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Random, The ADHD Cat

Just some random cat …

I don’t own a cat. And no, no cat owns me either. But there is a cat in my neighborhood that has adopted me. Well, okay, not me so much as my place. As I write this, the cat is hanging, spread eagle, on my patio door screen.

Yep, it marches to the beat of its own drummer. Sound familiar? That’s right, a kindred spirit.

When I first encountered it, I referred to it as “some random cat” on Facebook. One of the wits that I’m proud to say is a friend of mine dubbed the cat “Random.” I was against its having a name, didn’t want to give it the impression that it was welcome.

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Random, The ADHD Cat

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  1. If you really want to know if your cat has ADHD, you can use my definitive test:

    10 Signs Your Cat Has ADHD

    You’re welcome!


    • Thanks, Zoë. That should be a lot easier. I was having no luck at all with the Jasper Goldberg Adult ADHD Questionnaire, Random just refused to pay attention to the questions. Your test, I’m sure, will prove Random’s distracted ways once and for all.

      If any of you haven’t read Zoë’s blog yet, please do your self the great favour of seeking it out. You’ll thank me later.

      Thanks for reading my blog, Zoë, and for your comment,
      Your friend,

  2. I haven’t given my Aimee Zoe’s cat ADHD test yet, but being a cat person, and being privileged to have been owned by many cats, if Random is ADHD, then so are all cats. Still, I’ve never noticed the similarity or thought to use my reaction to some of their behaviors as insight into how people react to my strange, to them, and sometimes abrupt behavior. A whole new perspective!

    • Susun, did your cat give you permission to share this with us? Ha ha. The behaviour I most appreciate, that Random displays, is the climbing of the tree, leaping to the roof and then romping around up there like a frisky young colt. It’s hilarious.

      Good luck with the testing,


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