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12 years 11 months ago #19106 by moggy
our 7 month old cat has a problem - it is obsesssed with the toilet. By this I mean our toilet. It is quite cute that he comes running in when you go in, to have a stroke etc. It is not quite so good when he tries to peer into the loo at the same time. It is rather annoying to keep having to rescue him from the toilet as the door tends to self close and he has only worked out how to open it, not shut it (about every other day). It has got to the point where he seems to stake out the loo in the middle of the night and if outside comes in if he hears you heading for the bathroom.
However this evening he excelled himself I came home to a shredded toilet roll on the holder, one that was sat on the windowsill was on the floor, the toilet roll tubes in the bin all over the floor and a whole new toilet roll stuffed down the loo.

Any suggestions???

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12 years 11 months ago #283621 by Ronney
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Not unusual Moggy. I have four cats that think they need to accompany me to the toilet and it's a fight to get the door shut before they get in with me. I've had toilet rolls coming out the door, down the passage, across the dining room and then down to the bottom of the stairs. The plopping sounds of craps falling into water are particularly intriguing and involve fluffy heads around your backside investigating[^]

To some extent they grow out of it to the point where plopping sounds and toilet rolls are no longer of much interest but they continue to want to come into the room with you. Blinky seems to instinctively know that you will want a pee in the small hours and be sitting by the door ready to ankle tap and then nip into the toilet. It's called the joys of owning cats :)

Cheers,
Ronnie

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12 years 11 months ago #283626 by Xartep
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put the lid down

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12 years 11 months ago #283643 by Nora
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We've got a cat that does that too. He can be fast asleep on the bed, and yet as soon as I go in there he rushes in. He then enjoys a few pats and purrs loudly, lolling about on the floor.

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12 years 11 months ago #283647 by Toni - Northland
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Ronney;265030 wrote: Not unusual Moggy. I have four cats that think they need to accompany me to the toilet and it's a fight to get the door shut before they get in with me. I've had toilet rolls coming out the door, down the passage, across the dining room and then down to the bottom of the stairs. The plopping sounds of craps falling into water are particularly intriguing and involve fluffy heads around your backside investigating[^]

To some extent they grow out of it to the point where plopping sounds and toilet rolls are no longer of much interest but they continue to want to come into the room with you. Blinky seems to instinctively know that you will want a pee in the small hours and be sitting by the door ready to ankle tap and then nip into the toilet. It's called the joys of owning cats.

Cheers,
Ronnie


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12 years 11 months ago #283655 by ronnie
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Our youngest cat has a fascination for flushing water and loves to watch it go down the pipes :rolleyes:

Another of the cats has started to try and drink water out of the toilet so I have a very simple way to stop that - keep the door shut - it works every time [}:)]

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12 years 11 months ago #283661 by beedee
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Get one of those cat toilets that fit onto the toilet so the cat can go also.. and it will never enter the room again..
also dont pat the cat while you are in there... ignore it, it sees that this is one place it can get your attention so in a way you are encouraging this!!!!
OR put the lid down which one is meant to do anyway or re hang the door so that it naturally closes.
You have become this cats slave

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12 years 11 months ago #283662 by Birman Babe
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I think they find in a nice space to be petted by you while you do your business.
Happens to me all the time and if I dont close the door properly when I go, I always see someones little paw come around the corner trying to open the door :-)

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12 years 11 months ago #283677 by devan
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Mine drinks out of the toilet! which isn't so bad apart from the little muddy footprints all over the seat and inside. And yes she does have a bowl of water RIGHT NEXT TO HER FOOD which is refreshed every 2nd day :D

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing,and then they marry him.

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12 years 11 months ago #283685 by maggies mum
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Ronney;265030 wrote: The plopping sounds of craps falling into water are particularly intriguing and involve fluffy heads around your backside investigating[^]

Cheers,
Ronnie

Ronney stop it! I nearly split a stitch laughing!!! Owwwwwww[B)] :D

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12 years 11 months ago #283686 by eelcat
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In Wellington (before we moved to Martinborough) one of our border collies (very large) used to do the same. He always wnted to come into the toilet with me. The number of times I would hear him coming, reach to shut the door (in the process of bending over) only to have the door crack on my head again! He eventually grew out of it (or I got quicker at shutting the door!!!!)

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12 years 11 months ago #283707 by Simkin
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Put down the lid, shut the door - what's the problem. Gets kids into good habits, too[^]

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12 years 11 months ago #283716 by Ronney
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Put down the lid:confused: That could get a bit messy couldn't it :p [^]

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12 years 11 months ago #283717 by maggies mum
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Hell yes! Especially in the middle of the night and ya make the mad dash...and yer pelvic floors are a bit challenged!!

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12 years 11 months ago #283731 by moggy
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Simkin;265118 wrote: Put down the lid, shut the door - what's the problem. Gets kids into good habits, too[^]

kids are easier to train than husbands though. Do you know how many years it took to train him to put the seat down?

In theory closing the door would work, but I doubt we would ever get into the habit of doing it.

I have come accross plenty of cats that like to be in the loo with you - one in particular loved to sniff your knickers[:(!] it is the obcession with being in there when we are not. We were trying to keep the door shut, but we found we were trapping him in as he would sneak in as we were shutting the door, or came in when it was dark and we didn't realise he was in there.

I think not making a fuss of him in there would be a start and I was thinking of cleaning the whole thing regularly with savlon as he hates the smell of that.

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