While I'm not really concerned about this behaviour, I'm really curious why my cat does this. He's an 8 year old tomcat, very gentle and sweet, and quite free of any serious bad habits.
Once in a while he tends to pick up pieces of clothing from a pile of dirty laundry which (I'm ashamed to say) we usually leave lying on the floor. He then carries this in his mouth, usually to the middle of the hallway floor, meowing loudly. There doesn't seem to be any playfulness involved.
This only seems to happen in the daytime. Usually we have just come home from work to find pieces of dirty loundry in the hallway, or occasionally in the living room. Recently, however, I started working from home, and thus have had the privilege to observe this ritual (it really seems like a ritual) in progress a couple of times.
Has anyone observed this kind of behaviour or heard of it?