Mine likes to chew on plastic grocery bags. I'll walk in the room and catch him going at one, and he'll look up at me like a helpless heroin addict shooting up in the alley.
My cat will chew on anything. But she especially likes my sneakers. She's ruined several pairs. I have to constantly make sure they're put away out of her reach.
My now deceased cat used to open my bedroom and refrigerator doors, and eat my food. Will always regret I never knew anyone in those days with a video camera. Of course he only did it in the middle of the night when he knew I was too tired to get up and stop him.
Since he was a kitten, my 12-year-old tom brings me big crackly leaves in the fall and strews them around my bed whilst I sleep.
I have no idea why does this.
My cat liked to go in the kitchen and open a cupboard door and crawl inside. She'd never stay for more than an hour or so, but that was one of her hangout places. I finally just put child latches on the lower cupboards.
Miss Litterbox Paws needs to learn to stay out of the kitchen altogether, but I doubt I'll ever convince her of that.
I'm picturing OPs cat sitting with a little tourniquet and cooking in a tiny spoon. Now I want pictures.
I taught my cat how to catch. I throw a treat from up high and she can jump and catch it with her paws. It's really cute!
Falls apart in a tenant's hands.
My cat likes to chew on books, magazines, and other paper products.
In the middle of the night my cat will scratch at laundry room door. I have no understanding as to why, but it's loud as hell.
Eats her shit
I've had 5 cat;s in my life time. Spanky the cat I have now is the weirdest. He won't drink out of a water bowl on the floor, he would tip it over. So I have to keep it in the sink. He bites me all the time. He jumps up on my lap, bumps my hand to pet his head and then after a few seconds bites me. At 11pm ever night when he thinks I should go to bed he bites my feet.
One time for 3 months he would not walk on the floor. He would walk on the furniture and run like hell from one room to the other to get to were he needed to be and jump on the radiators or chairs.
The cat has plenty of toy mice and balls and such, but he carries around a play wand in his mouth. It's like a security blanket.
It's about three feet of fabric attached to a stick, and he'll grab the end of the fabric and trot around the house with the rest of the fabric and the stick clattering along behind him.
My cat used to run out in front of joggers and make them pet him.
My two male cats (both orange and white) are obsessed with water and play with the water dish, splashing water all over the floor. They gang up on me when I'm on the computer. One of them jumps up on the desk and bumps my hand to make me pet him and the other one bites my feet.
My brother has a Tortoiseshell cat who I jokingly refer to as an Alpha Lesbian. She hops in the tub (while someone is in it), the sink (most especially if anyone is at it), and peers at her reflection lovingly in the toilet. She really loves water.
She also gnaws more so than bites because my brother saved her when she was but a few days old. The poor dear was abandoned in a parking lot of all things. Her teeth have not yet fully come in and so she hops on anyone's lap, bitch slaps them with one paw, and then gnaws on whatever arm is free.
She is a scat King who likes to try and sit on someone's lap while they are using the commode or she will try to burst through the closed bathroom door.
I really think she is the oddest cat but she seems really happy with my brother.
R13, my cat does that too! He drags that thing around when he wants you to play with him, then he sleeps with it.
Mine does too RE 17. But she not only brings it to me, she makes a meowing sound so I look down and then waits for me to take it to play with her. So cute.
My abandoned female who I took in one very cold, very snowy night a few years back has a thing for eating her moist food straight out of the can and not out of the Royal Doulton saucer with the hand painted periwinkles.
I finally gave up and just open the can and put it on the floor and she pushes it all around the kitchen floor as she cleans it out. She usually has a good amount of leftover food on her face and spends a lot of time cleaning it off with her paws and then licking her paws clean.
She kills me.
My cat Fred drapes himself around my head at night and nibbles at my hair. It's the only time he's affectionate.
Like another poster, my other cat will only sit on people's laps when they're parked on the toilet and she's quite demanding about it.
My 8 month old girl cat took an entire half loaf of foil-wrapped garlic bread off the counter and brought it most of the way down the hall.
My boy cat doesn't like canned food, but my girl cat loves it. What's weird is that my boy cat will walk around with the can of cat food in his mouth and drop it at people's feet. If you give it to him though he won't eat it. It's funny to see him with the can in his mouth.
