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Cat staring?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have two young fully gown cats. Can anyone tell me why one of them endlessly sits on the kitchen floor and stares down a small crack between two cupboards. This morning I noticed they are both at it! I am pretty sure I do not have mice. Can anyone explain this strange behaviour?

Thanks,

Julian
post #2 of 15
Mine have done that when they've seen even infinitesimal 'bugs' that we aren't aware of, and they will go back months later waiting for more to emerge. Not only elephants have good memories! I don't think it's anything to do with your housekeeping, just unavoidable facts of life.
post #3 of 15
I agree with Larke. Perhaps they are thinking of different strategies to make that crack wider. Although "termites" come to mind!
post #4 of 15
My four have taken to staring at the kitchen wall for ages too. But I know there was a bird in there last week (it emerged and Ellie caught it eventually) and there may be more, or they may just be hopeful! But they hear things we cannot.
post #5 of 15
They probably saw a bug go down there and are waiting for it to come back up, hehe
post #6 of 15
Sometimes I think my cats do that just to see if they can get me to look to see what they are staring at.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Denice View Post
Sometimes I think my cats do that just to see if they can get me to look to see what they are staring at.


My cat stares into the other room when she sees shadows moving. And shadows from the television in the same room seem to facinate her. Freaks me out now and then, it looks like she's seen a ghost.
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Originally Posted by MCMaggie View Post


My cat stares into the other room when she sees shadows moving. And shadows from the television in the same room seem to facinate her. Freaks me out now and then, it looks like she's seen a ghost.

That is what I always think. About seeing a ghost or something and then I scare myself. lol
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Great. Thanks very much.
post #10 of 15
My cat stares at me too much. I was hoping I could get an explanation for that in this post.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Chichi View Post
My cat stares at me too much. I was hoping I could get an explanation for that in this post.
Maybe your cat is trying to communicate with you.
post #12 of 15
mine is infinitely patient when she thinks something interesting might return, if she gets tired of waiting she whines for me to come and try to route it out.

their hearing is far better than ours or even a dogs, so a teensy spider could be walking and she might hear it. Abi tells me when someone has entered the yard far before the door bell rings. and she can hear our car when it turns onto the block, well before I do. It's pretty cool.
post #13 of 15
Your kitty might be hearing water moving in the pipes under the floor. But I'd bet s/he hears an animal of some sort.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #14 of 15
heh, my cats actually like to stare at ME. They stalk me too. I can get up and walk in the next room, and they are right there, taking their spots next to me close by. And yes, they follow me in the bathroom
post #15 of 15
Cats have a weird staring thing...Trout will stare at the ceiling for god sakes I'm pretty sure there is nothing up there.
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