Sputnik only likes to puke on the carpet. Today she deposited a pile only two feet away from the tile floor. Damn!
A couple of weeks ago I caught her horking in the living room and I dragged her out onto the tile floor in the kitchen, but she resisted and dragged herself back to the living room carpet, heaving all the while. I won that time, but it made me wonder, why carpet?
I put the question to Eva and she figured it's because cats are mentally deranged. That's a given, but there must be more.
Is it because carpet is more absorbent and the chunks don't bounce as much as they would on a harder surface? Maybe because the liquid faction makes a louder splash on the tile - maybe that bugs cats.
Or ... maybe it's a friction thing! Cats exert quite a bit of back pressure when heaving, I'll bet they slide on tile, but not on carpet.