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I just realized I could put this weird quirk on here and see if anyone else's cat does it. Probably not though, as it is Nutmeg.

Every time Nutmeg poops she shoots out of the litter box like a bat out of **** and trills up a storm. She then proceeds to run around the apartment at lightning speed (still trilling too) for about ten minutes after. Then she's done. This happens every time she poops, so maybe once or twice a day? We just chalk it up to her being weird but I wonder if other cats do this? :kittyturn
 

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My Oreo does the same but not every time she poops. Probably every other time. I would imagine after she relieves herself, she feels better physically and then she runs all around like a wild cat.
 

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Sounds like Abby! Not for 10 minutes, but she too shoots out of the box and runs around like a wild thing for a bit.
 

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My girls usually only do this if they have some Klingons. Then they know I'm going to have to deal with it, so they RUN!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazingly, even with their long hair, it rarely happens.
 

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My girls usually only do this if they have some Klingons. Then they know I'm going to have to deal with it, so they RUN!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazingly, even with their long hair, it rarely happens.
Ha.. Hahaha, oh man that made me literally laugh out loud. Klingons, nice way to put it :p

Anyway - Yes, Apollo does this on occasion. Not all the time, but definitely has happened sometimes. The way I see it, he knows it's smelly, so he wants to get away from it as fast as he possibly can, and I guess running like a bat out of **** will get any residual smelliness off him. Lol?

On the very rare occasion (2x now since I've had him) that he has some poo stuck to his tail or maybe a piece of hair stuck .. (ew..) he will jump out of his box and sit his butt down on the tack paper under his box and scoot his rear across the paper, making more of a mess. I only had to chase him ONCE to clean him up, which oh lordy it was a MESS.. So I'm thankful for that. The second time it happened he just backed his butt up to me like "Mommy, get it off me, get it off me, get it offfff meeeeee" .. Once I cleaned him up he ran around the apartment like a crazy cat.
 

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Zuba usually does "the litter-box dash" as one person on the forum called it, but he does it for a minute or two. Alkee occasionally does it too. Don't really know why as they never have poo stuck to their bottoms.
 

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I think a lot of cats do this, I've noticed both dogs and cats get a spurt of energy after they poop. I've seen Blacky do it outside a few times while we're going on walks, and my aunt's cat regularly comes running 100 miles an hour out of the litter box.
 

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It's an instinctual reaction to protect themselves from predators. But the first time Prince did it, I knew nothing about cats and I freaked out. That was one of my first threads on here. That said, not all cats do this, so I guess it's a combination of instinct and "because I feel like".
 

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I call it The Poop Run. I've only one who does it consistently currently, but other cats, now at the Bridge, have also enjoyed doing The Poop Run.
 

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I'm pretty sure burying it is how they protect themselves from predators. Plus she runs back to it.....so I don't think she is trying to protect herself there.

I'm glad she isn't the only one. We always thought she just had super dense poops and she felt super light after, LOL.
 

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Only on a pet forum do we get excited about Poo... :cool

So far none of mine do the litter box dash, but then I have 2 that pee and don't cover it up.. and one that doesn't cover her poo either now that I think about it.
 

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It's an instinctual reaction to protect themselves from predators.
That makes sense. I always thought they were just rejoicing it was out and they felt that much lighter ;) lol

But yeah, 3 of my cats do this. Azalia just wants to clean up after everyone so she just follows them around afterwards and will lick butts if they didn't clean themselves properly.
 

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Wow, you're lucky to have that assistant!

Maybe house cats feel they can't get far enough from the scene of the action that's why they dash around, because they still smell it. For a cat, he's safe from predators when HE can't smell the poo anymore.
 

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My Princess was the first cat I had that did this - she would bolt out of the litter box as if to say "OMG, that did NOT just come out of my body. I'm SO embarrassed". She never covered her poo either. Mimi does bolt out of the box sometimes - but not every time - and she doesn't cover her poo or her pee ... silly girl.
 

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Known around here as "running the stink off"
 
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