When you have this many cats...

Stored cat - What the roomie found...
@ElicBxn (60884)
United States
April 21, 2012 8:44pm CST
you never know where you are going to find them. The roomie wanted to get a glass (well, its plastic actually) and she opened the cabinet door and found... a cat! We are always chasing them out of the lower cabinets but that's on their level after all. Now this isn't the first time we've found a cat in there, but the last time it was a much smaller cat on a lower shelf! So, I'm wondering what he was thinking... "If I'm sitting here, maybe they'll think I'm a plate and put food on me..." What do you think?
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
22 Apr 12
It would be great eating if you mistook them as a plate! It never ceases to amaze me where I find the little furry fiends! I think they take great joy in finding spots where when I find them I'll jump out of my skin. They have hidden under laundry, in cupboards, on shelves in the bathroom behind the bathroom door, in the dryer (and washer) and I've even found them in drawers where there was no possibility of them getting into them. The most fun was when Willy curled up on top of the fridge among the stuffed toys. I was doing something in the fridge and I felt something pull my hair. I jumped sky high, and when I landed I went back to work in the fridge. Then something pulled my hair again. I jumped again but couldn't find what was pulling my hair. Finally the third time there was a kitty face peeking down at me, I swear that he was laughing at me! He loves doing the "reach out and grab" thing. It's so cute because he will kind of tilt his head to the right, with his eyes wide open and a little smile on his face. He'll give a little "yeow?" and then when I start to walk off again he'll grab me again. I think a lot of it is because he wasn't popular with the granddaughters. He wasn't a "cute" kitten, Khuay on the other hand was not only cute but he was a real character too. So Willy was ignored by the girls. I reached the point that I couldn't stand it and I took over with him giving him the extra love and attention he so desperately needed. He now is my constant companion (he's laying beside me now, and will be in bed with me with his head resting on my ribs) and I am sure he would do anything to protect me. He also has a wicked sense of humor. In the next couple of days I'll post a pix of him. Oh, of course speaking of strange places to find a cat, I find Dinglebeary in the bathroom hamper on a regular basis. It is strange because it is a tip out hamper and there are two doors to that cupboard. I usually find him in there and what baffles me is that he's in the hamper and the cupboard doors are closed.
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@BarBaraPrz (19824)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Apr 12
Cats can teleport themselves anywhere.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
Cats can walk through walls, besides, they can open the door just enough to get in and have it shut behind them sometimes (I've seen Oliver do that) Funny thing, some cats can pull open doors and some can push but its few and far between that can do both!
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@BarBaraPrz (19824)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Apr 12
Long ago and far away, I lived in a tiny house where it was expedient to replace the bathroom door with a bifold door. Mona, our cat, was able to open it from either side, whereas some of our friends were constantly getting trapped in there. She also had no trouble opening the screen door either in or out.
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
22 Apr 12
I think that cats believe that if there is a door, they belong on the other side of it. No matter what door, no matter what time of day. It just so happened that this time it was a cupboard full of dishes. I can imagine one curling up and sleeping on a plate.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
We stack our plates on a rack below him, and he is rather larger than your average plate, but we have a pix of Daisy in a piece of tupperware....
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
22 Apr 12
My first cat, from my first marriage rode home to Oklahoma with me when hubby went on a WestPac cruise. She ran in the front door at Mom's and found her plant watering kettle. It had a large removable lid and Butterfly jumped right in, curled up, and stuck her paw out the front spout. I do not know if I ever got pictures. She also used to run to a floral bowl type vase and curl up and it would roll with her. She was about six months at that time.
@BarBaraPrz (19824)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Apr 12
GG - Harmony loves to come in the front door just to be able to go out the back door, even though she can and often does walk around outside from front to back yards. (And vice versa.}
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• United States
22 Apr 12
That's so funny! He looks like he just woke up! Or maybe he's just half-blinking. I've only got one cat myself, and I've found her in a few strange places but never in the cabinets. I had a friend who found her roomate's cat in the closet and had no idea how she got there! The cat was nice and quiet for most of the afternoon and then just started throwing herself at the door when she couldn't get out. Maybe he did think he'd get an extra snack if he pretended to be a plate.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
The other picture I took he had his eyes closed, I think its because I turned on all the lights to get a good picture and the room had been pretty dark before, even if he hadn't been in the cabinet!
