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Thread: Do you understand loved cats?

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    This is what happens when ever I leave my sewing room, when I come back I find this waiting for me....

    Love my Kitty Friends~
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    Perhaps she's keeping it warm for you? :lol: You like it, therefore she needs to love it too. :D

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    My cats are banned from my sewing room. I have one that is obsessed with thread. Meaning he likes to chew it. I think sometimes he's trying to floss his teeth. But it gets stuck on his tongue and he swallows it.
    Unfortunately, last year, he had to have emergency surgery. $1500 later, the 10+ lacerations in his intestines were fixed and he is lucky to be alive. The string was found buried under his tongue and throughout this intestines.
    Now you can see why he is banned. :wink:

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    Poor Kitty ~ ~
    I know one of my new baby's loves the movement of fabric and when I'm working with it she grabs hold and we have to have a talk.
    One of my friend noticed her cat was making a strange movement, as if she was going to vomit, she kept doing that and they took her to the vet and found out she had gotten a hold of a threaded needle. The needle was stuck in her throat. The vet was able to remove it. She felt so bad! I make sure my needles are put in my cases.
    All three of my furry friend have a basket of their own, but Ms. Paws insists on laying in the middle of my sewing table. She's just a baby so I'm hoping she's realize where she has to be if she's in there with me.

    Thanks for your worrning...

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    Mine loves everything about sewing - making off with strips of fabric, whacking my carefully wound bobbins around, hiding them under the sofa, and carefully applying fur to everything "just in case".

    Everything goes better with cat fur, right?

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    LOL! That's a riot! Do you think the kitty likes it because the machine is warm? Or that you're close to it when you sew? I'm not a cat person, but they really intrigue me.

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    It is the cat saying "I must be the center of attention" and right now I don't want to be in your lap so I will just make you look at me.

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    I love my polydactal cat but he uses his extra toes to pull the thread out of the needle, He wraps his paw over the needle and uses that extra toe to grab the thread. When ge gets it he tried to run off with it. I try to keep the door shut when I am not in there. Even when I am in there I am just afraid he will get himself polked by a stray straight pin or get burned on my iron. My last cat actually ate a threaded needle and after several hundred $$$ for emergency surgery we had it removed from his intestine. I learned to keep all threaded needles in a box in the drawer. I know I could ban him from the sewing room however he would just sit at the door broken hearted meowing until I gave up and let him in the room. I just try to keep that room as safe as I can.

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    My Siamese cat Samurai loved thread too, he underwent surgery to remove it from his intestines and the vet almost lost him during surgery. A year later he got a hold of a cone of thread without my knowing and by the time I realized something was wrong it was too late. Our vet is 3 hours away, Sam passed during the drive down :(

    My cat Jazz doesn't have a fetish for thread, but I'm not taking any chances, all my thread is in a drawer.

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    I didn't see it before. Your kitty is grey and peach isn't she? Those are great colors. :D

    Ugh, I saw on one of the pet - vet tv shows them doing an operation to get the needle and thread out, before I started quilting. Two of my cats use the sewing table to come up and beg for lovings rubbing on me and walking around the machine. The last lady - oh she eats Christmas curling ribbon, so for at least 6 years ago that was banned from the house.

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    I think your kitty likes the window and gets a better view on a high spot. I only have one cat and he just likes to get in the fabric and sleep. Others I had liked to sit in the window when it was sunny, not on top though. The only thread he bothers is :wink: when I am sewing and he wants to play :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Mine loves everything about sewing - making off with strips of fabric, whacking my carefully wound bobbins around, hiding them under the sofa, and carefully applying fur to everything "just in case".

    Everything goes better with cat fur, right?
    LOL -- Are you sure MY cat isn't in YOUR sewing room :lol: :lol:

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    LOL, you cat is obviously waiting for you to teach it to sew.

    Mine just steals my chair.

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    Mine all join me in the sewing room but generally only if I'm in there. The little grey one likes to sleep on the ironing board and I'm afraid she will get burned by the iron or knock it off and burn the house down. The other 2 cats usually just sleep on the bed and watch me occasionally. Of course, if I lay a quilt on the floor, it immediately has all 3 cats on it. :roll:

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    She's just saying that she's making sure the machine doesn't fly away. Cats have a thing with gravity. They think everything is going to float away, that's why they have to lay on it. :)
    She sure is cute!

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    One of my kitties is grey also. All of my kitties love to sit on whatever quilt I am working on at the moment. :-)

    So sorry for the kitty who swallows thread. I guess I would have to ban them too. My cats just like to be near me.

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    My little cats love to come in and jump into the chair any time I or my DH get up. We end up shooing them out, but they sneak back in at the earliest opportunity. They are also Loved Cats - and think they are human! :-) One has a Hidey-Hole behind my work table, and before I shut the door I have to bend down & look behind to see if she is sleeping on the box back there. Once she got locked in for a whole day - she wasn't very happy with me! We have one that has the same markings - gray & peach tortoise shell - but mine is Manx - no tail!

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    Well that's cute

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    Mine always steals my chair and is very disgusted when I make her get down.

    I was using my tape measure on the floor then I couldn't find it. She had carried it to the other end of the house.

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    Aaaar thats so cute! like the others have said, probably a combination of 'look at me', the warmth and the high vantage point makes it a good spot to perch.

    When I leave me sewing chair and come back to it, usually one of my cats is sitting on the seat, maybe because of the warmth left by my derrier (!) , but they are always staring at the sewing machine as if to say 'why are you getting all the attention!?

    They also jump on my lap and wave their bum/tail in my face if I talk on the phone, and walk back and forth across the keyboard when I am working on my laptop.

    LOVE 'EM!!

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    awwwwwwwwwww momma's little helper :D

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    I'm lucky, zzyzx the cat doesn't go after the pins & needles, but she IS a chair thief! But she is ADDICTED to fleece, so she has many pieces of fleece that are reinforced with cat hair to lay on & under around the house. I even made her a fleece "sack" & when it's cold she'll crawl inside of it to sleep!

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    This is what my sewing room usually looks like if I want to get anything done. Sure makes it difficult to cut fabric this way.
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    That is EXACTLY what I am talking about!!! I think all cats secretly get these lessons as a group when we aren't looking :wink:

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    I Agree!! I think they have little cell phones and keep in touch with each other, comparing notes & giving suggestions to each other! Ha-HA!!

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