Six Things Cats Hate Walking On

Cats hate walking on unfamiliar surfaces.
Cats hate walking on 
unfamiliar surfaces.
Do cats hate walking on unfamiliar things, Thomasina? I recently replaced my carpeting with hardwood, and my cats refuse to walk on it!
-- Perplexed Cat Mom

Hi Perplexed...
Yikes! I'm sorry your cats hate walking on your new floor. I'm pretty sure they'll get used to it.

Cats are creatures of habit, and it takes us a while to accept anything new. And new floors would be a major adjustment. I don't think I'd want to walk on them either! For one thing, they'd smell strange and not at all like my familiar territory. And hardwood floors would probably feel slippery when I was used to walking on carpet

Things Cats Hate Walking On

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats."
-- Albert Schweitzer

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.” 
― Elizabeth PetersThe Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog

Is Your Cat A Bed Buddy? Why Some Cats Sleep With Their People & Others Don't

Is your cat a bed buddy or is he one of the cats who don't sleep with their people?
Dear Thomasina...
Why don't my cats sleep with me? Does that mean they don't love me?
-- Sad

Hi Sad!
Believe it or not, lots of cats don't sleep with their people. I don't sleep with our human, but I love her a lot!

We really do love our creature comforts, and I find my own bed much more comfortable than hers. And she's too restless. I take sleep very seriously, and I do not like being disturbed!

Why Cats Sleep With Their People

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." 
-- Dereke Bruce