[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQChahZAmZQ

First, a disclaimer. This is not my cat Princess. Princess is not a frisky little kitty, but an aging, but elegant, 13+ yr old. But at her advanced age, she’s currently acting just like this little kitty.

Until a few months ago, I’d never lived in a place that had door stops. To be honest, I didn’t even notice them when I first checked out my apartment. Looking down behind doors isn’t something I tend to do when scoping out a new home. But then, about a week ago, I became all too aware of the abundant number of door stops in my new home. And that’s because my Princess first made the discovery. She’s in love with (or hates?) the door stops in our home.

The door stops first came on my radar when a strange noise woke me up – over and over – in the middle of the night. I couldn’t’ figure out what it was, and eventually went back to sleep. Then, the next morning, as I was getting ready for work, I discovered exactly what it was, as I caught Princess brushing her head against the door stop in the bathroom repeatedly, hard enough so that it made a particularly annoying booiiing noise.

A quick scan of YouTube has made me aware that Princess is not alone in her fascination with door stops. Apparently cats all over the world have been brushing, batting, and attacking doorstops. But it doesn’t stop there. Dogs are also attacking these evil outcroppings.

Just what is it about doorstops?