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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Cats are incredibly entertaining, and their lives add a great deal of peace and calm to their people's lives. There is nothing like having a cat purring in your lap and being able to stroke it for attaining a great sense of peace.
    The trouble (for me) is getting them there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    The trouble (for me) is getting them there.
    Onto your lap?

    First step is to sit down. Then start working on your computer, or, better yet, reading the newspaper or a magazine.

    Soon the cat will realize that you are not paying any attention to it and it will come and pester you until you stop what you are doing and start giving it an ear massage.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Do you ever watch Cesar Millan on Dog Whisperer (or whatever that show is)?

    I like how he explains, when encountering a dog for the first time, "No touch, no talk, no eye contact is the best and only advice I give for meeting a strange dog. Ignore the dog and let it come to you to get your scent and sense your energy — to the dog, those two things are your “name.” Then, let the dog decide. If it walks away, then it's not interested".

    Of course, if the dog chews your leg off, then he obviously IS interested.
    That's basically what I do. I sit on the ground so I'm less threatening, I face away, I have my hand on the ground away from my body so doggie can sniff from more of a "safe distance."
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    So you're saying that you have to drug them or they're boring?
    Nah. I've never given my cats catnip, and frequently been entertained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Onto your lap?

    First step is to sit down. Then start working on your computer, or, better yet, reading the newspaper or a magazine.

    Soon the cat will realize that you are not paying any attention to it and it will come and pester you until you stop what you are doing and start giving it an ear massage.

    With people they know, yes. Strangers, not so much. It really depends on the cat, though. The cat I have now is quite demanding of attention. The other cat I had was happy being a few feet away, and rarely approached for attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    With people they know, yes. Strangers, not so much. It really depends on the cat, though. The cat I have now is quite demanding of attention. The other cat I had was happy being a few feet away, and rarely approached for attention.
    Well, I was assuming that the cat was wanting an ear massage from it's person. But, yes, strangers are another story to most cats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Cats are incredibly entertaining, and their lives add a great deal of peace and calm to their people's lives. There is nothing like having a cat purring in your lap and being able to stroke it for attaining a great sense of peace.
    Right up to the point it decides that it's had enough and sinks its claws in you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Right up to the point it decides that it's had enough and sinks its claws in you.
    Not in my experience.
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