My Cat is Crazy: Part Two
In case you don't know, my cat, Skittles, is crazy.
She doesn't get that nightly burst of energy that most cats do. She rarely even plays with her many toys. Skittles is more lap cat than huntress. However, once in a while she gets spooked. We don't know why, and we don't know by what. But when she does get spooked, she comes tearing down the stairs at full speed until she reaches her scratching post. Once there, she pauses for a moment before scratching her fears away with gusto.
I can only guess that Skittles confers with some sort of kitty therapist when we are not home, and that therapist instructed her to find a "safe space" and go there at the onset of a panic attack.