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What does your cat do that instantly gives you the rage?

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IAmANightOwl · 30/06/2014 12:40

My cat has a few habits that give me the rage but the most annoying one is when she uses her litter tray - after she has 'been', she will spend ages just mindlessly scratching the surrounding areas with her paw. This includes the walls behind her tray (it's massive corner one because she is so messy), the edges of the tray and occasionally the actual litter in the tray. I am then subjected to listening to the extremely irritating sound she makes, which goes on and on and on..!! Angry When she eventually stops, I'll start to relax, only for her to then go back and start all over again!! Angry To make matters worse, she never actually covers up what she has done, which is what this behaviour is supposed to be for. In the end I have to go in and interrupt her and she just gives me a look which says Confused

Anyone else have a cat that partakes in bizarre, mindless behaviour that gives you the rage?! Grin

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AbbeyBartlet · 30/06/2014 12:51

No - I am too well trained to object to any feline bad behaviour! Grin

One of mine used to help himself to my dinner, and if I didn't let him, used to sneeze on it so I couldn't eat it anyway...

IHeartKingThistle · 30/06/2014 12:58

Yowls and yowls for a DIFFERENT KIND of food. She has biscuits once a day and meat once a day, but if I give her the one she doesn't fancy at that point she is LOUD. Bloody cat!

SunnyRandall · 30/06/2014 13:02

Wees in the litter tray the second I change it. She actually hangs around waiting to get back into it.

Uses my leg as a scratching post.

Lies on top of my strawberry plants Angry

She is gorgeous though.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes · 30/06/2014 13:07

They use my bed as a scratching post.

They shit in my vegetable patch despite having two lovely, clean, accessible but discreet litter trays.

JuniDD · 30/06/2014 13:11

This has made me laugh. Last night one of the cats was being cute and DP was all soppy over him. Then it was time for the cat to go out for the night (to the utility room with outdoor access) and as he does every night without fail, he ran and hid in the living room. Instant rage from DP which always makes me laugh. Every night!

PuppyMonkey · 30/06/2014 13:20

Our old cat God rest his soul used to like licking plastic carrier bagsWink and if you ever made the mistake of , say, leaving one lying around in the bedroom, he'd wake you up licking the bag at about. 3am. Very noisily. He did it with guests too. Daft cat .

PuppyMonkey · 30/06/2014 13:21

Licked the guest 's carrier bags , that is . Not the guests Grin

Mabelface · 30/06/2014 13:24

I've got one who likes to chew and lick plastic bags too, strange moggy. The one thing that gives me the range is when they've been eating grass and start to be sick. They don't head towards the catflap when you try and divert them, no, they run up the bloody stairs and find carpet to do it on.

ComeHeather · 30/06/2014 13:56

thinking my hair is alive and thus 'hunting' it when I'm sitting on the sofa. (right now in fact).walks along back off sofa in hunter mode and then pounces. hurts and I spill my tea. is lovely lovely cat though.

GemmaTeller · 30/06/2014 13:58

Fat old cat sit in the middle of a room and yowls really loudly for no reason, then runs off when you get up to see what she wants.

Boycat takes ages sniffing the air deciding if he's going out while you're stood there with the door open first thing in the morning.

WitchWay · 30/06/2014 14:17

One of mine has a horror of being shut in the house so she'll go out for a wee first thing then come back for breakfast (or come in if she's stayed out) but won't tolerate the kitchen door being shut. She dithers about just inside, won't eat if we try to close the door, faffs about for bloody ages, in & out, messing about.

It's probably to do with not wanting to be shut in the utility room, grabbed, plonked in the travelling box & taken somewhere she doesn't want to go. She is transported in the basket approximately three times a year. The faffing happens every single day & is infuriating when we're trying to get out for work Hmm

puddingisgood · 30/06/2014 14:25

Pudding cat is on a diet Blush and not happy. She meows and runs to the food bowl EVERY time I go into the dining room, where her food is. I can't get to the kitchen except through the dining room, so this is a number of times every day and it's really grinding me down. She used to go upstairs for long sleeps in the day but now is permanently camped out in the dining room.

ValarmorghulisArya · 30/06/2014 14:37

At the moment we are fastingh for Ramadan so we are up eating at 2.00am. My Senna is up with us expecting her feed! And if i dont she sits on my head until i wake...

lljkk · 30/06/2014 14:40

Wake me up at 5am, sigh.
Bring rodents to live under the cooker (one just delivered, mutter mutter mutter).
One of them lies almost on his back looking very darling & inviting but would scratch your eyes out if you tried to stroke his belly.

17leftfeet · 30/06/2014 14:45

One of mine knows when I am just about to get up and go to the loo

Every time I'm about to go he will jump on me and start kneading my stomach -stupid thing doesn't seem to realise that he will get a longer snooze if he sits on me just after I sit down instead

OldLadyKnowsSomething · 30/06/2014 14:51

My mutant cat tweets for me, or tries to, anyway. I sit on the sofa with my iPad, he dumps himself (he's in no way an elegant beast) on my leg/in my lap, and stretches out ever so langourously. His paw hits the iPad every single time and he looks at me, all surprised, when I curse him.

Then he does it again.

And again.


Lweji · 30/06/2014 15:27

Waking me up at 6am or as soon as I stir.
Scratching the sofa and rugs and throwing things down when he thinks he should be fed.
Walking under our feet and stopping at doorways.
Hiding in my room as I get ready and then getting locked in.
Needing me for for way too long.

merlincat · 30/06/2014 15:55

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IAmANightOwl · 30/06/2014 16:11

Loving your posts, I recognise my cat in so many of them! Grin

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splendide · 30/06/2014 16:34

My cat does exactly the same as yours! A massive clattery performance in the litter tray, the walls near it, the floor. It's a genuine mystery how she can spend so much time and make so much noise and it results in no coverage of poo AT ALL!

Then she sits by her tray shouting until you clean it.

Fluffycloudland77 · 30/06/2014 16:48

Wees on the walls if he isn't happy.

Owner bought the wrong type of scratching post? Wee on a wall.
Owner yells at you for scratching furniture? Wee
Owner hasn't emptied tray? Wee.

abbie that sneezing cat was a genius.

splendide · 30/06/2014 17:27

Oh yeah my cat licks my toast most mornings. She doesn't eat it just gives it a lick while I'm busy getting dressed.

IAmANightOwl · 30/06/2014 17:29

splendide perhaps our cats both went to the same 'how to use a litter tray' class! Grin fluffy how do you tolerate that?! I love my cat and all her intricacies but I couldn't cope with the smell of that..! Shock

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Shockers · 30/06/2014 17:32

Stands on the velux above my bed, slides down then climbs to the top to repeat the process... whilst doing his yowly talk thing.

At about 5am.

I let him in, feed him and lie back down. He climbs onto my chest, digs his claws in as he gets comfy and then licks my face with his stinky fish breath.

Every morning.

(He yowls if we keep him in at night)

JuniperTisane · 30/06/2014 17:33

The Lion sits in the litter tray with his arse hanging over the edge to crap so it all goes down the side and onto the floor Angry. Disgusting ropey old feline.

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