We have a cat who closes herself in the bathroom when she wants to be alone! For background, we have 2 shelves in the bathroom that the cats like to lie on - we just keep a towel on them for comfort but don't try to store anything on them. This is not the bathroom that has the litter box - it's the "people" bathroom.
Every once in awhile, I'll go upstairs and find the bathroom door closed. Over time, it's become clear that Smarty purposely shuts the door behind her, then goes up to chill out on her shelf. We actually had to get a doorstop so that we could make sure that she didn't lock herself in the bathroom while we're away or overnight! Does anyone else's cat do anything like this?
We have a cat who closes herself in the bathroom when she wants to be alone! For background, we have 2 shelves in the bathroom that the cats like to lie on - we just keep a towel on them for comfort but don't try to store anything on them. This is not the bathroom that has the litter box - it's the "people" bathroom.
Every once in awhile, I'll go upstairs and find the bathroom door closed. Over time, it's become clear that Smarty purposely shuts the door behind her, then goes up to chill out on her shelf. We actually had to get a doorstop so that we could make sure that she didn't lock herself in the bathroom while we're away or overnight! Does anyone else's cat do anything like this?
Boots closed himself in the bathroom last week. He had swiped a Beanie Baby (that he knows he's not supposed to have) from my room and took it into the bathroom and closed the door. I saw him working on closing the door (took him a couple of maneuvers) so I know he meant to do that. Went to check out what he was up to later and found him sleeping with the Beanie Baby. The funny thing is the bathroom is where he gets his time-outs when he's being "bad". Guess he couldn't resist the Beanie Baby and decided he needed a time out lol
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Does anyone else's cat do anything like this?

Chase can open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors, and that's where he's always liked to go and 'hide' when he needs space. It really works out nice when he wants away from Paintball, because she can't open them (she doesn't have enough weight behind her to do it). So instead she just sits outside the cabinet, waiting for him to come back out so she can play with/annoy the beejeezus out of him.
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Boots closed himself in the bathroom last week. He had swiped aBeanie Baby

(that he knows he's not supposed to have) from my room and took itinto the bathroom and closed the door. ... gets his time-outs when he'sbeing "bad". Guess he couldn't resist the Beanie Baby and decided heneeded a time out lol

This is unspeakably cute! LOL!
Every once in awhile, I'll go upstairs and find the bathroom door closed. Over time, it's become clear that Smarty ... she didn't lock herself in the bathroom while we're away or overnight! Does anyone else's cat do anything like this?

My cat Otto likes to close my bedroom door (while I'm inside, in bed). I think he does it to keep Tiger out. He only discovered this new trick a couple of months ago. He knows what he's supposed to do to get out, but hasn't been able to actually turn the doorknob yet. He'll just sit on the dresser and rattle it with his paw until I get up and let him out. And poor Tiger is always sitting right outside, looking lost.

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My cat Isis knows how to close doors and open them. It has nothing to do with the litterbox though. Jade has yet to even bother but she does seem to be one of those kitties who doesn't always cover her waste when she uses the litter box. It must be because she prefers to do her business alone. I have yet to figure that out as being the main reason though.

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My Isis also has mastered the art of opening cabinet doors. It makes me wonder if I'll need to go shopping every time she does it.

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circa Wed, 4 Feb 2004 12:12:55 -0500, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Wendy (Email Removed) said,
Boots closed himself in the bathroom last week. He had swiped a Beanie Baby (that he knows he's not supposed ... time-outs when he's being "bad". Guess he couldn't resist the Beanie Baby and decided he needed a time out lol

Okay, that is just too *** funny. :-)
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