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• United States
22 Apr 12
Sounds like it might have been the perfect napping spot until you came along and turned out all the lights. Nice and dark, no other cats or people to bother him... Or maybe he was just lying in wait to scare your roomie. Cats are so funny, I never get tried of their crazy behavior and they surprise me all the time. Been thinking about getting another cat.
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• United States
22 Apr 12
How many cats do you have? I have three, and two of them do this. The other one (a girl) never gets into any anything or makes an messes. The two boys are constantly trying to mess something up. I think cats get into spaces like that because it makes them feel safe. My cats are nuts about small boxes. I think that for some reason they like small spaces.
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@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
22 Apr 12
I have 3 cats as well, two girls and one boy. You're right, cats do like to feel secure in smaller places like boxes, cupboards etc. It gives them a sense of security, I think, to feel the sides of the box (or whatever) around them. One of my cats really likes sitting in the bathroom sink. Cute.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
How many is too many? I'm probably there. Taj isn't one of our normal mess makers, he's now our senior cat, he turned 10 on April 1st.
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• Taiwan
22 Apr 12
I have three tomcats. I didn't castrated them so the have an ichy of mating during these days. I fed up with the annoying meaowing all night so I lock them out of my balcony. Next morning, I couldn't find one of them.... But I'm sure that my balcony has no place to escape.... After a long time searching....My black tom is "mating with the catnip(behind the flower pot)"... My catnip had sperm for breakfast....WTF
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
All of mine are fixed. You would probably find them better company if you fixed yours
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
22 Apr 12
He looks so comfortable. He probably liked it because he thought no one would bother him. I never had a cat get in a cabinet, but one of them would get on the counter and open the door and get the marshmellow out. I don't think he ever ate them, (the bag was never opened, just had a lot of holes in it) he just wanted the bag out for some reason!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
thought you needed stale marshmallows I guess!
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@krizzy (237)
• Philippines
22 Apr 12
Our mother cat really like to stay inside our dad's clothes cabinet..I think cats really like to nap on soft surfaces:p
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
I know they like soft stuff, but they also seem perfectly happy on hard ones! I have concrete floors with tile on them and a tiled table and they sleep on them when its hot. actually, we had 7 of them on the table last night!
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@ellie333 (21029)
22 Apr 12
Hi ElicBxn, My cats never get into cupboards at all but one of them is black and she tends to be able to become invisible in little hidey holes all over the house, she seems to shrink to be able to get into the smallest of spaces and I will think she is out and then suddenly she will emerge startling us. huggles. Ellie :D
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
I know about those black cats, I've had a lot of them.
• China
27 Apr 12
What a cute cat! It appeared nonchalant when you took a photography of it.It wouldn't have thought its keeper intended to introduce it to so many people.The cat likes sleeping by daylight.It usually goes where it feels quiet and comfortable.There is nothing like the lower cabinet.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
27 Apr 12
This is an upper cabinet! This is Taj, he's my #1 son. I rescued him from my front yard at 4 weeks old in 2002. I love my cats and my special cats even more.
• China
28 Apr 12
You like cats so much.You are surely very kind to other animals too.The cat you rescued has already been over ten year old.What is the special cats?
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
5 May 12
I do like most animals, but my cats are my "children". Taj is currently the oldest, but until last fall I lost my 20 year old "grand dame" of the house hold.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
23 Apr 12
How can the cats possibly get into the upper cabinets? Have doors been left open, or is there a hole in the wall behind the cabinets?
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
23 Apr 12
kI've had a cat get in a lower cabinet if a door were left open, but an upper cabinet - never. That would scare the dickens ou t of me for sure.
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• United States
8 May 12
I've yet to see any of my cats do that. The closest I've seen them doing something like that is they'll get into the linen closet and take a snooze if it's ajar. But I guess if they want to hide or time away from everyone else that's as good of a place as any.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
8 May 12
The roomie pulled out a trash bag that we keep in a little chest in the kitchen, when I went back to check on the rain (we had a bit of a storm pass through) there was Taj in the chest and he had shoved the trash bags out of his way to get in! Silly goose!
@BarBaraPrz (19824)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Apr 12
Maybe he wanted some "alone time"? My erstwhile mother-in-law just about dropped her drawers one morning when she opened the fridge and the cat jumped out, none worse for wear after spending the night in there.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
We accidentally shut Flower in the fridge when she was still a baby, she probably wouldn't have fared as well as a grown cat. She's still small despite being 3
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