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Old 08-26-21, 07:37 PM
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My cat - off like a shot after dropping a deuce

So is it just my cat that takes off like a shot after dropping a deuce in the litter box?

What's the deal with the running around like a crazy cat after going to the bathroom anyway? Gesh. Cats. Go figure.
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Old 08-26-21, 08:02 PM
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My wife had a cat that did that.

I called it running from the scene of the crime.
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Old 08-26-21, 08:10 PM
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Yeah, one of my Siamese cats used to do that. She's mellowed with age.

My best guess is defensive instincts. Animals are most vulnerable when eating, drinking, peeing and pooping. So they'll dart away at the slightest provocation. That same Siamese cat that used to burn rubber exiting the litter box would also run away from the food and water dish if anyone in the house moved. But she's 16 or 17 now, doesn't move very quickly and seems either to have mellowed, no longer gives a damn, or can't hear or see me coming.

And my c***** tabby used to kick litter across the room. She's calmed down a bit with age. I think she's 7 now.
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Old 08-26-21, 08:26 PM
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Several cats I have had over the years would go crazy after taking a dump like a shot of adrenaline. There has to be a scientific explanation? Or the cat is just happy and feels great after depositing waste?
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Old 08-26-21, 09:39 PM
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Haven't you guys ever taken a big 'dump' that left you totally satisfied, totally relieved, just feeling great? Like you wanted to run around the block free of all that 'excess.? Probably the same for a cat.
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Old 08-26-21, 09:51 PM
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Bear gets the crazies after taking a dump sometimes, but he does it a lot anyway.
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Old 08-27-21, 05:26 AM
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I started this reply with the words, "Cats suck," but I'm redacting because in my heart of hearts I think they are cute and can be quite fun. We're dog people, but we've had a few cats over our 43-year marriage. Some were good kitties and some were friggin nightmares. Our last cat - which departed about 11 years ago - used to like to crap in one of my wife's huge plant pots. She's got this tree-sized plant that her old boss gave her when she worked for Byte magazine like 30 years ago. She's kept this plant (tree?) alive and healthy ever since. Well, that cat used to love to plop a huge dump in that planter. She became grossly overweight because she would eat all of her food, eat all of the dog's food, and even our neighbor would say that she would come over and eat all of their cat's food, which they fed on their deck (don't ask me why). That cat would make a dog-sized dump and then go sleep somewhere for half a day.
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Old 08-27-21, 05:38 AM
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There is no consensus as to why they do it. Theories are that they are getting away from the area because the smell can attack predators or because they feel great afterwards. Forget the others.

When I hear my cat in his box I prepare for a thundering post-poop run. He usually sprints down the stairs and jumps into the window well. Once I way laying on the floor and he used my groin as a launching pad. Ouch. Hes a heavy boy.
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Old 08-27-21, 08:50 AM
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It's to help shake off all the stuck bits.
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Old 08-27-21, 09:17 AM
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My 2 twelve week old brothers play in the litter box. They are young and were trained (by Mommy ?) to cover their poop. I've had young male cate before that were fixated on the cat box.
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Old 08-27-21, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins View Post
That cat would make a dog-sized dump and then go sleep somewhere for half a day.
Only a day? That cat must have had insomnia, mine sleeps about 22 hours a day.
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Old 08-27-21, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
It's to help shake off all the stuck bits.
aka dingleberries...
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Old 08-27-21, 08:53 PM
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Well it's become a source of conversation in our place. Whenever the cat takes off like a shot, we know she's just finished drooping a deuce. Kinda of funny really.
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Old 08-27-21, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
It's to help shake off all the stuck bits.
Yep, when our cat takes off like that I follow and tread carefully. But he's a fur-ball so easy for even large bits to get stuck.

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Old 08-28-21, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
...And my c***** tabby used to kick litter across the room. She's calmed down a bit with age. I think she's 7 now.
I'm trying to remember what word I wrote, starting with "c", that triggered BF's word filter... "craptastic?" "crazy?" "crabby?" Dunno.
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I was gone one day when I got home my old man cat pooped on the tile to show his disgust at being left alone. Walk in then back to get my stuff and there was a fresh poo. vindictive cat.
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I must have a union cat. I don't think he'd run for his life
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I was gone one day when I got home my old man cat pooped on the tile to show his disgust at being left alone. Walk in then back to get my stuff and there was a fresh poo. vindictive cat.
I used to have a cat who would poop next to the litter box if she felt it needed cleaning (in those days, my not-yet-former partner was to be in charge of the box {we each had an "end" to take care of-- I did food, he did box}. He would procrastinate on scooping it for days. Guess who got to take over the litter box? Guess who haaaaaates litter boxes? But guess who wanted the cat and promised to be in charge of the box?). She was a bright cat. She didn't do it to be a jerk-- otherwise she probably would've chosen elsewhere in the house, and she didn't pee outside the box, just poop-- she did it to make a point.
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I've been reminded the past 2 mos. that kitten poop stinks to high heaven. Like baby poop. It's the kitten diet we feed them. Also been reminded (it's been years since I had a male kitten) that boy kittens are fascinated with the litter box and like to play in their all the time.
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I too am familiar with the post-poop victory lap.
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I've been reminded the past 2 mos. that kitten poop stinks to high heaven. Like baby poop. It's the kitten diet we feed them. Also been reminded (it's been years since I had a male kitten) that boy kittens are fascinated with the litter box and like to play in their all the time.
Above-mentioned cat also had IBD. When she was having a flare-up....OHHHHH boy. (And cat farts...oof.)
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at first glance, that's funny, but my cat had the same behavior and also takes off like a shot after dropping a deuce,but then I noticed blood in cat stool and started trying to look for different articles about it. On the page Cat food point https://www.catfoodpoint.com/blood-in-cat-stool/ I found that it could be a sign of various diseases, so immediately went to the vet.thanks to this article, my dear cat was cured

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