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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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sits on things

Why do cats sit on random, new or out of place objects? Like once we were in the kitchen and a piece of paper fell off the fridge and floated into the middle of the room. Neko then immediately walked over (slowly he was not hunting it or anything) and sat on it, just sat there on the paper. Then My brother came home form work and put his computer bag down on the ground and Neko walks over and lays on it. He will sit on my homework when it is the only thing on the table. If you put an empty closd suitcase on the ground he will walk over and lay on it. Is there any reason for this? I find it amusing but my brother wants to know why, he figures all their actions stem from some instinct or natural behavior but what could this possible be for in a wild situation?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 10:40 PM
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There are some thing that we are just not meant to understand and I think this is one of them.


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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 05:04 AM
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I think the people who have understood this behavior have been taken care of by the Underground Kitty Network .


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 07:06 AM
 
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Cats are creatures of habit....anything new that is added to their environment causes them great curiosity....
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 11:45 AM
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They're showing ownership. "Oh, you brought this in the house for me? How thoughtful."
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 11:17 PM
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Of all the behavior books I've read, I don't recall this particular behavior was ever explained in any of them. But if I had to guess, I'd go with Jet Green's explanation.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Kiera ALWAYS does that. Her favorite of late has been a Trader Joe's paper grocery bag.

I always considered it a claim of ownership
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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yeah my Winston does that and while doing so, his expression has a regal important look...which now makes sense, reading the above posts about claiming ownership.
Now I can see the look as "This is mine. Its in my Kingdom, so therefore this...is...MINE"

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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"This is mine. Its in my Kingdom, so therefore this...is...MINE"

LOL!

LOL! Perfect! Just as we're THEIRS
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