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90% of my house is tiled or wooden floor, so why does my cat ALWAYS choose to vomit on the rug?

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RedOnHerHedd Sat 16-Apr-16 23:39:06

Why? Just why?
And it's one of those long fringe type ruffley rugs, so the vomit goes right down into it and I have to pick out the lumps before I can wash it.

Of all the more convenient areas he could vomit, he always chooses the bloody rug.

Bloody good job I love him!

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 16-Apr-16 23:43:08

It's because cats are nasty and horrid, I hate them

RedOnHerHedd Sat 16-Apr-16 23:45:47

But they have such a way of manipulating us by being ultra cute. Especially when they find strange positions to sleep in. How can you possibly hate them!?

Rollypoly100 Sat 16-Apr-16 23:58:31

I have perfected the art of swooping in with a sheet of kitchen roll when I hear the customary retching and catch it just in time. I'm a faithful slave to his every feline whim and I love him!

AnotherStitchInTime Sun 17-Apr-16 00:04:49

Yes why is that?

DH was most unimpressed when he stood in vomit left by one of ours this morning, a nice pile at the top of the stairs, just in the right place for standing in if you are half asleep and going to see to a crying toddler who has just woken up.

IHAVEBRILLOHAIR our cats could be related, they are very alike!

RedOnHerHedd Sun 17-Apr-16 00:04:59

He usually does it when I'm out and I come home to it, half dried in. I'd love to be able to swoop in with kitchen roll and catch it grin

RedOnHerHedd Sun 17-Apr-16 00:07:22

I've stepped in it once too, it's a shock when you're not expecting it!

Rollypoly100 Sun 17-Apr-16 00:09:13

Sometimes I miss a bit of dried up chunder usually when I've got no shoes on - biscuits make it particularly solid!

RedOnHerHedd Sun 17-Apr-16 00:12:56

Here's my little vomit monster, he is particularly cute

Rollypoly100 Sun 17-Apr-16 00:30:18

He's a handsome little chap. Here's my old boy giving me one of his feed me looks

Twunk Sun 17-Apr-16 00:32:44

We have almost no carpet in the house. We have one rug that covers 5% of the space - and the dog vomits on that EVERY SINGLE TIME.

It's not just cats.

Twunk Sun 17-Apr-16 00:34:38

And here he is

Rollypoly100 Sun 17-Apr-16 00:49:47

He's a darling boy.

RedOnHerHedd Sun 17-Apr-16 10:39:53

My cat gives me the "I'm not impressed" look too!

Glad it's not just cats! Your dog looks very mischievous in that photo!

Twunk Sun 17-Apr-16 10:47:01

To be honest the children tend to choose the rug in their room to vomit on too hmm

VulcanWoman Sun 17-Apr-16 11:08:20

Oh yes, I have a lovely cat sick rug too.

There was a thread yesterday on people's favourite quotes and there was one by Terry Pratchett I think, about Cat's being worshipped in ancient times and they've never forgotten it

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 12:34:06

Do you all have good taste in rugs? Maybe the cats are trying to tell you something.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 17-Apr-16 12:36:54

I've just noticed some dried cat sick on the ear of my bunny rabbit cushion - it blended in beautifully and I have no idea how to get rid!

VulcanWoman Sun 17-Apr-16 15:28:24

Talking of Cat sick on bunny ear. I have a lovely plush Santa that I put out at Christmas and my Cat managed to sick on his boot.

VulcanWoman Sun 17-Apr-16 15:29:19

Must have thought it was the competition.

RedOnHerHedd Sun 17-Apr-16 19:11:04

Yeah, I do t think my cat has forgotten that they used to be worshipped. He's very spoilt!

Actually, he might be telling me something about the rug, he also peed on it the day after we got it. He wasn't very impressed that we renewed his scratched up, cat hair covered old rug.

cozietoesie Sun 17-Apr-16 19:50:58

Luckily, my own old boy is rarely sick but when he is, he seems to want to upchuck on the cracks between the floorboards. (We have old, polished, wooden floors.)

Just as well that I can recognise the 'plumbing noises' that precede it from 50 ft. All rooms have a newspaper to hand just in case. I make it to most events.

Glitteryfrog Mon 18-Apr-16 15:29:46

I have a theory...
They need something to dig their claws into while vomiting else the force of the sick would push them backwards.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 18-Apr-16 15:49:33

You might be right, I chuck ours in the shower cubicle to be sick and he does move back as he's doing it.

Out2pasture Mon 18-Apr-16 15:58:31

Because it is grass like and he loves you ;)

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