What are your cat/cats favorite hiding places?

my cat - cat in the bathtub
@polachicago (19073)
United States
February 22, 2008 9:30pm CST
My cat is very social, but when I have house visitors, cat is hard to find. I have to wait till visitors are gone. Sometimes she is picking to see who is in. Last time she was hiding in bathtub.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I have 4 cats in this house. Jack, Harry, Archie and Sammy. Jack and Harry are brothers and just over 3 years old. Archie and Sammy just came home a few months ago from the County Animal Shelter. Jack and Harry were going to be Jack and Jill, but Jill ended up being a boy...........and when we got him home, he hid so long and so good, that I named him Harry Houdini! He was underneath this old 1930's radio I have. It is actually a phonograph/radio.....anyway, he was real little and can't get there anymore. When I brought home the new boys, he hid under the couch for about 3 days. I swear, he didn't even come out for water or a bathroom break! They are all pals now though. When people come over, Jack, Harry and Sammy scatter, but Archie will jump up on your shoulder!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Is Archie more social? Oh, how nice to have 4 cats. I remember that you have few dogs as well. How many animals total do you have?
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• United States
23 Feb 08
Long story here, but I have 4 cats in this house and my boyfriend has a house across the street as well. We have 7 dogs and 3 cats over there.........again, long story about all of that, he has a fenced area.......2 of the dogs are mine, Opal the white boxer and Zoe the golden. All are rescue animals......I know, it's nuts!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Feb 08
7 dogs and 7 cats total?
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 08
My cat loves boxes and if we bring any boxes home you can guarantee provided the box is still inside the house she'll find it and be in it! She is such a madam and sooooo nosey that she has to investigate, explore and hide in everything. Sometimes she even has the audacity to go to our neighbours and climb the stairs and sleep on my 88 year old neighbours bed, talk about cheek! No wonder we can't find her. I daren't leave my sock draw open cos she'll move everything out the way and nestle inside, bless her. Love the bathtub, Meg has never been there, YET! But don't give her ideas please pmsl...
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I promise not to talk to Meg about bathtub...lol
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• United States
23 Feb 08
My cat loves to hide under the couch new the vent and if she's not there bets believe you'll be able to find her in the back of your cat condo.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
almost like hide and seek....
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Hey my friend my cats use to hide too when we would get company. Now that we moved into this house Maggie will stay on the couch if someone pops over. So now I bring Molly out and introduce her to my company and she doesnt hide anymore.LOL They are so funny! Hugs
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
yes, they are funny...;)
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Dont have cats. but we have to put our Dogs outside or in side away from visitors depending on where we are going to be.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I do it too with my dogs, they are nervous...
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
23 Feb 08
The bedroom is my cats safe haven. When he's scared he goes to the bedroom and if needed, the back of the closet (which I always leave the door open). When I get his carrier out to take him to the vets or something, he runs straight to the bedroom so I always have to close the door. That's pretty much his main hiding place...he has no where else to hide otherwise.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
How cute, my pets don't like to get into the car when I take them to the vet.... how do they know?
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
23 Feb 08
Yeah that happens to mine too, go into hiding:) Bailey tends to always find a way into my closet and hides there. Fluffy used to hide in my daughter's room, but since now a lot of the visitors are my daughter's friends she started to hide underneath the living room sofa:)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Closet is also my cats favorite place to do daily walk around the house...:)
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
23 Feb 08
Closets are nice, quiet and often there's something soft for a nice nap:) Bailey goes a step further however.. if he find something is falling from an hanger or a shelf he will pull it down and make it his bed. I'm the one not too happy with it, the other day I was in a hurry and didn't even think on how my sweater was off the shelf, in any case it was the one I wanted to take so I put it on and worried out. WHen I got to work I realized I had quite a share of bailey's hair on it! Oh well, tape helped me to take them out :)
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
my cat found my pants on the floor in my closet...I let her sleep on for few days, because it was a pair of around the house cleaning pans...
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@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
26 Feb 08
My cats are very social, too. One out of the three hides when I have visitors. He usually hides under my bed. The other two clamor for attention. I also discovered recently the two baby cats like to play in the bathtub when I leave the door open. If I can't find the cats (which isn't very often, as they mostly stick to me like glue) all I have to do is open the cupboard where I keep their cat food. Or I can screech in a tiny, high pitched voice, "kitty treats!" and they'll come running from anywhere. It's good to see you again, Pola. Sorry I've been out of touch. I've had many major life changes over the past couple months. Here's to hoping things stay calm for a while, so I can catch my breath again.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Katrinka, it is so nice to hear from you again. I hope you are OK now, I remember your problems and hope all is going to be better for you...;) HUGS!
