To think my cat is doing this on purpose??? Sorry it's a bit gross.

(66 Posts)
HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 09:19:35

Pretty much every time I make something to eat my cat suddenly decides that she needs a shit and must use the litter tray immediately! I eat and serve dinner at different times every day, so it can't just be that her shitting routine coincides with our eating pattern.

She's a housecat so I can't kick her out while we are eating. It's just so off putting, especially as she always comes into the room we are eating in afterwards, sits infront of us and licks her arse (usually while staring at me hmm).

She must be doing this on purpose surely?? I pointed it out to DH and he said I was being bonkers, but has now realised that she is doing it at pretty much every mealtime!! She is known to be quite a jerk in other areas, so it really wouldn't surprise me if there was some sort of evil intent behind this! grin

lollilou Thu 13-Jun-13 09:21:04

Could you put her litter tray in the bathroom/loo?

grin sorry but the image of your cat licking her arse whilst giving you the 'so what, what ya gonna do' look made me snigger.

Yes she's doing it on purpose, she's pissed off that you've got nicer food than her and you're not sharing.

yetanotherworry Thu 13-Jun-13 09:28:12

It may be a gastric reflex where cat smells the food. This stimulates gastric juices which then triggers bowel movement.

Either that or cat is really evil and is trying to tell you what she thinks of your cooking grin

mrsjay Thu 13-Jun-13 09:28:51

yes it is a dirty protest to the rubbish cat food you are feeding her , when my cat was around she would jump in the window at dinner time and lie down and lick her arse every time , witht he leg up in the air ,grin

mrsjay Thu 13-Jun-13 09:29:21

move your litter tray put it elsewhere

mrsjay Thu 13-Jun-13 09:29:50

THE CATS LITTER TRAY I am sure you dont use a litter tray grin

NorbertDentressangle Thu 13-Jun-13 09:31:32

Of course she's doing it on purpose, she's a cat. Cats love annoying their humans.

My friends cat waits until she's on the phone and then decides to take a flying leap at the mantelpiece or shelves scattering things everywhere, scale the curtains, swing from the chandeliers etc

There's a Horizon show tonight on bbc2 about cats. They have tiny cameras fitted to their collars and we see what they really get up to and where they go.

Looking forward to that.

mrsjay Thu 13-Jun-13 09:36:19

oh yes I have sky plussed that and told my crazy cat ladies friends

Triumphoveradversity Thu 13-Jun-13 09:36:48

My cat does this in the evening as well, she times it to just when the first forkfull goes in to my mouth, fortunately litter tray is in the conservatory.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 09:38:49

I wondered if it was something to do with smelling the food, but she does it when I have none smelly food too! This morning I had shreddies and she still did it!!

The litter tray is in the hallway away from where we eat, but she is so noisy about it you can hear her anywhere. Then there is the delightful load of litter all through the hall to clean up afterwards! It makes me laugh that she comes all the way into the lounge where we are to lick her bum afterwards... Now that's commitment to pissing someone off.

Just to say, she is a complete jerk, but we love her even more for being like it. I think she's sassy!

FreudiansSlipper Thu 13-Jun-13 09:40:14

Of course she is

My cat knows I am terrified of rats, it is not that I just do not like them they make me feel sick. I went away for a week when we came home he was being a little arsy two days later brings one home (very small one probably only one he could catch stalked it planning his revenge) he looked so pleased with himself mice, frogs birds do not bother me and he knows this. I never thought he was like that I have been fooled for years

Must watch that show no doubt they will wonder into other peoples homes looking sad and pretending they are not feed and unloved

There was a clip of the show this morning and the Professor did say that while we think we own the cats it's actually the other way round and they own us grin, made me titter!

mrsjay Thu 13-Jun-13 09:54:14

OH i never owned my cat ever she came and went as she pleased demanded food and would Yam in the middle of the night so I would get up and let her in the bedroom where she snored all night, yip I was a cat owner all right wink

Christmasberry Thu 13-Jun-13 09:55:24

Is it a tortishell, I had a wee the other day she decided to join me and wee right next to the toilet! Nice!

My cat does her business the second I change her litter - she literally wrestles with me while I am trying to change it then jumps straight in. Little imp.

MNBlackpoolandFylde Thu 13-Jun-13 10:09:22

My mums two cats did this, every blooming meal!

Loutwenty Thu 13-Jun-13 10:11:13

My indoor cats do this too, drives dh batshit.

