Category Archives: Purrpourri

Six Things Cats Hate To Walk On

Since we’re always barefoot, there are some things cats hate to walk on. Although it makes me feel really guilty, I’ll tell you what they are so you can keep your cats away from places where you think they don’t belong.
Things cats hate to walk on include slippery floors.

What things do your cats hate to walk on?

Are there things cats hate to walk on, Thomasina? I recently replaced my carpeting with hardwood, and my cats refuse to walk on it!
— Perplexed Cat Mom

Hi Perplexed…

Yikes! I’m sorry your cats hate walking on your new floor. I’m pretty sure they’ll get used to it.

Cats are creatures of habit, and it takes us a while to accept anything new. And new floors would be a major adjustment. I don’t think I’d want to walk on them either! For one thing, they’d smell strange and not at all like my familiar territory. And hardwood floors would probably feel slippery when I was used to walking on carpet

Things Cats Hate Walking On

Are Most Cats That Hunt Rodent Specialists?

Did you know this? Most cats that hunt are specialists, and the vast majority of us (that includes me!) specialize in mice. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you why many of us have absolutely no interest in trying to catch a bird.


Most cats that hunt are rodent specialists.

Most cats that hunt has no interest in birds.

Dear Thomasina…
I heard that most cats that hunt are rodent specialists. Is that true? My barn cats catch a lot of mice but seem to have no interest in birds. Is this normal, or am I just lucky?
— Working Cats’ Mom

Hey, Working Cats’ Mom!
Yes, it’s true! Most cats that hunt are rodent specialists. Almost all of us have our hunting preferences, and the vast majority of us prefer mice. I certainly do.

Have you ever tried to catch a flying bird? Phew… I gave up on that ages ago. And that might explain why most cats are rodent specialists. Mice are much better suited to our wait and pounce style of hunting.


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