Wordless Wednesday – Strange Obsessions

Strange Obsessions

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The constant challenge to decipher feline behavior is perhaps
One of the most fascinating qualities of owning a cat.

Carole Wilbourn

Strange Obsessions

Do your pets have any unusual habits?

One of Magellan’s most interesting behaviors revolves around his obsession with what lies behind the doors of every cabinet within our home!

I first noticed this behavior many moons ago when I heard unusual banging noises inside of my house. Of course, as luck would have it, these noises would only happen when I was home alone at night.

Was it hoodlums trying to break into my home? Was it poltergeists playing malicious pranks?

Of course not! It was only Magellan, my curious and mischievous kitten, honing his new-found skill of opening and closing the cabinet doors!

Ever since then, at regular intervals, Magellan makes his rounds throughout our home – opens all of the cabinet doors – inspecting our cabinets to make sure that nothing unsavory is lurking inside. He gets quite upset if I close them without his approval – he will go and open them again until he makes sure that everything is satisfactory!

Sometimes, he leaves the cabinets open so he can see what’s inside at a glance. Sometimes, he stands guard outside the cabinets to make sure that no one confiscates our under-the-sink valuables.

Sometimes, I’ll even find him staring up at me from inside the kitchen and bathroom cabinets!

One thing I know for sure – when Magellan’s around, there is never a dull moment in our home!

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of October 27, 2015

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  1. stevebethere says:

    LOL I think he makes a perfect security guard and is only doing his duty heheh! I love that pose 🙂

    Have a posetastic week

  2. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Our cats do have some crazy habits, for Digger he loves a shoe box with tissue to rustle the paper and settle in to sleep. For Sabrina, she has found a place in my linen cupboard to nestle on our Velux blanket-even if we close the door, she remains for hours.
    Thanks for hosting, have a happy week!

  3. That is a regal photo of him.

    He is looking for the best possible food dish for him.

  4. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    That is such cute behavior of Magellan’s! Thanks for hosting!

  5. Your cat is beautiful! Cats are really smart, but my cat hasn’t figured out how to open the cabinet doors yet. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

  6. What a smart guy Magellan is! Our furbaby doesn’t open the doors, but she will occasionally get stuck in a cabinet if we don’t close the door quickly enough. Fortunately, she “tells” us where she is! They’re so neat and have such unique personalities – you’re so right – never dull! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Now see Carolyn – your cats are considerate!
      Our cats will let us call them til we are hoarse when they get locked away and worry us sick until we find them
      (then stare at us with that “what took you so long?” look!)

  7. meowmeowmans says:

    What a terrific photo of Magellan! Our angel cat Sammy used to open cabinets and closets. We had to put baby latches on all the cabinets. LOL!

  8. Mary Denman says:

    Magellan is quite the man about the house, isn’t he?

    Lady tries to eat boxes….Kuzco chews anything plastic.

    If we open a cabinet any where in the house, they want to explore it. And if we should rearrange furniture…they have to smell every inch and get in the way of the furniture. So we put them safely away until the moving is done!

    Have a great day Ramona!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ah, Kuzco – Tsunami is a plastic chewer too!

      Love hearing about Lady and Kuzco. When are you going to share some updates of your lovelies with us? (hint hint)

      Have an awesome week dear Mary!

  9. Jay @CraftySpices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    Magellan looks adorable in that picture. It’s funny that he would leave the cabinets somewhat open to look inside, LOL

    Take Care!!

  10. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I would love to stay and chat, but I’m interviewing kitties to see who loves meeeces to pieces… so they can GET RID OF MINE! I HATE MEECES 🙁 Can I borrow your kitty… these critters drive me nuts… I’m sterilizing my whole house… ewwwwwwww

  11. Well… yes… too many to count, actually! But one of my favorites is Mia – she likes to sit on my head after I wrap it in a towel when I get out of the shower…

  12. Kitties Blue says:

    Mom always loves these big cat videos. We like to open closet doors and nest inside. Magellan is a character. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      It’s so much fun to see what the big cats are up too – it always gives us smaller kitties something to aspire to!

      • Kitties Blue says:

        Yes, Misty May is the Cat on My Head. She sleeps on my pillow or face at night. She often gets angry if I try to take up more of the pillow than she thinks appropriate. She is not the first cat to sleep on my head!

  13. Shadow says:

    Hehe. You are a wise cat Magellan. It is important to keep the mice out of the cupboard.
    Thank you for letting me join your blog hop.

  14. My cat has yet to open any of our cabinets, that must be so fun to see, thanks for the party!

  15. Smellyann says:

    Magellan is beautiful! We have a Maine Coon (Pepper), too. They are gorgeous kitteh-cats. 😉

  16. Star Traci
    Twitter: TracisStar

    Well, at least you know you won’t ever have mice in the cupboard.
    Happy WW!

  17. Robin says:

    My Cinco has the same obsession with cabinet doors. He has figured out how to open them and he must open every single one to check it. It drives my husband insane while he’s trying to sleep because the cabinet doors keep slamming shut.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Robin, I’m glad I’m not the only one who must live with clinking and clanking cabinet doors!
      Way to go Cinco!
      Magellan is particularly fond of doing security checks when we sit down to watch our evening shows –
      but seriously, he runs security checks round the clock in our house!

      (Just came up from the kitchen and found 3 cabinet doors open – every other one, to be exact!)

  18. Rorybore says:

    He sounds like a good security cat!! He sure does look majestic, so perhaps he is perfectly suited to the role.
    I had to put our drain plug for the tub up high because our cat Cashew kept running off with it. I couldn’t figure out why on earth – of all the things in the whole house; he would steal the tub plug??!! Then I caught him IN the tub drinking up the water that was dripping from the tub. So, clearly he doesn’t appreciate US bathing in HIS water bowl. LOL

  19. Beautiful cat! Yes, Athena has the same obsession 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  20. I have a cat who likes staying at the back of my desktop before. Weird! But I think Chloe loves small warm spaces =)

  21. We were so pleased to see Magellan in the Sunday Selfie hop as we went to pet expo yesterday AND we saw some Maine Coon cats. It was so exciting as we remembered you and saw just how BIG you guys get. Holy Moly Magellan you are a giant cat!!!

    * high paw *

    Marjorie and Harvey

  22. I love to unroll toilet paper and the paper towels. I think it’s fun…the mom doesn’t agree with me. ~Ernie

  23. Annabelle says:

    Magellan is such a beautiful cat!
    Happy Selfies!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx

  24. Marty loves to open cupboards too, as well as drawers. Nothing is safe from him. He gets just as insulted if you close one he wants open 🙂 Love the Big Cat video! Gorgeous picture of Magellan.
    Marty’s Mom

  25. Truffle will sit and stare at the return vent in the hallway and meow. Gives me the creeps!

  26. We keep baby locks on our cabinets because Rascal and Rocco love to get into the cupboards and rearrange things. Thanks for joining the Pet Parade and hope you had a safe Halloween!~RascalandRocco

  27. Michelle
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    Do you have time for an epic list of strange obsessions? Because Arya certainly has a ton. One of her main ones is licking my arms, particularly the inside of my elbows. When she was younger, she used to try to suckle, like I was her momma kitty or something. Now she just licks…and then promptly curls up on my chest…when I’m trying to work. lol She’s a trip.

    Love the pic of Magellan. That look on his face. 🙂

    And those big cats with the pumpkins. Always a riot!


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