I don’t know why, but Jezebel cannot stand it when I leave something near the edge of a flat surface, like a pen, or a ring, or a dictionary, or her sister.
Can. Not. Stand. It.
If she sees something she can move, she has to push it over the edge. (Bonus points if she can then push it under some heavy piece of furniture so I don’t find it again for months.) Pen? Check. Earplugs? On a daily basis. My shopping list? Right over the edge. One time she even pushed a lamp off the table (it was glass, and broke into a million pieces, and caused Pants to puff up to about twice her normal size from terror).
Maybe she likes to see things fall. Maybe she’s working on her own theories about gravity. Maybe she’s hoping it will shatter and she’ll have a thousand tiny new toys to play with. Maybe she just knows it will piss me off. Whatever it is, it’s like she cannot stop herself.
I know it’s not just my cats that do this either. I’ve heard from many of you that your cats do the same thing. There’s apparently something ingrained in their little feline brains that necessitates them to push objects off the flat surfaces. I wondered what it was for years and years.
But now I think I have finally figured out what that thing is. It’s straight-up jerkitude.