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Is Your Cat Too Demanding? — 3 Comments

  1. As a bachelor, after the demise of my parents i have no close commitments with any other humans besides the normal occasional socialising, touring, trekking and the “Internet”.I could have lived alone in my house with less expences and just the companionship of my 20 year old Alexandrine parakeet “Mittoo”.Since we always had 4-legged pets in our house, beginning with dogs and now my two traditional Persian cats i realized that i just can’t live without my four-legged non-human house companions.Today, my house-keeper Sabina and myself realize that my house cats matahari and matata totally control the house-hold, she having pampered them more than me.I am more of a disciplinarian as i owned dogs before but Sabina has never ever owned a pet and hence has pampered the cats by over-feeding them, and they await her daily arrival in the evening for feeding.Tomcat matata is a real dog-like cat and follows Sabina all over the house always expecting a little more food then the normal allotted.

  2. Our family has had cats and dogs over the years and I don’t think the degree of demand from them has anything to do with being cats or dogs, I think cats (and dogs and kids for that matter) are what you make them, if you indulge them in everything then yes they get to expect it and demand it. The two we have now, Walter and Jozef, are really spoiled they know we worship the ground they walk on, they only have to look at the door or window and it miraculously opens to let them in or our, they look at the fridge, they get squirty cream, they sit in certain places we know they want food, they come in at night more or less when they please, we wait up for them and mostly one or the other of them decides when the day will begin anytime between 5 and 6 normally. But what would be the point in sharing our home with cats if they weren’t treated like important and much loved family members? Of course they take advantage, they’re cats, they’re hardwired to do so and it’s part of their charm. The bottom line is that cats’ lives are so short so you have to enjoy and appreciate them every day they are here, remember the awful feeling when they are old and ill and their days are dwindling down and then when they’re gone, wouldn’t we give anything to be their slaves again.

    • Yes, good point Barbara. We can create the demands by always complying with our cat’s request. In other words our cat trains us!

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