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@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Thank you! HUGS!
@ellie333 (21018)
23 Feb 08
Hi I have two cats, Wilfred and Sybil. Wilfred is more of an outdoor cat and will only come in if the house is quite, he has no hiding place but if not on my lap will stretch himself out across the back of the sofa. Sybil however is full of mischief and tries to stay in as much as possible. If you are not giving her attention she will nip your ankles. Her favourite hiding place is my daughters bedroom, even though I keep the door closed she opens it somehow and hides under the bed and because she is all black you can hardly see her, she also loves the laundry basket and the corner behind the TV. The craziest place but this is outdoors is laying with the rabbits in their hutch, it is always open so they can come and go as the have the whole of the garden. I think she thinks they are her responsibilty to look after. Cats are just such characters aren't they. Ellie:D
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I have cat and 2 dogs, all with different characters... Funny to learn that cat can watch rabbits...:)
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@ellie333 (21018)
23 Feb 08
Both my cats would probably chase other rabbits and guinea pigs if outside of my boundaries, but at home its like they know they are family and not to be messed with. When I was a child I used to have a rabbit called Smokey who used to come indoors and lay on the rug in front of the fire with my collie dog. Like they say animals do the funniest things. Ellie:D
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Mine hides either behind the couch or directly under our feet.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
under your feet? how?
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
23 Feb 08
He quietly walks up under them when your distracted & you don't notice till you trip over him.
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@Perry123 (363)
2 Mar 08
At the moment its the tumble drier. we have to check it every time as he loves to get in there quickly and sneakily when it warm between taking things out . now we have a sign on the window which says; "CHECK; CATS" Glad you like cats. Don't trust people who don't like cats lol.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Mar 08
wow, my laundry room is favorite for cat, but she never check tumble dryer....
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
27 Feb 08
Prince does not hide, he will come right up to you. He is funny as all get out. However our other cat hides in the bedroom under the bed. Ainge
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Feb 08
All cats are different I guess and it depends on personality....
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
she seems to like hiding in the closet. I don't put shoes in the closet, only hang clothes and coats so she easily hides there on the floor. most our clothes are folded
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
26 Feb 08
My cat loves my closet because I have very deep closet on my attic... Hugs for you and your cat...:)
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@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I have one cat that will hide when we have company and one who wants to be the center at attention! We were laughing at Christmas time because the one cat was sitting in the middle of the living room floor grooming herself while we were all sitting around her! lol! It was like she was saying, "Look at me! Aren't I beautiful?!!!" lol!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
26 Feb 08
all animals are different, my cat is lately crying when not on my laps...spoiled...lol
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 08
Presently I don’t keep any cat. My neighbor raises three cats. I notice that the lovely black female cat always hides beneath my car whenever there are visitors around her owner’s house. I find that it is rather evasive and always keep away from me when I walk towards it.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
26 Feb 08
most cats are not much social with people....
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@no_chao (549)
• Philippines
24 Feb 08
its really funny to hear that!!! i used to have cats and kitten for the rest of my life and there was some of them who acts same as yours. some of my kitten used to hide under the chair or under the table covering them with table cloth!!!...but most of them are very friendly to our visitors. they love to be touch by them and make some show.....
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Feb 08
hiding is always funny, my cat is also afraid of smoke alarm and is running away with speed of light...
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@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I have had a few cats. Our last, kayla she liked to hide under the bed. Right under the headboard where it was dark. Being that she was a black cat, this made her difficult to locate at times. I had a male cat named Kooter. i had him for 13 years. Again black cat. He had an unusual habit of hiding under the bed covers.He was easier to find. Just look for the lump in the middle of the bed!lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
yes, black cats are hard to find...
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• Philippines
23 Feb 08
She normally hides under my bed or under the table.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I have very low bed frame, not much room under my bed... table seems to be favorite place for dogs....
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@elisa812 (3031)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I think our cat's favorite place to hide is under the bed. It seems like she can sleep under there for hours! She's also been known to hide in the closets too. We can't latch any of the closet doors because once we accidentally closed her into the closet cause we didn't know she was hiding there, lol. She must have been asleep in there for awhile, cause all of a sudden, we heard strange noises coming from the closet and when we opened the door, she popped out! lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
...lol...it happens with my cat too...
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@megumiart (3777)
• United States
23 Feb 08
My cat loves hiding under the bed and behind th TV. :]
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Feb 08
bed is probably the most usual place for cats to hide...
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