A Feline Psychological Test

Sleeping CatWant to know if your cat is normal? Then take this Cat Psychological Test and see if your cat needs professional help or not.

  • Does your cat sleep 22 hours a day, and spend the other two hours in non-stop eating?
  • Does your cat take frequent naps in annoying places, such as in the center of the dinner table, in the kitchen sink, or on top of your freshly-cleaned-of-hair bedspread?
  • The rest of the Cat Psychological Test after the jump.

  • Does he wake you up in the middle of the night and refuse to stop meowing until you accompany him to his food bowl to watch him eat?
  • Does he destroy any stuffed toy or cat-sized household ornament that might be misconstrued as his competition?
  • Does he often show disdain for your taste, or act as if you are an embarrassment to him?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, then your cat is perfectly normal.

26 Responses to “A Feline Psychological Test”

  1. amys says:

    oh, thank god. i was afraid my cat was the only one that insisted i accompany her to her food bowl.

  2. Steve says:

    None of the above. I guess my cats not normal.

  3. Cindy says:

    Accompany her? I’d be lucky! I have to hold it for her and rotate and tilt the bowl as necessary, enabling her to more efficiently hoover the contents. Otherwise the food just flops overboard onto the mat and she gets none in her mouth!

  4. Monika says:

    Ha ha! My male cat also leads me to his bowl. He first gently wakes me up (he taps my face with the soft part of his paw…very very lightly, it’s actually so sweet I can never be mad at him) and then as soon as he sees my eyes open he’ll meow until I get up and he’ll start walking, stopping to look back and make make sure i’m following, repeating this until we reach the bowl.

    Once at the bowl it could be full or empty - I never know ahead of time. If it’s full he’ll eat while I wait. If it’s empty i’ll fill up and he starts eating before i’m done pouring. He’s a weirdo.

  5. Helen says:

    Not only do I have to accompany her to the bowl and watch her eat, I am required to lean over her and prod her with my head while she eats. If I do not do this one last time in the pitch dark before I go to bed, she howls. Good thing I moved her food bowl to a table. This was much more difficult when her food was on the floor. Sometimes she has to walk back and forth rubbing against my face a few times before she starts eating. I spend most of the day spitting out cat hair and removing it from my contact lenses. There is nothing like being loved by a cat.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The last thing on this cat psych. test (showing disdain) absolutely doesn’t apply to my two cats. If anything it’s the opposite, the male doesn’t leave me alone and follows me everywhere and needs to smell or touch whatever it is i’m doing - to the point if I ignore him he’ll tap me with his paw on the shoulder or arm until I share what i’m doing/eating. I really need to get video of this! haha..

    Does anyone else have a cat that is curious beyond the meaning of the word? I mean, he needs to inspect and be a part of everything I do - this cat only sleeps when i’m asleep or when i’m at work. He also ‘talks’ ALL the time.

  7. Brandi says:

    Anonymous, I have a cat like that. Your cat sounds like a Siamese. My blue point Siamese is always in the middle of EVERYTHING I do. My husband calls him my shadow - he even follows me to the bathroom. He actually sits guard while I’m in the shower. He is a non-stop talker too.

  8. Wendy44 says:

    I have Tonkinese and they are involved in everything you do. I had one who could open doors, and boy would she give you a talking to if you went away for too long!

  9. anon2 says:

    Brandi & Anon,
    My occicat is also my shadow, as well as my pillow, my neckwarmer, would ride my shoulder all day long, plays fetch like a dog, and refuses treats unless they are thrown so that he can catch and eat them from his paws!

  10. Helen says:

    Anonymous, Maine Coon cats are also famous for that.

  11. furmom says:

    Ah, so that’s why he wakes me up a night. I never could figure out why. And I refuse to feed an 18 pound cat at night. He can go out and catch his own midnight snacks. My husband was concerned an owl might carry him away. Which owl would be big enough to carry an 18 pound cat?

  12. KatieKat says:

    My old black cat will dive from the dresser to the middle of my tummy, waking me up out of a sound sleep to fill up his bowl! He has alos been known to get a a 1/2 inch from my nose an belt out the loudest meow, to wake me up in the morning, I have NO need for an alarm clock, he knows when it’s time to eat :/

  13. mittens says:

    my torbie gets on top of my chest every morning while i am sleeping,hovers over my face and sneezes…spraying me with kitty spit…then she assumes the loaf position there and stares at me until i get up-occassionally sneezing in case i didn’t get her point the first time.

  14. KitKat says:

    One of our cats always woke the other - at about 05:00 EVERY morning - to remind her that it was time to wake us up for breakfast. His favourite ploy was to get her all energized downstairs - then roar up to the 2nd floor with her in tow - pounce on the middle of the bed and beat it downstairs again. This was repeated with monotonous regularity until we actually got up and fed them breakfast. We never had to follow them to the bowl - except to fill it of course. Both of them gobbled everything in sight as soon as it was put in front of them - three times a day. He did however follow me around constantly and he was really “my” cat - sang to me all day long. I really miss him - lost him to the Royal Canin recall.

  15. JennyG says:

    Steve - I guess my three aren’t normal either! Although we don’t allow them in our bedroom due to allergies - otherwise I think they would score on that point.

  16. KatieKat says:

    KitKat, I am so sorry about loosing your baby, I would be totally lost without my big boy talking and chortling all day.

  17. Kathy says:

    My flame point tabby mix does all those things and more! He ate my watermelon 2 days ago! He is more computer literate than I am! If I ignore him, he finds something to knock on the floor. The only thing he ignores is the Doberman!!