FiftyShadesofGreyMatter Thu 13-Jun-13 10:15:42
Flobbadobs Thu 13-Jun-13 10:16:22

Cats know exactly how to piss humans off, my old cat used to physically attach herself to anyone who didn't like cats, she would jump on their knee purring and start to do that whole getting comfy routine then lie down and go to sleep. If she could stretch out up the persons body she was very happy! We had to put her out when certain people showed up but then she would sit on the windowsill outside and stare at them...

Your cat is making a dirty protest over something by the sounds of it!

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 10:42:49

Worryingly my cat does all the things you have described and more. She is black and white by the way.

A list of a few of her little quirks:

- She pukes in my shoes. Even new ones so its not a comment on foot odour.
- She trips me up, all the time.
- She refuses to come when I call her for her food, then the rest of the time tries to lead me to it to give her some.
- She doesn't want to be on your lap unless you are trying to read, eat, 'cuddle' with DH or are about to get up.
- She doesn't bother with our friends/family, but is all over any other sort of visitor, eg midwife etc.
- She stares you in the face whilst she claws up the leather sofa, very much in a 'fuck you' sort of way (despite having a floor to ceiling cat scratcher that children often want to climb on).
- She doesn't bother coming to see you when you get in unless you are struggling in with a weeks worth of shopping, in which case she is literally rolling on your feet.
- She gives you the evil eye if you do anything that displeases her. If she could talk she would tell you that your days are numbered, and if you weren't supplying the food you would be long gone already.

That's to name just a few! I do love my cat!

yoshipoppet Thu 13-Jun-13 10:51:59

Hehe! Mine craps in the litter tray just before DH comes home, every time. And it's always really stinky. It's his job to clean it out so her timing is excellent.
On a slightly different topic, I have a pony who will come and poo right next to the wheelbarrow when I am cleaning up the field. Once I managed to put the bucket under his tail as he lifted it and all the poo went in the bucket. I thought he was quite clever for doing that.

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 13-Jun-13 11:17:57

Oh it's definitely on purpose, cats are arseholes.

Mine once weed in my handbag, and I didn't realise until I had walked all around town with it, giving people dirty looks and thinking someone really stinks of piss.

ThisIsYourSong Thu 13-Jun-13 11:19:49

Cats go to people who don't like them because in cat body language, narrowing eyes and looking away is being friendly. Looking straight in the face with open eyes is being confrontational

Loutwenty Thu 13-Jun-13 11:30:31

fifty - that video had my crying with laughter!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 13-Jun-13 11:36:11

Defo put her tray in the loo or bathroom...that's where shit belongs..not in the hall!

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Thu 13-Jun-13 11:36:14

Deffo doing it on purpose. The evil look whilst washing her arse is the feline equivalent of giving you the finger.

wonderingsoul Thu 13-Jun-13 11:48:03

i once shut the bathroom door by accideant, and then went out (litter try is in the bathroom)
i came back to find she had pee'd in my "big" handbag... a number of times....

she couldnt just piss on the lino could she... noooo she had to hunt out my bag just to learn me.

i washed 3 times in the machine . the p smell never came out untill i tipped a quater of cheap but ok smelling perfume in it.

who ever said you dont own a cat, they own you is so right.

that said i love our putty cat, daft and as soft as stick.
always makes me smile. when .... youngest goes to bed first. so he goes to have a sleep with him, then when ds1 goes she has to move up to his bunk to sleep. then when i go to bed she comes and lays with. but i also ways find him with ds1 in the morning. guess we know her favourite.

Morloth Thu 13-Jun-13 11:52:48

Your cat sucks!

Mine is a perfect lady, the only 'problem' she has is that she won't use a dirty litter tray.

Will just sit and bitch at me until it is clean.

For this reason she now has 3 litter trays for her convenience whilst I am at work.

FreudiansSlipper Thu 13-Jun-13 11:58:03

love the video

My old cat would only go to men apart from me. Seemed to dislike women and loved my landlord he was very good looking and took a shine to her too he always made a fuss over her i wished it was me

Why do we have cats? They are all irritating. Yours is definitely doing it on purpose. Mine vomits on the door mat, but only when it's just been in the wash (special washable doormat bought because the cats sicks on it).

The other day we were watching Poirot and were about 15 minutes behind (so we could ff the adverts). The cat jumped on the remote so the tv went live, just as Poirot solved the case and gave away the ending. I'm not making it up. She did it on purpose.

BrandiBroke Thu 13-Jun-13 13:01:01

My cat also needs the litter tray the minute I sit at the table to eat. I think it might be because he has been lying around all day but has to come and see what I'm eating so then gets the urge as soon as he starts moving around.

He also has to use the tray as soon as I've cleaned it. I often put down the jug that we use for scooping the clean litter in and grab some toilet roll to remove whatever he by then is doing! Sometimes I'll remove the poo and he'll get straight back in and will look very annoyed with himself if he can't push anything else out!

