Text from Cat: Foiled again

#TextFromCat There’s something so tempting about it. I want to sit on it. Lie on it. Own it. Me: Stay off the newspaper! Cat: How’d you know? Me: I get up for one minute…

It’s among the most closely guarded secrets among felines, one that humans across the ages have questions and discussed, pondered and opined, and have never figured out: 

Why do cats like to sit on things?

If I put something down, or leave an item unguarded for a second, if it is in the slightest bit sit-on-able, a cat will end up on it.

For example, these are some of the items my cats have sat on (or in):

  • A box
  • A piece of a box
  • The outline of a box
  • Clean laundry
  • My coat
  • A bag
  • A pile of bags
  • My notebook
  • My laptop
  • The newspaper
  • A single piece of paper
  • A placemat
  • A backpack
  • An open suitcase 
  • A closed suitcase
  • A shelf
  • A Monopoly board
  • The mail
  • Whatever I’m working on
  • A picture frame
  • A ladder
  • A plant stand
  • A shoe rack
  • A shoe

What’s the attraction? Perhaps it’s the equivalent of humans claiming ownership, though instead of planting flags, they just plant their butts.

Or maybe it’s their way of getting attention. 

Or they’re just curious.

Or they’re just messing with our minds. 

Anyone else have a theory? What strange things have your cats sat upon?

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3 Comments on "Text from Cat: Foiled again"

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  1. Charles Huss says:

    It’s true. If there is a small piece of clothing on the bed or some papers on an otherwise empty table, a cat will lie on it.

  2. d says:

    guyz…..we dunno bout de picture frame ….that canna bee cozee !!! 🙂 ♥♥

  3. Any time I set ANYTHING on the floor, Ellie must lay on it. It’s pretty humorous when the item is much smaller than her. She’ll put her front paws on it and act so proud 🙂

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