My cat is insane

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  1. Josh Lowe

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    Even by cat standards, she's insane.

    When she's done using the litterbox she'll run all around my apartment at full speed sliding around on the floor. Then she'll stop, anxiously looking around in all directions, meow in these short bursts that almost sound like barks, and then take off again running as fast as she can.

    And if I ask her what the f she's doing, she looks at me like I'm the one that's nuts.
     
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    We have our cat's litterbox in the basement- and we always know when Max has done 'number 2'. He shoots up the stairs, does a high-speed circuit around the house, and then settles down.

    The act of elimination must be very exhilarating for felines. [​IMG]
     
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    It's not a problem with inflammation is it? Like, cat hemorrhoids causing them so much discomfort that they have to zip around dragging their butts across the floor (I've seen dogs do that...yucko!)?
     
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    No, there is nothing gross about the behavior. She just wants to run around like she's being chased. She's a freak. She also has a habit of knocking over whatever it is I don't want her to knock over.

    Oh, and she is obsessed with my laptop bag. If I leave it open on the counter I will invariably find her sleeping in it. I've actually considered buying a new one and just giving in and letting her have that one as some kind of bed. But that bugs me. I already had to buy a second lint roller as I'm cleaning the cat hair out of it on a near daily basis.

    Pets. [​IMG]
     
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    Josh,

    Do not expect your cat to grow out of this when it gets older. Our male cat is 15 years old, and still every once in awhile he will prick his ears up and start tearing around the house for no apparent reason. Our female cat (his litter mate) looks at him like he's nuts, too.
     
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    My cat is over 10 years old, and he'll shoot out of my bedroom, tear around the corner into the hallway, go into the other bedroom and jump on the big foam mattress and attack it. This happens less and less as time marches on, but it does still happen.
     
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    [​IMG]
    The perpetrator plotting her next move
     
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    Cool picture and a fine looking cat. Hard wood floors, perfect for kitty sliding. [​IMG] Does she ever slide out of control into walls, etc.
     
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    Hmmmm, this makes me think of the stick-being-removed-from-ass line used in movies. The pet in question must be "loosening" up. [​IMG]

    I find dogs get really hyper in the morning, especially after the alarm clock goes off!
     
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    [​IMG] i have had cats some are just psychopaths[​IMG]. But, do you really want one of those boring cats that just sleeps all day[​IMG]

    james

    P.S.

    Josh, nice strat[​IMG]
     
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    Josh, you stole my cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] Seriously mine looks about 99% like yours the only diference is my cats has no dark hair on the back left leg, the right leg has a contueous strip of dark hard instead of a white part, plus a little less dark hair on the back of his neck [​IMG]
     
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    My little buddy does the run-throughout-the-house-as-though-being-chased routine all the time. And, similarly, after a visit to the bathroom, he turns on his afterburners. Sometimes Attila seems airborne as he leaps and bounds through the house.
     
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    Don't you always feel better after "freeing up some space"? [​IMG]
     
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    i just remembered a Stephen King short that ties in with this, LT's Theory of Pets. anyone else read it, or maybe listened to it[​IMG]

    james
     
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    One of our cats loves to still play fetch, and insists that she must sniff her poop so we know when ever she's used the litter box because there is litter on her noise.
     
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    I need ideas on how to keep a cat from clawing things you don't want them to rip up.
     
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    My cat does pretty much the same thing every now and then. That has to be the most bizarre trait I've seen in an animal. He'll be perfectly calm and then he just takes off like a bat outta hell. He runs around the house a few times and then just calms down like nothing happened.

    It's no wonder why some people don't like cats. [​IMG]

    Lowell
     
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    I have two cats (littermates, 3 years old), and one of them (Bart) exhibits this behavior as well. He'll just get up and start tearing around the house as fast as he can. It's a wonder I have any carpet left (my next house will definitely have hard flooring, if only for the sliding kitty entertainment value).

    The best part is when his brother, Linus, gets up to see what's going on and get in Bart's way. Bart will go full speed right up to Linus, SPRING directly up and over him, and continue on without a slowdown. It's just like a Looney Tunes cartoon. Hilarious!
     
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    Here we label it the “RAMPAGE”. Its like a weather report passed from person to person around the house, “Watch out! - he’s doing it again”. And although he does pull the house skid on occasion (particularly during a cold snap). When He’s deadly….is when he’s sly and in tiger mode.

    He lays on the floor/ground utterly motionless, with a particular glint in his eye and hyper still alertness we all recognize. The barest tip of his tail will hypnotically thrash.

    On his lazier days you can step past and just get the two front paws claws dug in (ouch) politely detaining any that pass within reach, ... as you pause in pain with his claws embedded in your ankle, and look down, he has this bizarre quizzical look staring up at you, as if he’s about to ask you to pay a toll.
    On his full bore moments he always reminds me of Blake’s’ “Tyger Tyger”

    In the forests of the night. What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? ….
    And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And why thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet?
    What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain?

    He starts acting positively prehistoric and grabs for you with both front feet immediately adding the famous’ disemboweling action with the back paws. And if its winter and I have a long nightgown on (have to wear something most times - having sons in residence) he takes particular delight in managing to roll up in a ball in the bottom of it all. Once or twice in his youth acquiring the height of my waist or shoulder. Just the swish of me passing by will set him off, thereby causing me to run around the cat (in wintertime) with a certain hilarity of skirt hiked-way-up momentum.

    The 65-pound dog will not even pass the 16 Pd tiger when this switch is flipped. The cat lying there perfectly still, will not fool the dog who can judge intent in the cat’s eye as well as we do. This Rottweiler/Lab mix will stand on the other side of the cat and ‘bark’ till we come and render a safe passage escort service.

    I love my cat [​IMG]
     

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