Why does my cat hate my chest?
August 16, 2010 7:13 AM Subscribe
Odd cat behavior question. Can anyone explain to me exactly why one of our cats will simply NOT climb up on me in the bed? Even though she's all over my girlfriend.. it has both of us perplexed. There will be all sorts of background information inside.
posted by darknemus to pets & animals (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ok, so here's the deal. We have three cats. Two black / white (who are sisters) and a male Tabby. The two black / white were owned by my girlfriend about five months or so before we met so I was definitely a 'new thing' for them. The tabby we picked up together from a rescue shelter. (The cats are about four years old now and my gf and I have been together for 3 1/2 living together for about 3)
All of the cats are affectionate. Specifically, 'Blizit' (the one I'm referring to) is ALL over me on any given day. She's rubbing up on my leg, hanging out with me on the couch while I'm gaming, sitting behind my laptop rubbing her face against it, letting me scratch her, pet her, etc. Basically just a great cat. In fact, my girlfriend has taken to calling her my "princess kitty" because it seems like she's even closer to me than she is her a lot of the time.
Now - enter our bedroom.. We can be lying down together and the cat has NO issues with hopping right up on top of her. But she will NOT climb up on me - period. I know its not the blanket texture as she's all over the blanket when I'm not under it. If I'm laying in bed alone reading or whatever the cat will come in, lay next to me.. or at my feet, but she just will NOT climb on me. I mean, we've tried luring her with treats.. I've tried picking her up and placing her there (she BOLTS about .3 seconds later)
So, yeah, its honestly just a major curiosity on both our parts as to what might be going on in her little kitty head that says 'that is not the place you want to be' yet she seems ridiculously affectionate to me at any other time.
(We've thought it might be the soap I use or something so I've actually switched as a form of experimentation.. no go)
I realize this is a pretty odd Ask.MeFi question - but, yeah, its had us confounded for a while, so I turn to you, hive mind :)