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why are cats SO contrary?!

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hollinhurst84 Sat 08-Oct-16 08:36:23

Bought Ollie a cat bed and a wavy shape scratcher. Won't use either
Stashed the cat bed on the scratcher behind the door and suddenly it's the best place ever to sleep confused

Will cry to sit on me but never next to me, has to be on me or nothing. If I don't let him sit on me he sits just out of reach and over grooms while glaring at me

Eats all food like its amazing until the third time I give it to him and then it's disgusting and I'm trying to poison him hmm

Please tell me your contrary cat stories!

Coughingchildren5 Sat 08-Oct-16 08:41:58

The continual loop of going out the back door and mewing at the front door to be let in. Then out the back to repeat 1838453 times.

Or mewing pitifully at either front door or back door stage if the above but refusing to pass through doorway when I put down what I am doing to open said door.

We even have a cat flap. But this cat prefers me to hold the door open for him.

hollinhurst84 Sat 08-Oct-16 08:49:37

Oh yes I forgot that one grin
The window will be open and he is sat on the windowsill not wanting to go out
I shut the window and he glares at me. Because he wants a toasty warm bum and a breeze in his whiskers

BuddyC4t Sat 08-Oct-16 08:52:37

She won't use the expensive flap we actually put a hole in the wall to install. She won't use a pet bed, she insists on taking her food out of the bowl and eating it on the floor, she scratches up the entire house carpets but sneers at the scratching post and cardboard scratcher thing.

FoxesOnSocks Sat 08-Oct-16 08:55:43

There was a TedEd video about weird cat stuff, it was interesting enough but the one behavior that's trueky baffling (that'll be the contrary behavior) wasn't explained. Honestly what it it about!!

hollinhurst84 Sat 08-Oct-16 08:58:57

I am possibly a little grouchy due to Ollie tap dancing on the bed for an hour last night. When I objected to the jumping on my head he went to noisily over groom hmmangry
Ended up banishing him to the living room which got me treated to an "OOOOOHHH WEEEEEEE OOOOOHHHH"

Toddlerteaplease Sat 08-Oct-16 09:13:26

op. But Ollie says he is a great tap dancer gringrin
When I adopted my girls I bought wicker baskets that you could use as beds and carriers. Brilliant idea I thought. Except they wouldn't touch them. Put one behind the armchair in preparation to throwing it away and it's now Snorgmaiden's second favourite bed! It's cluttering up my lounge! Got moaned at this morning for lying on my left not my right when she came for snuggles!

cantbelievemyeyes Sat 08-Oct-16 10:52:21

Bought our girl a cat bed over a year ago- she loved it for a couple of months, and hasn't slept in it since. DH announced last night that he was sick of looking at it and was going to bin it today. Guess where we found her this morning?

SuperFlyHigh Sat 08-Oct-16 11:03:46

cant and others - remember it's getting colder now so cats will seek out their nice warm cat beds preferably in between the radiator and sofa if anything like my Felix

SecretNutellaFix Sat 08-Oct-16 11:09:51

It's because they are assholes and do it for kicks. ;)

My boy demands attention and then when you pick him up because he's climbing all over you he struggles and scratches and fucks off to the kitchen.

hollinhurst84 Sat 08-Oct-16 11:16:55

Ah see this is where mine is contrary
He actively seeks out cold confused to the point he lies against an outside wall

Alleygater Sat 08-Oct-16 11:24:50

Cat food is fine until you buy two boxes of the preferred variety and then it is rejected.
Yy to the taking food out of the bowl to eat it.
Pestering endlessly at meal times, to be offered a bit of fish at the end... and reject it.
Wanting nose rubs when I'm trying to talk to visitors, or about to fall asleep or get in the shower... but not when we've plenty of time.
I Am The Cat is the one rule that her humans seem to fail to realise is always the answer to "but why??!!.."

Lillagroda Sat 08-Oct-16 12:24:26

When B&WCat joined the household, 10 years ago, a lovely fleecy doughnut bed was purchased for her. She slept in it for an hour on the first day and never again.

4 years later, TabbyCat arrived and was offered the same bed. Didn't touch it. It went in a cupboard.

A couple of years later, I put it out again. It wasn't touched. For weeks.

So I said out loud to TabbyCat, "Right, we'll get rid of this bed then since you don't want it."

Instant new favourite place to sleep, ever since. She's in it right now.

ChequeOff Sat 08-Oct-16 23:05:44

Chequecat will only eat food she has "stolen" and won't touch food in her bowl. So we scatter random bits of food around the kitchen for her to "scavenge". hmm

RubbishMantra Sun 09-Oct-16 02:26:09

MCat ignores food in his bowl, until he's thoroughly checked Little M's food bowl doesn't contain something better.

Little M prefers toilet bowl water to fresh water that's lovingly refreshed, twice a day in 3 different places around the house.

Lilla, I did the same thing, re. cat tree/bed/scratchy post combo. She refused to acknowledge it's existence. I decided to donate the giant monstrosity to a cat charity. She then decided it was the Bestest Thing Ever.

She was a Tortie with Cattitude.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Oct-16 19:08:42

Our cat checks we haven't left food out either. Put it in a bowl though and it's ignored.

I buy covered dog beds, cat beds are a bit crap by comparison.

RubbishMantra Sun 09-Oct-16 19:25:01

MCat's the same Fluffy. Goes mental for crispy duck, (hand fed or stolen off plate of course). Put it in a bowl, and he looks at it in dizz-gust.

Litttle M just uses and abuses his bed in porny ways. As far as the MCats are concerned, "my" bed is communal. Little M even pokes me until I wake up and lift the duvet for him. It's better than being woken up by loud purring, to find he's dragged his bed (christened Shag Bag) onto communal bed and is doing rude things to it.

They like their radiator beds when the heating's on though.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Oct-16 20:04:15

So glad mine doesn't do that. So, so pleased.

It's bad enough he licks his knob when he's been on my lap milk paddling.

RubbishMantra Sun 09-Oct-16 21:16:16

And when they engage in nob licking, it looks like a worm, poking it's head out of the ground on a rainy day. sad envy <--NOT envy.

And he always wants an audience whilst bag-shagging. DH and I used to say he'd make an excellent porn star.

ChequeOff Mon 10-Oct-16 00:44:52

Haha - bag-shagging grin

I have a girl so no nob licking or bag-shagging on Cheque bed but she does like to snuggle and lie face to face. If I dare to turn over I get a tap on the shoulder and she'll stroke my hair until I turn over again [melts]

Here's my baby girl.

RubbishMantra Mon 10-Oct-16 10:20:03

Oh, isn't she pretty! Is she a Burmese?

ChequeOff Mon 10-Oct-16 11:22:06

She is a Burmie and I know love is blind and all that but she really is perfect! grin

Although last night she stuck her little tongue in my mouth envy <boak> It did not taste good.

YesItsMeIDontCare Mon 10-Oct-16 11:29:51

I have noticed that if I put a box down for Leroy he's not remotely interested, but put a box down that is still in active service or for recycling and yep... furry arse straight in it.

He does not EVER sit on the green chair in the laundry room. EVER. Even though I've told him he can. I thought it was safe. And I really need that box....

ChequeOff Mon 10-Oct-16 11:33:28

I got so excited about my baby being called pretty that I forgot to thank you RuMa blush

Toddlerteaplease Mon 10-Oct-16 11:37:58

Cheque, she is gorgeous. Could someone please explain what 'bag shagging' is?

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