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Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:48 PM

Othello's obsession..

Anyone else's cat do this?


Every week I pack my meds in my pillbox for the week.

Othello comes over before I even open the first bottle to sniff the pills in every bottle.
He gets so excited. When I hold a bottle to get them out. As soon as I open it he pulls
the bottle towards himself using the dewclaw on my hand
to make sure I move it to him..

As I hold it tight he crams his little nose in as far as he can
and you can hear him breathing inside the bottle.

If I try to move it away before he is done smelling it
he will hold the edge of the bottle in his teeth so
I can't pull it away without spilling the pills.
So I wait until he lets the bottle go...

He has certain meds he loves the scent of
and others he likes the smell of less but regardless he's gotta sniff them all.

Does not matter where I pack my meds he always finds a way to come over and sniff my meds.
He's done it for three years now. I consider it part of my pill packing ritual now.
He insists.

He never tries to lick or eat the pills,thankfully.
Once the pill is out of the bottle he's not interested in it.
He apparently just really likes how my meds smell inside the bottle.
He is such a weird cat sometimes.

I go through this every week.

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I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2022 OP
yorkster Mar 2022 #1
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2022 #4
Karadeniz Mar 2022 #2
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2022 #5
NJCher Mar 2022 #3
alittlelark Mar 2022 #6
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2022 #7
denbot Mar 2022 #8
Ziggysmom Mar 2022 #9
Rebl2 Mar 2022 #10

Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:57 PM

1. They certainly are amusing little creatures.

Now we want film at 11. Sounds very cute.

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Response to yorkster (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:25 PM

4. I could never film him because if there is a camera around he is having nothing of it.

However it is soo cute when he does this.Makes me look forward to packing my meds.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:11 PM

2. This is why we have guest bathrooms... I often have to shut myself in and them out so I can do

something I know will be impossible if they're around!!!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:28 PM

5. Othello can open all the doors and cabinets in my apartment

So shutting him out is impossible.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:24 PM

3. Cat idiosyncrasies

This one is especially funny.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:42 PM

6. He is making sure that they are safe for you

He is watching out for you.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 12:15 AM

7. I feel that way too.

If he liked human food he'd be my poison taster..

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 01:44 AM

8. That's a unique one..

My mom gave my aunt one of a litter of mixed Siamese that ended up craving raw cubed (only) potatoís. I thought that was odd. Your kitty tops that.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 11:52 AM

9. My Stanley only likes the smell of vitamins. I have to keep those locked away, I fear he could

nibble on them.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2022, 10:32 AM

10. My husband has

an ink pen that he fills with ink. If our cat is around when he is using the pen, she wants to smell the ink as he is trying to write. Donít know what it is about the smell of the ink she likes. Very odd.

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