alright who's cat does this?

yukon the cat - yukon the highlander cat
United States
October 17, 2007 11:14am CST
everytime i clean out my cats litter box,he always has to go into it and christening it already,i think its really cute that he loves that he has a clean litter box but i just got done scooping it all out lol.does your cat do this?
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22 responses
• United States
19 Oct 07
Almost every cat will do this for two reasons. If at all possiblle a cat will not 'go' in another's 'potty place', so he's marking it. Also cats prefer to go where they can smell their own scent. It's a territorial thing for cats of all sizes, even the big cats like tigers and lions.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
17 Oct 07
All my cats seemed to do this and it drives me absolutely crazy. I clean it every moring as a part of routine and would love for it to stay clean for a little while at least! They are like kids. Once I do dishes there seems to always be another dish that ends up in the sink. Grr. LOL Vicki
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• United States
17 Oct 07
LOL I thought it was just me who's cat did this. I guess we can't think our cat is the only special one. My cat just needs to learn to cover his stinky mess. He just poos and leaves it there. Starts smelling it and scratching other spots. He has to be the funniest cat around. I am always behind him covering it up.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Every cat I have ever had does the same thing. I think they are marking it. When you clean it you get rid of their scent, so they go in and make it smell like them again.
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• India
1 Feb 08
be careful the hairs of cats are not good .They should not go in your stomach.
@fadilah8 (207)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 08
yeah mine too... well i think its kindda funny.but sometimes its making me crazy though..
• United States
28 Jan 08
If your cats wait til you are done cleaning the litter box out then you are doing better then I am! I have three cats, and between them I am almost sure to get at least one of them trying to get into the box WHILE I am cleaning it out! It is very annoying yes, but as others have said cats are territorial and as such its really no surprise to me that they want to rearrange their boxes as soon as they can. ~Rachel
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
27 Jan 08
If I got a penny for every time our cat did that I would have a total of $14.56 extra a year. We have 2 cats. I know does not seem like much but you figured cleaning the box 2 times a day, then Prince or Marshmallow decide they must make sure that there is something in there. If the cat would pay me my money to clean his litter box, he would get an extra treat. I think every cat has an obsession of independence so that even when we clean their litter boxes, they are looking at us laughing and saying, "So you thought you would win." and then proceed to make a mess proving who is truly in charge. It is funny however.
@viliux27 (103)
• Lithuania
27 Jan 08
Well my cat checks what "treasure" we are removing from his litter box :) Once i allmost fell down, because he was between my legs, checking the stuff i was removing, cats are so funny at parts
• United States
26 Jan 08
NOT only does my (4) cats and (2) kittens( litter mates) go in right after we scoop, they will sit there and watch my daughter or myself clean them. I have two indoor out door cats and yet when they come in, they have to use the box.. also my cats are territorial over the 3 boxes i have...I grew up wiht cats..And i love them
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
23 Jan 08
yep my big lazy piece of fur does this.LOL!!!My white cat who is a clean freak will be the first in and usually I can't get out of his way fast enough.LOL!!!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Jan 08
LOL Im constantly scooping my litter box. Everytime I walk by it I scoop! I have 2 cats and 1 litter box so I have to constantly scoop. Thats just the way it is!hahaha
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Every cat I've ever had does this! They won't use it, no matter how bad they have, to until you clean it, right? And they make a point about it. Can't even set your keys down before they let you know. So you clean it. And walk away for 10 - 15 minutes. Let them have their go at it. Then you clean that load out and take the bag of poo out to the trash. And when you get back in, what do you hear? The cat scratching in the box again! Guess they don't want it TOO clean. They might forget what it's for, I'm guessing.
@motaz4 (133)
• Egypt
18 Oct 07
hi, iam your friend from egypt you know i like cats but i hate to clean them because of that i do not have any cats or dogs but i like to look at them,by the way i want to ask you aquestion, some one told me i can earn from mylot by comments how does this happen? please any body know please reply me..
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
17 Oct 07
We were very smart. The cats went outside and there was no litter box. The cat I had when we had our dog Timmy, went outside. The cat I got when we were just married, went outside. They were outdoor cats. But I guess it has to do something about territory. All cats are like that.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Any cat that I ever had did this very same thing..I am like "hello" couldn't you do that before I cleaned it? Of course not...I had three cats one time and they all jumped in the box at the same time and I wasn't even done filling it with clean litter....LOL...Shrek, Feona, and Elle Mae were their names...talk about goof balls....Fresh is nice but could it last more than a split second....lol..Always scooping the poop..
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I've never had a cat that doesn't do it. Tends to be the dominate ones that really get into it.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
17 Oct 07
How did you know my cat did that. Yours too? Come to think of it, I have had 4 cats at different times and if I remember right, they all did this. Crazy!
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 07
Very nice and clean looking Yukon. Need an extra efforts fro you for him to has his proper living. Even though I don't have any pet, but sometimes I join cat club members where they chat about training their cat to has proper learning and practice for wee and pooh.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Of course my M&M girls always will do that.lOL I think its a cat thing!LOL They just have to chrisen it. Now that I let them outside in the back yard they have been going out there. So Im saving on cat litter.LOL