The birth of the bathroom cat.

I’m no stranger to cats who like bathrooms. Our last kitten Jager used to sit on the toilet seat while I showered (creepy or no?). But recently Moosh has gotten a wild hair and become a creature of the bathroom. I keep my bathroom door closed because my counters are cluttered with makeup that I don’t feel like picking up off the floor every day (but I do anyway because I don’t have enough counter space for all my crap, way to give the boyfriend the bathroom with the giant counter, dumbass) so I suppose it’s kind of foreign land to him. But he’s been here for almost 5 years. The mystery should be over. The boyfriend’s bathroom, in our bedroom, is always open because there’s a shitbox in it. One Moosh never uses. The downstairs half bath, we keep that closed off too, because I would run into the door probably twice a day, and who wants guests to stare at your toilet?

So this new thing with Moosh. I realized it had become a permanent trend last night as I was in the downstairs bathroom doing my business, and I see a paw snake through the crack of the door, a black blur runs in and immediately jumps onto the counter. I sat there taking pictures (after I finished my business, of course, sorry for the mental picture, unless you like that sort of thing, in which case please stop reading my blog, you’re a weirdo) as he explored the countertop chock full of magical wonders. Like a sink. WTF.

SO EXCITING, ISN'T IT???

SO EXCITING, ISN’T IT???

Oh, and the flash of the camera REALLY got him interested, because his other weird quirk is loving moving light.

Oh, is that MEEEEE? I'm so HANDSOME!

Oh, is that MEEEEE? I’m so HANDSOME!

He’s also taken to jumping in my tub, although not while I’m in it. I’ll be doin’ up my face (what, you think I’m this gorgeous without help? I am, really. I just cover the wrinkles.) when I feel a slight rush of air on my calves. I don’t hear him, I don’t see him, but all of a sudden he’s in the tub. Just poking around.

And he always looks like he's ready to take a dump, which he has never (to my knowledge) attempted. Can you say "photogenic"?

And he always looks like he’s ready to take a dump, which he has never (to my knowledge) attempted. Can you say “photogenic”?

He won’t come out until I come out of the bathroom.

Every once in awhile, when he can’t be found, he’s in the boyfriend’s tub. No apparent reason. Not sleeping. Again, just poking around. Not even licking the water. Just, you know, wanting to see what’s up.

This is all fairly new. Is he having some sort of midlife crisis? I would worry if it seemed sick-like but he just seems to be curious. He’s always been a curious cat, including some seared whiskers when he got too curious with a candle, but I would think his kitten curiosity would have worn off by now.

My only conclusion is that I have a very, very weird cat. Maybe HE needs to be on that strange addiction show.

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4 comments

    • MEOWhearthis

      Well, except for when “whatever makes them happy” is meowing in my face on a weekend morning. But otherwise, yes. Funny, though, that only one of mine likes it. Taco has no interest.

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