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question for feline behaviorists

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2005 3:32 am
by lazygardner
As soon as I come in the door at home from work the kitties greet me, but as soon as Nickie (youngest of the bunch, female and wannabe top cat), gets into the litterbox and pees... every morning. It is like she says hello, oh its you, now I have to pee?????? I admit, sometimes I come in running for the bathroom, but I have a long drive home and no litter box or bathroom in the car. What is her excuse?

Another amusing note: the favorite cat toy in the house right now is a small rock. it is about an inch and a half across and about a half inch thick; a rounded cylinder shape. I think I brought it inside because it is a fossil.

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2005 7:14 am
by newtohosta-no more
Maybe the excitement of your arrival puts stress on her little bladder? :lol: Or maybe she wants you to see her using the litter pan so you'll know she's a good girl? Who knows with cats?? :lol:

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2005 8:37 am
by PeggyC
:lol: :lol: :lol: Good answers Joan!

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2005 8:40 am
by Snow
I know a lot about feline behavior. And the one thing I know the best is that you can rarely figure out why they do what they do :lol:

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2005 11:45 pm
by lazygardner
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Both excellent answers!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I guess I won't take it as an insult, since no one said she is telling me, "Eh! You are finally home! I pee on you!" *to be said in a gruff french accent*

PostPosted: Feb 07, 2005 12:39 am
by doublemom2
Not to get personal here... but our cat's litter box is in the laundry room which is attached to our downstairs bathroom. She HATES the door to be closed so when she sees anyone headed for that bathroom, she rushes in also. Not always, but often she heads for her litter box when any of us head for the toilet. Kinda like "see, I can do this too!" We just think it's funny and try not to analyze it too much.


PostPosted: Feb 07, 2005 6:51 am
by newtohosta-no more
I guess we'd need some analysis ourselves if we devoted too much time to analyizing why our cats do what they do. :lol: They are mysterious critters and they like it that way. :wink: