Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o' fur?
June 5, 2018 6:49 AM   Subscribe

It may surprise you to learn that cats have Sitters and Standers, just like humans! Check out the latest Cat Snapchats from BoredPanda (which also has something for those who prefer cat humor in cartoon form).
posted by Johnny Wallflower (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
God, my cat is a stander. We have to watch her like a hawk to make sure she doesn't shit on her own legs/feet, because also cats are not as smart as people like to think they are.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 7:41 AM on June 5, 2018 [3 favorites]


My old cat would stand up, with one paw on the edge of the litter box, the other raised to his chest, his tail in an elegant s-curve, and a grave, far-away look on his face, like Napoleon contemplating the East. It was positively heraldic. He was a silly little creature.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:56 AM on June 5, 2018 [17 favorites]


Our cats basically do handstands when they pee, and they can leave marks over the height of their ears. We have high sided, covered litter boxes and we have to clean pee off the lids. It is basically the worst.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:16 AM on June 5, 2018 [5 favorites]


Our cats basically do handstands when they pee, and they can leave marks over the height of their ears. We have high sided, covered litter boxes and we have to clean pee off the lids.

WHAT?! Wow, and why.

My cat gravely sits with her head sticking out of the little doorway of her litterbox. I am pretty sure she saw the poster for the movie Lincoln and is doing her best imitation.
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:25 AM on June 5, 2018 [4 favorites]


Why do cats furiously scratch the sides of their boxes (or the wall) to "cover" their deposits? I know the answer is "because cats," but... they can still smell it later, no?
posted by AFABulous at 9:14 AM on June 5, 2018 [2 favorites]


I have caught 2 of my cats starting their pee break squatting only to gradually stand up as they go. And this is why I have doggy pee pads masking-taped to the walls behind their litter boxes. Way easier to clean and avoids the "it smells too strongly of cat pee in the litter box room... Oh god how long has this pee been on the wall!?" problem. Of course they also like to paw at the pee pads while burying, so I sometimes have to replace them before they've actually been used.

Cats, man, its a good thing they're so cute.
posted by Is It Over Yet? at 10:04 AM on June 5, 2018 [1 favorite]


My cat pees and poops squatting on the edge of the litterbox — all four feet bunched together on that little tiny rim. I don’t know why he does this. Perhaps he enjoys the challenge.
posted by some_kind_of_toaster at 10:27 AM on June 5, 2018 [5 favorites]


AFABulous, I was very puzzled by the clattering when I got my first cat, but I realized when I watched her that that's how she cleaned the litter out of her claws after burying the poop. (She'd use one front claw to stand on and the other one to scoop the litter over the poop with, then beat that claw on the wall/door lip for a while before jumping out.) My second cat does the same thing. Clever little beasties.

Except the second cat doesn't always succeed in completely burying the poop every time, but bless her heart, she tries.
posted by seyirci at 12:22 PM on June 5, 2018 [6 favorites]


That makes sense, but mine is definitely just stupid.
posted by AFABulous at 12:31 PM on June 5, 2018 [6 favorites]


One of my cats will sit there brushing off his paw against the rim of his box over and over until it's sufficiently clean. Then he puts that paw back in the bin so he can brush off his other front paw. Then he puts that paw back in the bin...

aw, Pete.
posted by sciatrix at 1:26 PM on June 5, 2018 [10 favorites]


My cats don't bury their poop at all. They just leave it there, like a horrible gift. But they do carefully wipe their paws on the bath mat afterwards.
posted by stillnocturnal at 2:13 PM on June 5, 2018 [2 favorites]


I guess I should have chosen different framing. There are many other adorable pictures at the main link. You guys and your poop obsession, sheesh
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:19 PM on June 5, 2018 [3 favorites]


Not only does my cat not bury her poop, she will reach over the side of the box and scratch the floor instead of the litter, often stepping in her own poop in the process. There is nothing more horrifying than coming home and finding little brown pawprints.

She's gotten better since we gave her different food, but it's been pretty harrowing.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 4:59 PM on June 5, 2018 [4 favorites]


Omg Herbert doesnt bury his poop either and the stink!!! Bad dirty kitty!
posted by supermedusa at 5:32 PM on June 5, 2018 [1 favorite]


I just want you to know that Herbert is a great name for a cat.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 5:38 PM on June 5, 2018 [3 favorites]


Why do cats furiously scratch the sides of their boxes (or the wall) to "cover" their deposits? I know the answer is "because cats," but... they can still smell it later, no?

One time one of our cats came over and smelled my plate of food. She must not have thought much of it because she spent the next few minutes fake-burying it.
posted by Orlop at 8:39 PM on June 5, 2018 [2 favorites]


One of the feral cats I feed does that when she doesn't like the wet food flavor of the day.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:51 PM on June 5, 2018 [2 favorites]


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