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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:48 PM

Cat doing cat things:


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Reply Cat doing cat things: (Original post)
tblue37 Apr 24 OP
Deuxcents Apr 24 #1
DinahMoeHum Apr 24 #2
Rorey Apr 24 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 24 #4
MLAA Apr 24 #6
Rorey Apr 24 #7
PutGramaOnThePhone Apr 24 #11
wnylib Apr 25 #14
tanyev Apr 25 #16
Rizen Apr 24 #5
PutGramaOnThePhone Apr 24 #8
1cheapbeemr Apr 24 #9
jmowreader Apr 24 #10
PutGramaOnThePhone Apr 24 #12
LudwigPastorius Apr 24 #13
yellowdogintexas Apr 25 #15
Irish_Dem Apr 25 #17
tblue37 Apr 25 #18
Irish_Dem Apr 26 #20
Ocelot II Apr 25 #19
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 26 #21
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 26 #22

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:52 PM

1. Whoa!

Whatever makes em happy🐾

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:02 PM

2. (sigh!) Such athletes. . .this is why I love and envy cats.

n/t

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:13 PM

3. Mine haven't done that yet

But they're pretty sneaky. I guess they could be doing all sorts of crazy stuff when I'm not looking.

I'm always amused when someone says, "My cat never gets on the counters." Yes, s/he does. They all do. They just do it when you're not looking.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:00 PM

4. That's why Othello

Is allowed on the counters. He's gonna get up there anyway.

However if I ask him to get down while I am cooking he will.
I warn him if the stove is hot and he won't walk on it.

I don't yell at my cat over bullshit. He takes me seriously when I say no because he knows he could get hurt and I don't lie to him.

He's a very good boi and very polite.
I'm not bullshitting he really is a terrific cat.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:12 PM

6. Of course Othello is a very good boi. His human is wonderful also!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:16 PM

7. Sounds like you have a good relationship

The only time I get upset with any of my cats is when they bring in prey. I still don't yell, but I do say some choice words.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:45 PM

11. I let ...

Sonny Bob get up on the counter whenever he wants to also. Ollie never wants to. Iím pretty overindulgent with them. I think because Iím aged more like a foster grandparent than parent now, and because I always think of them as the orphaned little nubbins from the shelter that they were. When I have to use a stern voice, like when Sonny is trying to push his face into his elder step sisterís bowl of special food, he *usually* listens to me.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:03 AM

14. Mine has finally reached an age where

she no longer tries to grab every piece of food in sight or plunge her face in mixing bowls while I'm cooking. She has learned that some of the stuff does not appeal to her and that if it does, I will give her a taste, but only if she gets down.

She asserts her dignity and right to respect in the way she responds to me. If I give an order in a commanding tone, she gives me a look that clearly says, "You and whose army?" But if I speak in a gentler tone, more like a request, she cooperates.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:32 AM

16. Ha! We had a cat that never showed any interest in the kitchen counters,

but one day I got on a chair to look in the little cabinet above the refrigerator and there were paw prints in the dust on top of the refrigerator. Sneaky devil.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:03 PM

5. My cat does that too.

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Response to Rizen (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:28 PM

8. Really?

Thatís pretty cool, and amazing to me, even for a cat. My two seem to be pretty cautious kitty boys, not doing anything like that.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:40 PM

9. Had a Burmese that did that

Straddle the top of the door, and settle in. She loved heights.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:44 PM

10. Not impressed

I had a cat that liked to sleep on top of doors...but she could make it to the top of the door from floor level. And this was a massive cat - 18 pounds.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:48 PM

12. It sound like ya'll have...

some pretty interesting and impressive, door sleeping cats

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:53 PM

13. My family used to have a Siamese who would do this.


He was also notorious for jumping up on the stove and curling up to sleep in a big cast iron skillet if someone left it there.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:35 AM

15. I had one that would do that too.

Her preferred route was less direct: radiator to the mantel to the door.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 07:52 PM

17. Why does a cat want to be on top of a door? It looks so uncomfortable.

My little dog likes to be in places that feel secure, soft and cozy.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:14 PM

18. Cats like to be up high to see everything and to be inaccessible. It's an instinctive impulse,

because in nature they are both predator and prey.

Since the door top is one of the highest positions in the house, it will draw cats. Some will resist, either because it's hard to access or too uncomfortable, but some won't be able to resist that instinct.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 03:02 PM

20. That makes sense. It would be a safe spot.

Funny, dogs would have no desire at all to be in such a precarious spot.
And one that is so uncomfortable.

Of course I have a little lap dog who only wants to be spoiled and pampered.

Thanks for the explanation!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:35 PM

19. There are two basic kinds of cats: floor cats and air cats.

That one is obviously an air cat. I used to have one of those who would perch on a door like that, and another who liked the top of the refrigerator. My current cat is a floor cat, which is nice because she doesn't get on the counters.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 06:43 PM

21. This is so true

Floor cats or air cats.

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