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Grimmjow 02-08-2011 05:05 AM

What stupid things does your cat do?
I always laugh at mine when he thinks he can touch the fish by reaching around or under a tank, or how hard he slams into walls when playing on the stairs or taking corners too fast on the hardwood floor. Its also momentarily funny how when he poops he has half his body out of the box and his two front paws and one back paw on the doorway, funny till the smell hits you.

Funny and annoying how when eating a ham or tuna sandwich his face is nearly pressed against the sandwich and having to swat away his paws.

He punched me in the mouth for staring at him once.

Romad 02-08-2011 06:41 AM

My former cat used to get into the litter box and pee over the side. So I kept buying larger litter boxes only to have her do the same thing each time. She never got it that she was supposed to pee IN the box.

I got one of those enclosed boxes that she had to step into but she would not get in - just stood there and cried. She had real issues with crates bc she was somewhat abused before I got her.

RIP Calzini.

aunt kymmie 02-08-2011 11:17 AM

One of my cats does the most amazing thing. I can stand in front of him, pat my chest and he will jump up into my arms. I've never had a cat before that would do this. It's simply awesome. The other stupid thing this same cat does it eat paper. I will find the corners of envelopes chewed off, little yellow sticky notes that I had scribbled reminders on gone, magazine corners chewed off, and then the next thing you know I hear my cat violently yakking and out comes a huge wad of paper. He's an odd cat, for sure, but I love him!

jeaninel 02-08-2011 01:46 PM

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Kymmie, I have a similar issue with my gray cat, Clyde. He loves to chew on plastic bags. He doesn't eat it though...just chews on it. Our other cat, Sixx (actually my daughters cat that she brought with her when she moved back home) has six toes and is quite clumsy. He can't seem to jump up onto my dresser without knocking something over. I think he stumbles over his big "thumbs" as we call them. He is quite a character. Clyde, on the other hand, is a ninja kitty. He can leap up onto the top of a door and balance on it. It's hilarious watching the two of them play. Late at night when everyone's in bed you can hear them thundering up and down the hallway chasing and playing with each other. I think Sixx's most annoying habit is that he is the messiest eater. He leaves dry cat food crumbs all over the floor. The canned cat food he shoves his face into and it gets all over his face and whiskers, then he shakes it all off and it sticks to the walls. When he was a tiny kitten he used to literally sit IN his food bowl and get it all over him.

Here's the 2 of them sleeping together. And a pic of Sixx sitting on my QT tank.

aunt kymmie 02-08-2011 04:56 PM

Jeaninel, your two cats in that picture together are adorable! Of my two cats, Ogio (the male) always wants to play with Gunner (the female) but all she does is hiss and spit at him, she wants nothing to do with him at all!
Sixx is one gorgeous cat!!

iamgray 02-08-2011 10:14 PM

When we first found Lennox he was a 2 week old kitten... we were living in a house with a friend who owns an 80lb Rottie/Lab named Toby. When Lennox was still tiny, he would literally jump up onto the edge of the dog's dish while the dog was eating, and walk around the rim. Toby could have snapped him up and swallowed him in one gulp. Man i wish we'd taken pictures instead of panicking and rescuing him every time haha. he would also run up to attack Toby, and would turn and hop sideways to make himself appear bigger (when he weighed less than a pound). He still does this to our German Shepherd occasionally.

Now he does the typical "try to get the fish through the glass, all day, every day" trick.

I've trained him to sit.

ginagv 02-08-2011 10:52 PM

I think Sixx is claiming that tank!

I have a cat Zazu who must lay on paper if she sees some.. She cannot help herself.. She also loves to play fetch. If you wad up a small ball of foil she will chase it and bring it back to you to throw again.

When its bedtime, she waits until my husband is asleep and snoring then will walk up next to him and start nudging on his hand for him to lift up the cover and let her under the covers to cuddle with him. If the nudging does not wake him, a good meow or 2 in his ear will do the trick.

Cats are so cool.


aunt kymmie 02-08-2011 10:59 PM


Originally Posted by ginagv (Post 585139)
Cats are so cool.

I agree! The minute I turn out the lights, Ogio jumps up on the bed, paws gently at my face, I life the covers, he crawls down to me feet and curls up. He will sleep there the entire night! Zazu and Ogio must share the same DNA. It's impossible for me to not love a fuzzy bedwarmer!

iamgray, Lennox is adorable. He looks to be so sweet in personality.

ginagv 02-08-2011 11:05 PM


Zazu tends to lay length-wise along his side, so he puts a hand on her and they both snuggle all night.. which is all fine and good until she gets a nightmare and starts to panic and has to get out in a hurry, claws unfurled... that's a pretty rude awakening for the hubby :lol:


aunt kymmie 02-08-2011 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by ginagv (Post 585146)

Zazu tends to lay length-wise along his side, so he puts a hand on her and they both snuggle all night.. which is all fine and good until she gets a nightmare and starts to panic and has to get out in a hurry, claws unfurled... that's a pretty rude awakening for the hubby :lol:


Better the hubby than you, lol.

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