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why??? WHY do cats do this?!?!??!

jiorji
October 5th, 2005, 08:59 AM
why run full speed in front of my feet as i start walking so that conveniently enough when *I* start moving my foot *you* (the cat) run into my foot and so make it seem like i'm KICKING YOU...and then stop and look at me like i'm so kind of ANIMAL ABUSER!!!

She looks at me like "human!! you're taking up my space AND you're kicking me. THANKS!! I was better off outside as a stray!!!"


or sneak up behind me when I'm making food so when i turn I swirv out of the way trying to avoid stepping on the cat and spill whatever I'm holding, but wherever *I* turn, the cat goes there too, thus making it IMPOSSIBLE to avoid stepping on her.*pulls hair out*

sigh....it has come to this... :sad:

raingirl
October 5th, 2005, 10:15 AM
dogs do it too. it's an animal thing. This morning Odin did that just as I was turning around and my knee hit his jaw and made this huge click sound. I felt so bad!

SunGurl372
October 5th, 2005, 10:37 AM
My pup does this all the time....I swear I step on her foot at least once a day! Then I get this look like... "What the heck did I do to you???" :angel:

She's tall enough that one of these days, I swear I'm going to go right over her on my head!!!

Lucky Rescue
October 5th, 2005, 10:40 AM
How about when you're walking and a cat gets in front of you and throws itself down belly-up right in your path? :eek: You practically have to be double-jointed to avoid stepping on them! I think they just like seeing the wild gyrations we do, they like living on the edge, or they want to lay a guilt trip on us!

monman
October 5th, 2005, 11:20 AM
hahahhhahha...Buster just did this to me this morning.

jiorji
October 5th, 2005, 11:27 AM
oh good!! i'm not the only victim to malicious trickery then lol

CyberKitten
October 5th, 2005, 12:06 PM
All 3 kitties who share my home including the benevolant ruler Princess Yin Yin have this tactic mastered. They will lie in front of you when you do not know it and are calmly waling down the hall or in the case of one sphynx kitty, climb up side of me and down the other - giving new meaning to that pet (if you pardon the pun) expression. I have to admit my bunny did not do it as often so it may be a dog and cat thing. :)

Roxy's_MA
October 5th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Mine are bad when they are waiting for there daily dose of fancy feast. They will figure 8 through your legs, making it impossible to step anywhere, at the same time they are verbally demanding their food. :evil: :pawprint:

jiorji
October 5th, 2005, 12:20 PM
i'm STILL trying to figure out what my cat is saying. She does a half meow sound when i intrude on her secret sleeping spot under the couch.
I think it means "can i help you?? no?? then can you leave??" lol
she only gets loud when waking me up at 6 am isn't working out as planned lol


Cyber...my kitty ran full speed and jumped on my stomach this morning. I think it's payback to "kicking" her the other day :eek:

Sneaky
October 5th, 2005, 04:47 PM
Hahaha, great thread!
My cat, a 1 yr old male Birman, will run at full speed, then slide on his belly along the floor right in front of you.
He gets a real goofy look on his face when he realizes he hasnt tripped you up its so hilarious. Hes such a demon lol
Sometimes I suspect it is the cats way of ensuring you receive payback for that cold food, or stale treat, or less clean than they would like litter box
LOL

chico2
October 5th, 2005, 05:26 PM
Well,I can relate to all of the above....Chico loves to jump on my tummy early morning,wonderful when you are laying there contemplating getting up to the bathroom.. :D
Vinnie is sitting across from me right now,saying"Enough already,feed me,feed me"..
As for catowners walking around the house,you develope this slouch from constantly looking at the floor seeing what's underfoot...they are a bothersome lot,but do I ever love them :love:

xFire Angelx
October 5th, 2005, 06:26 PM
the worst for me is weahtebry and smokey LOVE hanging out in the hallway at night
i come out of my room into the pitch black hallway and i hear them walkin around and i hear 2 plops obviously they want some lovins but i cant see them and sure enough when i take a step OOPS sorry smokey and i take a new more steps sheesh weatherby im sorry sweetie and then of course i get a couple meows as i head down the stairs
ive learned to have a flashlight with me at night of course that doesnt help when i forget it

jiorji
October 5th, 2005, 08:50 PM
the worst for me is weahtebry and smokey LOVE hanging out in the hallway at night
i come out of my room into the pitch black hallway and i hear them walkin around and i hear 2 plops obviously they want some lovins but i cant see them and sure enough when i take a step OOPS sorry smokey and i take a new more steps sheesh weatherby im sorry sweetie and then of course i get a couple meows as i head down the stairs
ive learned to have a flashlight with me at night of course that doesnt help when i forget it


that's why my twiggy is sporting a tiny little bell :D

i love the plopping sounds. Tummy rub!

