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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Will Cuba now be a lapdog?

Is this normal? Cuba got neutered on Thursday October 30 and he is doing well. He slept most of Thursday evening and a good bit today. The "strange" thing is, he wants to be around me constantly. He even fell asleep in my lap a couple times and he never does that. For example, right now he is lying on the floor asleep at/on my foot. Did the neuter make him a lap dog or do you think he is in pain and looking for comfort?
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Esperanita, it might have made him a lap dog! It made Kubrick one! In all seriousness, though, he DID seek the comfort of my lap because he was in pain I think, so of course after he got better he wasn't on my lap as much. BUT after his neuter he did seek me out a lot more and now he actually will stay on my lap for 20-30 minute stretches as we watch TV - usually in the winter as he's too hot in the summer - and he has always slept at my feet, so that didn't change. Now whether or not that was necessarily because of his neuter or just because he was getting older, is a mystery!


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It's been the cutest thing! Maybe this will break him of the habit of grabbing my underwear when I'm doing laundry and running off with them. If he only wants to hand out at my feet, there's not where to go
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I think they like the warmth from your body and feel more secure to be in your lap when they aren't feeling well.


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I've noticed that as mine get older they become more and more lap dogs. Sometimes it gets very crowed on my lap, lol. I think he's on your lap more because he needs some comforting AND because he just loves you!
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The warmth of your lap may make his boo-boo feel better. Scooter just hung out very close to me when he got home, he's probably scared from it all.

I wouldn't question it, just take it when you can get it!

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The warmth of your lap may make his boo-boo feel better. Scooter just hung out very close to me when he got home, he's probably scared from it all.

I wouldn't question it, just take it when you can get it!
No complaints here! I like the fact that he is cuddly, not necessarily because I want him to be but because that is what he is. I think he is feeling better too. I have to watch him like a hawk since he thinks nothing of jumping on or off the bed or running up and down the stairs. I've been trying to carry him everywhere, but man he's fast!
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We had the same problem but then I figured if he felt like doing all that then he must be feeling better. We did try to keep him from going wild though.

Hope he feels better!

Are you a Bulldog fan or Yellow Jacket fan today??? We're having psycho football friends over in a bit for the UGA game.

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Don't count on the neuter breaking the underwear grabbing habit! I have two spayed females and this is their very favorite game!

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We had the same problem but then I figured if he felt like doing all that then he must be feeling better. We did try to keep him from going wild though.

Hope he feels better!

Are you a Bulldog fan or Yellow Jacket fan today??? We're having psycho football friends over in a bit for the UGA game.
Actually neither If I had to claim any college football team, it would have to be UCONN. I have been so impressed with what they have done since going from 2AA to 1A. In general though, I don't follow much sports.

Have a great party for the game! They are playing Florida, right? If so, that is quite the rivalry. I have some friends that went to UF and they are FANATICS!
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