My kitten jumps up to open drawers little by little and then when they are open enough uses them as a step to climb on my counters. Pisses me off to no end!
Wait until kitty is a bit older, R24, then there will be no need for open drawers. My Annie can easily leap onto the counters with no assistance.
My Annie always clammours to get out but when she manages her escape, she is so scared that she just hides under the nearest shrub and waits for someone to pick her up and carry her back inside.
It's hard to define my cat. He and I have a push-and-pull relationship. If I ignore him, he comes to me. If I get overly affectionate, he runs away and I don't see him the rest of the day. He is such a tease.
My kitten likes to but some of his toys in his food dish and water bowl.
He also scratches and bites me all the time. Sometimes I think I'll smother him with a pilow or but him in a blastic bag. Would that be evil?
It would if you only use the letter "B"
He yells at raccoons.
I'm proud of him; I saw him allow the ferrel to eat today. He smacks the shit out of the dog and me, but he allows the pregnant female to use my garage. When it rains, he uses the old dog house and comes in promptly when I call.
I don't wish to jinx myself, but this is the most clever cat I've housed.
His name is Roy and it's spelled out on both sides of his body. He stays thin.
My female cat has learned the sound of my car's motor and will jump through the cat door and run down my driveway to welcome me home.
I usually stop at the street to retrieve my mail from the mailbox before driving up to the house.
Then she trots along beside the driver's door, looking up and me, and joyfully "meowing" all the way into the carport.
She earns her room and board with this display of affection.
as soon as i get home and take off my shoes, my cat goes and sits on them and puts his paws into them and looks at me like AND WHAT? has done it since i adopted him 10 years ago. he's obsessed with shoes.
My cat had a thing for her water bowl. Set down fresh water and ten minutes later she would have splashed it all over the floor. Bowl bone dry. It was almost like she was playing with the water or maybe attacking it. So the bowl would be empty and then she'd be crying for water and when you gave her more she'd repeat the whole water flinging thing again. Cuckoo.The other weird thing she did was she'd sneak my six year old sons dirty socks and dump them in the water bowl. I don't know how many pairs of soggy socks I fished out of her bowl. They were always socks and only ever his. What her statement was concerning i never figured out.She got lost one night and I've never seen her again. Still makes me so sad.
My cat wakes me up all night biting and scratching my leg until I get up and show her the food. She does this about every hour to 2 hours. Needless to say I get no sleep. And no I can't put the food up. She will rip up my carpet and go into freak mode.
See, when they keep you awake by jumping around on you and playing all night, you want to put them in a "p"lastic bag and close it up...but you don't.
My cat Junior only drank water with his paw, he would scoop it and then lick it. I had to keep the water bowls in the tub. Pearl wakes me up in the middle of the night nursing on my hair and putting her claws into my scalp. Damn cat is 7, she should be over it by now.
My cat does my income tax. The funny part is he uses the long form, when he'd get the same results with the 1040EZ as I have no deductions.
Cats play with their water bowls because their instincts tell them that still water is dangerous and running water is safe, just like the boy scout handbook advised for hiking and camping trips. My cat cries until I run the water for him to drink. My other cat eats leaves of any kind, lettuce (preferably unwashed), crunchy fall leaves, rose petals are favorites.
[R19] Your brother's cat might be the breed Turkish Van, they love water and will shower with their owners.
I was a little sad but not I'm not. Thx guys ..
My cat fucking slaps me in the face and yells at me if she thinks I've slept in too long. And she eats scarves. And chirps at shadows.
My cat always sticks his muzzle into the cardboard tube in rolls of toilet paper whenever he sees one. It seems to be very pleasurable for him.
Cats just suck!
[quote]My cat Junior only drank water with his paw
HA HA HA
You have a hillbilly cat
My cat was my alarm clock. Always got the time exactly right, except took a few days to adjust for daylight savings time.
God forbid a sock doesn't make it to the hamper, or mine will 'slay' it and drag it off down the hall toward the living room like dead prey (I found two under the sofa last week.)
[quote]My cat Junior only drank water with his paw, he would scoop it and then lick it
My cat Thomas does the same thing. His sister Darcie looks at him like he's an idiot.
