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post #1 of 16
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Do you ever feel like your cat acts like you don't exist?

Reeses has been opening cabinet doors in the kitchen lately. I already put two baby locks on the ones under the sink. Now she has a habit of opening our tupperware/paper plate cabinet. I found her sitting on the plates the other day. Well this morning I hear the doors slamming as usual which means she's trying to get in. Oh she's pretty good now, she can usually get it at one shot.

Anyway, I tell her no and shut the door. She moves over to the cabinet where we keep the cat treats, stands up, puts her paws on the top of the door and pulls herself up so she can stand on the bottom bevel of the door. She then proceeds to lean back so the door swings open. All while I'm watching! Like I wasn't even there!

Looks like I'll be installing more locks this afternoon
post #2 of 16
I know exactly what you mean!! Madden mastered the kitchen cabinets a while ago. I finally just broke down and cleaned out one section just for him. Added a nice comfy blanket and now he's happy.

A nice new problem though, he's learned how to open the backdoor into the garage if it dosen't get latched just right. So now I'm constantly checking the door to make sure its pulled tight. I didn't even know he knew how to open that one until he did it right in front of me one day!
post #3 of 16
Wanna talk about really smart cats...let me tell you this story:

My windows are locked with a snap lock - you know, the kind you have to press hard and then push open? Well, about two weeks after I got my Lou, the wegie, I woke up and there he was, calmly sitting on the a/c unit OUTSIDE of the window!!! Can someone please tell me how, at that time, a 10lbs cat can manipulate a snap lock while pushing a window open??? Needless to say, I was more than freaked and I really screamed at him to come in which he did...eventually. He just sauntered in as calmly as you please as if he didn't even hear me screaming at him! Talk about heart attacks!!!
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Actually I only wish I had taken a video of it. She's a nutty cat. I caught her hanging from the kitchen countertop yesterday because she tried to jump up and didn't make it for whatever reason.
post #5 of 16
Whitey does it too....every morning when we leave he ALWAYS tries to get out that door.

We tell him "NO" pick him up and put him on the table and if he even leans towards the door we repeat "NO" again.

This is every morning for the past 10 months...
post #6 of 16
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I should add that she was a bad kitty this morning. We had an empty candle in a glass holder with a shade on top of the toilet (No idea why it was still there if it was empty). 3am or so I hear CRASH! I go in there and she's tearing out of the bathroom like she just committed a bank robbery. THANKFULLY it didn't break. Just a continuation of the kitty antics we have to put up with lately at night
post #7 of 16
I nkow the feeling! Phantom knows she isn't allowed to play with toilet paper. So I will be in the bathroom drying my hair and I get a visitor. Yep Phantom. She is trying to get the TP off the counter!
post #8 of 16
a bank robbery?! that is too funny!

LuckyGirl is famous for breaking into the cabinet under my kitchen sink....she broke 2 baby locks (they came in a 2 pack) and so I've been using rubber bands and doubling them....I hear this banging like someone is trying to break in, so I get up with my flash light, and here she is pawing the bottom of the door to get in.....and it was making a racket, so I sit & watch her....she stands on her hind end, and starts biting the rubber bands, and is pulling them with her teeth stretching them back, until finally one snaps, and she shakes it off, opens the door, and goes all the way to the back & crawls into my wok.....it was so cute I couldn't disturb her. How ironic, a cat in a wok?!
post #9 of 16
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a bank robbery?! that is too funny!

LuckyGirl is famous for breaking into the cabinet under my kitchen sink....she broke 2 baby locks (they came in a 2 pack) and so I've been using rubber bands and doubling them....I hear this banging like someone is trying to break in, so I get up with my flash light, and here she is pawing the bottom of the door to get in.....and it was making a racket, so I sit & watch her....she stands on her hind end, and starts biting the rubber bands, and is pulling them with her teeth stretching them back, until finally one snaps, and she shakes it off, opens the door, and goes all the way to the back & crawls into my wok.....it was so cute I couldn't disturb her. How ironic, a cat in a wok?!
it really does seem like they're trying to escape the scene of a crime! I have the safety locks that go inside of the cabinets, and I've broken a couple of them so I have hair ties on those luckily they haven't really figured out how to get those loose yet

A cat in a wok?! Heather, Heather, Heather
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
*sigh* After I wrote about the candle falling, I heard another crash, like she REALLY knocked over something big. I went into our bedroom and she knocked the lamp off the nightstand. I think I'm starting to realizing why they made lampshades able to tilt on the lamp. It's not to give you more or less light, it's so when the cat knocks it onto the floor, it doesn't break!

We already moved our end tables lamps downstairs and I'm installing a dimmer switch for the fan/lights in the living room (everyone say a prayer that I don't electrocute myself...first electrical job for me) because she kept knocking them over. But if SHE THINKS that we are removing every lamp from this house and living in the dark ages, she's sadly mistaken!...just because she has night vision doesn't mean we need to invest in getting it too..

post #11 of 16
kitties are a hoot aren't they?? one word of advice with the electrical stuff, make sure you remove any gold on your hands, its a very good electrical conductor good luck with that too BTW
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
kitties are a hoot aren't they?? one word of advice with the electrical stuff, make sure you remove any gold on your hands, its a very good electrical conductor good luck with that too BTW
Ah! I didn't know that. I'll make sure to take off my wedding ring. Even though the power will be off, better safe than sorry.

If anyone sees a "ReesesPBC in Memorium" thread in the next few days..well, you know we still don't have a dimmer switch
post #13 of 16
I had to start putting double sided tape on the kitchen doors because I would wake up to a little paw flicking the child lock, driving me NUTZ!.
The double sided tape works ecept my place looks like a kitty cat crime scene like CSI with all of the kitty prints all over the place. I have to replace it every couple months because of the amount of fur stuck in it.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
Ah! I didn't know that. I'll make sure to take off my wedding ring. Even though the power will be off, better safe than sorry.

If anyone sees a "ReesesPBC in Memorium" thread in the next few days..well, you know we still don't have a dimmer switch
Or else hearing that the entire northeast power grid went down...
post #15 of 16
What is it with the kitchen cabinets? Chessy just figured out how to open them. He only opens one, which has pots in it, and then he just sits and stares inside or walks away.
post #16 of 16
And people say cats are dumb?, i beg to differ!
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