I think he's just quite comfortable with bodily functions. He likes to go into the bathroom with my husband and sit in his pushed down trousers at his feet while my husband has a poo!

I also have a 'lady' who will not poo in the tray if my other cat has been there first. So when I'm at work if he's pooed in it first she will often have done her own on the floor next to it. I've tried having two trays but he just uses both of them, little sod!

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 13:47:13

I need to show this to DH. Although he has agreed that she is obviously going every time we eat, he refuses to believe that she could be doing it on purpose.

Same as the rest of the shitty things she does!

If it is a dirty protest I really can't work out what she is protesting about! She is spoiled rotten, has the best food (we have gone hungry before to make sure she had both wet and dry food), lots of toys, massive scratch post etc. I think she's just a jerk. grin

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 13:50:17

Oh and I would put it in the bathroom but there isn't room so it's tucked away in the hall.

SodaStreamy Thu 13-Jun-13 14:19:25

We keep ours in the hall too.

The cat hates anyone seeing her go to the toilet though and will jump out mid wee/poo and run off to hide if anyone enters the hall...she's weird

mirrorpants Thu 13-Jun-13 14:49:51

cracking me up!

MissSparrow Thu 13-Jun-13 14:58:49

I've noticed that my cat will sometime use his litter tray if I've refused a second serving of biscuits ... I'm SURE it's done to get back at me! grin plus he ALWAYS knows when I'm wearing tights and it's my last pair ...

PiratesLifeForMe Thu 13-Jun-13 21:13:04

Sodastreamy, mine does that too! Have actually caught myself backing out of the kitchen (where her tray is) saying 'oops sorry' before catching on to myself!

Needless to say anytime I nip to the loo she literally runs in to sit & make sure I don't fall in...odd odd kitten..

your cat is my cat, just in a different fur coat grin

we got ours a tray with a lid as she hated being watched <pampered>

Gruntfuttock Thu 13-Jun-13 21:24:26

"I wondered if it was something to do with smelling the food, but she does it when I have none smelly food too! This morning I had shreddies and she still did it!!"

It may be non-smelly food to you, but that doesn't mean it's non-smelly food to your cat, because (I've just looked this up) a domestic cat's sense of smell is about 14 times stronger than a human's.

I don't know why your cat's doing this because:-
(a) I've never had a cat
(b) I don't like cats.

At a guess I'd say it's just innate peskiness.

Burmillababe Thu 13-Jun-13 21:30:41

Yes, it's on purpose! Cats have a wicked sense of humour - and are evil geniuses! One of mine will try to take my food, and if I don't let him, he sneezes on it! So it's easier to give in to him! grin

poppycock6 Thu 13-Jun-13 21:37:29

Anyone seen the Simon's Cat film clips? I'd recommend them!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 13-Jun-13 21:39:54

One of our cats will literally eat your food while it's still in your hand! And I'm using 'literally' complete correctly here.

DS was eating a Dairylea dipper thingy, cat just stuck his face straight into the cheese spread section. DS thought it was hilarious and offered to share with the cat!

Did the same thing with a yogurt pot the same week.

I've also seen him (cat, not DS) eating chicken korma and pizza out of the bin - NOT a fussy eater...

mrsdrew Thu 13-Jun-13 21:42:45

I used to have a cat who used a litter tray very neatly for years. I then adopted a rescue cat and 1st cat staged a dirty protest by pissing in my shoes or on my handbags. The shoes I could at least see/feel the wee but spent several days walking round with handbags and wondering why I could smell cat piss all the time. I threw away several litter trays I thought were leaking as I would pick them up to clean them and find the underneath soaked with piss which obviously got all over my hands. I then caught him in the act one day of sitting in the litter tray but positioning his arse just over the rim so all the piss dribbled over and ran underneath. That's a definite 'fuck you' if you ask me

LackaDAISYcal Thu 13-Jun-13 21:45:32

Our cat's litter try was in the bathroom and he would join me every time I sat down for a poo. I think he was trying (and succeeding <boak>) to out-pong me grin

mrsdrew Thu 13-Jun-13 21:48:20

And my Mum has a cat who was limping for a few days, vet diagnosed a foot injury which was treated. Cat enjoyed lots of fuss, treats and being carried upstairs till it healed. Several weeks later she was limping again, taken to vets who found nothing wrong and told us she was faking it!. We now find that if cat feels she is not getting enough attention, she limps!. After lots of fuss and treats she is miraculously healed!. Genius!.

