It’s time for another installment of Catster’s original video series, “Ask a Cat Lady,” with Sarah Donner. This week, she was asked a question by a reader with a Siamese kitty named Benny with an odd fetish — drowning his mom’s socks in his water bowl and bringing them to her late at night. Eew. Does your cat have odd habits? We want to hear about them in the comments! And now, here’s Sarah! Your Friendly Neighborhood Catster Editors

The Lyrics:

Benny the Siamese
By Sarah Donner

Benny the Siamese likes to steal your knee socks
Maybe hes OCD and he just wants to clean them up
Perhaps the water tastes better with the flavour of your foot
With all the things they put in their mouth, who are we to say what tastes good

Is it their way to drown their prey
Or drive you crazy?

Of all the theories that Ive seen
Its not a surprise that Benny is Siamese
There are some quirky habits across that breed

The instinct is so strong to keep on hoarding their pom-poms
Put rattle mice inside the water, its better to chew on

Is it their way to drown their prey
Or drive you crazy?

Of all the theories that Ive seen
Its not a surprise that Benny is Siamese
There are some quirky habits across that breed

Sarah Says: I loved this question. I know a lot of cats who play and throw toys in their water, but knee socks is new to me. There are many theories as to why cats drown things in their bowls, but the fact that Benny is Siamese led me to research that I found very interesting. The breed is known for being extremely intelligent and social. In a survey of owners with cats who play fetch, it turns out that 35 out of 50 of these cats were Siamese!

Like I said in the I Want Mah Drink to Flow video, kitties are fascinated with water. The food and water bowls are your cats safe territory. When your cat gathers toys there, they may just be protecting their stash. Chewing on inedible objects can also be a sign of pica, a disorder that can be diagnosed by your vet. My guess is that Benny is a quirky cat with a great personality. Stealing your knee socks is his way of keeping things spicy at home!

SOURCES for this video: CatChannel.com, MessyBeast.com

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