Eccentric Cats and Hair Ties

Have you ever wondered if your cat seriously has a problem?

Some little quirky behavior that makes your cat unique…and adorable…but makes you wonder about the well-being of your cat just the same?

George Gershwin, while highly entertaining, has a few eccentricities…the most prominent being his obsession with hair ties.

When George receives a new hair tie to play with, one of two things happens.  He either loses it…OR…it ends up in his food bowl.

This is what I find when I walk into the kitchen on a typical morning.

There are FOUR hair ties in his food bowl!

Contemplating his next move.

After I remove the hair ties, George just watches them for a minute…and then…

Look at that cute little paw!

He starts playing with them again.

When I skip into the kitchen later in the day, eager to start baking something delicious, I usually find this.

Mixing it up a bit!

By now, he’s lost the other 3 hair ties, but has casually dropped the remaining one into his little saucer of milk.

Once I take it out, the whole process begins again.  For George, playing with hair ties is a lot like playing fetch.  It’s something he never tires of…just a quirky part of his personality.

If your cat has quirky behaviors, feel free to leave discuss them in the comments below.  Or, if you have pictures or your cat displaying a quirky behavior, send them to us, and we will feature them in an upcoming post.

Eccentric cats, love, and hair ties,



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teresa Lo
    May 30, 2011 @ 22:44:36

    My cat loves hair ties as well! Would you recommend just giving my cat hair ties instead of wasting money on toys?


  2. 2catladies
    May 30, 2011 @ 22:50:28

    That’s what I started doing a few years ago…mostly because George Gershwin doesn’t play with regular toys. Only hair ties and the occasional bug or rodent. – L


  3. Lynn
    May 31, 2011 @ 07:52:46

    I find them everytime I move one piece of furniture in the hallway…I think it’s the combination of tile floor and one-inch opening under it that makes it particularly appealing to playful kitties!


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