Below, I sum up the story about a cat who threatened (if it was a person it would be) his cat sitter by pushing a knife under the bathroom door. It’s on video. This means that the cat sitter who was on the toilet in the bathroom took her phone with her and was ready to video what was happening before her. That’s a sign of the times I guess.
Once this cat I was pet sitting would get so upset that I was leaving him alone when I went to the bathroom and closed the door that he would dislodge a knife from the magnetic knife holder and slide it under the door pic.twitter.com/FmT3YZyH3e
— Gracie Gardner (@faceokay) 17 April 2019
Gracie Gardner was cat sitting for friends in New York. Ms Gardner went to the bathroom and closed the door behind her. The cat that she was sitting for didn’t like it because but he doesn’t like to be left alone for more than a few seconds.
The cat pushes a 7 inch knife under the bathroom door in slightly sinister behaviour which left Ms Gardner mystified and terrified!
Afterwards, she decided that she had to leave the door open and she also decided that she had to hide the knives!
Ms Gardner believes that the cat knocked the knives down from a magnetic holder on the wall. He then pushed the knife under the door to get her attention.
Ms Gardner’s caption of her video:
“Once this cat I was pet sitting would get so upset that I was leaving him alone when I went to the bathroom and closed the door that he would dislodge a knife from the magnetic knife holder and slide it under the door.”
Of course Ms Gardner wasn’t terrified. I’m just spicing up the story but it’s a very interesting way for a cat to get attention. And it’s very cute that this cat wanted to get Ms Gardner’s attention in this way. He/she is very smart. It does appear that he genuinely does not like to be left alone.
The Daily Mail online suggests that this cat suffers from separation anxiety but I don’t think that’s true. And if it is true a well-known cat behaviourist says that if a cat is pestering you for attention the best way to deal with it is to ignore him or her. I don’t believe that either.
P.S. Here is something similar!