Anyone else have an ungraceful cat?

United States
April 21, 2008 12:50pm CST
I have always had cats and found them to be very graceful creatures. My newest baby, Slash, is obviously the exception to the rule. (He has been to the vet and is in perfect health.) This poor little guy is just so ungraceful & uncoordinated. He doesn't run, it's more of a gallop. When he jumps, he lands with a huge thudding sound. He has a habit of misjudging his jumps, which at times can be quite comical. I was just wondering if anyone else has a clumsy kitty.
2 people like this
3 responses
• United States
21 Apr 08
Oh how funny - poor guy! My cats have always been graceful, but usually too fat (I know, I'm a terrible mama-kitty). When they put on extra weight, and try to make those jumps that were easy when they were skinny, they usually miss and fall back on the floor. Of course, being cats, they just give me a look that says "I meant to do that" - LOL!
• United States
22 Apr 08
He is a big klutz now. I can't imagine how bad he will be once he puts on some weight. (With the way he eats, I have no doubt that he will end up fat.)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes, I did! We had Priscilla, the picture of grace; she was a big cat, but could walk across anything and never knock anything over. Then we got Duffy (male); he was solid black, but half Siamese. That was the most clumsy cat I've ever had. He walked across anything, everything went flying. Including him, usually. I used to keep my Grandmother's teapot on top of my refrigerator. That is, until Duffy jumped up there one day and slid the teapot to the edge. I have no idea how I got there in time to catch it! He would get up on the chain-link fence and weave back and forth until you saved him. I used to think I was going to find him impaled on the top of it one day. Somebody knocked on the door one day while he was napping and he took off running. I don't think he missed any of the dining table legs or chair legs! He ran into all of them! lol Clumsy cats can't be all that common, because he is the only one I ever had. They sure are fun to be around, though! :p
• United States
22 Apr 08
Slash is definitely a source of great entertainment!
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Our male cat is the same way. Really uncoordinated. He is constantly loosing his balance, falling off of stuff, jumping on table and knocking everything over.
• United States
22 Apr 08
Sometime I think they do some of it on purpose. I mean do we really need to fall out of one window, climb the chair, run across the computer table, fall on the floor again, attack the cooler & climb the blinds just to get back in the wndow?