StinkyT
October 6th, 2005, 10:59 AM
My older cat 'plops' everywhere and sometimes I wonder if she hurts herself doing it. Wouldn't be easier if they laid down and roll onto their sides? She seriously just stands there, gets your attention, legs go stiff and goes timberrrr. She's 13lb and has extra long legs so it's a loud 'plop', while taking up much real estate on the floor.

I'm not proud of admitting this, but I've hoofed the cats many times when they dart in front of me as I walk. It's just a part of raising animals. Once I was in a rush (and so my legs were moving faster)... out came a cat. We made contact and she became airborne. I had kicked her down the hall a couple of feet and boy did she lay that hurt/insulted/indignant look on thick!

monman
October 6th, 2005, 04:29 PM
I'm a stomach sleeper, so every morning my rude awakening is 4 ice cold paws on my back. Good thing I'm not on my back when this happens, these kitties are getting heavy.

jiorji
October 6th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Stinky: i LOVE it when they plop lol so undignified.

monman: I usually get a cold wet little nose rubbing against my face in the morning. I guess that means she loves me

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwww :pawprint:

cfposi
October 7th, 2005, 10:00 PM
I am a student and I just brought my Missy home for the weekend. This is her first trip away from her appartment and it was her first long*ish car ride. At the appartment she is a little angel. I can count on my hand the amount of times she has meowed at me and she is normally pretty affectionate.
During our weekend stay at Casa del Mom's house, Kitty has occupied the entire top floor and our fat lazy Basset Hound has dominion over the bottom floor. Missy has never seen a dog before and when the Basset comes to investigate near the gate that separates their territories, you should see my little kitty react. Her tail gets bushy, she reels back and hisses. I swear, I have NEVER seen her do this at my place, and I've even had a cat come over to visit her appartment once. Anyways, I've come to terms with the fact that Missy doesn't like dogs...The basset just likes food and so couldn't care less about her.
The point to this story (although kinda unrelated to this thread) is that my kitty has transformed into super vocal loving cat. When I'm downstairs watching TV, I hear her Meowing at me loudly. When I go up to investigate, she come over and rubs up against me, plops on the floor near me and demands loving. Don't even get me started on all the kisses I'm getting when I pick her up...and she usually HATES when I pick her up. I'm going a bit crazy here with psycho cat and can't wait to bring her home on monday. I just hope she enjoys the drive a little more going back. Thanks for reading.

Greg

chico2
October 8th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Greg,little Missys reaction to the dog and everything else is very cat-normal :D
The dog to her is a very strange looking cat,hissing and fluffing herself up,is a warning,she's telling him to stay away :D
Cats are such incredible creatures of habit,just moving"their"furniture around in the house,gets them unsettled..
As for car-rides,my very sweet cats,turn in to tortured,howling creatures in their carriers :evil:

cfposi
October 8th, 2005, 10:52 AM
Haha, so my Basset Hound (Herman), just learned a lesson about cats...keep you nose to yourself. Missy just swatted him on the nose with her paw. Lol, good thing Herman is 85 pounds and has skin like medieval armour. It's hilarious tho, even tho he got scratched, he doesn't seem to care when she walks around him. I guess size has its advantages.

Greg :eek: :pawprint:

WhKnight
October 12th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Well,I can relate to all of the above....Chico loves to jump on my tummy early morning,wonderful when you are laying there contemplating getting up to the bathroom.. :D

Oh, yes, that's a personal favorite. That and the full weight on one paw, right on your breast...yow!

Chaco has, I think, learned to get out of the way, but Maya is terrible about running in front of me, chattering away, and then stopping short. I've had many "guilt trips," pun intended.

However, she seems to be none the worse for the wear. She always was a little goofy...this is also my cat that, when you pet her, has been known to squirm around in such ecstacy that she falls right off the couch or chair or bed.

God, I love my cats...

WhKnight

shannonRN
October 13th, 2005, 03:28 AM
Neither of my kitties flop on the floor in front of me. What Lucy does is similar to WhKnight's--flops on her side on the back of the couch when you walk by, then arches her back, reaching out to catch you with her claws if you don't stop to pet her. Then, wholly caught up in the stretch, she falls off the back of the couch and stalks off looking dazed and confused, as if I pushed her off. I've learned to give one hand for petting, one hand for catching.