January 18, 2013
This was a newly washed, newly blocked, wet, cold sock...and yet Benny insisted on planting his tushie squarely on it. I know cats Must Sit On Things but this was a newly washed, newly blocked, cold, wet sock!
Fortunately for him, he's a very smart cat. Once he realized it was cold and wet, he moved.
Posted by Ryan at January 18, 2013 08:43 PM
They are clean and clearly in a place of honor. Why would a cat not sit on them? :p
Cats just Are That Way. Like the joke says, to find the exact middle of an object, spread it out on the floor. The spot where the cat appears is the middle.
At least he's cute!
He is a very cute cat. I hope you are still getting better!
It must be because his fur looks so beautiful against the lovely red sock! Cat vanity will suffer for it's cause???
I assume it's the same reason my Priscilla insists on getting on top of whatever has just been placed on the sweater dryer: doesn't smell like cat, so clearly it needs a dose of cat to make ownership clear. ;)
Somewhere in my last year I took a picture of my white cat, who had a big purple blotch on his heinie after he'd insisted on sleeping on the purple wool hat that had been in his sink. The water leaked out, he sat on the hat in the sink and slept there all night, and woke up with purple-butt, which he kept for over a month.
Ah, see, this is why as much as I like cats in theory, I don't think I could ever live with one - I could probably find a dozen things on my floor right now that I wouldn't want a cat lying on. Though I guess if I ever wanted to become a reformed slob, cat would certainly be one way to force myself.
I agree with Kirsten up-thread. Clearly there wasn't enough "cat" in those socks and Benny was just trying to help you out.
In our house, this is known as "needs moar catbutt". Anything that comes in the house must be sat upon, so that it has the regulation amount of catbutt. Both of our cats are very diligent enforcers of the rule, no matter how uncomfortable the item.
It's kitty A/C. Or a shining example of the cat's basic philosophy- "You don't want me on that so I'll get on it; I'm not supposed to do it so I will; those 27 scratching posts throughout the house are boring so I'll scratch on this piece of antique/heirloom/expensive furniture instead; and I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, with whomever or whatever I want because I'm the cat." Our cat has jumped into the shower with my son at least 3 times and always seems surprised when he gets wet. Go figure.