Was it "hide & seek" or is Chloe just odd?
Gloucester City, New Jersey
September 9, 2008 12:47pm CST
During this week that my mother has been in the hospital, I've ended up with Chloe in the house. Before, she was afraid to be in the house because we had been infested with fleas and she could see them. If she could see them, she wanted to be as far away from them as possible. Since she wasn't allowed to jump up on the furniture or on the counters, that meant she wanted to be outside. Then, last Thursday, I found her locked inside my car when I went looking for her around 10PM. I have no idea how she got there. I rolled the windows up to keep her out since she was getting in there all the time. I had seen her in the morning and I hadn't left the house at all during the day. But, I could hear her faintly meowing, yet frantically, repeatedly. I followed the meows and they were coming from my car. I opened the door and she was out in a flash, winding in and out of my legs, meowing for all she was worth, over and over again. I picked her up and her little internal motor was running at top speed, her musical tunes loud enough to be heard several feet away. So, I put her down on the steps and went inside to get her food, since that's why I was calling her. I opened the door and she LEAPED inside the door as fast as she could! WHAT??!? I tried to put her back out (since we no longer had a litter box inside), but she would have nothing of it - it was inside or nothing. So, she's been inside ever since. I still don't know what happened, but I'd like to do the same thing to the person who did it to her AFTER wrapping a certain part of their genitalia around their neck several times. Well, yesterday afternoon, I let the other cat in to eat and Chloe decided she was going to go to the kitchen, too. I went into the bedroom when the phone rang - it was my aunt calling about my mother. While I was on the phone with her, I saw a multi-colored flash go past my door into my mother's room, so I knew Chloe was done in the kitchen. I got done the phone call and stepped out to check on her. I had heard her jump on the bed (she always hits the footboard on the way up), so I was surprised to not see her anywhere. I just stood there, called her name once, and kept looking. Then, I saw it. A foot. Then another foot. Sticking out from UNDER a pillow! So, I leaned on the bed and looked under the pillow and I see a nose, a cheek and an open eye looking at me. I had to laugh. She didn't move, she didn't blink, she didn't budge - until I said, "I love you, Chloe." She jumped up and ran over to me with the pillow dragging from her back!! I couldn't help laughing at her. She is so weird!! Believe it or not, she did this two more times, each time her feet being pulled under more and more so I couldn't see them. Then, one what I thought was a fourth time, I went in expecting her to be behind the pillow, so I picked it up to scare her.....it was HEAVY!! CHLOE WAS INSIDE THE PILLOWCASE UNDER THE PILLOW!!!! "OMG, Chloe! What the hell are you doing???" She let me hold her like that, her head and front feet popped out of the pillow case like it was her own personal sleeping bag!! She is just the weirdest cat ever!!!! I never know what to expect!!! What weird things does your cat do? Or have they done?
• United States
10 Sep 08
Hey jerz, I really needed that laugh so bad! Poor chloe! She was traumatized, poor little girl! Ok, time for Star & Luna stories! They are both being traumatized by my roomate, especially poor Star who likes to sleep on the bed. Roomate keeps chasing him out. So as soon as he leaves the house in the morning Star comes right on the bed. But in the meantime at night I can't find him or Luna for anything! They have hidding places that I just can't figure out! My apartment isn't that big, only 3 rooms! I'm in the kitchen/office so that leaves bedroom & living room. If there's a tiny space to hide, that's where they are. I can call them all I want and they won't answer. They can hide in a box, behind the couch, wall unit, wherever they fit. Sometimes I find them in a bag! Luna loves plastic! He loves to go into plastic bags so I have to hide them from him! He also likes to hide under the covers and thinks I can't see him when he makes a lump in the bed! They are sooooooo silly! At least they keep me laughing! I love them sooooooo much!
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
11 Sep 08
I had a cat who would disappear regularly - I could never figure out where she was. But, she'd somehow end up in the crawlspace in the eaves. Well, it turned out she'd open the cupboard door under the sink, get inside, go down the hole next to the drainpipe, go under the floor and come up in an opening in the wall inside the crawlspace. Until I figured it out, she had the IDEAL hiding space!! Chloe does the cupboard thing, too, but mainly just letting the door slam repeatedly if I don't feed her as soon as she'd like to be fed! LOL
• United States
9 Sep 08
I first want to say that I am so happy that Chloe is doing good, that could have really been dangerous with her in the closed up car. Thank goodness you heard her and found her. It sure did put a smile on my face reading this discussion. My cat is just over 14 years old now and she takes it by spells with her playing. At times she does get ofter our dog who is over 1 1/2 yrs old and she will swat and or hiss at him or chase him around. Sometimes she will play with toys or just anything on the floor. I can remember when she would get in a coke carton and play peek a boo, or even get in a shoe and peek out when she could fit in one. Right now even with the threat of a hurricane coming to visit us she is laying down here next to me so peaceful, not a care in the world, that is what she does best now. hahaha
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
9 Sep 08
I'll tell you - so am I!! She was one thirsty kitty when she got inside!! I was so angry about that. I know she was on the porch that morning when I fed them (the only reason they've been outside at all is because of the flea infestation that we're finally getting under control), so I know I didn't open the car up at all and I had shut the windows the day before to keep her out of the car, too. The thought that someone would do that to her really riles me. Yet, I know if someone was in the back yard, the neighbors would have said something because they keep an eye on the property for Mom. He's a former cop, so they pay attention to things. This person, whoever it was, had to have waited until dark to do it or they'd have seen him or her (I'm assuming him at this point.) But, she has been afraid to be outside since. I've made her be outside twice so far, but she freaks and gets under the bedroom windows pleafully mrowling to get someone to bring her back in. Since she wasn't afraid before that day, I know something happened that really frightened her. I'm VERY glad she's OK. The other one, though, nothing seems to bother her. I don't let her stay in now because she's taken to just stopping wherever she is when she has to pee and peeing. Can't have that in the house. Even with the litter box, she wasn't interested. So, she has become the outdoor cat she was when I got her 15+ years ago. She's 22 now. Chloe's 8 1/2.