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The 6 Stages of Grief for Cats on the Wrong Side of the Door

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats )

- 1887 days ago -
Close a door on a cat for five minutes -- and somehow those are the five WORST minutes of that cat's life!

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Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:41 am
Thanks for another cat article, Cher. They make my day! I just don't close the bathroom door anymore because it's too traumatic for everyone. Besides, opposable thumbs or not, Amirah hears the racket and just comes and opens the door for everyone. Anyway, I don't need THAT much privacy! The cats kindly don't judge my bathroom habits.

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:53 am
Numbers 4 and 6 were just adorable-thanks

Deborah W (267)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:04 am
That's all great information thanks.

Kit B (276)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:38 am

Close the bathroom door? No way.

Chris C (152)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:32 am
The ONLY time I close the bathroom door is when I shower and it's just to keep the warmth in. But I know Ruby The Cat will be patiently waiting on the other side for me.

Sonia M (60)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:08 pm
So funny,maybe I'll translate this to my two cats.Thanks for sharing

Shirley B (5)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:51 pm
I can't close ANY door except to the outside. My two will come flying from wherever they are if we so much as close a door over to dress ourselves. They bounce the door open, walk in, then turn and leave without so much as looking your way. Heaven help you if you have guests.

Patricia H. (440)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:54 pm

michelle t (41)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:29 pm

Dianne D (490)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:44 pm
This is so true. Had to laugh. I never shut any of my doors anymore. When I have company, I have to remember to shut the bathroom door, and that really upsets my cats - to think I left them alone with these strangers.

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:12 pm
2 questions please: Who /what is "mane of Mufasa" ?
Has anyone's cat ever peed on the sofa? (and yet you open the bathroom door?) ;)

Birgit W (160)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:56 pm

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:57 pm
ha ha,noted,thank you

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:21 pm
Noted - cute article. I can't have a cat due to severe allergies, but there a many in my neighbor hood, and I love to watch them. Unfortunately, my dog just wants to bark at them and chase them (but only a bit, as he is a scaredy cat - couldn't resist). Thanks Cher.

Christeen Anderson (369)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:31 pm
So true. Thanks for sharing.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:39 pm
Posted. The perfect chuckle for the perfect day. Now about that New Yorker cartoon years ago; the one about the cat using calculus to jump up on the table. Yep if I just figure the correct XY sequence in order to calculate the parabolic arch and displacement needed to jump up on that table....Meroowwwrrrr

marie C (163)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:09 pm
I am with Barbra D and Kit 3 kitties in my bathroom all staring sometimes one on my knee haha
Not room for bull terrier but chihuahua squeezes in sometimes

Julie F (68)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:43 pm

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:00 am
Cats rule!

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:36 am
cute article and true!! thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 5:39 am

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:44 am
thanks for the smile.

Lynn D (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:02 am
Interesting........thanks for info!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:39 am
My cats have the run of my house, so I do whatever they want.

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:10 pm
My solution: My cat goes into the bathroom with me. Had 1 siamese cat that would get in the shower with me.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:18 am
Luckily our bathroom door has a huge window in it. The cats love to death-stare at you when you're just getting comfortable on the toilet. No signs of grief there!

Quinton Smith (40)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 2:58 pm
On the flip side you get a street Moggy (stray) who's wish has came true an found a furever home the door what is the door you mean that thing that keeps the outside bad world away from me "OH NO OH THE DOOR KEEP THAT AWAY FROM ME AN CLOSED" dad please please keep that thing call the door closed I do not want to go outside I am safe on your lap an I love to stick my head in your face. =^..^=

Quinton The Crazy Loving Cat Man

Debbie Crowe (87)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:20 am
When we got our latest cat, I made the mistake of closing the bathroom door to take a shower. Well, he clawed the carpet up! Now, I close it just enough for him to come in when he wants to.

We have doors to our shower and he has recently figured out a way to jump from the toilet to the top of the doors. It scared the be - jeepers out of me the first time he did it.
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