Our cats may love us, but they find some of the things we do downright strange. When the heads start to tilt ever so slightly and the tails suspiciously wag, you have to admit your kitty looks a little perplexed. Come on, you know there’s something behind those sideways glances—and chances are it’s you! Here are ten things you may be doing that’s causing your cat to scratch his head in place of his post!
You throw out leftovers
Um… since when is it okay to toss perfectly good salmon skin?
One word for you: Water. And it should be avoided at all costs, yet you subject yourself to it daily.
Peas via Flickr
You have a brush for your hair
Isn’t that what tongues are for?
Jiva via Flickr
You sleep for hours on end
There’s so much to do, so many things to eat. What a waste of time; who cares if it’s dark out!
Dave Morris via Flickr
You chew your food
Teeth are for many things, but not chewing food! Cats can swallow their bites of cat food whole.
Vladimir via Flickr
You recycle cardboard boxes
How could you? That perfectly intact box contained your new sweater by coincidence. The box itself was the real delivery!
K-nekoTR via Flickr
You don’t sleep on the computer
But, it’s warm and smooth and comfy to rest on—isn’t that why you bought it?
You invite people over for dinner
Who are these intruders – and why are they so comfortable in my favorite spot? And hey, if you are going to share food with anyone it better be me.
Amanda Quintana-Bowles via Flickr
You didn’t swat at the fly on the wall
The nuisance must die and you just sit there and let him wreak havoc on your home.
Sophie via Flickr
You try hard
You spend so much time working, cooking, cleaning and caring about others that you don’t have time to stop and smell the catnip—well the cooking part is okay actually, as long as you share the end product!
Magnus Bråth via Flickr
Caitlin Ultimo is a writer and editor who has been published on PetMD. Her work specializes in pet, family and beauty writing.