Cat a Clean
FOR THE LOVE OF CATS
BY ANGIE BAILEY
1/Your cat wakes you up in the middle of the night. What’s
the most likely reason?
a. Loud, endless bathing at the end
of the bed that includes copious
amounts of licking and slurping
b. The telltale yowling that indi-
cates kitty has “hunted” toy
mice that you’ll find lined up
outside your bedroom door in
c. Was that the butter dish that
just hit the kitchen floor?
d. Paws walking across your sleep-
ing body, trailing litter
2/Mealtime! What’s your cat’s dining style?
a. Eats a little bit, then comes
back later to finish. Of course,
she keeps all the morsels inside
b. Eats in one sitting and keeps
most of the food inside the
c. Eats quickly and shows absolute-
ly no interest in keeping food
inside the bowl
d. Eats quickly, then moves on to
the other cat’s bowl, leaving
you with a serious sweeping job
around both bowls
3/Oh happy day! A box has arrived! How does kitty inter-
act with the exciting new addition?
a. Turns in circles until she’s found
the perfect position, then
expertly curls up inside
b. Hops in and occupies the space
with no real forethought except,
“It’s a box, and I’m a cat.”
c. Waits until you fill it with catnip,
then rolls around inside the box,
catching a buzz and collecting a
layer of nip on her fur
d. Chews on the cardboard and
tape for a while, making a mess,
then jumps inside
4/Which nickname best describes your cat?
a. Mrs. Clean
b. Average Jane
c. Sorta-Sloppy Joe
d. Messy James
5/Let’s talk litter boxes. How does kitty behave when
There are cats whose bath- ing routine can only be described as “expert detail- ing,” and then there are
kitties that kick half the litter outside
of the box. Is your cat a total neatnick,
or does she need to clean up her act?
Take this quiz, and find out!