Oliver story

@ElicBxn (61148)
United States
April 10, 2009 5:38pm CST
So, I posted that pix of Oliver on a cat site I'm part of and one of the member's named Oliver Top Cat of the day yesterday. I guess that made the silly goose overconfident because he got under foot and stepped on today! He was limping bad this morning, but by this after noon he was walking better, tho the foot was warm to the touch. So, do your pets (or children) get underfoot and stepped on occasionally?
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I think everyone's pets get underfoot, especially when they are spoiled rotten and treated like children. I have often stepped on an animal that got too close to my foot or tangled between my legs. The best is when they nearly knock you down in their zeal to be so close to you.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
they have a tendancy to get kicked around here because well, the roomie can't always see them and they start getting kicked early and young but Oliver never seemed to get the message and still gets under foot not that we kick them hard or intentionally, but that's the knocks of living with a partially sighted person You can tell a cat his happy and confident when they sit with their tails sticking straight out behind them - that's where Oliver's tail is all the time....
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Poor thing! At least he seems to understand it is not intentional. I hope the roomie wears soft shoes. Does this person not have a collapsable cane to tap about with? Maybe oliver would get out of the way.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
she sees well enough to get around in the house and outside where she knows she's going even totals don't use the cane inside their homes
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Awww--poor Oliver. Hope his paw is better by now. Well, my one cat Kissy seems to insist on following me to the bathroom whenever I have to go. Not so bad while I'm awake, but in the middle of the night if I have to go, it's pitch dark in here as I walk to the bathroom...and Kissy has that habit of meandering in and out of my legs as I walk. One of these days I swear either I'll trip over her or step on her...or both
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Yeah, he's still not letting me mess with the paw, but he's walking on it fine. And he was laying next to the roomie on her desk so she's forgiven.
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@BarBaraPrz (26042)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Apr 09
Pye-- does Kissy ever want to sit in your lap while you're on the throne? (Harmony sometimes does.)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
11 Apr 09
LOL----nope Kissy never does that. Actually both cats are not big lap lovers...thank goodness. But they do cuddle up with me on my bed at night at least One thing Kissy does do is when she goes in with me to the bathroom she hops up on the throne....I have to scoot her off so I can go.
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• Canada
10 Apr 09
I have 5 "boys" and if you are heading in the general direction of the kitchen, the 5 of them assume that you are naturally there for them. Now if you add in my husband and sons well...... you get the idea. Strange thing is though I am the one being stepped on better than half the time LOL! Take care!
@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
10 Apr 09
the roomie once had this friend's kid step on her foot and when she told him he stepped on her, he replied that her foot shouldn't have been there, I hope your kids don't say that
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• Canada
10 Apr 09
No I ca guarantee they don't. Usually I get that "sorry mom" mumble as they leave the room, and later in the evening whoever has stepped down on my foot will come and sit beside me as we watch movies. It's a strange apology but usually we all end up piled on the couch but it's one that works for us.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
That sounds sweet, I'm sure Oliver is thinking "she should've been watching her baby boy" like she can see her feet! Oliver doesn't understand that the roomie can't see that far.
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11 Apr 09
Hi Elic, Yes, my Tom is always getting under my feet and the other day I did trod on his little paw and I had to pick him up and gived him a cuddle to say I'm sorry, but he is always doing that and follows me around the house all day if he isen't sleeping, he near tripped me on the stairs too. Tamara
@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
ahh, have you read the cat's diary? The roomie tried to pick him up, but he wasn't having any of that! but he was laying next to her on her desk a bit ago, so she's forgiven
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@BarBaraPrz (26042)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Apr 09
Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded ...
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
11 Apr 09
How awesome that you got Top Cat of the Day! Or at least Oliver did. As I sit and type and answer some e-mails today, my Yorkie/Chihuahua mix is curled up beside me on the bed snoozing away. She is just as close to me as she can get without being in my lap, and she keeps trying to get between me and the computer. If someone wakes her up, she tries the little stretch thing, pretending to be innocent, and I have to push her back to her side of the bed.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
well, there are only about 15 or 20 of us in this little group so getting named Top Cat doesn't mean a lot, and she doesn't name them often, but Oliver got treated special all the same. Still, he gets treated pretty special most of the time - since he's so special!
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
11 Apr 09
[b]Well, you know[/i] she does; I heard [i]you step on her a few days or so ago! Maggiepie[/b]
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
don't think I stepped on Oliver, someone else I think
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
10 Apr 09
My cats are constantly underfoot, but so far, no injuries (surprisingly). Are you sure Oliver doesn't have a broken bone? If it's got heat, it has inflammation. You might want to have it checked.
@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
10 Apr 09
well, he's not even limping on it now, so I suspect its not broken, he did get it pretty well and truely stepped on, but the shoes didn't have a hard bottom since they are really slippers so I think it may still be tender, but he'd have trouble putting full weight on it if it were broken
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@BarBaraPrz (26042)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Apr 09
Oh, you betcha! I have a couple blind spots in my vision and Harmony sometimes ends up there. Other times, though, she zooms around like a maniac and runs into me.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
We use our legs frequently as blocks to keep cats out of some of the rooms we keep them out of. Gabby has put bruises on my shin in the past and 15 inch long cat can compact to 6 inches when they ram into you!
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I see someone else has received about a billion copies of the cat diaries....
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@BarBaraPrz (26042)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Apr 09
=^..^=
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@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I realy can't comet=nt on this one, I do not have children or pets.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
12 Apr 09
how about when you were growing up? I could swear that our dog had it in for us by laying on the 3rd from the last step on the stairway all the time! Still, none of us tripped on her because we knew she was there! the carpet wore out on the very inside edge where she couldn't lay!
• United States
12 Apr 09
we had a dog when I was younger but I can't rember anything off hand right now. that has been a while ago.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
2 May 09
My pets and children are constantly underfoot and I'm forever treading on them. The puppies and toddler are the worst, but I don't suppose they have learnt as many painful lessons as the older ones yet. Actually, my toddler trod on one of the puppies last week and it caused him to fall on it in a heap of legs. The poor little mite (the puppy!) cried and cried, and limped about until I took him into the house and cuddled him. When he woke up he was fine though, so no serious damage done thank goodness.
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
2 May 09
Oliver is such a confidant mite. He is just bad about not moving. Oliver nearly got his tail stepped on today, if I hadn't felt it under my foot he would've been unhappy with me.
@bunnybon7 (44429)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
oh poor Oliver! all my pets have been like that. they just dont move because they think we wont step on them i guess. bet he will move from now on. Thats wonderful your cats name is my dads name
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Well, we named him Oliver because he was an orphan, he was found at a week old with out a mother. He's our Oliver Twist cat.
@raydene (9874)
• United States
12 Apr 09
OMG it's my Freddie... Freddie is a girl but my daughter insisted she wasn't although she/he had no great big balls..she was much younger then so I say she is Fredricka and we call her Freddie... Anyhooo she is under my feet or twining around my legs all the time tripping me and making me swear! I tell her daily she will push me someday to the limit and I will kick her to the moon but she just looks at me with a yellloo and trip me again... xoxoxoxoxoxo
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