I wasn't sure where to put this, but behavior seemed appropriate so here it goes. My purr baby Buttons has a really odd fettish - she loves the smell of bleach or any cleaner with bleach. Whenever I am cleaning with it, (I don't do this often, only when I absolutely have to because I have always been told that cats are extremely sensitive to bleach) within a couple of minutes, she is right on top of me, rubbing me and trying to get as close to my hands as possible. I thought this was so odd so I tested out the other cats. I took one of my hands, with the residue still on it, and tried to approach them but they backed away like I had approached them with the most vile odor in the world. I did the same with Buttons but she just wanted to rub all over my hand (of course I didn't let her)!!!! I really don't understand this, I told my vet once and he just looked at me like I was wierd. I have to be really careful when I am cleaning because when I was cleaning the bathtub once I hadn't realized she was in the bathroom and she was rubbing on the bottle I had set on the floor next to me!!! To keep her safe, a couple of years ago I just started closing her in another room whenever I am cleaning. Has anyone else experienced anything similar to something like this?
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8/8/01 at 10:34am