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Do your cats run and hide when they hear the doorbell? 

All of ours do (even the kittens), but they are all former ferals and are skittish about certain things.  Not that it's a bad thing.  At least I don't have to put on shoes and go outside to tell solicitors to 'go away'.
 

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It depends on where he is when the doorbell rings. If he's in the kitchen or in an "exposed" part of the living room, Jamie will usually position himself on the stairs so that he can run and hide if it's a stranger. When he's on his window perch in the living room or up in his cat tree, he just stays there. If he's somewhere upstairs, he'll sneak part way down the stairs so he can see who it is.

He doesn't make up with most people, but he's really curious.
 

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She isn't afraid of the doorbell per se, she's afraid of people (luckily, present company excepted).

I just moved from a condo on the third floor to a townhouse, ground level (one floor).

It took a year for Ritz not to run hide when she heard someone walking up three flights of stairs.  So I started telling her a week before we moved:  you won't have to be afraid of that again.

Now, she is afraid of the traffic /cars she sees/hears outside the front windows.  She runs to the back bedroom and hides under the bed.  I think she feels the vibrations through the floor/paws?  So I did what I did before--tell her "it's okay honey, no one is going to hurt you".

I live in a retirement community, so when it gets dark outside, there is less traffic, and she is comfortable sitting in the front window sills, listening to the many birds and the chipmunk.

Ritz lived on the streets for the first five months of her life, that was three years ago_Other than the traffic issue, she is adjusting well to a place twice as big as what she is use to.
 

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No one ever used our doorbell in the house we lived in when we first adopted our trio, except on one or two occasions. They were a little startled--it was strange, and LOUD--but they didn't associate it with anything "scary" so they mostly just looked put out by the noise. The second house didn't even have a doorbell. Tohey and Keef would run if they heard someone's footsteps on the porch, or if someone knocked on the door. But Ana was everybody's best friend and just stood around looking excited and waiting for whoever it was to come in. lol
 

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Do your cats run and hide when they hear the doorbell? 

All of ours do (even the kittens), but they are all former ferals and are skittish about certain things.  Not that it's a bad thing.  At least I don't have to put on shoes and go outside to tell solicitors to 'go away'.
My two, indoor/outdoor DSH, could care less about the bell. My completely indoor (by her own choosing) , DLH,  is terrified of the bell. This has gone on for three years. My F3 Savannah, hears the bell and runs to the door. He loves people and never misses an opportunity to try and escape
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Parker stares at it for a moment...then runs to the top of the stairs so whoever is coming in will kiss him on the cheek as they come up.
 

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Tails runs and hides if the doorbell goes off, or even if my landlady is walking up the stairs particularly loudly. Memphis is more interested than scared, and he'll move to the front door to see what all the commotion is about.
 
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