Post # 1
As annoying as it is she’s very clever about it. I have no idea what it is about my hair ties (elastics) but she LOVES them! She will shoot them around and play with them for forever. This would be great if she’d keep her 1 and that’s it.
One day I had one in the bottom of my laundry basket, she jumped in, picked it up in her mouth, jumped out and ran upstairs to play with it.
Last week there was one on my fiance’s nightstand and she came bolting downstairs, while my fiance laughed, because she had it in her mouth and was making a break for it.
Tonight she has stolen 2 of them, in the dark! I had them on my nightstand and she came down with one, so I took it away from here and gave her an old one and she played for a little bit then went back upstairs. Shortly after I hear her playing with the other one upstairs!! She got smart and wouldn’t come down with it.
I’ve got to give her props for being so persistant on trying to get them, and it’s sometimes funny but she’s such a brat!!! We’ve started calling her the burglar, as in cat burglar.
Anyone else have a pet that does this?!
Post # 3
That’s so cute! My kitty loves crumpled up paper balls and little felt mice. We have gone through hundreds probably… He always loses them under furniture or destroys them so of course he needs to keep getting new ones! I bet if you dug under fridges and couches you’d find a stash 😉
Post # 4
@wisher558: My cats would do the same if I didn’t keep them in a drawer! And my aunt’s cat (used to be mine) insists on keeping one in his food dish while he eats. He will NOT eat out of his dish if it’s missing. Weirdo cat.
Post # 5
You should keep your hair ties in drawers so the cat can’t get at them. I don’t know what it is about certain objects (hair ties, socks, underwear, etc) that makes animals go crazy and end up eating them. Maybe because they smell like the owners? Here’s a cat that ate 50 hair ties before he got sick and needed surgery!
Post # 6
My cat LOVES my hair ties! She always puts them in her watee bowl lol. I have to hide them.
Post # 7
@wisher558: YES!! I have 2 and they’re both horrible for it. If I take my hair down and lay the tie down for just a minute, my calico will come by and snatch it up. She has like 10 of mine. By the time she’s done with them, they’re all stretched out and such
Post # 8
@Bubbles42: My sister’s cat does the same thing when I go over to her house! I always find them in the water bowl! What’s up with that?
Post # 9
@Sweet_Tea: i’m pretty sure all cats are weirdos!!!
@pixiecat: that’s really scary! I always joke around that she’s killing me because it smells like me. (Our relationship started off rocky when I’d visit and move in. She didnt like another girl in my fi life)
@cupcakebride2013: horribly stretched out and full of dirt and fur! that’s why I keep trying to hide them.
@Pinkmoon: We have no idea where she hides them, and some of them I have no idea where she got them. I think she was stashing them before. One day she magically had 4 of them that she found.
@Bubbles42: My fiance’s brother’s cat used to put stuff he found in his food dish if he wanted to hide it.
Post # 10
I would really advise you to try to establish a habit ot keeping your hair ties out of his cat’s reach. My four year old cat nearly died after she ate 2 hair ties and a part of one of those longer skinny hairbands that I used to wear for exercise (they look like very long flat hair ties). She always used to play with them, util one day she got violently sick and after a surgery that cost me over 2K in the end, they retrieved all these ties from her stomach.
I really don’t mean to be a downer, but it was a scary and awful experience. If anyone could benefit from it, it would be somewhat worth it! I have simply started keeping my hair ties in a closed plastic container, the kind you can get from any storage or desk organization store. Honestly, I recently tested her with one out in the open and she went at it right away — she apparently never learned!!
Post # 11
I’m good enough at losing my own hair ties without the help of my cat. I’ve bought dozens over the years. Right now I have three left that go right back in a drawer if I’m not using them.
The cat will, however, steal the straws from McDonalds if I don’t put them in my drink right away and leave them on the coffee table for a few minutes.
Post # 12
I try keeping mine away from my cat because I don’t want him eating them, but he watches where I put them and still tries to go after them. I just caught him trying to lift the lid on my jewelry box to pull one out.
Sometimes the little buggers are too smart for their own good.
Post # 13
@wisher558: I’ve two cats that do this to me. My male cat loves my hair ties, but only if they have my decent on them and my female cat is a sucker for rolled up bits of paper, she’ll play fetch for hours, not exaggerating! I’ve given up spending money on toys because they just end up stealing my hair ties or bits of paper from around the house.
Post # 14
Saw a comic once that just said “Everything in my house is a cat toy.”.
My cat goes psycho for tape, any variety, he acts like a drug addict in need of a fix and someone is waving it in his face but won’t give it to him (not to make fun of drug addicts at all!). We either have to tag team him or put him in another room to do anything with tape.
He also loves twist ties, zip ties, plastic bags (also have to be hidden ASAP), and rubber bands (my hair is short so no hair ties here).
Luckily he loves to play fetch so brings us everything he wants to play with (including the ocassional dead fly).
Post # 15
I’ve never been a cat person, I’m very allergic, so I’m finding out a lot about them. I still prefer dogs but my fiance’s cat as grown on me now that she doesn’t sit and stare at me for hours!!
She has such a persoanlity and really is too clever for her own good sometimes. I
Post # 16
@strawbabies: I know what you mean! I thought I was going crazy that I only had 1 left becore we found out she was stealing them