Vox Pop: Who’s in charge when you’re reading with your cat?
Angel takes charge at Rebecca’s in England. Who’s in charge when you’re reading with your cat? (Photo: Rebecca from @beccareadsbooks at Instagram.)
I think from this photo (top photo above) it’s pretty clear who is in charge when I read. It has to be my cat Angel. She literally does not care and will lay on my book refusing to let me read unless I stroke her.
I remember one time I was trying to revise for an exam and read my workbook and she just hopped onto my bed and lay herself down on top of my book and went to sleep, let’s just say I didn’t get much revison done that night.
It can be quiet funny but pretty annoying… She’s cute though so I guess that’s okay 🙂
Rebecca, 16, & Angel (Angel is 4 in human years)
(Reach Rebecca at Instagram @beccareadsbooks)
When I’m reading with my cat, TinkerBelle is definitely the one in charge. My cat is spoiled. No doubt about it. She hates when I have my book, kindle or phone out and she is sitting there.
I’ll be sitting on my bed reading and she will come over and start to rub her face on the corner of the book and try to shove her head under my hand. She hates it when I pet her and continue to read. To the point where she comes over and lays across my book. And won’t get up.
When that happens I usually just have to pet her till she gets tired of me, and then finish my book. Otherwise she refuses to look at me the rest of the day. So yes, my cat is the one in charge.
Korinne, 14, and TinkerBelle
(Reach Korinne at Instagram @booklover_221b)
Here in the Christmas break I was reading Alice in Zombieland when my cat decided she wanted to have some attention. A long time ago I decided not to move her and just let her read with me because cats are so stubborn and soon she felt asleep on me and I could continue to read.
When I was done reading and I tried to move, she got so mad at me, because apparently cats hate to be moved when they are sleeping. In my attempt of moving her, she ended up scratching my arm. So even though she got moved, I was the one who paid for it with the scratches. Therefore my cat must be the one in charge
Stine, 16, and Mille
(Reach Stine at Instagram @stine_gre)