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Thread: Why do the cats do this?

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    Why do the cats do this?

    I have chased my Cat (August) off my quilt in progress three times in the last couple hours. Why do they like these blocks?Name:  IMG_2013.jpg
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    He wants to see what his mom is working on.
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    Dunno, but every time I lay out a quilt on a couch or the floor any dog in the area will immediately come and lay on it.
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    Because they can!!

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    my cat gets on it, under it, chases it when i pull it off the bed lol

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    My cats do the same, one gets pretty mad when I take it away. She is also fascinated with scissors, when she hears the first cut she comes running from wherever she is. She will just sit and watch me cut and when I lay scissors down she will lay on them. If I try to take "her" scissors she will swat at me.

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    It's warm, it's new and they need to get their scent on it.

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    My cats do the same thing. When you figure it out, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingKrazy View Post
    Because they can!!

    My thoughts exactly!!! They are just soooo nosy ... we have 3 indside kitties and they are always laying on any works in progress!!! lol

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    I always wonder if they are jealous of what we are working on, or trying to be involved and helping.

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    That is why my cat is named Damn Cat!! Actually my Maltese is worse..When I am hand quilting, he has to lay on the part on draping onto the floor

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    Pat625...i have a Maltese too..she has to lay on every quilt she can get to. But aren't they the sweetest little dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo C View Post
    Pat625...i have a Maltese too..she has to lay on every quilt she can get to. But aren't they the sweetest little dogs?
    I bought mine off Craigs list..He was afraid of people for a while..You couldn't even talk too loud around him..He was a matted mess and half his back was chewed up because of a skin condition..Now he is healthy and throws a fit if I don't let him in the bathroom with me..I got him for company since I am disabled and alone during the day when the kids are in school..I don't know how I would live without him now..Last time I was in the hospital for a week, he refused to eat hardly. I couldn't wait to come home to him..

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    I have to laugh, as I've never had a cat, and the stories you all tell about them are just too funny.. Socrates is very well behaved, and he will hang out in his dog house a couple of feet from where I am working.. He does have a need to be close, except when he is tired, and wants to go to sleep for the night.. Then he needs to be picked up,a nd put on the bed..

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    Our two cats have to lay on, play on, hide under, sleep on, and most irritating of all shed on everything I make. My dog on the other hand just walks on what ever is on the floor and is my chief judge. Luckily he is easily convinced of its merit with tummy rubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    I always wonder if they are jealous of what we are working on, or trying to be involved and helping.
    I think this is the correct answer. As human pets your ONLY jobs are to feed, clean litter for, and entertain the cats. If you are working on something else you obviously don't know your place and must be reminded.

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    They say dogs have owners, and cats have servants. That said, I don't think I ever want to live a life without a cat in it. Relatively low maintenance, and they love you back. Mine always have, anyway.
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    What pretty babies. They just want to help.
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    He likes,to feel and touch the pretty material........
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    They are doing Quality Control.

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    Her quilt needs my approval
    I must lay on it



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    I've had several Quality Control Cats. One time Fluffy was asleep in the bed room when my mom was over. I brought several quilt tops into the living room and before I got the first one shook out, she was under it! Seven is my current cat. When I have blocks laid out on the floor, or more recently a quilt top since I now have a design wall, if she doesn't lay down on the quilt blocks/top, I know she doesn't like it.

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    Don't know but that was the main reason that I bought a design wall. I could never lay anything out on the floor, my cat was right in the middle of it rearranging my blocks.

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    Lol. My cat still likes to rearrange my blocks on my design wall lol. He sees me putting them up, I see him batting them down lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict View Post
    Don't know but that was the main reason that I bought a design wall. I could never lay anything out on the floor, my cat was right in the middle of it rearranging my blocks.

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    Mine spent the night tearing all the batting out of a quilt I had attached to the long arm.
    He also will lay on the fabric that Im cutting on my mat.
    They do love quilts as the best place to lay.
    But he also worries about me when I sneeze and comes running.

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    Well to begin with she is helping, and I just wanted to say to you how lucky you are to have your tortie w/you. I miss my Ellie so much and it has been over 18 months. The other cats are great, but when you have been loved by tortie you really know love. I believe she is just showing you how much she loves being with you and if this is what you are doing she will be right there with you.
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