Why do cats "take possession" of whatever you put down?

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  1. nArchuleta profile image91
    nArchuletaposted 5 years ago

    Why do cats "take possession" of whatever you put down?

    Lindemann really can't be comfortable with "The Flamenco Academy" as a pillow.

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  2. LCDWriter profile image95
    LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

    I don't know why they do it.  Because they can, I think. 

    That is a gorgeous cat though!

    1. nArchuleta profile image91
      nArchuletaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, he's a cutie!

  3. dashingme profile image72
    dashingmeposted 5 years ago

    oohh sooo cute and sweet of your cat..Maybe they like the things around them specially when its new, and they like to smell it. Or if you have other cat he just letting know that hes the supreme or he owns it. He wants more petting:)

    1. nArchuleta profile image91
      nArchuletaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I feel like he's "claiming" something that was mine. smile

    2. dashingme profile image72
      dashingmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      right!..We have two cats when we lie on bed or coach one cat walks around on us and try to sleep in our belly. And my husband said thats how the cats owned thier territory or claim that im the Boss here.

  4. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    There must be an instinct kicking in - possession of any thing placed before them through smell touch and whisker investigation.

    I see your cat has put its head on the book! Interesting, perhaps cats have a particular attraction to paper because whenever I try to write or read something with a book or notepad on my lap (or even my desk) up pops the cat to sit right down on it!!! Naughty, but comical.

    1. nArchuleta profile image91
      nArchuletaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, Lindemann likes the paper products. Except I walked into the living room awhile ago and found him passed out on my leather jacket. My fault entirely for not hanging the jacket up in the first place.

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    My guess is because they can smell you on the object and this is their way of being close to you when they can't be in contact with you. My cat loves to lay on my dirty, sweaty shirts.

    1. nArchuleta profile image91
      nArchuletaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good guess -- probably true!

 
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