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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Lily is totally different to our other cats. Whenever she has just used her litter tray she has a MAD 10 minutes. And I mean mad. Especially if she's had a number 2. After she's buried it ferociously and had a wash she tears around like a made thing. The speed is incredible - the other night she flew into the living room, leapt onto the back of the sofa, charged along and jumped to the back of the armchair, flew up the wall, bounced off my face and did the same thing all over again. Hubby thinks she deposits so much of her body weight that she gets a fresh burst of energy

I've never seen this before, does any one els's cat do this?
post #2 of 18
I have two cats and my one, Milo does seem a little excited when he leaves the bathroom. He actually leaps out of the little box and runs to the living room. It's very cute, but I did notice it as a bit strange!! He doesn't carry on for ten mintues, but that burst of energy on his way from the bathroom and into the living room is very noticable!!

I hope someone can explain it!
post #3 of 18
LOL! That's interesting, I had to crack up about what your husband said!
post #4 of 18
is its butt burning? (like us humans sometimes we have some burns after the toilet)
mine went crazy one day after coming out of the litter train because he had a string of plastic and its weird because we hadnt seen it in the house and i dont know how he would have eaten it!!!!!
Im so glad that he has nothing else wrong im really careful of those plastic things now. or anything int he house!
post #5 of 18
At my house, we call that the "poop crazies" at my house. I roll over with laughter because I tell them they are running from their own smell. Don't worry, they do calm down after time. George is now 6 though, and he still runs like an idiot.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
lol Fwan - no it's not botty-burns - good theory though!

"Poop crazies" I like that Chris. It could be that she is still so young and excitable - only 19 weeks. Our other cats are somewhat sedate now that they've grown up.
post #7 of 18
Have you ever seen a toddler after they go potty?? They clap their hands and grin and laugh! Your kitty can't do any of this, so she does what she can, which is run like the wind.

I also believe they're trying to get away from their own smell! My Pipsqueek is 5 yrs old and he also does it.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Oh I missed that with my toddler, she was always very scientific and insisted on inspecting the contents of the potty
post #9 of 18
Another theory....

My cat Koa, who does not exhibit any of this weird behavior is very clean. He maintains his clean bottom very nicely.

Milo, the one with the "poop crazies", is not very clean at all. I try to catch him following the "act" and take a warm moist cloth to his bottom.

Maybe he's trying to "air clean" his bottom by running as fast as he can!

OR maybe he really, really hates getting his bottom wiped and is running from me!! LOL!!
post #10 of 18
Trent and Ophelia both do that! Not for a 10 minute stint, but they do take off like mad things most of the time after they've done their business. We had the same theory as your hubby, Beth!

I'll move this to Behavior.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by kimichan
I have two cats and my one, Milo does seem a little excited when he leaves the bathroom. He actually leaps out of the little box and runs to the living room. It's very cute, but I did notice it as a bit strange!! He doesn't carry on for ten mintues, but that burst of energy on his way from the bathroom and into the living room is very noticable!!

I hope someone can explain it!


My Milo does that too! Must be something to dowith the name!LOL!!
A few of the other kitties will keep scratching and scratching in the litter till I finally kick 'em out or they'd never stop!
post #12 of 18
Dunno about you, but, personally, after a really good poop, I too feel like dancing!!!!
post #13 of 18
With our last cat, my mom always joked that since she was a pound lighter after having a good poo, Eby would celebrate by bouncing off the walls while she still could. (My three just do their business without any hoorah. I liked having Eby around, it was entertaining!)
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by portdevoix
Dunno about you, but, personally, after a really good poop, I too feel like dancing!!!!
Brilliant!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kimichan
Milo, the one with the "poop crazies", is not very clean at all. I try to catch him following the "act" and take a warm moist cloth to his bottom.
I could apply that theory to Adelaide if she did it - as she's too tubby to reach her backend properly at the moment. But Lily is punctilious about cleanliness, not only her own backend, but the kitty-loo as well. If we don't dispose of her little trophy as soon as she's left the loo, she keeps going back to bury it some more

I can only conclude like Carolina (portdevoix) she feels like dancing!!

btw thanks for moving this Heidi - sorry I put it in the wrong place
post #15 of 18
Rosie and Sophie both do it!. Rosies just had a poop and she went whizzing round the room then raced downstairs.

I always say "Do you feel 2lb lighter sweetie?!"
post #16 of 18
Most times after Sierra poops, she leaps out of the litter box and streaks into the other room at top speed! I always thought it was just her, never knew other kitties did this, too!
post #17 of 18
ROFL, tears are flowing while reading this thread! Buffy does this exact same thing, and I always crack up when she does it. I don't know if she does it after just poops or both poops and pees, but whichever it is, she'll usually sit down by the litterbox afterwards, give her back or shoulders a few licks, and then she'll suddenly look up. She'll look at me, and when she sees me looking, she'll tilt her head to the side, pause... Then she'll just straight up in the air, twist around, and she's off running by the time she lands.
post #18 of 18
3 out of my 4 cats have done the what we call "The poop and run". They will run like their tail is on fire for about 5-10 minutes then settle down.

The only one not to do this is Kuce. She seems to think it's beyond her dignity. *shrug*
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