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My cat won’t stop jumping on my desk – help — 26 Comments

  1. Marc!

    RIGHT ON!! That’s the best advice ever!! Good grief- some folks I tell ya just don’t have cat loving or wanting to understand them genes.

  2. The answer to this one is very simple.

    Don’t have a cat if you dont want an entire cat. If you do try to deal with the issue then change your setup and actions – not the cat’s.

    Let the cat on your desk and put the fan out of reach. Put a dust cover on your keyboard if you are that fussy.

  3. Just be glad he isn’t jumping on your head. You can’t stop a cat doing what he wants to do. It’s just how it is. Those who can’t deal with that should get a dog.

    Monty spent the last hour meowing at me and standing on my head as I lay trying to relax. I’m trying to learn transcendental meditation to help with anxiety. The doctor I’ve been seeing in Brookfield recommended that over anti anxiety meds. He bragged about how good he is at it, how quickly he can get into that deep state of relaxation that is as good for our brains as sleep. I’ll bet even my doctor could not meditate with a meowing cat on his head. When I don’t respond to Monty he starts chewing on my hair and raking his claws across my scalp. A little hard to ignore, but I thought the chipmunk who lives out back deserved one day of peace from being stalked by Monty. Monty disagrees and feels it is his right, indeed his duty, to smack around every chipmunk he can lay his paws on.

    • yea jasmin been giving me wee little licks on nose then bites. i noticed he giving me lots of touching on face which i havent experienced before really nice feeling loved 🙂

    • When I don’t respond to Monty he starts chewing on my hair and raking his claws across my scalp

      LOL. A bit tricky to meditate when that is going on. I agree that meditation or some other non-drug remedy is best. Good luck with the anxiety, Ruth.

    • Good luck with the meditation Ruth, seems a good idea to give it a try but I think the chipmunk will have to help you out sometimes and play with Monty for a while so you can get down to it, I’ve never heard of anyone meditating with a meowing cat on their head, cats and relaxation are an oxymoron LOL. I love hearing about Monty and how he rules.


    • yep same kitty’s will go where ever they want to on my desk. Cant make them stay away from a certain area. Its hard as having a kitty she always seems to want to help me to type while trying to play fight my hands. 🙂 i guess the only option is to put items out to reach. Cats are just like kids. Well i consider my cats my kids as cant have any. Good article by the way. 🙂
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  5. For goodness sake, whoever it is wants to stop bleating and just leave the desk tidy, papers put away, equipment pushed safely against a wall or stuck down with glue tack and then let the cat get up there as much as he wants, he’ll soon get fed up with it once it’s not forbidden. What on Earth is the matter with people, they don’t want a cat they just want an ornament. You pretty much solved the problem for her anyway Michael.

  6. Like you say Michael there are many kind ways you can make a desk unattractive to a cat, but that person instead of dramatically asking for help should feel honoured her cat wants to sit there. It sounds to me as if the cat is very bored if she is chewing paper, does she have her own furniture, a nice tall cat tree to sit on, toys to play with? Is she stuck indoors with no exercise or attention, is she declawed? I’m glad I can’t see the punishments advised because it would make me very angry at the ignorant know alls who think punishing a cat for being a cat is acceptable 🙁

  7. Another case of a cat not “behaving” or conforming to a human’s expectations. Neither will be happy in that situation.
    All good advice that you’ve given here, Michael.
    But, so many times, I’ve wondered if people really care to learn about their cats or if they are only interested in “low maintenance” pets like we’ve talked about (that don’t exist). In that case, as Jo wrote, they need to get a pet rock or, better yet, a paperclip that they can bend any way they want it.

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