Lola has an obsession with the doormat. I’m not sure why. Every time she gets hyper she races up to the doormat and attacks it. It’ll end up ruffled, folded, pushed out of place. It’s been clawed repeatedly and is constantly covered in white fur from where she rolls around on it.
And of course there are the times that she decides to get under the rug. Again, I have no idea why she does it. Sometimes she’ll wrap herself up in it almost entirely. Other times she makes herself a little shelter of sorts.
Of course the result is that she ends up filthy. Doormats aren’t exactly the cleanest areas of the house, and ours certainly is good at collecting cat fluff, grit from the bottom of shoes, litter from paws… So when Lola plays around there she gets covered in it.
Sometimes, as was the case when I took these pictures, Lola ends her crazy five minutes in a bubble of calm at, on or under the mat. She relaxes, stays for a while as calm returns to her, and then carries on. Back to life us usual.
Which, for Lola, means yelling for food!
Do your cats have funny five minutes? What do these episodes involve?