Cat’s Reaction is Priceless to Sign Put Up in Bathroom

Posted in Cat Stories - On: July 24, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: July 24, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

We all know about a cat’s obsession with the bathroom, but here’s a kitty that takes it to another level.

When Lila was adopted from the Nebraska Humane Society by Maddie Swigart and family, they had no idea that she had an obsession with water.

It appeared that her favorite place to hang out was the bathroom, and she would pass the time playing with the water in the toilet bowl.


“She has been intrigued with playing in the toilet for about six months now, I would say,” Maddie told The Dodo.

“She is not like other cats, in the sense that she has a strange infatuation with water. Ever since she was big enough to jump up on the toilet she has found it fun to dip her paws into the water.”

Even though all the family loved her to bits, they were all very weary of her toilet antics and would try and keep the toilet lid down whenever it wasn’t being used.

Maggie grew tired of having to constantly clean the excess toilet water off of the seat after Lila had her fun and when she had guests round one day they were concerned that someone in the house was not using the toilet properly because the seat was all wet.


So Maggie decided to something about this and put up a sign in the bathroom which read: “Please put the lid down so the damn cat doesn’t play in the water lol.”

The next time Lila entered the bathroom she saw the sign and jumped up onto the toilet (with the seat down!) to investigate.


Then she turned around and gave Maggie the sassiest look that she could muster, she appeared to be very offended by what she saw.

“I laughed so hard,” Maggie said. “I loved how it looked like she was reading the sign. Lila has such a smart but sassy personality so I could just picture her reading the sign and thinking, ‘What the heck, Mom?’”


Luckily for her family, but much to Lila’s dismay, the warning sign has been working, and the lid now stays closed whenever the toilet isn’t being used.

But this determined kitty hasn’t given up and still tries to find a way around the new rule every chance she gets.

Maggie says that she will sit and stare at you while you’re using the toilet and when you’ve finished will try and beat you to the toilet before the lid goes down!

“Whenever I flush and the lid is down she hops on top of the lid and tries to swat at it as if she could somehow get it open. She’s such a character!”


I think Lila deserves 10 out of 10 for perseverance, don’t you?

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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