One of my cats is a "happy drooler."
If you have one of these "drool-y" cats, you know exactly what I mean.
I have some cardboard boxes on their sides around the apartment so my cat will sit inside them. I hear her lick the walls when she sits in there. She chews on paper. I came home yesterday and found that she had licked a hole in a letter I got that was sitting on the desk. She also licks a pillow that I put on the sofa for her to sleep on. She hasn't yet figured out how to chew on the edges of the boxes and I hope she doesn't.
Mine will only drink water out of a running faucet.
Every morning she hops from the toilet to the bathroom sink and sits in the sink and cries until I come and turn the faucet on.
My first cat Randy loved water. I'd leave the cold water just dripping a bit and he'd lap it up to the point where he'd puke if I didn't watch him.
Then when I'd showed the cat would get in with me. It was too funny.
Another cat of ours, Cosimo, was a bag and box cat. Bring a big bag (Cosimo was about 35lbs) or a box in the house and that cat would be in it in a flash.
[quote]My cat liked to go in the kitchen and open a cupboard door and crawl inside. She'd never stay for more than an hour or so, but that was one of her hangout places.
Mine do this every night. I will come into the kitchen and several cabinet doors will be open. One of them has a fascination with whatever you are doing in the bathroom especially if you are sitting on the toilet. He comes in and meows loudly and rubs against your legs and tries to peer in the toilet. Will sit outside the shower stall and make a racket while you are showering.
My cat also had a thing for shoes and plastic bags. I had a heavy duty Marshall Fields shopping bag in the closet. She would love to sneak in and chew around the edges of the bag. When I finally threw it away the entire edge for about two inches had been punctured and almost looked like lace. She worked it over good.
I had one particular pair of shoes that Lucy loved. I usually wore them without socks so that might have been the attraction. I'd slip them off and she was right on them, kneading, sniffing, and rubbing her head on them. She'd finally collapse into a contented heap on them. Like clockwork every single time I took them off.
I recently adopted two 6 month-old kittens. Dear God, help me. I named them Darth Kitty and The Kraken because they try to rule their world and destroy it at the same time.
My old kitties lived to be 19 and 21 yrs. They've been gone for a few months. I got them as kittens and they gave me many happy years. Of course, I knew kittens were energetic but it's one thing to remember their craziness and a whole other thing to experience it.
I am so tired. It's been three weeks. So far, they like to wake me at 5 a.m. by running all over my body and forcing me to pet them. The Kraken drapes himself over my waist, my leg, my throat, all in an effort to get petted.
Darth is a bucket of love. He is afraid of the ceiling fans and stares at them like they are evil. When you pick him up, he goes slack like a ragdoll and purrs up a storm.
I love them but I want them to calm the fuck down.
R54 I've got two six and half week old kittens. OMG, shredding curtains, climbing, knocking things off shelves, etc. Spawns of hell, both of them. Their saving grace is the fact they are cuter than shit, purr and love to cuddle with me at night.
Did anyone see that cat on Honey Boo Boo this week? What the hell was with it? Possessed?
My cat also has a thing for bags, but she's not a chewer or licker. She likes to drag them into the kitchen, then flatten them down on the linoleum. She'll lay down on them, and then use her back legs to push her self around like a sled.
R56, I think that cat didn't like the sister messing with Honey Boo Boo. My brother had a cat that would attack others. All he had to do was say, "help me!"
Seriously, R58? I've never seen an attack cat before. That thing looked deranged. And dangerous.
Many of you cat people don't speak cat. If your cat claws and bites after being pet, it means they've had enough -- even if they were purring before. Cats don't like a full body pet -- keep your petting to the tops of their head and the sides of their faces.
If your cat is walking around on furniture, it means they feel threatened on the ground. Give them verticle space -- a tall cat tree, a window seat, etc.
Cats have a natural instinct to hunt, kill, eat, sleep. So you need to play with them a lot -- at least 15 minutes before each feeding time. Let them hunt and kill toys, then eat and sleep. At least 2x for 15 minutes a day. They will be so much happier and will leave you alone when you are sleeping.
Not Jackson Galaxy but he's right
My cat barked when my exboyfriend tried to break in my back door.
