If you have a cat in your life, you don’t need anyone to tell you they are awesome on so many different levels. Then again, you probably are well aware of some of their bits of odd behavior as well.
One of those is that they hate it when a door is closed. Most cat owners think their feline is just being weird but there is more to it than that.
If your cat falls in line with most other cats and hates closed doors, there is a good reason why. In fact, according to the Madison Animal Hospital, there are 4 good reasons why your cat may give you the cold shoulder when a door is closed.
Anti-Privacy Act – If there is one thing we know about cats, it’s the fact that they love their privacy. That doesn’t mean, however, that they are going to love yours. When you are on the other side of a closed door, they don’t know what they might be missing out on. For all they know, you might have a ball of yarn or a feather on a stick! They want you by their side on their terms, but they don’t want to be shut out.
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Curiosity Killed the… well… you know – Cats are some of the most curious creatures we know of and they can’t stand it when something is in the way of them getting to the bottom of anything. A closed door is like an invitation for them to discover what is on the other side.
Cats are Social – Believe it or not, even the most solitary feline wants to be hanging out with the rest of their human family. Even if they hide under the bed frequently, they like knowing where you are at all times.
Cats are Territorial – If it is part of the house, it is part of their territory. When you close off part of your home with a door, you are denying them access to what they feel rightfully belongs to them.
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