Mar 20, · Owner: Why do you keep knocking stuff off the table? Cat: Because, SHARON, your shits in my fucking way This is too true with cats - This is too true with cats – popular memes . Oct 01, 2017 · Sometimes, self-care is watching GIFs of cats knocking things over. Oh, how we envy their joie de vivre and devil-may-care attitude as they topple cups like spilled dreams. We can only aspire to this level of pettiness. Why do cats knock things off tables and shelves? Why do cats knock things off tables and shelves? Prey instinct. As natural hunters, cats tend to use their paws to explore new objects. Since these body parts are extremely sensitive, they make these animals better at handling strange things.