Scratching at smooth surfaces (mirrors, glass, plastic, etc)
This is not really a thread asking for advice, but just wondering if any other cats exhibit the very strange behavior Lily has...
Lily has this very odd habit of obsessively scratching ANY smooth surface. The sliding glass door, a full length mirror, the picture hanging above the couch, a notebook with a smooth cover lying on the floor. She just stops what she's doing and scratches and scratches with both paws, almost as if she has a compulsion to do so. Recently, we got a covered litter box. We gave them a few days to adjust to the new box before putting the cover on, and left the cover nearby on the floor. Lily began obsessively scratching the box lid, and going inside the lid and scratching from the inside, too. Now that the cover's on the box, when she uses it, she stops to scratch at the door flap for quite awhile before exiting. Spencer just stares at her from the outside, confused.
It's really more hilarious than annoying, and she's not damaging anything, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this behavior in a cat.
Spencer and Katie
and Lily, always in our hearts