litter box, perhaps to express a sense of relief and release. Conversely, some do it right after eating.
But often the cat’s mad dash is connected to no other event. Experts in animal behavior suggest that running ﬁts might relieve tension, but tension doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for many cats. Perhaps the best and most satisfying explanation is that it just feels really good to run and frolic, even if it’s just for a few seconds.