What cats bring home

Tel-Aviv's feral cats

Look what the cat just dragged in. Cats bring home many undesirable things.

What do cats bring home?

Aside from prey, cats also bring non-living objects into the house. My Hazelnut, when she was a kitten, had brought home a pineapple magnet that I’d stuck to my refrigerator’s door, one pink slipper, a small fallen branch which I’d taken from her because I was afraid she’d cut her mouth on its thorns (and got bitten and scratched for taking her toy), and a man’s boxer’s covered in mud that must’ve been very old because it looked really stiff.

Still looking for hidden treasures; a broken child’s spoon, an abandoned shoelace.

Why do cats bring these things home?

They find them entertaining, and they want to bring their new toys home so they can play with them whenever they can.

Or maybe the cat likes the smell of the new…

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