Tripping Over Kitties

United States
August 13, 2010 11:06am CST
Why do kittens love to get under your feet at just the wrong time. Do they like be almost stepped on. Or in my case today do they like almost fatally injuring their owners. So we have one kitten, my cat had her third litter, just one lonely kitten. She likes to sit in places where you barely see her and make you trip getting under your feet. So I am putting my dishes away and I get all the knives together in one hand to take them over to my knife holder thingy. I turn around and there she is right behind me, I almost stepped on her and almost tripped with 10 sharp knives in my hand. Luckily I caught myself and pointed my finger at her like you little brat. What's the worst thing your kitty ever made you do, trip, fall with something in your hands. Scare you sneaking up on you? Tell me a funny about your kitten or cat.
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@cbar86 (80)
• United States
13 Aug 10
I have a 17 pound male MaineCoon cat, that is about 6 years old now. It's hard to believe, but he does "sneak up" on me, and when he does, it startles me quite a bit. The worst time he startled me would have to be when I was walking down the stairs in our house with a laundry basket full of clothes to wash. He darted accross the stair right in front of my feet, making me trip, and making me throw the basket full of clothes all over the hallway below. I managed to not step on him, but it sure could have been a disaster!
• United States
16 Aug 10
Yes it sounds like it could of been a disaster for your both. But since it wasn't quite funny.
@catalady (363)
13 Aug 10
Do you know natnickeep ..it's not just kittens who do this! My 'youngest' cat is 13 years old and she is forever running under my feet just as I am walking somewhere, and her favourite trick is to sit on the top step and jump up just as you start to walk down the stairs, many a time she has almost tripped me up ...and I am convinced she does it on purpose! I swear I saw her smiling at me the other day I as tripped over her. On a more serious note, I have a friend whose young cat ran under his feet just as he was putting his weight down, now he is a big chap and unfortunately his full weight landed straight on the cat and broke it's back and the cat had to be put to sleep. You can imagine how he felt...many years later and it still prays on his mind and upsets him.
• United States
13 Aug 10
That is true. I have 4 older cats, 2 of them are outside cats. They other two inside ones mostly just lay around all day. They do like to lay in my seat right before I go to sit in it and I do think they laugh sometimes. That is sad about your friend but things like this happen. A friend of mines 2 year old son killed half of their litter of kittens. This kitten I have stays on the other side of this blanket we use to keep the cool in the living room from our ac unit, she gets kicked half way across my kitchen sometimes when I come through. But still she doesn't learn. I hope she makes it to adult hood between me kicking her and my 4 year old dropping her on her head.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Aug 10
I have cats at home so i know what you mean. They just seem to know when your feet are going to move. What's even more irritating is when they stop to look back at you to make sure you are still behind them. They seem to come out of nowhere when you least expect it. i feel all i am ever doing is looking down at the floor to make sure i don't have a cat calamity.
• United States
13 Aug 10
Yes they do have great timing. And people with cats do probably learn to watch where they are walking.
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Kittens are really adorable pets and they love to be in company with bigger cats or people all the time. They also want to be constantly petted. I got two kittens although only one of them is "legitimately" mine, heheheh. I call them Ebony and Ivory coz they're black and white colored. Ebony is actually our neighbor's cat but she stays at our house most of the time. Ivory is a stray, she came one day at our doorstep with a severely injured right hind leg. Poor kitty. We took so much pity on her, so we gave her some used clothing to sleep on and we let her sleep inside the house for the next few days. After that we built her a little makeshift shelter just outside our door for her to sleep on when we are away. Ebony doesn't like Ivory at first, maybe because Ivory's wound smelled so awful. So during that time, Ebony is mostly away from the house. After a month when Ivory's wound has completely healed, Ebony comes by the house more often and after a few more days, after Ivory's constant befriending of Ebony, they become very close friends and play all the time around the house everyday. Sometimes I just sit and watch them play. They just look so adorable =) Most of their funny acts are usually when they're asleep. I actually some pictures of them which I enjoyed posting them at mylot as well :)
@dorannmwin (36672)
• United States
14 Aug 10
Our kitten has never tried to trip me up. However, she is a very clingy cat. Even as I am writing this she is sitting on my shoulder while I am typing. She is about 16 weeks old and since we've had her she is everything that you wouldn't think that a female kitten should be. She is loving and not territorial at all. She is actually my little sweetheart. The worst thing that she has ever done is that we thought that she got out of the house last week and we were looking everywhere for her. Then she just showed up at my feet while I was fixing food to leave outside for her.
@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
14 Aug 10
never that bad, but considering how many cats I do have, I've learned to "wade" thru the little darlings... some of them aren't that little either! I have given a few some pretty solid kicks because they are so bad about being right in the way, and the kicks weren't intentional! They always act like its your fault that you step on or kick them ya know...
@anncherry (406)
• Philippines
14 Aug 10
I think cats are really touchy-feely pets. They like to cuddle and be constantly around people they like all the time. Well, of course, when you're just standing somewhere in your home, the most obvious place where your cat may end up is at your feet--the closest part of you to which he can reach. It's great to have such attention directed at you. Although he gets on your nerves sometimes for his wrong timing. :)
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Aug 10
My cats aren't kittens anymore. However, that doesn't stop them from trying to be walking disaster areas. If they aren't running around the apartment like their lives depended on it, then they want to know what you're doing at all times. Even if it means walking around the ankles tail poised like a "hook" to keep said person from going anywhere. My cat Precious, thinks its funny to walk around in the kitchen for no real reason. Oh, and mind you Precious just loves. And I do mean loves to walk on the kitchen floor. And, you guessed it. He''s fully grown, and he walks around with his tail in the air trying to see what "damage" he can cause. If the kitchen wasn't somewhat dark when he does this I wouldn't complain, but he has to do it when I'm cooking dinner in hopes that.... I'll "drop" something. To resolve this problem. I have to put him in the bedroom during meal times. It's a good thing he likes it in there so much. Makes it a tad bit easier to handle him sometimes when he does things like that. Mind you he's fully grown. So he shouldn't be doing it, but he thinks he's cute when doing it. So he usually gets a pet.... picked up.... or shooed out of the kitchen.
• United States
13 Aug 10
It isn't that, they want you to play with them. They think your big giant toy! Even when they are fulling grown they do that. My Lucky does that and he is two years old. He thinks that you are going to feed him or play with him. You have to think of it this way. They are babies. Also, when you have cats, you really do need to "cat proof" your house. Another thing, think of Elephants. You know how elephants never step on their young even when their young are running and jumping and playing in front of them. It's the same concept with kittens.