Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats Know How to Get Attention

How does your cat vie for your attention? If you have more than one cat, you might get more attention than you want sometimes. You sit down and they leap into your lap or curl up at your feet. You go to bed and one lays across your feet while another one might decide to share your pillow. And what about when you’re trying to manage a task?

In our household, when I’m trying to prepare a meal or grab a snack, my ability to move around the kitchen is often hampered by a Velcro cat. Lily tries to adhere herself to my ankles making it challenging to take a step without stepping on a kitty toe.

This week, as I attempted to proof the print version of book 27 of the Klepto Cat Mystery series, Lily showed up and plopped herself down right in the middle of the project. Yes, cats can certainly hinder productivity. Sometimes when I’m eating, Lily will claw at my hand. She begs like a dog—but maybe with a little more finesse. She doesn’t drool, bark, or whine.

How does your cat vie for your attention? Does she crawl right in the middle of your project? It can really get annoying when you’re trying to put a puzzle together or organize receipts for your taxes! Max-kitty used to delight in swatting my pen off my desk. It was like a mission to him. I’m sure I saw a kitty smirk each time after he’d bat the pen onto the floor and a grin when it went into the trash basket.

It’s getting colder. In chilly weather I will curl up in the evening with a blanket. This seems to be an open invitation to any cat around. “Mom’s got a blankie, let’s dive under it and get cozy.” No complaints here. I enjoy cuddling with my cats.

How does your cat try to get your attention?


This entry was posted in About Cats. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *