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Rolling around in dirt?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Why does Moo cat enjoy rolling around in dirt? He seems to prefer a neighbor's flower bed that was recently covered with a fine, sandy topsoil.

His soft, silky, white fur becomes dingy looking and he leaves a sandy, dirt residue on my chair cushions that I just washed!
post #2 of 11
All of mine do that one time or another. The drier the soil, the better. They enjoy it so I don't mind. They clean themselves later anyway.
post #3 of 11
I've noticed that all of my furries, including the dogs, like to roll in dirt or the grass. I think it's kinda like scratching themselves or something, I dunno.
post #4 of 11
i think its a scratching thing....Presley has a HUGE grin when he gets to roll in the dirt
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
lol! Mooie did look really happy while rolling around and he did clean himself later, but you should see that chair cushion. Well, he still enjoys sleeping on it.
post #6 of 11
They seem to pick the worst spot to roll around in. I can be in the vegetable garden weeding. Ox is rolling around in the garden-at least why doesn't he roll on the grass-I guess that would make to much sense!!
post #7 of 11
I never noticed any of my cats doing that until Big Cheese the cat I had that passed this year. He loved rolling in the dirt in my basement it was so odd to see. I think he liked it because it was cool dirt.
post #8 of 11
haha my beloved past kitty Bushee did that, my parents called it a "dirt bath"
my theory "get a cat, loose the furniture"
post #9 of 11
Meow-Meow, my cat who passed last year, loved rolling in dirt like nothing else. I'd use a dampened (and no longer white!) washcloth on him before he came in - helped the furniture a bit...
post #10 of 11
All animals like dirt baths - from birds to horses. It helps them clear grease and sweat from their skin and fur. But it can be annoying for owners! I remember a horse I had who rolled in the compost heap - you never smelled anything so bad. And Persil, with her white fur, rolls in the dust as soon as she goes into the garden each morning.
post #11 of 11
haha it seems clean white cats love to roll in the dirt. My boyfriend's cat Kiki love to do that when ever she is outside.
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