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Jack's new habit?

post #1 of 27
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This little boy never ceases to amaze me I'm going to download a video of him in the act later on and put it in the behaviour forum for any ideas, but he's started pawing at the door with both paws

Imagine he's pawing in the litterbox only it's on the door. Sophie used to do it on the bath panel at the old house and i couldn't work out why?, and Jack only does it to the same door?
post #2 of 27
They can be weird sometimes can't they? Is it the front door? Maybe he smells some interesting stuff on the door?

I really hate it when they start doing weird stuff becuase I think that something MUST be wrong with them You know how they say if their behavoirs change it could be a sign they are sick....I get paranoid
post #3 of 27
My RB girl Taffy used to do the same thing to the bedroom mirror and the wall of the aquaria (both the one with the fish and the one with my RB gerbil Casper). My guess is that Jack knows there's something interesting on the other side of the door and wants to find out what it is.
post #4 of 27
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My guess is that Jack knows there's something interesting on the other side of the door and wants to find out what it is.
That's what i thought initially, because Sophie sits and cries for a door to be opened, then she'll go in for a wander around then comes back out but i got up to open it for Jack, but instead of wandering in the porch he stood on his back legs and pushed the door closed again!
post #5 of 27
OMG He is too funny!
post #6 of 27
Maybe he just did it once and decided it was fun?
post #7 of 27
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I'm just relieved his claws aren't going in, but when he does it it's "Thud thud thud thud thud thud"

I'll post the video tonight in behaviour but post the link to it here so you can see his new game
post #8 of 27
Mario does this all the time And Soph does it if Joey is on the other side of the door. Our doors have windows...is the door Jack is doing this on have windows? Can't wait to see the video...cats are crazy
post #9 of 27
Susan, would Jack like to come round and play, as Tallulah is doing the same thing in my bath
post #10 of 27
Arwen will do that to my bedroom door every night when I'm in the room, as she knows that I'm the other side and just wants to come in and see me.
post #11 of 27
Pixel does that to the bathroom cabinets... but i think it's because she's been able to open them that way!
post #12 of 27
haha, does it resemble what Freeway is doing?

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=162541
post #13 of 27
lol thats cute.
every once in awhile when we are upstairs on the 2nd floor of the house - Salem will look up .make a weird noise and start pawing the walls...
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
haha, does it resemble what Freeway is doing?

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=162541
that's exactly what Pixel does!
post #15 of 27
We think that we understand our kitties and then they go and do something so off the wall (door?),
that they just seem goofy.
I can hardly wait to watch Jack in action Susan.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
This little boy never ceases to amaze me I'm going to download a video of him in the act later on and put it in the behaviour forum for any ideas, but he's started pawing at the door with both paws

Imagine he's pawing in the litterbox only it's on the door. Sophie used to do it on the bath panel at the old house and i couldn't work out why?, and Jack only does it to the same door?
Does he actually touch the door? Alley does this queer action in front of anything that might be able to be opened, she sits like a meerkat, and gets her paws a going in front of a door, but never actually touches it.
post #17 of 27
OK Susan...
where is Jack's video?
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
is the door Jack is doing this on have windows?
No it's just the solid door in the livingroom

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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
haha, does it resemble what Freeway is doing?

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=162541
Yes!, exactly the same

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Does he actually touch the door?
Yes he does, and he picks up speed when he gets in full flow
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OK Susan...
where is Jack's video?
Here he is

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture212.flv

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture222.flv
post #19 of 27
It's like he's digging himself out!
post #20 of 27
well, altho the motion is the same, the reason is different... Pixel is trying to open my cabinets. Jack is marking - notice how he'll stop to smell the door, then start up again?
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
Jack is marking - notice how he'll stop to smell the door, then start up again?
That is very interesting...
I didn't know that was a marking behavior.
Dexter does it to our shower stall wall and to our balcony's sliding glass door.
They look so silly when they do it.

Jack really does get into it Susan....very intense.
Your handsome boy is a professional.
post #22 of 27
That's exactly Steve! He only does it at the back door in the sunroom.

One day Rob was on the other side when Steve was pawing and I told Rob to knock on the door. Rob knocked and Steve flew back so fast he almost did a backwards somersault! I've never laughed so hard in my life.
post #23 of 27
I think he just likes the sound he makes
post #24 of 27

He looks so determined.
The question is why?
post #25 of 27
awww, that vid is so cute!

I would say that he wants to open it, or originally wanted it open, but now either he is just trying to get more attention on himself, or is finding it fun

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I think he just likes the sound he makes
I was thinking the same thing! In that first clip, he looks like he's working out with an imaginary speed bag!! (You know, what boxers use!)
post #27 of 27
tabitha does that on the french doors when she wants to come in. leaves lovely muddy smears in the winter.

however it is funny to see her from the other side, she really works those paws a treat! i'll try and get a vid of her next time she does it.
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