Feline floor folly.
August 1, 2005 7:09 PM Subscribe
My kitty won't walk on the floor, and much of the ground outside.
posted by WolfDaddy to Pets & Animals (14 answers total)
I went on a three-week vacation in June, during which time my indoor/outdoor kitty Livia was inside my apartment the whole time, as my petsitter was afraid to let her go outside for fear of her running away. Upon my return, I discovered Livia has developed a strange tic: she no longer wishes to walk on the floor inside my apartment, instead choosing to make leaps, some of them death-defying, from high object to high object to reach her destination. Outside, she'll maybe walk on the ground, but she prefers prowling the tops of fences, something she's rarely done before. I thought, "well, maybe there's fleas or other bad buggies in that there carpet." Exterminator says no. Vet has no clue. I've been trying to break her of this odd behavior--mainly because I don't want cat fur all over my dining room table (her new favorite perch, when it used to be under the coffee table) and have had no luck except to make her angry with me. Any ideas? I don't want her to hurt herself, and it's entirely possible she could if she, for example, tips over the baker's rack that holds my books and DVD's.