Does your cat have a strange "homey" spot in the house?

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
October 9, 2007 2:29pm CST
Mine does. My darling Vixie has now become known to my friends as "bathroom cat". She has her food, water, and bed on one of the cupboard shelves in my bathroom. She used to stay in my bedroom under the bed. Then she moved to my daughter's room...under the bed. And then, a few years ago, she decided that the bathroom was the perfect little home for her. Since I have 7 inside cats, and she is very timid, she does not like being around them. And the other cats have discovered that she can't defend herself very well (no front claws), so they pick on her all the time. The shelf that she's on is up high enough that my lazy furry children don't usually try to jump up and bug her. So...do any of you have pets that live in weird places in your homes? Please share. Hugs to everyone.
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
10 Oct 07
well my friend,my yukon the cat loves to sleep in the laundry basket in the hall way or he loves to sleep under the computer,there is like a little small cubby spot,so when he doesnt want the kids to bother him he hides in there,its so cute.hugs to you,hope you are well.pattie
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
LittleBit loves the laundry basket, whether there are clothes in it or not. It's hilarious. She acts like she's playing jungle kitty when she's in it. Prance loves to get in the cubby where the modem tower is and sleep in there, and boy does she get mad when I shoo her out. Talk about attitude! LOL Hope you're doing well too hon. Hugs!
@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I don't have cats now (the worse thing about apartment living). But I have in the past. And they used to keep changing their "homey" spot. For a month or two it would be my bed, then my spot on the couch, the bath tub. I have always wondered if it is a wild instinct to not stay in the same place too long.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I think that for some cats it's exactly that. And for some, it's just the idea of being able to take over whatever object or spot they want, no matter what we say to them. LOL Thanks hon.
@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
10 Oct 07
yes, my cat has three spots that she likes to sleep in. one is in a chair, another is on my daughters bed snuggled into her stuffed animals and the other is on a dining room chair, all curled up.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
LOL! How cute! I used to have a long haired calico that would burrow into all my stuffed animals (I had tons of them as a kid) and all I would see was either her head sticking out or her tail. It was hilarious. Thanks hon.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Wow! You have alot of cats.LOL I know they always seem to fing the righ place.LOL One of mine usually sits on one of the dinningroom chair she thinks no one can see her.LOL And my other one is always on bed. She thinks shes the queen.LOL
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Yep...I have lots of furry babies. I actually have 12 kitties altogether. They're all posted on my profile page. I love when cats sit in a corner or on a chair under a table and think that they are invisible. They look so surprised when we walk up and pet them. It's like "hey, you weren't supposed to know I'm here!" LOL
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Bandit is our indoor/outdoor cat. He sleeps on one of the dining room chairs whenever he is in the house. It might have something to do with the fact that the bird's cage is hanging in the corner of that room, but he has never tried to eat him so I don't bother him.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Oct 07
How funny! Maybe they provide amusement for them. LOL Thanks hon.
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
11 Oct 07
hey katlady how many cats do you have i have two but i did have six once before i think two cats are enougth and suzie will have kittens soon do you know how long it takes for the kittens to come out because she looks pregent and she has 7 nipples and they are bigger now please let me know thankyou
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Hi sweetie. I just sent you a friend request. That way you can PM me any time if you need help with your kitties. I have 12 cats now. I used to have 21! But a rotten nasty neighbor who didn't like cats trapped several and took them and dropped them off somewhere. Cats are usually pregnant for around 2 1/2 months before they are ready to give birth. Right around the time that mine would be ready her sides would be really full and would bounce a lot when she ran. So keep an eye out for things like that. When your baby is ready to give birth she will probably meow a lot more than usual, and she will be looking for a good place to have the babies. What you might want to do is find a fairly good sized box (one that can fit her and the kittens without them being crammed in together) and set it in a quiet corner. Put something like a soft baby blanket in it to keep the kittens warm, but make sure the fabric is something that their claws won't easily get stuck in (watch mama kitty with different blankets and it will give you a good idea of what to put in the box). Place your kitty in it several times during the day so that she gets used to it, and more than likely when she is ready to give birth she will have the kittens there. Be warned though, she just might decide to jump up in the middle of your bed and have them there in the middle of YOUR blankets instead. That's what my Angel did when she had hers. She might just want to be close to you when she has her babies. Here's a link to a page on PetPlace that has helpful information on cat pregnancies: http://www.petplace.com/cats/pregnancy-in-cats/page1.aspx It should help you a lot. It's a wonderful site with lots of information. And you can email them a question and a licensed veterinarian is there to answer it. But any time you need anything from me, just PM me and I will help you out as much as I can. I'm here for you hon. Take care sweetie.
