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For all of you with teenagers & cats - Carers UK Forum

For all of you with teenagers & cats

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For all of you with teenagers or who had teenagers, you may want to know why they really have a lot in common with cats:

•Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.
•No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.
•You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.
•Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor you teen will ever crack a smile.
•No cat or teenager shares you taste in music.
•Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.
•Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.
•Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating that ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.
•Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.
•Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your bedroom. Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior

Thus, if you must raise teenagers, the best sources of advice are not other parents, but veterinarians. It is also a good idea to keep a guidebook on cats at hand at all times.
And remember, above all else, put out the food and do not make any sudden moves in their direction. When they make up their minds, they will finally come to you for some affection and comfort, and it will be a triumphant moment for all concerned.
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I've got one of each and neither is keen on a bath/shower either
Is this the way the world percieves teenagers??
I must be doing something wrong.... maybe my kids aren't like 'normal' teens??...

* I shout, they answer, they may not come running straight away...
* They always appreciate what I do for them, with a 'thank you' included
* I often go out at the weekend with one of the kids ( maybe only to buy THEM something, but still)
* We always laugh together, or perhaps they are laughing AT me?
* Eldest loves Rock music, I love Rock music, we often have loud music on in the kitchen!
* Kids only lie on the sofa when they are ill
* 9 lives... hmm, I sometimes wish my lot would be a bit more adventurous!
* Youngest will actually clean the furniture especially the leather sofa!
* My teenagers rarely go out, when they do they text me every half hour!

As for affection and comfort, my arms are always open for cuddles, and often used Image
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