Hi, everyone! I could really use some help from the great cat understanding minds around here So, here's what happened: This morning around 10.30 am when I got up I saw Mr. Kitty do a crazy jump up and away from his favorite spot on the carpet near a scratching post. I thought it was weird since he wasn't in a playful mood and wasn't really doing anything, just sort of sitting there or lounging around that area which is a common activity for him, there was no strange or loud noises outside and even if there were he NEVER jumps. As the morning progressed I noticed he was kinda walking around that spot and avoiding it so I just put him there and he did the jump thing again. He did eat his breakfast while sitting on the carpeted floor but away from that jumpy spot. I noticed him sitting on the floor near that spot or intensely looking at it from the table. He also walked along the wall to avoid that spot to get to his litter box. He did use his litter box, thank god, cause that area is on his way to the box and there's no way around it. I tried playing with him and he seemed interested in his favorite ribbon but wouldn't chase it on the floor like usual, only if I moved it to the couch or bed, then he'd pounce. I vacuumed every inch of the house as well as I could to pick up anything that could have bothered his paws while Mr. Kitty took his the afternoon nap that he woke up from around 6pm and after about 2-3 minutes sitting on the carpet in the different room he did that crazy jump up and away thing AGAIN! After that he wouldn't step on the carpeted floor almost at all. I saw him sitting on the couch arm rest (which he never does), I had to feed him on the magazine table since he wouldn't come down to the floor, he did not walk to the kitchen to get his favorite treats, which is literally unheard of for him. Only when I put down a blanket on top of the carpet at his favorite spot near the scratching post did he step in that area. I tried touching his back and front paws and he reacted like he normally does: he let me touch all of them for a few minutes and then started protesting. I also got down on my knees and examined the areas from which he jumped from with my hands - there is NOTHING there, I also sniffed it - also NOTHING. Sorry, if it's a confusing post. The bottom line is: my cat has suddenly became afraid of the carpet, has been avoiding walking on it all day, had several incidents of weird jumps like he's been jolted with electricity or something at two locations, has no problem jumping up and down the furniture and cat tree or walking but stepping on the carpet destroys his playful mood so he wasn't very active today. If anybody can make sense of WHAT the heck happened to Mr. Kitty and if I should be worried, please reply!