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  1. I must have owned several unusual cats. All wanted to curl up on your lap and be petted. One would actually curl around my neck at night to sleep. When she would sit on my lap, which was always, she demanded to be petted at all times. Not just a hand on her body, but actually petting or rubbing under the chin. If you stopped at all, she would head butt your hand or grab it with her paw. Very demanding and I miss her a lot.

    • Laurie Stone

      Jennifer, Your cat sounds so cute! I’ve also had very friendly cats who even love social gatherings. But Rocky, like many felines, prefers his own company and controlled petting. The difference between him and our terrier Libby is astounding!

    • Laurie Stone

      Janis, I’m mostly feline too, although have occasional canine tendencies, like being friendly. Sounds like you and I are much alike.

    • Laurie Stone

      Lee, Even though we’ve never met in person, you seem like a very healthy, friendly, non-neurotic person. I concur with your analysis!

  2. My immediate response was, “I’m a dog” because I love dogs and have always had dogs for pets. And then I started thinking – and then I started reading. I’m definitely a cat…but a cat who loves dogs.

    • Laurie Stone

      Shelley, So funny! It gets complicated. I think it depends on who I’m with. Some people bring out the exuberant dog in me. Others bring out the more distant, cautious feline. Maybe its about chemistry.

  3. Cat, for sure. We share our space with two cheerful Lab mixes and one feline. I love the dogs and they love me, but the cat and I “get” each other. lol I’ve always thought being loved by a cat carries a bit of magic to it. 🙂 Fun post!

  4. It so funny that I have all of the tendencies of a cat, but I’m a definite dog person. I don’t like cats…won’t even sleep in a house where there is a cat.

    • Laurie Stone

      Rena, So interesting, how you won’t sleep in a house with a cat. I wonder if there’s a phobia there. I know people who feel the same.

    • Laurie Stone

      Helene, Thanks so much. I agree. I try and have the fun, energetic outgoingness of a dog, but alas, I’m a feline through and through.

  5. Rocky reminds me of Cindy, the cat we had when I was a kid. I was shocked when I met cats who would actually let you rub their tummies later in life, our girl would’ve taken your hand off. 7.5 seconds on the head or back was just about right.

    We loved her, classic cattitude and all, though!

    • Laurie Stone

      Emily, Glad to meet a fellow feline, although I know we’re brave when needed. I notice, if cornered by our dog Libby, Rocky can be quite fierce. Other than that, he’s hiding under the bed.

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