Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesdays Show and Tail...Zoom has OCD

Today I'm joining Angela over at West Virginia Treasures for Tuesday's Show and Tail.  Head over to Angela's blog for a list of this week's particpants and information on how you can join in on the fun.

I'm afraid little Zoom might have OCD.

Most morning's we wake up to this:

And if I go somewhere during the day and no one is home she unrolls the paper towels in the kitchen.  I know I have a picture of this somewhere, but I can't find it right now.

She isn't a kitten.  This is a grown cat.

Usually when I'm in the kitchen cooking dinner she comes in and joins me.

I can't even begin to tell you how many times she opens this cabinet.

I close it and she opens it.

Over and over again we play this little game.

A long time ago I kept cat treats in this cabinet, but Zoom kept chewing the lid off the plastic container I kept them in, so I moved them to the pantry.  That hasn't stopped her from continuing to open the cabinet door.

Eventually, she opens the door and comes over and bites my calves.  I guess she wants to make sure that I've noticed she hasn't gotten a cat treat yet.

Of course, once she bites me I give her a cat treat so she'll leave me alone.  I know, I'm reinforcing this behavior, but the bites are a little annoying.

I do have a rubberband that I can hook around the cabinet knobs, but she can still get it open a couple of inches and then it bangs shut.  That goes on and on too, and becomes a little annoying.

Could Zoom have OCD?

She had a difficult start in life.  You can read her story here.  Zoom is a little strange, but I guess understandable.  She is very possesive about food and one of the reasons I have that rubberband for the cabinet doors is because if the dog comes in the kitchen she'll go over and start hitting her.  She doesn't want the dog near the open cabinet that used to hold the cat treats.

There's never a dull moment with Zoom, but we love her anyway.

Now head over to Angela's blog for more information on Tuesday's Show and Tail.


  1. Sounds like there's never a dull moment with Zoom around! My son used to do that to the toilet paper when he was little. That does make you mad when you go in there and find tp unrolled on the floor. I'm glad my son outgrew that stage! lol That's funny that Zoom opens that cabinet door like that. I know it has to be because of the treats you used to store in there. I think you are right about the OCD! lol

    Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

  2. I think she has you very well trained...lol..I'm sure those are just love bites. She sounds like she might have OCD.

  3. I think we are all a little OCD - well I am anyway - lol!

    And yes she has you trained.

    But when you think about it - isn't it all a little endearing??

    Does she eat the paper?


  4. I think she knows how to get you attention. :))

  5. Oh, Betty, Zoom is so intelligent! I think that is fascinating that she can open the cupboard door and that she remembers about the treats. There's something that Ginger always remembered, I mean for years, even though it only happened once and I thought that was just remarkable.

  6. I've just finished reading Zoom's story....you're an angel, and zoom is so lucky you came to his rescue. He has a precious personality!!!

    Spay and neuter.....if only people would do that !

  7. Zoom is a beauty. I think all cats are quirky. I had a toilet paper unroller, she also liked to chew it. My door opener is still with me and she will bite my calf for attention just as Zoom does. Loved your post. Ann


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