Day of the Cat: Cats’ favourite places


Today, 22nd of February, or 2/22, can be read as “nyan, nyan, nyan”, the sound of a mewing cat, therefore it has been designated as the Day of the Cat. To celebrate, goo Ranking looked at where cats like to enter. Yes, that is a stupid question!


Between the 22nd and 25th of January 2008 1,126 members of the goo Research monitor panel completed a private online questionnaire. 45.6% of the sample was male, 3.6% were in their teens, 15.8% in their twenties, 35.1% in their thirties, 27.3% in their forties, 11.0% in their fifties, and 7.3% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. How many were cat owners or cat lovers was not documented.

Two of the top cat blogs are Mako and the superstar of the cat world, Hatchan, who is immortalised in not just photo books, but they also have stuffed toys of him in real-life poses, real-life size and weight. Number 11 might be unfamiliar to you, but searching Google images for 猫なべ,neko nabe, will soon educate you as to what it is all about. Alternatively, here’s a video via Japan Probe:

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Ranking results

Q: What locations do cats like to enter? (Sample size=1,126)

Rank Score
2Futon (quilt)57.5
3Under the bed48.6
4Under the sofa41.4
5Gaps between sliding doors40.0
6Empty boxes38.9
7Into crossed legs35.0
9Under fringes (of curtains, perhaps?)27.0
10Gaps between curtains26.9
11Nabe pots24.5
12Piles of washing21.0
13Paper bags20.1
14Supermarket bags18.0
15Rubbish bins6.4
17Human toilet6.0
18Carry case3.6
19Shoes box3.5
20Washing machine3.0
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