Fluffy’s Strange Obsessions

If there is one thing we can say for certain about our feline friends, it’s that they are full of adorable quirks. In fact, Fluffy’s unique personality and unusual habits are some of her most endearing and amusing traits! Just like people, kitties all have their own likes and dislikes. Some of Fluffy’s opinions are a bit puzzling, to say the least. Below, a local Greensboro, NC vet discusses Fluffy’s strange obsessions.


Theoretically, cats are attracted to boxes because they feel safe in small spaces. However, since kitties often smoosh themselves into boxes that are clearly way too small for them, there’s a good chance that Fluffy is just obsessed!


Some kitties really enjoy licking things. It isn’t uncommon for Fluffy to lick her human servants’ hands, noses, and, yes, even armpits. Cats have also been known to lick walls, carpets, and furniture. If your kitty is a licker, be sure to mention it to your vet, just in case there is a medical issue behind your furball’s obsession.


Some kitties just cannot resist sticking their heads into shoes! Fluffy may also ‘hug’ the shoe, attack it, or, if she’s little enough, try to sleep in it. Many cats also obsess over feet and socks. Some furballs have even been known to steal socks and hoard them!


Typically, cats seem to either completely despise water, or obsess over it. If yours is the latter, you may find her playing in her water dish, sticking her head under the faucet, or even jumping into the bathtub. Sometimes medical conditions can cause kitties to develop water obsessions, so we recommend having Fluffy checked out to determine whether she is sick or, well, just a bit quirky.


Some kitties go nuts over plastic. Whether it’s the smell, the taste, or the crinkly sound, our feline friends often love pouncing on plastic bags or wrappers. This can be a very dangerous fixation, as Fluffy could choke or get very sick if she eats plastic. Keep this obsession firmly in check!

Some of Fluffy’s other obsessions? Bleach, strawberries, specific foods, certain songs … the list goes on and on! As the saying says, there’s just no accounting for taste!

What are your kitty’s quirks? Leave a comment and let us know! And please contact us, your Greensboro, NC vet clinic, for all your cat’s veterinary care needs.

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