Why Does My Cat Follow Me in the Bathroom?
Cats can do some weird things sometimes. They run into or out of rooms for no reason, push things off of counters, and follow you into the place where you want the most privacy – your bathroom.
Although it’s typically a harmless thing, you may be left wondering why they feel the need to escort you to do your business?
The reasons are really quite simple, and we’re here to share them with you.
So the next time you’re wondering why your cat won’t leave you alone in the bathroom, just consider the following reasons.
Because They Love You
Those who don’t really know cats may think that they just don’t care that much about people. However, few things could be farther from the truth.
Your cat loves you, and they want to be with you. Most cats may not get as worked up about it as dogs do, but they’d often rather have you nearby.
Even if it means just staring at you while you take care of business, your cat wants to be around you and that’s a very good thing.
They Want to Know What’s Going On
Curiosity is a major part of being a cat. Consequently, they need to know what’s going on in all the spaces within their domain. If you’re doing something in the bathroom, they need to know about it.
Just keep in mind that when you have a cat, your home is no longer your home. It’s theirs.
As a result, any sounds, movements, smells or other interesting activities need to be checked out thoroughly. You might think your trip to the bathroom is boring and routine, but they don’t!
You Make Them Feel Safe
Our cats often see us as family members, and our presence brings them comfort. It’s really no different than being around your own family. There’s comfort to be had in knowing they are nearby.
Your cat might get a little anxious if you disappear behind a door. Even if they don’t cry or scratch at the door, there’s a good chance you may come out to find them sitting in front of it, waiting for you.
It can be said that cats have a level of mental development that is similar to a very small child. If a small child isn’t going to leave you alone in the bathroom, a cat sure won’t either.
Because They Can
Cats have a tendency to do what they want, regardless of what your preferences are. For some cats, the word “no” might as well be meaningless. They’ll just push harder to get what they want.
Because of that, it’s really worth considering whether or not letting them be in the bathroom with you is a battle you truly want to fight. Remember that they often just want to be in there because they like being around you.
When it comes to things like this, it’s best to keep in mind that it’s the cat’s world. We’re just taking up space in it!