April 3, 2012

Tuxie Toosday

Kitties!  I was a pain in the patootie last night..er, I should amend that to this morning..o'dark early.  Oh, I didn't say too much and certainly not loudly BUT once again, as mom had gotten ready to turn out the light last night  I decided to do the same thing as the night before that got her out of bed to gather me up and so I got on the oak chest and rattled among the books/tote bags and vase w/ artificial flowers but no..she sternly said no and for then, I obeyed.  However, she heard me in the night (the oak library card case is within 3 feet of the bed) she heard other attempts throughout the night and also other surfaces in the bedroom.

It's not 8 am yet and mom needs to get into the other room so we can play for awhile.  I am full of energy!

I'm turning this over to mom.  She has a question.

Do any of you kitties know why Katie spends so very much of her time "winding" around table and chair legs?  And mine too when I first get up or before feeding time?  Also, where she used to greet me at the door now for the past week she is a few feet away from where I come into the house, winding through the chair legs and table legs to the exclusion of greeting.  Yes, she will greet when I go over to her.

She's not itchy..she's brushed twice daily, and goodness knows she gets LOTS of loving attention.  But it doesn't seem that she should spend that much time rubbing against furniture when she didn't really do that before.  Any thoughts?  Thanks for letting me ask Katie.  Back to you.

Katie here:  Mom! What's the problem? You jellus and want to be able to be that limber?

35 comments:

  1. Katie's just practicing for an agility competition, right? Weaving in and out of those flags. :-)

    Maybe she's just so excited she doesn't know what to with herself. We can't imagine it's anything to be concerned about, though. :-)

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  2. I expect others will have better answers to your quandary, but Austin does that too, especially before feeding. He will wind around cupboards and chair legs and takes his time, even though he's eager to get to the feeding! Perhaps they are marking?

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  3. Miss Katie please stay off mommy's oak chest!! xx

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  4. We don't think it is anything to be concerned about either. She is getting all that good food now and she probably feels really good, so she is just dreaming up some exercises to do. Katie, don't make Mom fall down by winding around her legs. Have a super day.

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  5. Perhaps tuxedo cats love doing that. My Tanya does that too as she wants to play.

    Thank you very much for the purrs and prayers. EJ's mom's surgery went well and is recovering.

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  6. we usually get wound up before meals too - but we wind around each other.

    as for o dark early - we tried that but it got us kicked out of the bedroom. MOL

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  7. We do that sometimes too. Mom always thought we were "marking" her (in a good way!)

    The Florida Furkids

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  8. My sister Tess does that, too. So much so that the peeps are always saying they're gonna trip over her. I think it's just appreciation of some sort... or maybe some kind of marking... or maybe it's just fun. Who knows with girls!

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  9. Winding around things is a sign of marking territory. Winding around others, that's saying "hi, you, you're mine, too"

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  10. Katie girl - you'd better stop getting up on the library table in the bedroom sweetie - you might get locked out some night. hehe - you wouldn't be happy then girl! SMOOCH cuz you are so cute.

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  11. TW used to get so made cos Nicky would rub on everything but her before she fed him. I'm not much for rubbing—surprise surprise—but sometimes I rub on the kitchen cabinets but not her. By the same token, I used to run to the door when Pop got home, but now I make him look for me.

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  12. It sounds as though Katie is loving her home more and more and making certain that she "marks" everything as hers the more she realize how happy she is in it.Tulip, our foster cat does that too and I think she is simply happy to have home so "marks" everything in it... including me! :)

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  13. My Riley does that too. He's my sort of feral orange boy. He loves to be pet and follow me but pick him up .. no thank you.

    I think she's just being friendly and like someone else said, marking her territory.

    Cats, if only we totally understood them.

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  14. Hello pretty Katie! Well all know you whirl cause it feels so good!

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  15. I think it is some sort of marking too and I like to wind around things like that. Sounds like you are a live wire in the night pretty girl.. Hugs GJ xx

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  16. Mommy thinks you're just happy and showing off some dance moves. Dogs need to be trained for that type of agility! You are a natural, Katie! xoxoxo

    Love, Your Boomie

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  17. Katie Bella iz jus scenting (marking) HER territory :))))))
    L iz headbutt happy, he likez to rub hiz head all ofur you, your face too :o
    Ohhhh, Brian sayz you Whirl Katie.... maybe you Whirling Dervish ^..^ hehehehe
    ♥xoxoxoxo♥ L & mom ;)

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  18. We think maybe Katie is marking things as belonging to her. She obviously really loves it there. :)

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  19. Katie, you best not be TOO much of a nuisance with the stuff on the library cabinet in the night. Moms need their rest in order to serve you better in the daytime.

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  20. Hi Carole, I believe it is marking, as the smell of the Admiral is all over the house. so Katie is marking everything to get her scent to override the scent of the Admiral. You have had the Admiral for a long time so her scent would be everywhere.

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  21. I must have don't something wrong, I posted the first comment above, the first time and it ended up as a post on my blog, weird.

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  22. Maybe she is gathering the scents your sons left when they were home.
    Cats have such sensitive noses no telling what she smells.
    Any time we have a lot of company Madi's senses go in to overdrive when the leave.
    Hugs Mom

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  23. I think shes marking her territory as well.But you said its something new.Im guessing and its probably a bad guess lol but its Springtime maybe shes smelling someone close by.;)(like a male cat outside)

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  24. I think it is a happy way of marking stuff "this is mine, this is mine, this is mine, this is mine, this is mine too!"

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  25. Katie just wants everybody to know that everything in your house, and you, belong to her! Do you play with her at night before going to bed? If not, that might help tire her out a bit so she is not so restless at bedtime.

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  26. Sounds like she's just super love excited! Marking stuff and you, but rubbing because she just needs lovin' right now! I bet she's purring like mad too, right? Maybe she's maturing a little and doesnt want to get stepped on or bumped when you're first coming in so she waits for you to get all the way in and get ready to focus all your lovin' on her.

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  27. I think she's being territorial a bit with the winding around everything but also it's clear she's very happy. Young kitties just want to play. Annie is the same!

    Love that pic!

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  28. Katie thank you for your beautiful words of comfort for Scooby.

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  29. This made our Mommy laff cuz when Princeton came to lif wif us, it had been a long time since we had a younger kitteh and Mommy says she hadfurgotten what it's like! She says it's all comin back real fast like, though and Princeton has taken years off her life. Or mebbe she means has added years. Whatefur. MOL!

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  30. I'm not sure that "winding" around things for a long time, is just marking territory, but I don't really know what it is bcause I've never seen our kitties do it or heard of other kitties doing it.

    The "dark" phrase probably originates in US military usage. The version I encountered in the Navy was "Oh dark 30", referring to a time after Midnight but before sunrise. The "Oh" refers to the zero used as the first digit of 24 hour time. For example, 0300 is 3 am.

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  31. We mark up walls so maybe that's what Katie is doing too. She sure looks comfy in her bed!

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  32. We do the winding thing...we're just marking everything to make sure it's ours!

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  33. Oh my! I rub and rub and rub and rub on everything! All the time! I don't necessarily get all fancy and wind-y, but boy do I rub! All that stuff is MINE, Baby, and don't you forgetz it!

    If the Human does not wish you to play atop the Oak Cabinet, then she should not place it within your view. Simple!

    Lubz U XOXOXO

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  34. She makes it smell good, like her furs. :)

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  35. Like so many before, my immediate reaction was, "Mine, mine, mine, mine... all mine!!!"

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