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    Cats!!

    They can be as fussy as we little old ladies (speaking personally, of course)! Tinkerbell has a bed in the living room that she usually sleeps and naps in. Last weekend she started sleeping on the bare floor behind the chair and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I feared she wasn't feeling well and a lot else! She didn't seem to want to spend as much time on the shelf on my desk (see my avatar) either. Well today I put a clean towel on it (to make it easier to keep clean) and she went back to the bed! I finally figured that maybe she didn't like the scent of my homemaker on the towel? Carlotta shakes it outside every week and puts it back on the bed. Either that or it just needed a clean one. Would she object to someone else's scent? I guess I'd better keep a better supply of clean towels!!
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    She's a sweetie! Cats are crazy!

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    She looks like my 15 yr old PeeWee. My husband built similar shelves in my sewing room windows (in the sunshine) for PeeWee and Smokey to nap in. What a coincidence!!.

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    Believe me, they can get plain picky. I have three and have a time figuring out what, where, when , why.

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    Funny mine loves my scent, she will lay on the jackets after we take them off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Funny mine loves my scent, she will lay on the jackets after we take them off
    Mine's ok, it's the homemaker's I was wondering about.

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    That's an interesting thought. Perhaps your cat has a 'reservation' about your housekeeper for some reason and doesn't want to be around her, or her scent. Hmmmm.

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    Pretty girl!

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    Does she wear a lot of perfume? It may irritate your cat's nose. I know smelly perfume does mine!!!! My dogs like to sleep on our worn clothes.

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    I have lots of cat posts that have sections that are big enough to lay on. The favorite is the almost to the ceiling one with lots of laying areas. It is in front of the window so they love it.
    But cats will have many areas they sleep in, especially the furniture, so I put small quilts on the seats for them to lay on.

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    I'm not a cat lover but definitely not a cat hater. Cats all over the place is just not my thing. A friend of mine is a long arm quilter (I didn't know she had a longarm but knew she quilted). She is allergic to cats. Once she ended up in the hospital because a client sent her a quilt that had cat dander and hair on it. She went into an asthmatic attack. The client just didn't understand why she sent the quilt back with a referral for someone else to do it. She had to have a professional cleaning team to come in and clean the whole house. I have a friend who has a cat and I won't eat at her house. She understands. Just cat hair all over the place even though she dusts every day with the swiffer. I also don't have any perfumes in my house because of allergies and no scented candles. I do have 3 dogs but they can't and don't get up on my furniture. I have to use the Swiffer on a daily basis but I don't have to worry about them getting up on my furniture. On my lap yes, on my furniture, no!

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    We were camping down south recently and our male cat gave up his bed. I knew something was wrong and sure enough, some one (we have 3 dogs !) was sick in it. Once I washed his bed, he went back to sleeping in it. My cat gives me good clear signs when something is wrong, my job is to find out the problem.

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    Our furbabies have us trained very well, don't they?
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    If you suspect she is leary of the housekeeper, keep your eyes open and trust her judgment

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    She looks like the twin of my Callie kitty who died at age 19 a couple of years ago. I love calicos partly because they all seem have such unique personalities.

    We have a large kitty family and find that we need to wash and vacuum their bedding, climbing towers, and carpeted window seat at least weekly or they stop using them. They are fantics about having clean quarters !
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    Cats are funny that way. I wash theirs every week and the minute it gets put back all 3 try to lay on it. so I have one for each. lol
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    Probably something the housekeeper touched or did. Maybe it just needed cleaning. Without watching the cat, it may be hard to find the answer, but glad she's okay and back in her bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN View Post
    If you suspect she is leary of the housekeeper, keep your eyes open and trust her judgment
    I totally agree with this ... my cats definitely have an instinct about the character of the person(s) in our house. Keep your eyes and ears open.

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    It may not be your housekeeper as much as what she may have had on her hands when she picked it up to shake it out...depending on what she was cleaning it could have been anything from oven cleaner to comet cleanser, ammonia from window washing, etc...all are offensive to cats! My cat won't come near me after I've spent a day with my sister, who wears a LOT of perfume! I have to shower before he'll come near me!

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    My cat loves to push, snuggle or whatever into my son's armpit. It doesn't matter if he just got out of the shower or not. We figure it must be a musk smell. Anyway, the other night he was letting her have her way when he started laughing. He said she was biting in that area. Then she fell asleep snuggled up to him and his underarm. I have never had a cat like an armpit. Our other cat (God rest his soul) loved to rub the top his head on my son's beard. He would let him do it until the saliva started flowing. Animals are funny, but then they probably think the same of us.

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    Cats are cats and each is a character unto themselves and we love them for it.

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    What a sweetie, reminds me of one of the first cats we got when the kids were little, but it was a "he" and they named him "Chewbacca", after Star Wars of course, the torti cat was named Princess Leia. They were great cats.

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    We had a cat many years ago who would lick my brothers face. We think it was the after-shave. Also our cats prefer rough materials for their beds so i use old towels, wool in winter and textured throws. If I change to smooth they avoid.

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    The housekeeper runs the vacuum - why would she be Tink's best friend if she touches that noisy thing? Cats are so clean that she may just want a fresh towel.

    My Border Collie/Lab loves to nest in any of my clothes she can find off a hangar. I think she is so happy to have a home that she likes the smell of the one who rescued her.

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    I had a blind 20+ year old cat. We washed his bed b/c it was full of hair and who knows what else. He refused to sit in it for days on end. I thought b/c he went for it when it was in the washer he forgot it wasn't there. He also was getting forgetful. So, I take him over and put him in the bed and he would pop right out. Then after a few days, the smells must've mellowed, he climbed back in. Miss that cat.

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