My Cat Wants My Seat


Q: Sometimes when I sit down my cat Abby sits with me, sometimes not. Either way, when I get up she always takes my seat. It’s like she can’t wait for me to get up. Why does she do this? C. A., Salt Lake City, UT

A: There’s truth about your cat waiting you to get up so she can take your spot. The coveted spot is warm and it smells like you. The answer is actually that simple. Also, in general, many cats prefer to sleep in an elevated spot, not the floor – it’s warmer. And cats feel safer in an elevated place, even if that place is only a few feet of the ground.