All About Stripey

Earlier this month (and late February), I blogged about superstition, ritual, and habit. These were geared towards you and I, but cats have their version of each too. Like The Stripey One.

Stripey believes that we're trying to poison her. Whenever we offer her people food, she sniffs at it. Yes, this is what cats do, but she does it with every single piece. Cat treats too. So, if you have ten treats in your hand and are feeding them to her one at a time, she will sniff each piece. Her paranoia prompts this.

To avoid her paranoia poisoning, Stripey has taken to crossing her eyes when she takes her initial sniff. This must aid in determining whether it's safe to resume with the rest of the test: lick, re-examine, narf. Rinse, repeat.

Stripey's small - much smaller than The White One - and she gets cold in the winter. She likes to find the place that has the most warmth and stay there. This winter, she found a place that she really loved.
Chillin where it's warm.

The cable box. No matter how many times we've pushed her out of there, she always goes back. This started as a way to prevent The White One from loving her too much since he's much too big to get into that little space. Now it's her new heated blanket. Even during our 70 degree weather the other week, she could be found under the TV, making use of the cable remote difficult.

Do your pets have superstitions, rituals, or habits? What are they?