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I've been wondering why you think stoli does this, what is he trying to tell me?

Two nights ago, I was reading and I heard Stoli do this muffled cry. Not a regular meow, just a 'calling' meow. He walked in kinda like a weebil because he was carrying a sock and meowing. He climbed up on the bed, dropped it and walked all around the room meowing. I picked him up and talked to him and then he left.

Last night, I was asleep and I heard the cry again, so he brings in another sock (last time DH's this time mine) and did the same scenario again. He finds socks and takes them out whenever we are not home and he puts them in front of the front door.

what is he trying to tell me?
post #2 of 13
Sorry - I have no idea but I know exactly what you are talking about. Every day, Much will drag socks out of the laundry basket, shirts left on the bed, any piece of clothing she can get a hold of and take it downstairs to the front landing or to us if we're home. And she howls the whole time she drags them. One theory is that she is providing something like a kill.
post #3 of 13
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lol, i hadn't thought of that as kill, but that's a good idea. i'm glad stoli's 'normal'
post #4 of 13
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lol, i hadn't thought of that as kill, but that's a good idea. i'm glad stoli's 'normal'
Don't know if he's normal, but he isn't alone Some days, it is almost sad when I come across some shirt that she has been dragging and it got caught on the door or banister. You can tell from the little teeth marks that she really worked hard on trying to drag it.

And I always have to check the landing before opening the front door to make sure there isn't a pile of clothes there.
post #5 of 13
Elliott does the very same thing, so I gave him a pair of my Husband's old socks.
They had a hole in them so I sort of tied them together.
Elliott hunts and kills that pair of socks at least 10 times a day.
He loves his socks
post #6 of 13
I forgot about the time she went into a work basket and dragged down a half-done afghan. Fortunately, she did pull any stitches out but she did unwind the ball of yarn down the stairs by about 15 yards.
post #7 of 13
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LOL,

stoli brought 3 socks down this morning alone.
post #8 of 13
Maybe he misses you? Wants to bring you something nice and smelly

My aunt used to have a cat that would bring all her jewelry out and put it in front of the door when she was out.
post #9 of 13
Hey Renovia, came home to a sock on the landing. Thought you would appreciate that.
post #10 of 13
I knew a female cat that did this, then she had kittens and when the kittens were old enough to be wanting to start to "hunt" she brought them socks and carried the socks around in front of the kittens and pounced on them etc. Obviously teaching them how to hunt.

That cat only went for wool socks though and she hunted wool mittens as well.
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post #12 of 13
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Hey Renovia, came home to a sock on the landing. Thought you would appreciate that.
LOL that made my morning!!!!!!

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I knew a female cat that did this, then she had kittens and when the kittens were old enough to be wanting to start to "hunt" she brought them socks and carried the socks around in front of the kittens and pounced on them etc. Obviously teaching them how to hunt.

That cat only went for wool socks though and she hunted wool mittens as well.
that's really neat that you saw that taking place....and yes - socks

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ahhhhhhhhhh, was the sock clean or stinky?
post #13 of 13
it wasnt stinky but i worn it couple of times
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