  18. Kathy says:

    Oh I forgot–if he manages to get in the bathroom while I’m on the can, he bites my butt, not hard but noticeably, until I drip the water in the tub for him!

  19. Amy says:

    Whoa boy, both of mine are talkers! My tortie lays across my chest or curls up in my armpit every night when I go to bed and often wakes me around 4AM by giving me a ‘bath’. Nothing like rough sandpaper tongue in the wee hours! She also likes to follow me to the bathroom and sit on my lap while I go… I’ll put her on the counter. :) In the morning when I’m doing my makeup, usually at a critical eyeliner or mascara point, she will stroll up behind me and give me a love bite on the back just to say ‘hey, pay attention to ME’! My male, loves to sleep stretched out on his back in the middle of the floor and he just did this, he pushes his cold, wet nose into the inside of my arm to get a little attention. Gives me goosebumps! My tortie also used to walk on the edge of the tub between the curtain and the liner when I showered in the morning and would lurch at me and stick the liner against my leg while she pawed away trying to get me to give her a little love.

    Aren’t they wonderful creatures? I have one that dodged the recall but my tortie now has chronic kidney issues thanks to NB. I feel so blessed to still have her with me, and with the proper treatment she’s back up to most of her old tricks. My heart honestly breaks every time I hear about someone who has lost their pet - I’m so very sorry.

  20. ~Martha~ says:

    This blog is the funniest yet. I’m not certain which is funnier…the original article or the visuals of everyone’s comments on their kitty’s antics.

    I spent pretty much the entire blog actually laughing out loud! For Real!

    Thanks for sharing those “little things”, that are priceless.

  21. Monika says:

    I’m the Anonymous (forgot to put in my name) who first posted about my talking, overly curious cat.

    I’m so surprised this morning to see how this post grew! So many talking curious cats out there! I know quite a few people with cats and they always say how Bix (he’s on the itchmo photo page or you can check him out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/l.....028582525/)
    is unlike any cat they met. I actually call him Bix the Butler because he needs to greet everyone and know what they’re doing, too.

    The one routine we have that is just insane is in the bathroom (someone else noted this) he’ll sit on the sink and just observe me. If I don’t put up to his nose/face whatever it is i’m doing he’ll pat me with his paw (gently) and/or pull my wrist or arm in with his curled paw just like as if he’s opening a door. My other cat has never done this. None of the other cats of my friends and family do these things. And he’ll also talk back to me when I start talking or telling him what i’m doing. Well, I can go on and on about Bix. haha..

    I hope no one thinks i’m nuts out there - he’s really a ‘different’ kind of cat. As you can see from the pic, kind of looks like a DSH but I do think there’s a bit of Maine Coon in him or Norwegian Forest Cat as he’s 20 lbs. with a large skull, long legs, super long tail (if i’m standing erect and he walks by, I can touch the tip of his tail - which is ALWAYS up in the air) and mind you, i’m 5′7). So they’re large cats - big bones and tall and are only about 2-3 lbs overweight (that’s what the vet said).

  22. High Note says:

    MY CAT DOES NOT DO ANY OF THOSE THINGS BUT MY HUSBAND ACCUSED ME OF STEALING HIS PENS AT HIS DESK ALL THE TIME AND I TOLD HIM I DID NOT DO THIS AND HE DID NOT BELIEVE ME.. WELL GUESS WHO DID IT!!
    I CAUGHT MY CAT PICKING UP ONE OF THE PENS AND TAKING OFF WITH IT. I FOLLOWED HER AND THERE WERE ALL THE PENS TOGETHER IN A CORNER BEHIND HER BED.. SHE ALSO LOVES TO TEAR UP OUR NEWSPAPER. THIS IS ONE OF HER FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO. SHE DOES COME AND GREAT ME EACH AND EVERY MORNING AND INSIST ON HER MORNING PET. SHE WAITS ON MY HUBBY TO COME HOME EACH NIGHT AND DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HAPPY TILL WE ARE ALL HOME SAFE AND SOUND. SHE IS A CUTIE!

  23. Susan says:

    I have 2 who are hanging in there from Royal Canin. Ribble’s creatinine is 3.2 now down from a high of 7.1. Tessa is a lot younger and wasn’t affected as badly. I really count myself one of the lucky ones. I have 6 cats, but I can’t tell you how glad I am to see the 2 playing with the others. Rib sat on my head this AM and Tess bit my toes. TIME FOR BREAKFAST!

  24. Senas Mom says:

    These have all been great stories. I don’t feel so wierd now relaying my weird cat story. I’m sure everyone has either seen or used those bright orange ear plugs. My tortie, Phantom, thinks they are the best toy on the face of the earth. No other item gets her running around the house like those ear plugs. She bats them, chases them. bites them, hunts them, fights with them (unfortunately she often loses the fight). She has never eaten one, or even shreded one. She does lose them under the couch a lot though. Who knew something so simple could provide so much pleasure.

  25. Andrea says:

    These comments made me happy. I have one out of seven cats that I have to “attend” while he eats. I thought I was crazy and the cat too. He will starve to death if I don’t stand there.

  26. Lori says:

    I’ve never had such a strange cat as my Russian Blue mix. Talks all day, in “chirrups.” Warbles at the top of the stairs, the loudest spot in the house acoustic wise, every afternoon for ten minutes straight. LOVES water, and won’t relax unless the bathroom sink and a cup beside it are filled with water for her to drink and bat around with her paw. And AFFECTIONATE, she’s practically hypersexual when it comes to being petted. Her body vibrates like she’s being electrocuted and her fur gets all tingly. What a Spaz!


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