Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Can A Cat Over Explore?


If you the question “can a cat over explore?” at my home, the answer will be  resounding ‘YES!’. Especially after Mom L caught The Kid Sage exploring all within her leap reach from the tippy top of our White Tower.

TKS was caught in the very act…bad lighting…but caught none the less.


What's the problem?

What’s the problem?

When TKS first discovered she could almost reach a paw from the tippy top of the White Tower over to Mom L’s ‘Special Treasures Display Shelf’ the humans had second thoughts about where the tower was placed.

However, they waited just a tad too long.

Great view up here!

Great view up here!

By the time they found her they were afraid to startle her for fear she would take the treasured Native American Drum down with her…

This looks pretty doable I think...

This looks pretty doable I think…

And then she began her descent…

Great! Easy problem

Great! Easy reach…no problem

Interestingly, the tom tom (drumming stick) which lays on the shelf was discovered…the next morning…on the living room floor. I suspect The Kid Sage made another trip up in the cloak of darkness later that night.


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42 thoughts on “Can A Cat Over Explore?

  1. Clowie on said:

    I suspect the tower has mysteriously moved just out of reach!

  2. Mew mew mew yess wee Katss can over xplore!! Mee iss known fur thiss an mee has gotted innto trubble allott fur beein where mee not supposed to bee….LadyMum standss handss on hipss; tappin her foot an yakkin at mee…
    Mee sayss mee iss just checkin purrimeturss an shee sayss mee iss notty an snoopy….ok shee HAS a point….mee not alloud to touch her drumss eether!
    If mee efurr grabss a drummin stick mee bettur pack mee kitt bag 😉
    **paw kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxx

  3. Hehehe nothing like a good exploration of new places Savvy,xx Speedy

  4. Not the top of the door! It’s a trap! – Crepes.

  5. meowmeowmans on said:

    OVER-exploring? But, we’re cats! 😉

  6. We jump up on top of the china cabinet much to the mom’s dismay.

  7. Well, she has taken exploring to new heights!

  8. Oh oh, someone’s in trouble now 🙂

    Emma and Buster

  9. Way to go TKS! I always tried to climb in the highest places but still couldn’t reach our ceiling. Now I don’t climb much anymore.

  10. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    No such thing as over exploring
    Lily & Edward

  11. Hehe – good kitty!😺

  12. catfromhell on said:

    Tee Hee! Sage would makes a excellent Cat From Hell!

  13. We have wanted to get to our special treasures shelf for years. Way to go, Sage!

  14. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man on said:

    Sweet TKS that is some mighty fine high-rise exploring. Seems you might be practicing for some re-arranging of pretty things. Hugs and nose kisses

  15. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Over-exploring ? No, we can never explore too much ! Purrs

  16. we iz crackin up at princeton’s commint 🙂 !!! 🙂 ♥♥♥

  17. Sage like to get everywhere 🙂

    • She most certainly does. I, on the other paw, am far more dignified like my pal Archie (Mom L is very sad she won’t see you next week; please know this. Good thing I cancelled as have a bad hamstring pull behind the new knee. Hard to even walk right now 😦

  18. hannahandlucy on said:

    Cats can never explore too much or jump too high!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  19. Overexploring is fun!! For us, that is! Mum and dad yell at us when *we* get too excited! Bo and Kobi

  20. and I can hear the drumroll of your tom tom while tks touched the next destination with her paw…and I stopped my breath…. that’s so egg-siding :o)

  21. Ut Oh….maybe move that tower over just a tad? Obviously TKS is preparing for a job with the circus as a high wire artist!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • She has no problem leaping from top of Dad’s chest of drawers over to the very top shelf in the wall closet…about 4 feet at least. That tower will have a new home if she doesn’t get her appetite for the shelf taken care of

  22. Lucky kitty! It is my dream to be able to climb and leap like that. There would be no limit to the counters I would surf and the garbage I would eat.

    Love and licks,

  23. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Aren’t cats amazing?!

  24. Over-exploring? Never heard of it! 😉

  25. Well done Sage 😀

  26. Effurrytime We discover one of Mummy’s Treasures, She hides it away! She claims She can either have Pretty Inanimate Objects – OR Furry Babies. And it wasn’t hard to choose (mol).

  27. that is why I have nothing nice … Well, but my cats, of course!

  28. Over- exploring is a real problem. If you don’t talk to your kittens about over-exploring, who will???

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