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Old 10-11-2019, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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So today I go buy some fun and exciting things like toilet tissue, and I bring it all inside my house, and I put the toilet tissue on the floor in the TV room near the passageway to the kitchen -- yeah, weird place I guess, but it was to remind me to take it upstairs the next time I went that way (have to go from the TV room through the kitchen to get to the stairs).

So my tiny guy Jack, who is the almost-3-year-old kitty that I got from a colleague in December 2016, comes from the kitchen to the TV room, which has a little alcove where the kitties' food is kept. And he sees the 12-pack of toilet tissue on the floor, and he backs up, then comes closer, then backs up, then makes as large a circle as he possibly can in order to go around it, as he stares at it the entire way. It was like he was thinking OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS IT IS SO SCARY IT IS GOING TO ATTACK ME ANY MOMENT



^^^ Clueless Jack when he was a baby (OK, he was a bit high on catnip in this picture! )

(Oh, this is the same kitty who is all lovey-dovey when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom -- he runs up the stairs to come join me, he rubs back and forth against my legs, he purrs his little head off as I pet him all over. But OUTSIDE of that bathroom, he is absolutely TERRIFIED of me -- even after 3 years. I am hoping he will get over it in the next few years ...)

So what weird things are YOUR kitties afraid of?
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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Ha ha - not getting fed is what scares my cat the most! Aside from that, she's fearless.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The doorbell, the vacuum, strangers and sliding glass doors. When I let her in by opening the slider she hesitates, then runs through like she is being chased by a ghost. She was a stray and I've only had her since February so she is still feeling her way around. She actually let me pick her up the other day for the first time.
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Josette has been afraid of a speck on the floor. She will go over to inspect it and for no reason she will jump sky high. She has done this I don't know how many times.


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Old 10-12-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: USA
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The bread machine. It goes on and off and cycles by itself and if the cat is anywhere near the kitchen she takes off an hides. Yet she's stood up to large German Shepherds and other big dogs that cower from her.
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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"Ouch!"



We got our youngest (now 3) from a shelter when he was about 7 months old. We have never handled him roughly or spoken to him harshly. But if we say "ouch" he panics and runs. He can be relaxing happily in my lap, and as those claws go into my thigh I must not say "ouch." Not even softly - or he will panic.
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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So today I go buy some fun and exciting things like toilet tissue, and I bring it all inside my house, and I put the toilet tissue on the floor in the TV room near the passageway to the kitchen -- yeah, weird place I guess, but it was to remind me to take it upstairs the next time I went that way (have to go from the TV room through the kitchen to get to the stairs).

So my tiny guy Jack, who is the almost-3-year-old kitty that I got from a colleague in December 2016, comes from the kitchen to the TV room, which has a little alcove where the kitties' food is kept. And he sees the 12-pack of toilet tissue on the floor, and he backs up, then comes closer, then backs up, then makes as large a circle as he possibly can in order to go around it, as he stares at it the entire way. It was like he was thinking OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS IT IS SO SCARY IT IS GOING TO ATTACK ME ANY MOMENT



^^^ Clueless Jack when he was a baby (OK, he was a bit high on catnip in this picture! )

(Oh, this is the same kitty who is all lovey-dovey when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom -- he runs up the stairs to come join me, he rubs back and forth against my legs, he purrs his little head off as I pet him all over. But OUTSIDE of that bathroom, he is absolutely TERRIFIED of me -- even after 3 years. I am hoping he will get over it in the next few years ...)

So what weird things are YOUR kitties afraid of?
U know how much Jack stole my heart yrs ago!lol

He must be unreal fun nowadays. I need him if you ever wanna will him to me

Hope all is ok
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Weasie (RIP) used to run like the devil whenever the vacuum cleaner was switched on. I think the pitch of the motor hurt her ears.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Josette also runs whenever Hubby sneezes. To be fair, Hubby has the most violent sneezes.


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Old 10-14-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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When Benny was younger he was freaked out by the bottoms of sneakers. If you were kneeling he would come up behind you and WHAP the bottom of your shoe. It was quite funny.
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