Crazy Feline Addictive BehaviorsPublished April 7, 2009
I don't know about your cats, but mine become addicted to some of the strangest and unexpected things imaginable. For instance, one of our kitties has a passion for playing with the bi-fold door to our kitchen pantry.
He has no apparent desire to get into the closet, and makes no attempt to open the door completely, but he seems to get a huge kick out of the noise that is made when he pushes on it and the door collapses inside itself.
It is a rather annoying sound to be honest, but hey, if he is having fun with it, what can I as a "fur mom" do to prevent him from his fun? Since it doesn't hurt him or the door, I just suffer in silence until he gets bored. I have to say that the first few times when he discovered this new "hobby" late in the evening, I was a bit taken aback by the unfamiliar sound.
I do have a dear friend whose cat is totally devoted to flushing the toilet. This kitty will spend a huge amount of time playing with the handle, and eagerly watching the water swirling in the commode.
At first my friend ventured a guess that her kitty was infatuated with doing scientific research to make sure that the water flowed in the same direction, depending on how she pushed on the lever, but shortly thereafter, she decided that it was done just to drive her crazy. With no way to put an end to her cat's never ending flushing compulsion, she has developed somewhat of a sense of humor about the whole ordeal.
So you can bet your bottom dollar that I was heartened and relieved to learn that both she and her cat are not unique, when I ran across this video uploaded to YouTube by cheezburger, of icanhascheezburger.com fame, which features a feline who shares my friend's cat obsession.
I think you will get a huge giggle watching it. But I also suspect you will also breathe a sigh of relief if your cat is not so inclined, as your water bill will not escalate to sky high levels the way my friend's bills have, and at the same time you will remain ecologically sound.
What kind of unusual things do your cats seem to be consumed with? Leave a comment and let us know.