Funny Things My Cats Do

Funny Things My Cats Do

Within the last five weeks, my husband and I have adopted two rescue cats, both under age two. Let’s just say our lives have changed dramatically after having a seventeen-year-old sleepy cat. I hope you’ll read this list of the funny things my cats do.

We ended up with two cats because Shelby, which is the the first cat we adopted decided she was my cat and didn’t bond with Terry. Well, Terry is retired due to a disability and home all day. So we adopted Riley. We now have his and her cats, and it is clear which cat owns which human when watching the interaction between us.


Shelby’s list is much longer than Riley’s. She should have been named Trouble or Houdini. Shelby is a calico cat with the most adorable black diamond marking on her nose. And yes, she was named after Carroll Shelby and his Shelby Mustangs, because she is fast and purrs with a great motor.

Funny Things My Cats Do

  • Licks my hand and rubs her head against it to wash her head.
  • Opens drawers and stirs up the contents inside.
  • Opens by-pass closet doors
  • Opens bathroom cabinet. (She hid here while the carpets were being cleaned.
  • Burps.
  • Eats Riley’s food, if we aren’t vigilant.
  • Plays fetch with her mouse.
  • Is a desk accessory when I’m working.
  • Cuddles in the crook of my arm, placing her head on my arm then looks at me upside down while reaching out to touch my face with her paw.
  • Gives kitty kisses and head bumps.
  • Meows commanding me pet her.

Riley’s list is easy because she is quite the opposite of Shelby and is very laid back. She’s a tiny five pound Siamese / tabby mix with long, skinny legs and crystal aquamarine blue eyes.

Funny Things My Cats Do

  • She is a pet machine. The more love she gets, the more she wants.
  • Hides behind the washer and dryer.
  • Rolls around spinning 360-degree circles on the bed, both sideways, and head first somersaults.
  • Practically does headstands when someone scratches her near her tail, using the downward kitty yoga move.

Thank you for reading the funny things my cats do. I’m sure we’ll discover more antics, which I’ll share later.  If you hear that I’ve become a crazy cat lady, it is okay to issue a crazy cat lady alert. But it won’t be due to the number of cats that own me. It will be because Shelby is such a handful. We’ve been kitty proofing our house, similar to parents of toddlers since she can open cabinet doors. And, once Shelby and Riley become friends, there is no telling what the two of them will be able to accomplish together!

I hope that by getting to know my adopted furry kids, that you’ll be tempted to adopt some of your own. Please check out your local shelter if you decide to become a pet parent.


4 thoughts on “Funny Things My Cats Do”

  1. Hi, PJ:

    I love your post. Isn’t it amazing to see how different they can be while living together? I just hope Shelby doesn’t teach Riley how to open the cabinet doors!


    1. Hi, Kim.

      Thank you! Cats are so much fun. Right now, they are still keeping their distance from each other. But I bet they’ll get into all kinds of trouble once they are friends.


  2. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a
    little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures.

    Maybe you could space it out better?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it and your thoughts for improving it. Adding more pictures is an excellent idea and I will work on it. Thank you!

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