Though the kitchen might be a popular hangout place for your cat, many felines are fascinated by their owner’s bathroom. From sleeping in sinks to causing trouble with the toilet, these cats can’t get enough of the commode.
Many cat behaviorists think this bathroom obsession comes from them feeling vulnerable without you (just try doing your business alone, without being watched — impossible with cats!). The bathroom is also full of interesting smells and cool smooth surfaces to lay on — plus they know they’ll be the focus of your attention. You’ve got yourself a new bathroom buddy!
Fuzzy Alarm Clocks
It's 5 a.m. and you’re in deep sleep when something suddenly pounces on your chest — it’s your cat and he’s full of energy. The most common reason for the rude wake-up call? They’re hungry, or rather know that if they wake the sleepy human, they’ll get food.
Other reasons include not using up their energy during the day or not having a strict daily routine. As hard as it may be, try to ignore this furry little alarm clock in order not to reinforce this undesired behavior or implement a stricter feeding/behavioral routine.
Standing on Hind Legs
It may seem a bit strange to come across a cat standing on its hind legs, in what looks like a human-like position. Though cats typically move around on all fours, they may get into this position for several reasons.
One of the most common reasons is to make themselves look larger or more intimidating in the face of a threat. In non-stressful situations, they may “stand up” to get your attention or a better look at some yummy treats. They may also “stand” when playing or feeling curious. Though short-lasting, it is interesting to see!
Nothing Butt the Truth
It's an unfortunate reality of being a cat owner — though you may be offering love and affection, you’re suddenly faced with your cat’s rear end. But why do some cats just love showing us their bottoms? It turns out that a cat’s bottom can be a treasure trove of important information!
Cats often smell one another’s bodies (including their bottoms) in order to gain information about everything from the other cat’s diet to their mood. If your cat is showing you this less-than-pleasant area, it's actually because they trust and love you. Bottoms up!
It's the bane of every cat owner, you place a neat bowl of water for your whiskered friend only to come back and find the area around the bowl dripping wet. But why do cats love to dip their paws in the water and splash it around?
One reason may be that their highly-sensitive whiskers may make placing their face in the water bowl feel painful or uncomfortable. Another theory is that cats prefer moving versus stagnant water. Some cat experts think the reason for this behavior is that splashing water around is just plain fun!