• Australia
12 Oct 07
thankyou for the help you have given me she loves my children alot she goes up on the bed suzies face onto my children;s faces and starts purring what does that mean? but she does not do it to me i have acciendly stood on her a couple of tgimes but i did not know she was there i heard a meow then i said to her i am so sorry maybe thats why she does not come close to me but she does when i have a shower she waits for me i dont understand and when i pick her up and i give a kiss she starts to hiss on me i love her of cause thankyou for listening
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Oct 07
When she goes up to their faces and starts purring, she's showing her love. Don't fret over her not doing the same to you. She probably hasn't forgotten that you stepped on her and she's holding a bit of a grudge. She'll get over it soon enough. I have a cat, Fluffy, that won't have anything to do with me for weeks if I spank her. She won't speak to me at all. But she eventually comes around and loves on me again. Just give your kitty time. And keep gently petting her to reassure her that you love her. She'll start returning the favor.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I have so many cats, and several of them have their own homey place. Oscar likes to eat in the bathroom, coz when he was sick, several years ago, I would feed him in htere away from the others, so he still follows me to the bathroom, for his can of nine lives. He laso likes to sleep on top of my directtv box. My new cat dreamy likes to sleep on the toilet seat, or the sink in my master bathroom, and Sneaker likes to sleep on top of the computer amoire. Boots like to lay inside the computer amoire on my printer. My poor computer.
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• Australia
10 Oct 07
i had a cat oscar before but he had to be put to sleep tamone like to go to the toilet and drink the water from there i say to him tamone get down it is yacky water i always close the lid
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• United States
10 Oct 07
I leave the lid closed too, and he likes to lay on the top of it.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
That's too cute. Your computer probably has as much cat fur in it as mine does. LOL LittleBit won't drink out of the toilet, but she likes to sit and watch the water go down when it's flushed. My water bill is outrageous from keeping her happily amused. Hahahaha
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
9 Oct 07
My Reggie Cat has a few spots he likes. He varies it. For a while, he always slept under my coffee table in the living room. The past couple months he's been sleeping behind the door in my bedroom (it's always open and so he's laying between the open door and the closed closet door) or on the kitchen counter where he peaks out the window. It's cute. I love my little cat. When I go to bed he sleeps in the bedroom with me...or sometimes he'll sleep right outside the door so it's like he's watching me and protecting me. Kitties rule.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Awww....how cute! My LittleBit loves to sleep with me. And Heaven forbid if I shut the door with her not in the room. She will actually get her paw UNDER the door and scratch so hard that she rattles the door in the frame. Wakes me out of a sound sleep every time. LOL Thanks hon.
• Australia
10 Oct 07
yes my suzie cat is sleeping on my fold out couch sleeping away she will have kittens soon i dont know when i go to the bath she follows me and waits there but when i want a cuddle she does not like it is it because she is having kittens
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Most of the time my kitties like to sleep and nestle themselves on THEIR sofa..heaven forbid I sit on it..LOL...The odder places for them to go...Kissy likes to go under my bed too, or she's discovered a nice retreat behind the computer desk...Pyewacket will sometimes hop up and sleep in the kitchen cabinet over the refrigerator...he hasn't lately as I'm still in the middle of my fall cleaning thing and temporarily I dared to put some cookbooks in his spot until I finish cleaning..think he's rather annoyed about that
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
For SHAME! You desecrated his kitty hideout with....OH the horror....COOKBOOKS! I bet his whiskers are twitching in indignation at this very moment. LOL That's too funny. Angel loves to sleep on top of the computer monitor. Won't she be ticked if I ever get a flat screen! Hehehehe
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Yes he is ticked off at me....don't have to worry about my two babes sleeping on top of the monitor as I do have a flat screen monitor..ah, but Pyewacket just loves to go behind it ...waiting for the day he unhooks something...LOL
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
He'll either unhook something or end up shoving the whole monitor into your lap. LOL!
• Canada
14 Oct 07
Hi Katlday, As you know I am alergic to cats, but my shihtzu Katie has her own little dog bed and she won't give that up for anything lol. That is where she sleeps every night and anytime I Febreeze it she gets a little upset that I am in her bed lol. Have a good week! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Oh, I bet she is sooooo insulted when you do that to her precious bed! LOL My sister had a Shihtzu that was the same way. I think she was more spoiled than my cats! Hahaha Thanks hon.
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• Canada
16 Oct 07
Pretty much! If you even touch her bed she looks annoyed lol. She is quite the character I must say! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear!
@creematee (2810)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Tigger sleeping on the corn stove - Yes, the fire is on, and the cat is resting there. Silly thing. It's not hot up there, but warm enough to make her feel at home. :)
Funny, I just found a photo of Tigger, my cat in one of her favorite places to sleep in the winter time. (see attached photo) If not on the stove, it always seems to be in a basket of freshly laundered clothes. (always the whites!) Fun discussion!! :)
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
She is just too cute! Yeah, I know what you mean about them snuggling in the clean clothes pile. I just tell people now that my cats voluntarily share their fur coats with me by rubbing on my clean clothes. LOL Thanks hon.
