Pyschiatrist or explanation needed

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    #1 dweiss17, Sep 5, 2014
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    Some years ago, I left my watch case on my bed; Johnnie II comes into the room sees the Velcro and canvas bag on the bed and adopts it as her main resting and sleeping area. I tried to remove it, she becomes totally upset. It is now her home.

    About ten days ago, she for some strange reason would not go near it for roughly 5-6 days, I removed it from the bed. That made no difference in her going and coming. Just a couple of days ago, I put it back on the bed…it did not take five minutes before she was back atop it, stretching out, as if was an everyday occurrence.

    To put it bluntly, I cannot understand what happened when she forsook it as her main place to keep me company, when I'm at the computer or watching TV from my computer chair. It will remain a mystery.

    Perhaps, both Johnnie II and I, her keeper, need a shrink or a cat psychiatrist to help explain what happened during the period she'd not go near it.
     
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    I have come up with one theory:
    We know cats and dogs do dream. it has been a proven fact. Perhaps Johnnie II had a bad dream while on the watch case and that preyed on her cat's mind and caused her not to go near it for the length of time it displeased her?
     
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    I've learned that you just can't figure out cats, Dan :D
     
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    I know I am a bit stupid in many phases of life. Shutterbug can you offer an explanation as to why Johnnie II forsook her favorite resting place for almost a week?
     
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    It would only be a guess, Dan. Cats are more fickle than women :D
     
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    Dan there was no watch in the watch case.
     
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    A good guess. A ticking watch mimics a heatbeat. When puppies are first taken away from their mothers, a mechanical clock is often put in the sleeping area. The ticking soothes the puppy -- it thinks the mother is still there.

    Or the cat is just messing with you! <grin>

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    Psychiatrists should spend more time studying cats........then they would have less time to deal with "patients"

    Now, as for cats, if anyone can figure out why they do things you will be able to solve the world's problems.

    I have found that when a cat does not feel well, upset stomach, etc., that they become anti social and act strange.
     

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