Why does my cat always want to sit on my lap when I'm using my laptop!?

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  1. Imogen French profile image87
    Imogen Frenchposted 12 years ago

    Why does my cat always want to sit on my lap when I'm using my laptop!?

  2. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 12 years ago

    My cat is exactly the same.  In fact, he often sits on my laptop when I am trying my best to type.  I have to give up, and just turn off my laptop.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Cats like to be the centre of your attention...mine does it too

  4. dan-1 profile image63
    dan-1posted 12 years ago

    In your cat's eyes the laptop is probably another type of pet or cat.  Your cat is Jealous because you are giving the laptop more attention.

  5. Meisjunk profile image76
    Meisjunkposted 12 years ago


    Jealousy! smile Your cat is vying for attention. When trying to push my laptop off my map doesn't work, Prince Fredward will actually pretend to love the computer and then rub himself all over it and purr. xD

    It's like he's trying to say, "Look, Ma! I'm being a good kitty! Look at how well we get along!"

  6. NMLady profile image76
    NMLadyposted 12 years ago

    Mine, sits an the hand operating the mouse.  She gets mad if I try to type.  So, it is a cat thing.

  7. ktrapp profile image92
    ktrappposted 12 years ago

    My cat used to always lay on the newspaper when I was reading it every morning. He also would get on top of my hand when using the mouse at my desktop. I think he just wanted all of my attention.

  8. Vanessa Anderson profile image60
    Vanessa Andersonposted 12 years ago

    Definitely for attention...my Chloe does the same thing.  After I give her some attention, she then moves from the laptop to the arm rest right beside me so that I can pay attention to her, while I'm on the laptop.

  9. Imogen French profile image87
    Imogen Frenchposted 12 years ago

    it seems there is definitely a common pattern of behaviour here - thanks for all your answers

  10. frle profile image60
    frleposted 12 years ago

    Cats always seeks warmth places... lap or laptop just doesn't matter smile

  11. mrpooper profile image42
    mrpooperposted 12 years ago

    It has nothing to do with love or companionship. It's the mouse. Cats want mice!

  12. Amy Dolin profile image53
    Amy Dolinposted 11 years ago

    He likes you! Here's a super cute infographic on how to cat-proof your computer and work area. Has some tips about creating a cat-friendly workspace: https://www.surdoc.com/cat-proof-your-computer-2/

  13. zaton profile image78
    zatonposted 6 years ago

    Well, if your cat is a lion, he may be trying to watch the Lion King with you. Shrugs.
    http://pinstor.us/articles/african-lion … -big-cats/

  14. Mohaimenul profile image69
    Mohaimenulposted 6 years ago

    Technically, if you're always with your cat, except the time you use your laptop, it means that the cat is not happy with you using the laptop. Rather than that, in various cultures, cats have been said to be able to sense supernatural presences.  So maybe... just maybe...if there's a specific room for you to use your laptop... something lurks behind the scenes over there. XD just maybe.


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