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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010 07:46:23 AM »

striker and Rinoa - it sounds like your cats might be distant relatives!

I had a near impossible time last night trying to finish up a swap package. The little ones were in a particularly naughty mood. They were sitting on my lap and watching me knit - then they'd slowly start biting my needles - like they thought I wouldn't notice or something. I'd stop them and then 30 seconds later they would do it again!! They do the same thing with pens when I'm trying to write something.
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010 08:55:03 AM »

striker and Rinoa - it sounds like your cats might be distant relatives!

I had a near impossible time last night trying to finish up a swap package. The little ones were in a particularly naughty mood. They were sitting on my lap and watching me knit - then they'd slowly start biting my needles - like they thought I wouldn't notice or something. I'd stop them and then 30 seconds later they would do it again!! They do the same thing with pens when I'm trying to write something.

I think they were trying to tell you that they want to learn to knit!!  Cheesy  Since they don't have opposable thumbs, they were trying to use their mouths instead  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2010 06:55:16 PM »

my cat Pancake
I have a cat named Waffles! and he likes to take my circular knitting needles out and drag them around the house and play with the cords. He used to try to play with my yarn but I yelled and he stops. He loves to sleep near me when I'm crafting though.
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2010 11:05:16 AM »

I have a cat named Waffles!

Hahaha awesome. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2010 12:14:44 PM »

I have great danes and dachshunds and they quite literally played out this scene from the old Disney movie, The Ugly Dachshund (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraBZJ-zvLM) for me today.

Grrrrr. Our doxies love yarn and are jealous of anything I touch or hold that isn't them. This tends to lead to general naughtiness when it comes to my knitting.

I've decided the best way to punish them would be to knit very embarrassing sweaters and hats for them and parade them through the dog park.


Oh, if you knit them clothes please share photos!  I adore dogs in cute or silly outfits!
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2010 02:46:32 AM »

I had a near impossible time last night trying to finish up a swap package. The little ones were in a particularly naughty mood. They were sitting on my lap and watching me knit - then they'd slowly start biting my needles - like they thought I wouldn't notice or something. I'd stop them and then 30 seconds later they would do it again!! They do the same thing with pens when I'm trying to write something.

Ha ha, my cat Wendy does the exact same thing with both needles and pens. She also loves batting them when not in use. But I think she prefers to play with the yarn. It seems as though her eyes just light up anytime she sees it. If I get her to finally stop chewing on it or batting at it, she retaliates by plopping her big butt on it.

Oh and she LOVES hair ties. It's such a weird obsession. Luckily none of my five dogs are interested in needles, yarn, or hair ties. I can't even begin to imagine the sort of chaos that would ensue if they all ganged up on me... with Wendy as their ring leader of course.
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010 06:21:30 AM »

Ha ha! It's so fun hearing other stories of jealous pets. I'm glad I'm not the only one with naughty fur-kids.

striker - my dogs LOVE my knitting needles too. Especially the bamboo ones.

I honestly don't get it!! They don't make chew toys out of wood (at least I don't think) so what is the fascination with the needles??!! I had some size three bamboo straights that I actually had to file smooth with a nail file, because those damn felines made the wood so rough it was snagging yarn!!

haha.

dogs love wood. that's their most natural toy.
our dogs just get pieces of wood/branches and parts of worn out jeans to play with
they are not too big, but we never had any chew toy that survived for longer than 20 minutes. oh well. at least thats more environmental friendly than plastic toys.

my dog always lick my yarn. she never destroys my stuff, just tortures it with her tongue until everything is wet if she gets the chance to do so  Cheesy
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