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Saturday, September 26, 2015

My bed is not for.... sharing

Dear George,
I don’t think there is a cat that likes to share her bed and I’m no exception! Just that my case is much more sensible….and here is why! My mummy got a boyfriend!
Yes! All is good as we know humans like to keep each other company and I don’t want to get into more “details” here but, my problem is why do I have to share my bed with him? Sharing is not exactly the case as he took over my half of the bed. That’s totally, completely and absolutely unacceptable! When I visit him at the cottage (I must admit he has a beautiful cottage) I bring my own food, my own water and my own bed!
So, why can’t he bring his own sleeping bag? Excuse me? I’m not asking him to bring his own food….I don’t mind to share my food with him! Nor do I ask him to bring his own water (maybe he should as it might be a bit difficult for him to drink from my water fountain). But….a sleeping bag? George, do you think by buying a sleeping bag for my mummy would solve the problem? There is plenty of floor space that they can share.
I want my bed (at least half) back!
Shumba

Dear Shumba,  
You have put your paw on a Major Human Dilemma. We cats are generous. We share the bed with our human, even though a human takes up a lot of space. (Mind you, they do act as hot water bottles for us too). But when a stranger intrudes, there is less space. Worst still, there may be undercover activities of a kind not compatible with feline rest and relaxation.....
What advice can I give? Euthanasia is out of the question, alas. It would be just too difficult. Rehoming him would be the best thing to do but where would you find another human to adopt him? You could try to show your disgust by never approaching him, sitting with your back to him, and refusing all his attempts to be nice. But your human seems to have bonded with him so she might completely refuse to rehome him. 
So you are going to have to accept his presence. The sleeping bag idea is not going to work. But not all is lost. You can reduce the undercover activities by a) sleeping between the two humans: b) showing an intense and embarassing interest in their activities: c) purporting to believe that this is just a game and jumping wildly on the body parts below the covers. Aim for the groin whenever possible.
Yes, I know that this may result in your being evicted from the bedroom. In which case you yowl and scratch the door throughout the night.
Best of luck,
George.

5 comments:

  1. Shumba, don't re-home him especially if he has such a nice cottage! I know the difference between a house in the city and a beautiful cottage with lots of space (inside and outside) just for a cat to .....discover! Better train him :-)
    Minnie

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  2. Excellent advice George! I liked the "euthanasia" idea ...too bad we can't use it :-)
    Shumba, you are a smart girl! You'll find your way around! You'll be fine :-)
    Diego

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  3. Yes! Tell me....like I don't know! I'm forced to live with my human's partner and 3 other cats!
    I wish to rehome all and every one of them :-)
    Vegas

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  4. Great suggestions. Thank goodness the Dad is past that stage of life. I think... Uh-Uo...

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  5. I'm not sure where humans get the nerve to go out and purchase quote-unquote cat beds for us to sleep in... I can only speak for myself, but my bed is the nice big king size one located in MY bedroom.

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