Cats And Their Weird Ways

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 11th November 2013


I don’t usually share intimate/personal details on my website but I thought you’d find this amusing.

My much loved Tamby was a scrap found in a country lane over 14 years ago. I love him to bits but he is, like most cats, very independent. When I have to ‘trap him’ to go to the Vet or to the Cattery, he’d rather die than use a Litter tray at home.

Recently he’s been diagnosed with an over-active thyroid and put on medication. And how to get the tablets into him is another story! His behaviour has become quite weird and in an effort to keep him in at night I’ve been shutting the cat flap. He has constantly crossed his legs until I open the flap in the morning. However, a few days ago he’d been in all day and I wasn’t prepared for him to be out all night so he’d been a long time without uncrossing his legs.

When I went to bed and visited the loo – as I sat on the throne, Tamby came and squatted on the litter tray and we both answered the call of nature!!!!

I have heard of cats who squat over the loo and pee – all Tamby uses the loo for is to drink out of it, despite having a perfectly good bowl by his food and another glass by my bed.

I really do believe that you own a dog and a cat owns you.

His behaviour is really odd but he’s off to the Vet tomorrow for another blood test so that his medication can be raised or lowered. I just want my Tamby back instead of this little creature who is being absolutely scatifiillarious.  He used to sleep at the foot of my bed - now he's pushed everything off my dressing table and sleeps there.

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