My Mommy...You Stay Away...

Morgana... - Morgana...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
October 5, 2008 8:08am CST
Morgana is at it again. She has officially warned all other animals to stay away from her Mommy. I went and bought me a new pair of shoes the other day and yesterday when I came home from shopping and got the shoes off, she came around sniffing them. Then she started rolling on them, rubbing her head on them, stuffing her head inside them and even chewed on the velcro on them. I looked at Hubby and told him…that cat is marking my shoes. She’s rubbing her cat smell all over them so that other animals know to STAY AWAY! Thank God she isn’t a male and spraying her “territory” LOL Does your cat/dog do things like this? Have you ever been “marked”? Do you think other animals will really smell her on my shoes? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
5 Oct 08
My dog does the very same thing to my shoes too. He does it to my houseslippers also. As soon as I take them off, he likes to rub all over them. He sticks his noce inside them also and push them around the floor LOL.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
5 Oct 08
That is exactly what she did LOL [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
5 Oct 08
My cat usually sniffs at anything new but she never does that sort of thing, are you sure you didn't maybe walk over something that had the scent of another tom cat or something, maybe she is in love with your shoes.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I only went to stores so I wasn't anywhere there were animals. It was funny to see though. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
5 Oct 08
LOL yup I bet the others will be able to tell right away !
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@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
5 Oct 08
I have two miniature pinschers. My male likes to mark everything. If I catch him trying to mark I can correct the behavior. At least in that spot. I know I will need to get him fix eventually and it will help curb his marking. But I will be moving soon. So, I know he will be mark crazy for awhile....hopefully he will keep to that outside.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Oh yeah, definitely fortunate it wasn't a male cat.. My dog whenever we have another animal smell on us, has her nose literally glued to us. I am serious, she is a white shepherd, so her nose is at butt level and as we walk away from her, she follows like her nose is glued to us.. Then of course when we sit down, she rubs all over us...
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Ha! My dogs pee all over the yard and bark like crazy at any dog or cat that comes near. I have one male and one female and the female even marks her territory.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
Our female cat does the same to my spouse's shirts. Once he came in from the yard where he had been mowing the lawn and he was really sweaty and so was his shirt. Our EB, female calico, grabbed his shirt the minute he took it off and started rolling around in fits of ecstasy. Poor baby hasn't been the same since!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I don't have that problem from my dogs, but for some reason most cats and dogs seem to like me, even if I don't care for them. Several of my former neighbors had cats who always wanted to be around me, purring and bringing me presents. Go figure...
@34momma (13895)
• United States
6 Oct 08
i think all cats and dogs do that. I think that is so cute your kitty wanted the world to know you belong to it!! i know my dog does that all the time. she is very close to me and when someone in the house comes next to me she will bark at them. she rubs me in the morning when iam about to go to work. i guess she is saying, if you are leaving this house, i am letting the world know you are mine!! LOL
6 Oct 08
Hi twoey68, I have two cats, male and female but my male cat don't spray because he has been done, but everytime we buy sometime they both be inspecting it and sleeping it or on it. Tamara
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Thre sentences into this discussion I was already thinking, "Thank heavens Morgana isn't a male!" Oh, yes, I think other animals will detect her scent!
@glords (2615)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Wow that's amazing that you understand animals so well. If it were my cat I would think she had flees or something with all that rubbing. I think that you must have a special bond with your kitty to make her so possessive of you. That's wonderful. Pets make terrific and loyal friends. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@GardenGerty (105408)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Cats do this, but they also just like the smell of feet. I have a cat that will sharpen his claws on my shoes from time to time. I also have one that stretches up and tries to sharpen on the backs of my legs, OUCH.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Aww, lol how cute. I don't have a cat but it could be like you said. She is marking her scent on them.
• United States
6 Oct 08
my calico does this.she's very possessive towards me and gets very defensive if the boys come near when she's sitting on me or next to me.she's even worse about her favorite "spots" in the house.she'll roll on things just like you mentioned,and if another cat sits in her spot or plays with her toys,she considers them "fouled".
@littleowl (7157)
6 Oct 08
Hi twoey-my dogs always have a sniff and rub at anything new I may buy but I think it's their way of saying these/this is part of my territory', they just like to get their scent on it...it's the same when I change the bed or when they have come back from having a groom and smell lovely they rub themselvesall over the floor to get back their scent..its something to do with if they were in a pack in the wild to belong to that pack they have to have the scent of other dogs to be recognized...guess its the same with cats...blessings littleowl
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Oct 08
Our cat did not do that, but he sprayed the walls. So I guess it is a cat thing. I have had my dog chew on my stuff and not on my husband's. I think it is a jealousy thing, sort of I am the boss and I am going to ruin your stuff, and next time I will do it to your husband's. So what other animals are in your house? She should have nothing to worry about.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Hi twoey! I love responding to your discussions! We have so much stuff in common and they make me laugh (well not the serious ones)! Morgana (love that name) is just like my 2 boys Star & Luna (yea, they have girls names). They are always marking everything and they love shoes! They are always rolling all over my shoes, sneakers, flip flops, sandels. They just love to be all over mommy's stuff. If I leave something on the bed they will plomp right down on it. I just got up from my chair by the computer and Luna sat in it! Anything that has mommy's scent is fair game! I don't know if another cat would be able to smell them on my shoes or not. I do wonder about that! I just know that they mark me every chance they get and I am definitely Star & Luna's!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Actually yes they do. That is why when you have cats and go to somewhere that has a dog that doesn't like cats that the dog will sometimes growl cause they smell the animals scent on you and your things. I have had my kittens curl up in my shoes for a snooze but not really sure that is marking his territory.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 Oct 08
My calico LittleBit does that all the time to anything new I bring home. Then, if any of the other furbabies get anywhere near her "property" she promptly growls and swats at them. I think it's hilarious!