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So I've stepped on my cat about five times now

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My ten month old kitten seems to be on mission to break a leg. Between flying at lighting speed out of no where and magically stopping just as my foot is about land on the ground to hiding directly behind my feet constantly its near impossible not to step on his paws sometimes. I'm not even sure a bell around the neck would completely cut it. Thank god he has only screamed and took off once, apparently those paws can handle quite abit of weight pressed down on them.
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ReeRee has a huge tail and I am always stepping on it or sitting on it. He doesn't seem to upset over it. I always give him hugs and touch it to make sure it's not damaged.

Rocko is the silent shadow. He is always getting stepped on and plowed into, tripped over, you name it.

I have only tripped over Fiona a few times but each time I would plow into her she would literally go skidding across the floor, she is so petite. I have to laugh...seeing a cat doing a Tom Cruise from Risky business.
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Yep I know who the both of you feel, now even though Skunk has a small tail it certainly doesn't stop him, he makes up for it with all the muscles he has and how large it makes him..just this morning I was half asleep headed toward the kitchen,didn't see him and tripped right over him..slam! I face planted to the floor..good morning to you to honey! lol
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You could definitely try a bell, but I've known cats who simply adjust to the bell and are able to walk/run without it jingling - they are still as stealthy as they were without it. The only thing I've actually seen work is having multple tags on their collar that click together. That seems to be harder for them to keep quiet for some reason.
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When Jasper was a baby he was like my shadow, I was always tripping over him or standing on him and it never seemed to do him any harm. The only thing was I had to lock him out of the kitchen when I was cooking for fear of tripping and spilling something hot on him!
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You could definitely try a bell, but I've known cats who simply adjust to the bell and are able to walk/run without it jingling - they are still as stealthy as they were without it. The only thing I've actually seen work is having multple tags on their collar that click together. That seems to be harder for them to keep quiet for some reason.

agree with that Flash has a bell on her collar and you only hear it when a) she wants you to b) when its feeding time and she tears over to her food bowl

i used to trip over her all the time not so much now but sooty gets right inbetween your feet all the time
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It's the age. They move so fast when they are young and have no fear. I used to do the "kitten shuffle" where I tried not to pick my feet up too high. I'm surprised I didn't fall and break something trying not to step on Seti. I'm kind of klutzy! It will get much better as your cat ages. When they lay down on the bed to sleep for 6 hours it's tricky to step on them.
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Hehe that sounds familiar...jasper was very active when he was younger hence the stepping on him all the time, but now he sleeps all day and goes out all night (it's like having a teenager lol). You get used to never picking your feet up too high and treading lightly lol.
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I know how you feel there. It took Chickster awhile to understand to stay away from feet. There was even once where she running around, I was walking, and before I knew it I had somehow got my foot up under her belly, which then tossed her a few feet. She was ok, but she's had her tail and feet stepped on too. When she sees feet coming and she's stretched out (in the middle of the walking area, where else?) she -moves-. But we are all still in the kitten stage, being careful about where she is or if she'll actually move. I would think your kitten will get better about recklessly defying human feet as she gets older!
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