My Cat is Trying to Tell Me Something

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My cat is trying to tell me something. Just wish I could figure out what the heck he’s trying to say. I know he thinks he’s had the last word, but this is getting ridiculous.

This morning I wandered into the kitchen in my typical just woken up peaceful state of mind and proceeded to start the coffee-making process. I had a few technical difficulties so I was in the kitchen longer than usual. I put the ground coffee in the place where the filter goes without putting the filter in first. Woopsie.

As I was putting things to rights to get the coffee going I noticed a weird stench. I sniffed the dish rag, nope. The garbage disposal passed the sniff test also. I checked under the sink, nothing going under there.

Then I noticed some sort of bizarre ectoplasm on the stove top. It looked like a pot had boiled over, but there were 2 things wrong with that theory. It was around the back right burner which neither I or Hubman ever use for some reason. Also the house keeper cleaned the living daylights out of the stove on Thursday. (She even puts the burner racks in the dishwasher, so I have to reassemble the stove the next day.) Furthermore we were out to dinner on Friday so no cooking happened.

Then I sniffed it and viola the source of the stench was revealed. I leaned in to check out the stove hood to see if something was dripping from up there. I half expected to see some alien pod attached to it. What can I say, I watch a lot of sci-fi?

Finally I daubed a paper towel in the substance and to get an up close olfactory diagnosis. The mystery became obvious. Our G* D@#m cat PEED ON THE STOVE!!!!!????!!!! I’ve heard of cats weeing in your luggage when you are packing for a trip, or on the bath mat, or even on the bed if they are really ticked off about something. But the stove, what the hell is up with that? How do I figure this one out? Does he want us to cook for him? Or was he mad because we went out to dinner? Bleh, who knows?

At first I wondered if the storms upset him, but the tornadoes happened on Wednesday night. The urinary infraction occurred sometime in the Friday night – early Saturday morning time frame.

Was this just mischief? Does he have a legitimate beef of some sort that he is trying to convey? I swear I briefly considered the possibility of finding him a new home. But, I love the little critter even though he is frequently a royal pain in rear.

I’m seriously stumped here. Maybe it’s time to hire a cat whisperer?

7 responses

  1. candyforbreakfast | Reply

    Wow. I can only hope that after you leave him with the vet you go directly to Sears and aquire a new stove because your current one is now a total health hazard and belongs in a landfill somewhere. 🙂

    1. Well I hosed it down with enough bleach to kill every germ in the tri-state area. I don’t want to bother with getting a new stove because who knows if he won’t do it again before I figure out what is the matter with him.

      You are wise to keep you cat as an outdoor cat 🙂 “you know who” won’t let me do that with ours. You’d think he was made of glass or something.

  2. Clean the box out more often, and see if that doesn’t solve the problem. If not, take him to the vet. Rule out any medical cause for this sudden change in behavior. Not using the litterbox is often the earliest sign of something wrong with kitty.

  3. Maybe a Cat Whisperer is a good idea. Or it’s time to clean the cat box. Or is he upset about something? Does he usually go out and now he’s not going out? Is he getting on in years? Mine had peeing problems when they aged. That’s a bad sign. You might want to have it checked out.

    1. He’s obviously upset about…something. He’s also been coughing a lot trying to hack up fur balls. Maybe it’s time for a trip to the vet.

  4. That’s just Cat for he wants new cat litter or is upset about having to share something personal with another/new pet. Seriously. How old is he? Does he have competition of any kind? And is he fixed?

    1. He’s 4 years old and the only cat in the house. He grew up with our dog. She raised him like he was her puppy. Nothing unusual going on. I think I’m going to take him to the vet tomorrow.

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