• Australia
10 Oct 07
katlady my suzie three paws in the air and the other paw on her nose
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@DarkCJ (26)
10 Oct 07
Yea he normaly sits in the dog basket or on the end of my mums bed. Hes about 14 now. I also have a dog called honey. They normaly sit on the sofa and cuddle up lol.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Awwww....how cute! That would be such a cute picture to see. Thanks for sharing hon. And welcome to Mylot.
• Australia
10 Oct 07
is darkjc from australia so am i victoria
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
10 Oct 07
i have two cats the older one is a boy tamone is his name and he likes sleeping in my clothes basket so cute and my girl cat suzie which shewil be expecting her kitten in a few months may be more but she likes going on my moinitor where computer is i have a desktop
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Your Suzie sounds like my Angel. Angel loves the computer monitor. I think it's because it's warm, and the other cats won't bug her there. By the way, welcome to Mylot hon. And thanks for the response.
• Australia
10 Oct 07
my suzie is out on the fold up couch snoozing away suzie just sit on there but never sleeps there but my other cat sleeps in my clothes basket there was no clothes in it else there would be alot of hair
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
Hi Katlady2, That's really something about your Vixie taking up residence in the bathroom. Our Anna Belle loves to hang out in my bedroom, and that's where she can be found for the greater part of the day. She's got several spots there. I have a chest at the bottom of my bed, and she has a kitty bed on it, and she loves to curl up in there. I also have a special blanket on the foot of my bed, just for her, and she'll nap there for hours, at times too. When she feels like 'not being reached,' she climbs behind a table, and gets right up against the rocking chair rungs, and it's hard to get her out of there, if necessary. Take Care.:)
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Oct 07
She knows how to get her solitude in during the day. LOL My Prance loves to get into my dresser drawers if I happen to leave one open. LOL Thanks hon.
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• Canada
10 Oct 07
She does like her quiet times, for sure. Your kitties have some very interesting spots to hang out in too.:)
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@aowaow (1517)
• Indonesia
10 Oct 07
Cats are always find a spot that contains warm and secure, because they don't like humid or any bothering occasion. My cat once always loved to sleep on my wool blanket, and I caught him on my bed, he didn't care when I approach him. I was mad at first time because the blanket will be full of his furs, but then seeing he always like to sleep upon my blanket. I had my blanket sewn by my mother and made into his wool bed-basket. He loves it, and always sleeps there until now.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Awwww....how cute! They sure know how to wrap us around their cute furry paws and get their way. LOL Thanks hon.
• United States
10 Oct 07
My cats do, they have the most strangest places in my house.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Some of mine pick very strange spots too. Nemo, my big orange tabby, is the king of the headboard of my bed. If he's not on top of it, he's squeezed into one of the tiny cabinet areas if the door is left open. LOL
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Let's see....In the way is where Yoshee my Akita likes to be..No wonder my hip is out and my neck is coming off at the shoulders....LOL...Yoshee likes the top of the stairs at nite and Halo our boxer prefers our bed...and the couch, or the chair or under my computer desk...She is always where I am....Yoshee prefers not to be around me because he can't lick himself or anything so he stays as far away as possible...And he rolls his eyes at me all the time...
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
LOL! Yoshee is quite the little chauvinist, isn't he? Typical guy reaction. Hahahaha It sounds like Halo just loves the whole darned house...and her mommy. LOL
@jojobouy (78)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
my cat loves to stay above the television. I think it's because of the heat. But he sleeps under, or sometimes on the bed. He always go to a cabinet or the like, whenever he spots one open.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
A couple of my cats love to sleep on the television too. Especially my Angel. But since it's not very wide at the top, she always manages to fall off of it when she stretches. I've had to rescue her from behind the stand so many times I've lost count. LOL Thanks hon.
@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
10 Oct 07
yes, my sheilla. i have given her a special place to sleep and rest. but most of time she likes to sleep under tv table than in her own place. most of time, after playing, she likes to spend her time on there. if not she will just entering my bathroom and sit on there without doing nothing for minutes. just silence on there. i think those place is like homey spot that she likes enough more than others place in my home. anyway, hugs back for you, ma'am :D
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
They just pick and choose where they want to be no matter where we place their beds. Your Sheilla acts like my outside kitty Little One. She finds a spot in the porch and just sits there for forever, not doing anything but watching. Thanks hon.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Yes they do Scruffy likes the Boxes Squeeler likes the top of the Settee and Lucky you can find in the most stranges Places and Simba my Baby that has gone missing today used to sleep on the clean Washing lol I really hope he goes back home Mel rang me tonight to let me know Love and Hugs
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Missy loves to burrow under the pile of clean clothes. Hubby calls her "the mole" because of the way she works her way in. All we end up seeing is her fat striped tail sticking out. LOL I hope Simba comes home soon too. He's probably out having a visit with some of his friends, that's all. Let me know if you find out anything. Hugs to you hon.