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Cat in a circle?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kaat72, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Kaat72

    Kaat72 Guest
    Thread Starter

    Cats seem to be attracted to circles. When ever they see a circle they are drawn into it. At least... that is what this article says:
    My cats have a magical relationship with everything made out of cardboard; they are busting the myth in this house. Would you care to give it a try though?

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  2. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    This trick works. I normally use a box with low edges. When I had cats, sometimes I'm working on something on a table and my cats come and get in the way. What I do is just put some of these boxes on the table just out of the way of the stuff that I'm doing. My cats would come and just sit in the boxes.

    My observations of my cats seem to suggest that they have some territorial instinct. It's not just circles, but any object that can form some type of boundary. They seem to claim one side and respect the other side for the most part.
  3. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Cat in a cradle...
  4. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    If there are 3 articles all the same, all of the cats (if you have multiples) want the same one.

    Our Siamese knows no bounds. If she can, she will. She perches on bifold closet doors. Ignores boxes. The Snowshoe is about the same. Except she either complains or has to tell you about it. Her favorite device is the pepper mill. She rubs on it. Doesn't seem to make her sneeze.

    The feral likes boxes. If she can't see you, she's hiding. Doesn't matter if her rear end is sticking out from under the box, covers, whatever.

    Ferrets love anything they can get into. Boxes, Drier vent tubes, fabric. If they can burrow or make a mess - that's the greatest thing.
  5. dibblebill

    dibblebill Android Expert

    Definitely have to try this! SEEMS to hold true for our adorable Saimese!
  6. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    "There be no finer cat than I am." We call ours Boss Meez the big Cheez.

    She's an Applehead. The kid has an English lilac point meez named Lethbridge, usually called Sir. He's a bat eared Wedgiehead.

    They have toys all over the floor. I put the toys in a shoe box, the cats pull them out. Haven't been able to teach any cat to put stuff back.

    Ferrets hoard. The Vulcan lost all his socks. The ferret would climb up inside the bureau to the drawer and snitch every pair.
  7. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    Never had a relationship with a cat that wasn't adversarial. I don't know why, they don't like me, and I don't particularly care for them. I would probably use the circle to keep it away from me, lol.

    Getting tired of dogs too though.
  8. nuurhasan

    nuurhasan Newbie

    This article is true. I know many people who have cats and one of them once told me something similar to what the article preaches. He didnt exactly say circles but he told me that he can "make" a space for cat by either putting a box or creating a space by tape, and his cat would get into in without his directions and stay there for a while.
  9. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Not ours. I wish they would. The feral and the pure Siamese were raised with ferrets. They act like ferrets at times. The Snowshoe is just plain ornery. I have had cats that would do this with boxes, but usually not the whole group. I think if the dominant cat accepts, then maybe the others will. If the dominant doesn't go for it, then no way will it stay in its space.

    Meezes do as Meezes pleezes, and Shoeses doe as Shoeses Chooses.
  10. nuurhasan

    nuurhasan Newbie

    Maybe experiment only works when there is only one cat around?
  11. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    It works with 2. I had 2 cats and it works on either. Usually the dominant one would claim it first.
  12. Kaat72

    Kaat72 Guest
    Thread Starter

    Maybe we need pictures of how it should be done :D
  13. boyo1991

    boyo1991 Android Enthusiast

    Well my cat walks through it but never claims it as her own lol.. Its like the one thing that's not "hers"

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