Ask a Cat Lady with Sarah Donner: Why Does My Cat Love Knocking Things Over?

May 24th 2012  |   5 Contributions

Catster reader Jess asks, “Why is my cat obsessed with knocking stuff off my shelves?”

You know, this is a fun game when it’s a pencil. It’s another story when they start batting your Roseville pottery off the shelf. I am often lured into a false sense of security when it comes to water by my bedside table. Sometimes I am too lazy to put it back in the kitchen, and I think, my cats are mature. They can handle this. Inevitably Puma Bean will swat the water off the table at 4 a.m. I am fairly certain he does this to get a reaction from me. I am trained well! 

My advice is keep your valuables far from the paws of mischievous cats. They are bored, in which case, get another cat or new toys to stimulate him, or they are looking for attention. Maybe Flufferson is hungry or looking for chin scratches! Safeguard your snowglobes and limited-edition action figures and give that needy kitty some lovins!

Knock It Down

By Sarah Donner

With temptation in my sights way down low or way up high
Glass of water, pottery, pencils, candles, or tchotchkes
It’s all game if I can reach. Don’t you find it endearing?

Knock it down
I’ll show you where to put your stuff
Don’t be mad
At least I’m not getting knocked up

I could be bored and need a mate, another cat with whom to play
Though you probably are annoyed, it’s my nature just to toy
It’s part of me, oh, can’t you see, when you have cats you can’t have nice things

Knock it down
I’ll show you where to put your stuff
Don’t be mad
At least I’m not getting knocked up

Knock it down
I’ll can’t resist stuff on a shelf
Don’t be mad
At least I’m not getting knocked up

Source: How Stuff Works 

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