Repackaging Cats & Dogs

I’m not claustrophobic, honest–although the thought crawling into one of those so-called caves that are only just wide enough to accommodate your body and one layer of clothing, that doesn’t appeal to me.

But here are cats and dogs who have claustrophilia, which is the opposite of claustrophobia… and nobody knows how to treat this.

If it spreads to people, we’re in trouble.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Repackaging Cats & Dogs

  • Erlene Talbott

    I guess everybody has to have their quirk, and this is theirs. I had two Siamese who used to fight over who got the box (or bag)


  • UnKnowable

    I’ll never understand it, but cats love to be in confined spaces. I’m not claustrophobic, in the sense that I can handle small spaces, but I’ve had nightmares about being in confined situations. No kidding, the most terrifying nightmare I ever had was just a brief mental image of the inside of a mine. I was so shaken that I didn’t want to go back to sleep after that. The strange thing is that I’ve been inside an underground mine and it didn’t bother me at all, except for the fact that it was about 45 degrees in there and probably 90 degrees at the surface.


  • UnKnowable

    Years ago, I had confined space training as a part of my job. It’s scary what can happen in confined spaces. I’ve heard of stagnant air in a concrete lined vault losing its oxygen content. Well, at least you go peacefully. 🙂

    The nightmare I had happened 2 or 3 times and I literally did not want to go back to sleep afterwards . . . ever. That may we’ll have been the most frightening thing I ever experienced. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened since the 2 or 3 times, a few years back.


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