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caltechgirl

get a dog :)

Honestly, i don't know what else to tell you.

Funny, though, a friend of mine was adopted by the neighbors' cat, and ended up keeping him when the neighbors moved away, there wasn't much they could do about it either.

Tammy

LOL...clearly he just likes you!

I'm not an animal person in general....but the girls talked me into a cat...who looks like Morris....only she's female. She's actually pretty cool....but this is the first cat in like 15 years that I've felt this way about!

rory

Others would find his following you around adorable, but I find it annoying too! I'm not a cat person. I'm not a dog person. I'm a people person, that's it!

Kitty

They sense it you know and make a bee-line for the one person who doesn't like them.

I have read that the reason this happens is thus:
In the cat world staring at another cat is a challenge, the other cat will either fight or concede and leave, looking away is an invitation to be friends. People who are not cat people look away from cats, whereas people who are cat people tend to look at them to try and attract them, all this behaviour usually has the opposite effect :)

You could try some agressive staring. A water pistol also works wonders ;) Oh and before anyone accuses me of cruelty, I have four cats of my own. A gentle squirt from a water pistol (not a supersquirter or somesuch) never harmed a cat yet.

shish

awww..Marie. I think Morris is trying to tell you to adopt a kitty of your own! I'm going to turn you into a "cat person" yet! Poor little kitty is probably starved for attention. His "people" should bring him indoors.
:)

Marie

Caltechgirl,
Oh boy. I don't want him adopting us!

Tammy and Rory,
I'm not an animal person either... definitely more of a people person. I thought I had found a cat that I could actually like with Morris, but he has crossed the line with me & is now a nuisance!

Kitty,
You know, I've pretended to like him :-) but haven't tried the stare-down yet. I will try that. And a water gun... now you're talking!

Shish,
Ha! You're funny. The weird thing is that everyone in the neighborhood knows this cat. He's just so obnoxiously friendly (kind of a Dennis the Menace-like cat, really), he seems to greet a lot of people when they come out of their houses/cars. To talk to the neighbors, you'd think there were a bunch of Morrises, but there's only 1! And he has a home with a little boy... I don't get it. I don't know if he ever goes inside!

caltechgirl

my husband recommends hissing.

vw bug

I think they are right in the stare down. I am allergic to cats so have a tendency to stay away from them. But most cats (even ones known 'not to like people') seem to head for me after about 20 minutes. I like the water pistol idea. Best of luck. Can't wait to see what happens when the water pistol falls out of your purse one day. GRIN.

Marie

Caltechgirl,
Ha ha! That's what my mother did when I was a kid (to cats, not us kids)... probably part of the reason I grew up as not an animal person!

Thanks VWBug,
I'll let you know how it goes. My sisters are both allergic too... somehow I'm not.

So, will y'all come visit me when the men in white suits come to take me away? I figure the neighbors will report me when I start staring, hissing, and dousing the world's friendliest cat!

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