by Laura Stefanie (Sydney, Australia)
Cats like bath mats
Cat likes bath mat. My cat Aphra has taken a disturbing liking to small floor mats! This started in my last property where she would run up to the bath mat and start caressing it and holding it between her paws and licking it like mad. clawing at it and rolling around for ages. After she is done she has licked it so much that sections of it are soggy! If you try to take the mat off her while she is doing this she licks it even more rapidly and holds onto it with her claws, not letting go.This seems to happen more when she is excited & playful. When i moved into my new home she took a liking to a tiny mat in the loungeroom.Each time I get home the mat is in a different location in the lounge room! She seems to be licking, sucking and hugging this mat more and more. If she could i am sure she would carry it around the house with her!She has access to outside during the days so it is not boredom & she gets more excited about the rug when she is playing with me, often leaving me to spend time with her rug.
Comments for Cat likes bath mat
cat likes bath mat mine too by: Anonymous I had two long throw rug mats in front of the kitchen cupboards and sink. Then a throw one in front of the dishwasher and one in front of the fridge. After all the cats came (mommy and then she had 4 kittens…first cats for me ever) I was down to one. Have had to replace them and finally gave up. They just love to run and slide on the wood flooring and scratch them to pieces. They love to hold it and do that kicking and scratching with their back feet too. Wonder if they make a rug or mat that is cat proof? ha
must me the rubber by: Anonymous My deceased cat used to take the mat off the edge of the tub and roll around with it in the tub and then pee on it, went through 3 rugs before I got wise and hung it over the shower rod, lol
Weened at an early age? by: Anonymous Sometimes cats who are weened too early have licking and sucking behaviors.
Cats like rugs by: Shannon Our cat Shelly likes rugs and welcome mats. Shelly will play with a welcome mat for hours. Maybe its because of all the wonderful smells from people wiping there feet? Shelly likes to dive under the mat and wrestle with it from underneath.When she gets tired she will fall asleep under the mat. You just see the lump under the welcome mat and you know where Shelly is. By the way she also likes the bath mat but only after you shower and its slightly damp. Then she goes after it.