cat life

My Little Helper

Cats all have funny little habits. As someone who spends a lot of (let’s call it) quality time with her cats, I especially notice their odd habits. While I’m convinced that Caspian (a.k.a. The Gray Wonder) has OCD (which is a whole other blog entry in and of itself, probably), Leena (a.k.a. Calico Princess) does some pretty weird things, too.

The one I observed today is this little habit she’s got whenever I change the bed linens. Leena just lovesΒ the smooth, fresh sheets. That’s probably normal for a cat (I mean, what kitty DOESN’T like to sprawl on freshly clean laundry?), but it’s the wayΒ she does it that’s peculiar.

Leena likes to evenly distribute herself.

By this I mean that as I add each layer to the bed (fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter), she has to jump onto it and systematically roll herself over every square inch of it before I’m allowed to continue. Want to see what I mean?

There you go. She will rub herself all over one spot, then move a few inches to the left or right, and do it all over again. And again. And again… until the entire surface is covered. And if I try to move her? She just shoves her way back onto the bed and starts again. It’s easier just to let her do it.

So it’s got me wondering… why on earth does she do this?

I don’t think it’s scent, because she only does it when I make the bed, and she’ll do it on the comforter even (when that hasn’t been as freshly washed) if it’s put over clean sheets.

Maybe it’s just the nice, smooth feeling? But then what’s with the careful, even distribution?

I don’t know.

My cats are weird.

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