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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I thought cats were supposed to be independent cusses.....Cat questions!

    Annie, our recent rescue, is turning out to be a better heeler than many dog's I've had that were heel trained. She follows me everywhere in the apartment, and doesn't like to be more than about 10 feet away from me. She's also turning out to be very much a "One Person Cat". She's not hostile to my wife, but she just doesn't pay any attention to her at all, except when I'm not there. I've never really had a cat before, so cat folk, is this normal?

    By the way, she's quite the little character, and apparently a bit younger than I thought. She's noticeably longer in leg and body than I remember her just a couple of days ago. She's still growing it seems. I think she's an American Shorthair, with some Somali traits, like a really quiet meow, but the loudest purr I've ever heard. She also occasionally gives out a whistling chirp instead of a meow (Sounds a bit like a bird)......normal?
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    From your avatar, it looks like you are as attached to the cat as she is to you!

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    Cats are inherently evil and selfish. Let me guess, you feed her?

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    Yeah, it's amazing, too. I've never really liked cats. Go figure, this one cracked my hard heart. It's disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    Cats are inherently evil and selfish. Let me guess, you feed her?
    No, we both do.
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    Sounds like you have been selected as the Chief of her domestic staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    No, we both do.
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    pretty normal for cats to like one person in particular.

    it either sees you as the boss or most likely person to pay attention to themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    pretty normal for cats to like one person in particular.

    it either sees you as the slave or most likely person to pay attention to themselves.
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    You most likely smell more like cat butt than your wife.
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    My wife had a cat which mostly ignored me for five years, suddenly decided to adopt me. Darn thing followed me around, slept on my stomach if I'd let it, waited by the front door for me to come home, ingnored the wife. I think it was waiting for me to die, so it could eat me. Luckily for me, fortunately for him, he died first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    My wife had a cat which mostly ignored me for five years, suddenly decided to adopt me. Darn thing followed me around, slept on my stomach if I'd let it, waited by the front door for me to come home, ingnored the wife. I think it was waiting for me to die, so it could eat me. Luckily for me, fortunately for him, he died first.
    Did he ever say this?

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    I had a cat that adopted US... sitting on the front step meowing at me when I came home one day. When my wife (girlfriend, then) came home, the cat ran inside the house, sat in the middle of the kitchen and meowed once at me. Then proceeded to give herself a bath on the floor.

    Cat used to sit and wait under one particular bush on my way home from work, and walk home with me. One day I walked to the ship, and while I'm walking up onto the ship, I hear someone going down say to his buddy, 'Hey, look at that cat!'

    Sure enough, she was following me right up onto the aircraft carrier! Had to have the Officer of the Deck call my shop and confirm that I needed to take my cat back home! Luckily it was only about a 10 minute walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
    I had a cat that adopted US... sitting on the front step meowing at me when I came home one day. When my wife (girlfriend, then) came home, the cat ran inside the house, sat in the middle of the kitchen and meowed once at me. Then proceeded to give herself a bath on the floor.

    Cat used to sit and wait under one particular bush on my way home from work, and walk home with me. One day I walked to the ship, and while I'm walking up onto the ship, I hear someone going down say to his buddy, 'Hey, look at that cat!'

    Sure enough, she was following me right up onto the aircraft carrier! Had to have the Officer of the Deck call my shop and confirm that I needed to take my cat back home! Luckily it was only about a 10 minute walk.
    This is almost exactly how I got Annie, by the way. She adopted us, more or less. She was abandoned by a neighbor when they moved out. I thought I'd gotten her back to her owner, but over the next couple of days, they left, permanently, and Annie reappeared on our back porch, sans collar and hungry and lonely.
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    Both of my cats follow me around the house. They like to be in the same room I'm in.

    She probably sees you as the dominant cat in the house, so she pays attention to you instead of your wife.
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    Some breeds of cats get like that. I have seen some cats which bond so closely to someone that they can be walked on a leash.

    And it is weird when it happens, because it is so unpredictable. Some cat breeds tend to it more than others, but one can't guarantee it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Annie, our recent rescue, is turning out to be a better heeler than many dog's I've had that were heel trained. She follows me everywhere in the apartment, and doesn't like to be more than about 10 feet away from me. She's also turning out to be very much a "One Person Cat". She's not hostile to my wife, but she just doesn't pay any attention to her at all, except when I'm not there. I've never really had a cat before, so cat folk, is this normal?

    By the way, she's quite the little character, and apparently a bit younger than I thought. She's noticeably longer in leg and body than I remember her just a couple of days ago. She's still growing it seems. I think she's an American Shorthair, with some Somali traits, like a really quiet meow, but the loudest purr I've ever heard. She also occasionally gives out a whistling chirp instead of a meow (Sounds a bit like a bird)......normal?
    Yes, it's normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Both of my cats follow me around the house. They like to be in the same room I'm in.

    She probably sees you as the dominant cat in the house, so she pays attention to you instead of your wife.
    my kitties follow me around..they even go to bed when I go to bed... well, get up and follow me into the bedroom and go right back to sleep b/c they're lazy and do nothing else

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    Oh yeah! Animals know good people when they see them. Annie was probably adopted by her last owners and we saw how that worked out but now she adopted you.
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    It's all normal Tom, just remember to look for her when you turn around so you don't trip over her. Cat's never seem to learn to get out from underfoot, even after being stepped on repeatedly.

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    That behavior is perfectly normal. It's also normal for the cat to walk between your legs when you are at the top of the stairs, starting to go down. Yes, it will try to kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    That behavior is perfectly normal. It's also normal for the cat to walk between your legs when you are at the top of the stairs, starting to go down. Yes, it will try to kill you.
    That is how cats learn to fly in my house. So far, they have all landed on their feet.....after hitting the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    She follows me everywhere in the apartment, and doesn't like to be more than about 10 feet away from me. She's also turning out to be very much a "One Person Cat". She's not hostile to my wife, but she just doesn't pay any attention to her at all, except when I'm not there.
    Obviously, she has determined that you require much closer supervision than your wife.

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    I had a cat that adopted US
    They're strange little animals sometimes. My son was cooking one evening and heard a knock on his apartment door. When he opened it, a huge half starved street cat walked in and announced he was staying for dinner. At eighteen pounds, "Attila" is the biggest, meanest pain in the a** on four legs I've ever seen.
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