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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
OK, I just posted in the lounge about someone ringing the doorbell at 11 pm and nobody being there. Well whitecatlover joked that it might be a kitty. Funny thing is not ten minutes later I saw a cat in the driveway. This is probably a stupid question but would a stray cat really jump up and ring the doorbell? I actually think this cat hangs around a lot because last year it was in my drive eating a rabbit and over the winter I'd see paw prints up by our front walk. Oh by the way, when I saw kitty tonight I opened the door and it took off.
post #2 of 13
Well, I suppose it could have been the kitty JC used to step on the start button on our copier/printer to watch it spit out a sheet of paper to be attacked! Sounds as possible as anything, esp. if the kitty was hunting moths on your porch.
post #3 of 13
It is possible. The stray probably likes the sound of your doorbell.
post #4 of 13
If the stray was bug hunting, you never know! Our kittens - who are normally so intelligent and graceful - do the silliest things when they have spotted a moth - including nearly turning on our bathroom light (I witnessed this first hand!).
post #5 of 13
Mine figured it out, very rapidly unfortunately!

I know a friend of mine has her kitties trained to ring the doorbell when they want in. They are indoor/outdoor.
post #6 of 13
my cats knock on my window/door if they want to come in
post #7 of 13
IMO the only way the cat would ring the bell is if there was a bug/moth around the area and he was jumping up to catch it and hit the doorbell

Unless he's been trained to do so at his house. I know that some people have trained their outside cats to do this to let them know the cat wants inside
post #8 of 13
yes cats will ring your doorbell. when i was a little girl, i had a kitty that adopted me and she always stayed on my living room windowsill. after halloween, our doorbell would ring all hours of the night and it went on for weeks!

my mom was about to get the police involved when one of our neighbors happened to notice that our cat would lean over from the sill and push the doorbell then go back like nothing happened. we discovered our bell had a short in it so it would ring on its own about 15 min later too!

after we quit answering the door, sylvester got bored with ding dong ditch and stopped doing it. when this was going on, others told us of cats jumping up and ringing their doorbells
post #9 of 13
I don't see why a cat couldn't ring a doorbell but isn't it far more likely that it was a child?

One day I spotted a group of kids in my front yard. They were urging one boy to ring my bell and run. I waited with my hand on the knob till he almost rang the bell then I opened the door quickly and asked him if he were going to ring my bell and run. He nearly peed his pants. I had more fun than the kids did! \t
post #10 of 13
My female cat used to jump and turn the hall light switch on.....scared the heck out of me the first time. lol
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by howtoholdacat View Post
I don't see why a cat couldn't ring a doorbell but isn't it far more likely that it was a child?

One day I spotted a group of kids in my front yard. They were urging one boy to ring my bell and run. I waited with my hand on the knob till he almost rang the bell then I opened the door quickly and asked him if he were going to ring my bell and run. He nearly peed his pants. I had more fun than the kids did! \t
if youre talking to me, no it was sylvester. it had been a big deal in my neighborhood about our "prowler" and when it was discovered to be sylvester a lot of the neighbors would sit outside and watch her until she did it. they thought it was hilarious.
we honestly think she learned it from the trick or treaters because that night she just sat their on the ledge and watched them with her head cocked like, "hmmmm...." its been 20 years and i still miss that cat
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
I was talking to my neighbor today and it turns out that cat belongs to the people that live on the other side of her. Which would be two houses down from me. So I guess since kitty isn't a stray it could very well know how to ring doorbells. It sure seems to like hanging around my house a lot.
post #13 of 13
maybe it wants to come in for a spot of catnip tea?
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