Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Callie the Lap Cat

It's been about 8 months since I adopted Callie. (I think anyways, I need to look up the exact date to refresh my memory.) Callie has not been much of a lap cat since she's lived here. That is until last week. I'm not sure why, but all of a sudden she's turned into a big fluffy cuddle muffin. Callie has made the transition to a lap cat! In fact, she's sitting next to me as I write this.

I am sitting in this lady's lap by my own free will. 

One theory I have about her transition is that it's been a little cooler lately and she wants to stay warm. Or maybe she's tired of lounging on her cardboard couch and wants to sit on the real couch now. She likes to change up her hang out spots every few weeks I've noticed.

Anyways, I couldn't be more excited that she's been sitting in my lap over the weekend! Although, it's quite distracting and hard to get work done.


It started last week when she decided she was going to lay next to my oldest daughter on the couch. She did this all night, all weekend long. She does already do this on occasion, but it's been more frequent and for longer periods of time.

Then, she started coming to sit in MY lap to grace me with her warm fluffiness. She will sit there until I have to move her next to me (which I hate doing, by the way). If I move her, she will lay and sleep next to me. Before this, she had only come to sit in my lap twice. Ever.

It's hard to tell where this ball of fluff begins and ends. 

Another reason this excites me is that she'll do it even if Shiner is in the same room. She's still very weary of the dog and moves around cautiously if she's around. Shiner has been pretty good too, sitting on the couch opposite of us in her favorite spot. She does look jealous sometimes though... I told her that if she didn't try to chase the cat, maybe she would have a kitty to cuddle with too. ;)

View from my lap. Those Barbies had a crazy party, so that's why my house looks like a wreck. 

So as you can see, this new lap cat development excites me a lot. If you follow me on Instagram, I hope you enjoy pictures of cuddly calico lap cats because that's what I've been posting lately!

Do you have a lap kitty? 

29 comments:

  1. Shiner does look a little jealous. ♥ Bentley loves to lay next to me on the couch but Pierre usually beats him to it. He gets very jealous so I put Pierre in my lap and Bentley on my side. It's crazy the things we do to keep our babies happy. ☺

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    1. Yes, I have to make sure I keep Shiners happy too :) I try to be fair to both!

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  2. Sometimes the lap thing just happens! Binga is 15 and only recently has she decided she frequently wants to be on my human's boyfriend's lap.

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  3. I love seeing the progress that Callie has made! She now thoroughly accepts YOU! You have provided her with a safe, secure, loving environment and she is showing you just how much she appreciates it! Cody is a snuggler, but since he has gotten older, he prefers to be next to me holding my hand with his paw instead of sitting directly on my lap catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Aw so sweet Cody! Callie likes to do some cute paw placements too. She's also very licky, but always has been.

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  4. I think that's definitely a sign that Callie feels completely at home now! I wish Samantha was a lap cat, but she never has been. It could be because of the dogs, but before Luke none of them really bothered her much, so I think she's just not a snuggler. Lucky you! :)

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    1. Well, that's too bad but Samantha is still an awesome cat. Callie has seemed braver around the dog lately which is great and may contribute to this development.

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  5. Aww i'm so glad to hear that Callie is coming around!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  6. Sweet Callie! :-) Although I agree that cold weather can make kitties more prone to snuggling (I've noticed the boys tend to snuggle more with me - and each other - in the winter), I also think it's true that she's finally feeling at home. Any kitty who falls asleep next to you or in your lap feels completely secure and trusting. And I know what you mean about being excited...the first time Trouble climbed into my lap, fell asleep, and started dreaming, I was in heaven - I stayed there until both my legs fell asleep because I didn't want him to move! :-)

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    1. Yes! I totally do not want to move! It's hard thought because I usually have my laptop in my lap as well while I'm working and I try to maneuver without disturbing her lol.

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  7. Oh yea, that's because snuggle season is coming!!!

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  8. Awww... That's so sweet ! We're not really lap cats (Mum wishes so much we were !), but we like to snuggle beside her on the couch. Purrs

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    1. I think snuggling next to a human is nice too. I don't mind that so much :)

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  9. That's wonderful!! In fact it took me a good long while to become a lap cat, but now I love it! I still don't like being picked up though MOL We love Callie on IG :)

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    1. Love Austin on IG too! Callie doesn't seem to mind being picked up. I can carry her like a baby or on my shoulder fine. But she will say when she is ready to be put down.

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  10. Lap cats are a good thing, especially in the winter when it gets cold!

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  11. callie...way ta go !!!! grate werk...ya now haz yur mom total lee fooled....N never....ever......tell her de reezin bee hind thiz iz bee coz ********** ****** and ************ coz ya wanna ....keep.....her....guessin !!!! high paws ♥♥♥

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  12. From mom's experience female cats are notoriously independent, and they'll hang out with you and allow attention when they want to, especially Torties, but Callie is more a Calico. Sounds like she is finally settling in, feeling like a member of the family, nice! Mom was just planning a Rhette post too. Love Dolly

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    1. She is definitely a unique calico... splash of calico, tortie, and even tuxedo cat. The most independent cats I've had were Russian Blue silver ones.

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  13. Aw, we're glad Callie has become more secure in her home. Though we tend to cuddle more when the weather gets cooler too. That might be part of it.

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  14. If you don’t want to lap cat, I’m the cat for you. Almost 10 years and I haven’t come close to sitting on anybody.

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  15. That's awesome! Hooray for Callie, and hooray for you, too. :)

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  16. How cool! So glad that Callie has come around. Having a lap cat is the best -- they are excellent at "helping" to get computer work done ;)

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  17. Very sweet. Out of 14 cats, I only have one that sits on me. My hubby is the one they flock too for his lap which is very annoying being that I am the rescuer.

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  18. So sweet! I always feel guilty about moving my cats.

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  19. Once they accept you, you will have a friend for life as for work your on there time schedule now and waiting for them to sleep makes no difference they just fall asleep on the keyboard or paperwork. Enjoy your new friendship there's nothing more soothing than kitty purrs.

    Sheba.

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    1. Still no purrs :) But that's OK, she isn't much of a purrer!

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