Fast and furrious…


Today since my computer is R.I.P. resting in pieces..i have attched myself to hubbies,which although very snappy requires from me a level of computer knowledge beyond my job description.

So todays SPOTLIGHT CREATURE FEATURE is on hold until i can wrangle my photos from this computer….Instead i was thinking of discussing something i think we all have seen,all have wondered at and all probably secretly keep to ourselves for fear others may think we are the owners of ‘odd’ cats.

Yes..i think you will read this and breathe a collective sigh of relief,because i am talking about this in an open forum..setting myself and my cats up for public humiliation.

Luckily they are too disinterested in anything to do with me today that does not involve keeping the wood up to the fire and not moving them.

Okay….

I have noticed this for quite awhile,i have talked about it with my husband,my sister (mauriceboscarellicats mum) and probably no one else..i don’t think so anyway.

My cats in one in particular,not mentioning any names MARBLES…does this ridiculous litter tray routine..yes we have debased ourselves to the level of talking potty talk.

It used to be that she would do the FAST AND FURRIOUS up and down the house making squeaking noises and knocking over everything in her path….prior to jumping in her litter tray like a cat possessed.

In fact it was such a routine that i used to yell at her to just go already for the love of Pete..she drove us crazy! This was such a ridiculous thing because MARBLES is the least energetic cat i have ever known…she moves only enough to go from bowl to bed to bowl,so this was i thought quite impressive.She started to take it up a notch and involved a bit of violence in the routine,any cat in the way receiving a swat and hiss as if they are spoiling her routine in some way.

While this dash is occurring her tail is in full fluff her eyes look like dinner plates and she sort of twitches.

Recently this FAST AND FURRIOUS has been happening not only pre but post poo/wee ..the down side to this is that litter is thrown like confetti as she kicks out of the tray like a bull ant has gotten her bum.

I have no idea why she does this and why she has extended her routine to include a two way dash…even more stupifying is the fact that she could be in the garden resting all day ..then she paws at the glass door (must get her some cleaning mitts she does a great job) and i let her in so she can do this routine inside…she has had the whole 11 acres to do this but no it is an inside activity.

So i have some questions….is this a way to propel the goods to leave the building if you know what i mean?  is she scared..what is this feeling and what do i do? is she irritated that her body has disturbed her busy/lazy day ? is she suddenly coming up with a great idea that coincides with the need to go to the tray? is she simply a nut?

I have no idea..but it’s out now i have bought the problem out in to the light for good or bad..but if i didn’t get it out i fear i may have myself started bolting through the house like a mad woman…so please if your cat suffers from FAST AND FURRIOUS let me know..because surely i can’t have the only cat in the universe that does this 🙂

21 thoughts on “Fast and furrious…

  1. Funny how some cats have “intereting/disturbing/weird” potty habits isn’t it?! Sam isn’t the fast and furious type BUT he does have a THING about either having me present when he makes a “deposit” so I can IMMEDIATELY PLEASE MOM clean the litterbox OR if I don’t happen to be around in the vicinity of said box he will find me wherever I am and yell at me a certain way to let me know he needs me to follow him to the box for latrine duty. Sigh. A Mom’s work is never done. Sounds to me like I might have it easier than you though with the “fat and furious” routine.

    Gotta love ’em…………
    Pam

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    • I saw that in your tag game and MOL even though i am a human hahahahah funny quirky cats..what a tragic life without them Pam…keep us sane and grounded..even if they are nuts!! Bev

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  2. I have no clue why she has this “Fast&Furious-Cattitude” but one of our Huskies had a special potty-ritual too: she twirled like a spintop and was howling when she placed a “land mine”. First we thought she has pain, but the vet said all is ok on this front….

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  3. me…tuna…likes ta run like de wind after eye haz finished me businezz…coz trooth full lee me turds stink N eye gotta get a way frum em fast as eye can !! phew…..sauce, God bless ya dood…used ta scrape de box til all de litter IN de box wuz all over de floor 🙂

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    • da tabbies..i thought also maybe the pee yeww satnky smell might me it also!..and yes mining for gold digging deep and leaving the deposits all over hahah bless you da tabbs you just like my gals! 🙂

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  4. Oh Bev You too?? I have the Canadian version of ‘fast n furrious’ here with Nylablue!! She was not like this when I first adopted her….in fact she has only been dping this for a couple of years & she is approx 12 yrs old. I thought it was from the Cystitis but there is no blood in her urine & then I wonderd if it was the Inflammatory Bowel Disease but that is under control with medication….my Vet says she is just is a bit eccentric….can a cat be eccentric?? So I am with you that maybe it is a way to get things ‘moving’ & then the after dash is a victory dash foe everything coming out all right!!!??
    What do you think?? I also know Nylablue LOVES scattering litter as far around as she can also..I think it is actually a feline Plympic sport like we have javelin throwing, hahaha!!!
    Having this potty talk has eased my mind!! Thanks Bev 🙂
    Sherri-Ellen with litter between my toes……

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    • Eased my mind but clearly disturbing!!! crazy eccentric cats! …yep it’s the stank! and then the woo hoo run…as for the litter….sometimes it even stays in the tray hahahahah
      Bev…with the offender right next to me,post poo and happy as a lark! 🙂

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      • I know Bev..it is so weird to watch!!! I have never had a cat that did this in all 40 yrs I have had cats!! My Vet told me this is ‘quite common’…
        Oh Nylablue kind of swarres after a good POO!! Like she is proud of what she has left in the litterbox…..I think it is because she has bowel issues & when she would have trouble & need medication & things would start to work i would praise her….so now she thinks she is DA BOMB…which she is some days *cough, cough, cough* lite a match Missy!!! ROFWL!!!! 🙂

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  5. Hi! I know I’m a bit late but been in my own little world lately. I just want to verify – you have been to the vet about this? Because a sudden change in behaviour is a big worry with kitties. Not that I’m the best, I’ve been noticing more and more wee in our (indoor only) cat boxes and I still haven’t taken my ‘kids’ to the vet.

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    • All good 🙂 she has just got eccentric ways hehe ,she has done this forever and a day and just does a two way run now! She has been checked and apparently it’s common ..go figure 🙂 and yep I too have been in my own world of late and minus a computer 🙂

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