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No Running in the House!

post #1 of 22
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The two new cats of about 5 months have developed a pattern of rocketing through the house smashing into everything. This of coarse takes place about 11 pm. Bang! Pow! Slam! Clank! Clank! Smash!. I have to get up to do damage assesment. I try to arrest the hellions before it's too late and I pick them up and their soaking wet. Scanning the kitchen reveals thy have overturned the waterbowl. They'll finally settle in for a nice long session of ankle attack about midnight.
post #2 of 22
Sounds like my boys.. except they do this in the ealy morning.

I think its because its such a small space, that they are, one, trying to get some exercise and two, trying to annoy me or get me out of bed!
post #3 of 22
Wow, I wish I could get my two to do that @ 11 PM! Mine wait until about 2 or 3 in the morning!!!
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post #5 of 22
Yeah Oscar does it BY HIMSELF at night so I know how you feel!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Wow, I wish I could get my two to do that @ 11 PM! Mine wait until about 2 or 3 in the morning!!!
that's when Java & Cable seem to go at it, too - & Java is usually launching herself from my bed
post #7 of 22
Mmmm-hmmm...brings back memories of when Suzy and Sam were that age. We threatened to put a sign over the bed "CAUTION: Low flying cats!", and somewhere in Paws and Reflect is the story of "The Attack of the Killer Jade" from about the same period in Cindy and Fawn's kittenhood, too. Enjoy it! It's all too short!
post #8 of 22
Jamie still does that, usually from about 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every evening, and he's over 6, and alone! He runs up and down three flights of stairs, and circles every room. He really loves it if I join him for a few minutes, or hide and jump out at him when he runs past. He takes a few breathers, of course, but most of the time he's running and jumping.
post #9 of 22
[quote=jcat]Jamie still does that, usually from about 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every evening, and he's over 6 ... QUOTE]

Oh, god, you mean it doesn't stop? And here I was hoping Spike would grow out of the demented "charge through the apartment at light speed, knocking everything over and crashing into things" phase once he got a little older ... I guess I'll just have to hope his brother Oz can keep him in line, but I gotta tell you, I think Spike's becoming a bad influence on Oz!

My boyfriend will occasionally chase Spike through the apartment, usually when Spike's in the middle of one of his "crazies." What ends up being really funny to watch, though, is when my boyfriend suddenly starts running away from Spike. Spike will get all confused, like "Who's doing the chasing here?!?" and then he'll tear off after my boyfriend. Those two deserve each other!
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mirinae
Oh, god, you mean it doesn't stop? And here I was hoping Spike would grow out of the demented "charge through the apartment at light speed, knocking everything over and crashing into things" phase once he got a little older ... I guess I'll just have to hope his brother Oz can keep him in line, but I gotta tell you, I think Spike's becoming a bad influence on Oz!
no, it will stop - just probably not anytime soon! Pixel & Mouse were no longer doing this on a regular basis since they were about 6. Pixel's 8 now - she just watches the races.
post #11 of 22
i think i just inhaled a little orange juice into my lung, i laughed so hard.
post #12 of 22
Pepper and Scooter have several spells of that kind of behavior a day. We have a long hallway. They will start at the LR, run down the hall, into the bedroom, up the cat tree, down the other side, across the nightstand, across anyone that might be lying there, off the bed, down the hall, across the back of the couch, and they are off again. I finall gave up and cleared a path for them. They didn't act like that when they were kittens, but now that Fred is not here to keep them in line, it is Kitties Gone Wild!
post #13 of 22
My two RB kitties , Gaby and Tara did that when I first got them 15 yrs ago, they were 4 and 8 months old. I had a long narrow hallway with wood floors and various rugs on them. They would chase each other back and forth and then slide on the rugs. Of course it wasn't funny at the time cause they did this around 2 or 3 AM. My downstairs neighbor used to freak out..

I miss them That behavior stopped when they were about 2 yrs old. So be patient and enjoy the "Kitten Crazies" They grow up fast.

Cynthia
post #14 of 22
Rowan and Bella play chase through the apartment. Generally when I'm trying to sleep.

My cat Meow did it her whole life, though. Granted, she only lived to be 6 or 7 years old, but she was a very active kitty. We all just got used to it.
post #15 of 22
Haha my little critters love to run around just around 5AM. They usually help wake me up when I need to get ready for school. Sometimes it gets on my nerves until I actually watch them and realize they're just being cute little kitties.
post #16 of 22
Ohhhh the Kitty Indi 500!! Hehe - they'll grow out of it....maybe....
post #17 of 22
Yup, my two are just the same -- as soon as I'm settled into bed with the lights out, they start the nightly Kitty Races. I've heard that you can discourage this by giving them some energetic playtime an hour or so before bed, and it does seem to help when I remember to do it. I dangle a feather toy above the sofa, throw a few foam balls down the stairs... pretty soon the kitties are almost as tired as I am. :-)
post #18 of 22
My Mum's cat who is now 9, still runs the Kitty Indy 500 - Every night!!

And the more I play with my 6 month old, the more he wants to play!!!
post #19 of 22
Sounds like my house as well!.

Rosie and Sophie normally have their game of chase between 10-11.p.m and because i have hardwood floors downstairs they make such a noise, but their having fun!!
post #20 of 22
My two do the exact same thing but around 3-4 am!!! They will usually go to sleep with us at around 11pm but without missing a beat 3 am comes and they're off!! No place is off limits when it comes to kitty races - including our beds. Just last night I had to lock them out of my bedroom so that I can get some sleep. Oh wells - the joys of have cats
post #21 of 22
I'm having to seriously rethink my longtime decorating scheme, which has always consisted of lots of bric a brac, photos, etc. on end tables and stuff. Now, with marauding kitties who see every surface as being part of The Track, I spend a lot of my time picking up after their tear-arounds. LOL

The youngest one encourages the other two, and before I know it I've got three howling, hissing, streaking apparitions whooshing from one end of the apartment to the other at warp speed. Ah, the joys of meowmyhood.
post #22 of 22
Mine do the same thing... I attribute it to them both having to be over there right NOW! Cat's being nocternal is a little problem for us regular sleeping hours humans. For instance last night my cats used a throw rug in the living room as a skateboard, explored the paperwork in the trash can in my office and then decided that it was time to play in the new shoebox in my room. I closed them out of the bedroom at 3 am, which they didn't care for and ended up letting them back into my room at 5 so they could crawl up between the comforter and blanket and play lump in the bed until I got up this morning and they gave me a look like I disturbed their sleep.. Sheesh!
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