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Old 01-07-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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Knitting IS a spectator sport (Cat Lovers Rejoice)
My one cat Batty (Batman, 3 yrs) is only happy when I am knitting. He can be anywhere in the house, but within a minute of me picking up my knitting he is in my lap. If the string is near his paws he will 'hold' it... but other than that this string lover doesn't touch the yarn.

Last night, around 11pm I reminded my DF to take a pic... and then something amazing happened.... Rebel (12 yr old Female) jumped up and kicked Batty off of me. She then proceeded to snuggle up on my chest while I knitted away for an hour or so. Then she ran off to get food, and then Boots (10 yr, male) woke up and came out of the bedroom. He decided he wanted to cuddle, so he jumped up and cuddled while I knit for a half hour till got up to go to bed.

I'm fortunate that none of them care about the yarn.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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I showed that to my cat (who is NOT a lap cuddler) and tried to convince her that this is how cats should behave. Her response was to go give herself a bath in the bedroom. Good to know that your cats enjoy your work!
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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My cats don't bother me when I'm knitting, they wait til I'm reading then try to sit on the book!

Beautiful kitties, by the way!
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by mks22300
My cats don't bother me when I'm knitting, they wait til I'm reading then try to sit on the book!

Beautiful kitties, by the way!


lmao, yup that's what my Boots does. he hates when i read. i am supposed to look at him. lol
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:42 PM   #5
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I've been laying/sitting on the my couch island all day (feeling a bit under the weather) and Miss Monkers has been snuggled on my lap for most of that time. Or on my legs. Or next to me. For a few minutes she was snuggling with the dog...must have been desparate

As a general rule, Monkers can be ignoring me, but as soon as the needles and yarn come out, she's in my lap, ready to snuggle.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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Gideon is a cuddler.. when he sees me heading to the couch or rocking chair he comes a running... all of my knitted items have a bit of his hair in them...

He likes to sit in a book too.. or right in front of the computer screen...
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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My Binky is like that too, very much a lap kitty and very polite when I'm knitting.
I wonder if it's some sort of Cat Union bylaw... "when your person takes out a fiber of some sort with implements of manipulation of said fiber, you the cat must commense affectionate type behaviors regardless of your normal day to day demeanor"

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Old 01-07-2007, 08:02 PM   #8
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Mostly all the cats ignore my knitting, but if there is a yarn dangling that's just too much temptation.

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This is one of my three 'helpers' Matilda. She's about 4 months old now and such a love... Yarn is one of her favorite things to attack.
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Ooops.. I'll resize that pic later and post it.
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