Dec
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@ebanreb (4746)
• Philippines
29 Nov
hahahaha this post makes me laugh.sorry about my reaction hahaha lol
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
29 Nov
He is quite a funny cat! lol
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@ebanreb (4746)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@DianneN hahaha really
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@JustBhem (22370)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Nov
I think it's Doodles.
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
He is, but he made me that way, too. I'm his partner in crime. lol
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@JustBhem (22370)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Nov
@DianneN So that means your both OCD. Lol.
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@amadeo (47715)
• United States
28 Nov
thank you for sharing this story on Doodles
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
28 Nov
You're welcome and I hope you liked it.
@amadeo (47715)
• United States
28 Nov
@DianneN I did very much so
@cahaya1983 (9415)
• Malaysia
30 Nov
He really sticks to his daily schedule very well!
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@DianneN (59078)
• United States
30 Nov
Oh, yes! He's having his pre bedtime nap now.
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