FOR THE LOVE OF CATS
QDoes your kitty constantly get himself into sticky situations? Can you possibly prevent them and create a safer home? Take this quiz, and find out!
1You walk out of the kitchen, accidentally leaving the pan-
try door open. What’s your cat’s
a. The door wouldn’t be open in the
first place. You’re super-cautious
about open doors that lead to
b. Curiously sniffs around
the pantry door, hop-
ing the vacuum-
won’t roll out and
c. Cautiously wanders inside, the-
dashes out when you return to the
d. Enters without hesitation, becomes
lost in the stacks of cans and boxes
and eventually finds himself locked
inside the pantry
Is Your Cat
His Own Worst
BY ANGIE BAILEY
2 Inquisitive kitty tips the kitch- en garbage can, releasing an
explosion of rubbish and leftover
food bits. What’s her reaction?
a. Your can has a lid that (so far) kitty
hasn’t mastered a way to open.
b. Jumps, then tentatively sniffs the
outpouring of mysterious delights
c. Licks a few interesting yogurt lids
and moves on
d. “A garbage-shaped piñata! Where
do I begin?”
3 You place a glass of water on the coffee table and leave the
room for a moment. What hap-
a. Are you kidding? I never leave a
b. I walk back into the room to find
my cat engaged in some heavy
c. My cat helps himself to a sample —
or three — before I catch him.
d. My kitty helps himself to a few sips,
then knocks the glass onto the
floor … because, of course.
4What does your cat do while you’re carrying bags of gro-
ceries into your house?
a. Sits in another room because you
either place her there, or the sound
of the door freaks her out, and
she’s hidden away until scary nois-
b. Somewhat pays attention to your
activity but stands by her food dish
because it must be time to eat
c. Attempts to escape, but you man-
age to catch her
d. Your feline Houdini somehow
makes a sneaky escape every single
5 Your special someone sends you a bouquet of flowers.
What happens next?
a. You know your cat will make a meal
of the bouquet, so you take the
flowers to work and enjoy them
from the safety of your desk.
b. Place them out of your curious