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Can we have a competitive cat stupidity thread?

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Hassled Mon 28-Nov-11 19:48:08

It has taken one of mine 4.5 years to work out the house has an upstairs. She used to sit at the bottom of the stairs looking upwards sometimes with a curious look on her face, but she lacked the brains to work out how to climb the stairs. She'd watch the other cat stroll past her and just seem bewildered.

Anyway - suddenly she's mastered the skill and it's like she has a whole new playground. She is one happy cat.

Are there stupider cats out there?

larakitten Mon 28-Nov-11 19:51:40

My cat tried to jump onto a unit when we moved into our current home. Which would have been fine....had there not been an empty fishtank on it which she clearly failed to notice. A four foot long fish tank. confused

But then again, this is the cat that gives you a paw like a dog would when she wants tickled, and at the age of 12 still cannot work a catflap out (even more confused)

TheOriginalFAB Mon 28-Nov-11 19:53:26

That is so cute grin.

Can't help wondering why you didn't carry her upstairs when she wanted to go though! gringrin.

CMOTdibbler Mon 28-Nov-11 19:56:42

One of ours used to walk into a room. and quite obviously forget what she had come in there for and just sit down and look lost. She was lovely, but very, very blonde

MrsChemist Mon 28-Nov-11 20:01:13

We had a glass panel missing from our bathroom door. Our cat would jump up and into the bathroom. When we replaced the frosted glass, the cat still tried to jump up, not once, but three times.

colditz Mon 28-Nov-11 20:04:04

My cat got stuck in a box of stuff for the third time today. Same box she always gets stuck in. I have to lift her out as she balefully "Waow"s at me.

purplepidjin Mon 28-Nov-11 20:07:36

Mine fell asleep on the back of the rocking chair the other day. Woke up as she slipped off the back of it, cue hysteria from DP and me! She has also been known to take a flying leap from the top of the fridge onto a stool, knocking it flying.

All followed by the insouciant "I did that on purpose" tail flick grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Nov-11 20:07:36

Mine likes to sleep in the very tall washing basket. She can get in ok but has to miaow to get someone to get her out.

She always runs in front of the car as I drive into the drive. hmm

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 28-Nov-11 20:09:27

there's a photo on my profile of my cat hanging off the back door handle, can't figure out if she thought she'd get through the gap or whether the door would open . . . it's a sliding door, hanging off the handle, which she does a lot these days will never open it.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 28-Nov-11 20:10:33

she also regularly slides off the roof of the kids play house in the garden.

Bamaluz Mon 28-Nov-11 20:14:07

We used to have a 6 inch gap behind the TV cabinet that the cat used jump down into sometimes. Now we have a flat screen TV, we moved the cabinet back so that is practically against the wall, gap of about an inch. Confused cat can't work out why he can't get behind there any more, he still tries to squeeze himself between the cupboard and the wall.

purpleknittingmum Mon 28-Nov-11 20:16:44

Our cat once was climbing about on the top of the wardrobes one night while me and OH were in bed, he kind of slipped and just hung on to the door and looking around at us to rescue him!

TeaandHobnobs Mon 28-Nov-11 20:19:15

Our cat likes to try and walk on water when DH is in the bath...

crazynanna Mon 28-Nov-11 20:24:45

My kitten thinks a folded in half newspaper is a cross between a dog and a wolf....she pounces on it and runs under the settee when she makes it rustle...she's only 9 weeks smile

candytuft63 Mon 28-Nov-11 20:28:29

Cat cries at the front door to go out. Opens door, its raining. Cat turns around. Cat Cries at the back door...

miaowmix Mon 28-Nov-11 20:32:26

My cat once jumped off a wardrobe and landed suavely with a plastic flower in his mouth.
Quite clever actually, he looked like he was dancing the tango. Sorry for stealth boast.

Pursang Mon 28-Nov-11 20:45:14

One of ours is very 'special'. Walked across the Rayburn when it was lit. Regularly sits outside licking the kitchen window, which is hilarious enough by itself, but she also is cross eyed, so you can imagine what it looks like from indoors. Not so hilarious when you have to wash said catspit off said window. It's like cement.

Hassled Mon 28-Nov-11 21:10:04

Oh I love all of these - especially "the insouciant "I did that on purpose" tail flick" grin. And that photo is brilliant, NinjaGoose - did you leave her hanging while you went to get a camera?

purpleknittingmum Mon 28-Nov-11 21:43:14

Our Misty has a 'thing' about chewing and licking plastic, we had to more where we stored the crisps as he would nibble holes in them, and if I have things in those plastic wallet things he often nibbles a corner off!

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 28-Nov-11 21:54:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SecretNutellaFix Mon 28-Nov-11 21:57:39

My girlcat has still not realised at the age of 8 years old that her tail is attached to her arse and it doesn't actually attack her. She can quite easily spend hours turning circles around an armchair trying to eat the damn thing.

piratecat Mon 28-Nov-11 21:59:34

these are all brilliant. aren't cats complex.

cunning and yet so thick.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 28-Nov-11 22:02:28

Our bengal is possibly the dimmest cat in the world. Without fail every day when we all get into the car as a family, he also gets into the car and looks for a seat. When evicted he acts all hurt.

If he can't get into the car he runs up the bonnet and settles down on the roof. So I have to pull away and then stop halfway down the driveway so he can dismount the car and skulk away. If you chase him away, as soon as you get back in he jumps back up.

He's an utter arse of a cat and really annoying.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 28-Nov-11 22:06:02

Oh and he eats paper. He particularly enjoys instruction manuals for new gadgets we have not got to grips with. But he will only eat the centre of the paper for some reason, he claws it to make a hole and then eats the centre. hmm

SummerRain Mon 28-Nov-11 22:12:52

One of mine went mad hunting a zhu zhu hamster today. She obviously knew it was ridiculous as when I tried to show dp she feigned indifference but as soon as if walked out of the room she couldn't contain herself anymore and launched herself at it.

A cat that is sadly no longer with us used to try and dig his way through the glass doors grin

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