BerylStreep Thu 13-Jun-13 21:51:23

Maybe close the hall door so she doesn't get to have an audience?

Mine are supposed to be housecoats, but they go outside. When they get back in, they rush to the litter tray in desperation. I'd love it if they would just go outside!

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 21:54:49

It's nice to know I'm not the only one with an evil mastermind of a cat!! And DH still wont believe she does any of it on purpose even though iv shown him this thread! He's in denial.. Can't take the truth!!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 13-Jun-13 21:58:58

Beryl are you aware you put 'housecoat'? No wonder you think they're behaving strangely!

And MrsDrew - that just goes to show how intelligent they can be. I am shock at that.

I love when they show cat clips on You've Been Framed and they veer from amazingly clever (opening doors, turning on lights) to incredibly stupid (falling in fish tanks, attacking their own reflections). Lovable idiots.

Burmillababe Thu 13-Jun-13 22:30:45

Heffalump Your DH is playing right into the cat's paws, she's definitely an evil genius! grin

deeplybaffled Thu 13-Jun-13 22:49:56

Mine falls off things. Twice off the conservatory roof - next door must think I am throwing cats at them. Once out of the upstairs bedroom window. Once off the banister and down the stairs.
I had thought that cats were elegant until I met her.

If I laugh at her, she jumps on the shelves and deliberately knocks things on to the floor to punish me.

She also broke into a friend's soft top car and triggered the alarm.

I do not think this is normal.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 13-Jun-13 23:03:22

One of my cats used to climb onto shelves and slowly knock all my knick knacks off...the bitch. Maybe she was a MNer professing her distate at my twigs and pebbly shit hmm

She also used to fall off things, especially tops of radiators when she fell asleep lounging in the heat...

She would also scale the doors so that she could be higher than the humans and would randomly throw herself off onto your shoulders when you walked past, much to the alarm of my cat hating exBF grin
She was a great mouser though smile

jessjessjess Fri 14-Jun-13 00:24:29

My kitten always has a shit when we eat dinner, whatever time it happens to be.

ComposHat Fri 14-Jun-13 00:40:32

Our cat has her litter tray in the bathroom and likes using it when I'm having a poo. I quite look forward to our mutual pooing sessions.

She is a demanding diva and will only drink running water from the bath. If presented with a bowl of fresh water curls her lip up Elvis style as a display of disgust.

She is very gentle and sweet natured though.

sashh Fri 14-Jun-13 02:30:02

I'd love it if they would just go outside!

You would have loved Claudia, she taught herself to use the toilet, much easier than a tray.

I am awake and joining this thread after being patted on the nose until I got up and fed my nuisance cat, (the cat was doing the patting, bugger). When I opened the door to let him out his best friend was practically leaning on it. he calls for him every day, never this early though.

He and his friend are always together, wrestling and playing, it's funny as our old cat was very much a solitary creature where other cats were concerned.

HullMum Fri 14-Jun-13 04:19:33

yanbu, cats can be dicks

ComposHat Fri 14-Jun-13 08:06:45

Alex aw that is very cute. I wish our little un could find a wee cat pal. She does the walking on your and meowing in the middle of the night to check you are still alive.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 14-Jun-13 10:06:10

One of our cats had a mate who would be waiting at the door every morning as well. It was soo cute. The mate had had a front leg amputated and LackadaisyCAT would lie down and let him rest his stump on him...bless smile

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 14-Jun-13 10:06:19

Can I just ask, those of you whose cats join you in the bathroom for your toilet activities. Do you not close the door? My cat would happily come and stare at me while I pee/poo but I always close the door.

However this doesn't stop her from slowly running her claws down it from the outside in a whiny 'muuuuuum' sort of fashion.

ComposHat Fri 14-Jun-13 15:16:05

her litter tray is in the bathroom and if I shut her out when she wanted a poo, the best case scenario would be a scratched to buggery carpet and non-stop meowing.

The worst, would be her crimping off a shite just outside the bathroom door because she couldn't get to the litter tray.

BerylStreep Sat 15-Jun-13 21:15:17

Sashh, how did you train your cat to use the toilet?

Twattybollocks Sat 15-Jun-13 21:48:16

My old cat used to somehow manage to be sitting on the Windowsill by the front door licking his arse as the postman arrived every damn morning. He also would walk all over my car bonnet within minutes of me washing the car and going inside. His other favourite trick was to shit in the planter outside the next door neighbours front door as they pulled into the drive from work. He really was a minger of a cat!

changeforthebetter Sat 15-Jun-13 21:51:56

This is similarly irritating - DD settles down for an unbelievably smelly dump if I have the audacity to have a Saturday morning soak <hmm face>

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