I have bought too many toys for a cat who does not appreciate them. A sniff or two and maybe a little swipe with a paw and then nothing. Ignored. I wind playing with them just to try to get my money's worth out of them.
On the other hand, there is nothing she likes more than a big milkshake straw being waved in her direction. She apparently will play with it forever if I let her. She will lay on the desk next to the computer and swipe at the straw as I run it over and under the edge of the desk. I can smack her on the head with it and she tries to get it in her mouth to take it away from me. She will get down on a chair next to the desk and as I run the tip of the straw back and forth, you will see nothing but a paw reaching up to try to catch it. If I hold it back for too long, one eye will slowly rise up as she checks on what is happening, strawwise.
Funny as hell.
Showed up in the Chef's Special at a local Cambodian restaurant.
My cat demands ice cubes for his water
My cat is obsessed with bleach. Anytime I clean anything in the house with bleach, she wants to writhe around on it. One time I caught her licking a bunch of white sheets that had just come out of the dryer that still smelled a little like bleach.
My first cat I had as a child would walk up and down the piano keys. Cute at 3 in the afternoon, not so cute at 3am if I had forgotten to lower the key cover.
My cat used my credit card to buy dog porn.
I don't know he WANTS anything, what's that dear? You need 20 pounds?
My cat is the least graceful cat I've ever known. When he wants to lay down, he goes from standing to laying in one motion, like he's just been shot.
She drags clothes up from the basement every night.
R66, there's something in bleach that really attracts cats. That's why it's very important to be careful with bleach in a home with cats. I use it only to clean my bathtub, toilet and litterboxes. I make sure to go through a few water rinses to ensure all the bleach is gone. After pouring the bleach, I'll even place the bottle (with the top on of course...) under running water to ensure any bleach lingering on the bottle is washed away.
And yes, 15-30 minutes of play WITH your indoor cat is a necessity. Don't bother with the fancy toys, any old shoelace and a $3 laser pointer will do. Do spend money on cat trees and scratchers.
One of my cats is a plastic bag fiend and the other plays fetch with hairbands.
 I once put an ice cube in my cat's water to see what would happen. He couldn't see it and was very bummed out about bumping into it with his nose. He stuck his paw in his bowl before he drank for about 6 months after that.
My now deceased cat used to jump on my office desk while I was using the computer, rest his head on my hand while I used the mouse. He'd stay like that even though I kept moving the mouse. One other person told me he experienced that too.
I had another cat who used to fetch a ball and bring it back although I never trained him to do it.
My cat has gone through periods of using his paw to drink water too.
I pulled a live chipmunk from my cat's mouth today. He was outside on his catio and a chipmunk got in. Not sure how long he tortured it but I think I found it in the nick of time. His little head was all wet. I think he was sucking on it.
My cat is obsessed with menthol scented anything.
Whether it's lip balm, Seabreeze facial astringent and even cigarettes, Ge will lick the balm off my lips, eat the cotton pad saturated with Seabreeze after use, and attempt to rip open my cigs package, I have had 3 cats in my lifetime, and none have ever exhibited this behavior.
She also likes to sing with me. I will warble a verse while she sits silently, then she does her best job of parroting it back. This can go on indefinitely. I sent a tape to The Late Show w Letterman, and they loved it, but they wisely rejected us as they say historically cats do not produce under the lights and among the many people in the crew.
My cat likes to infect homosexuals with cat diseases. I call him AIDS Jr.
Cats just suck. Men who own cats, are all suspect.
The odious R79 wrote:
[quote]Cats just suck.
I have two cats. Both like canned cat food and both like to "skunk" the other by sucking all the gravy off the food before the other realizes that there's some new food I've put down.
So, I've got a brace of spiteful gravy suckers.
My cat collects stuff from all over the house and dumps it in the bathtub. Anything he can move: socks, cat toys, a scarf.
[R60] I had two different cats over 16 years before I finally figured out the "pet the head area" thing. Nas will allow 2 to 3 full body pets before biting gingerly, but he loves to have me work on his widdle eaws, face and neck as long as I like.
For all but maybe 3 assholes who contributed to this thread, I could read these sort of mini-stories all day! Thanks for sharing.