Q: This may seem silly, but please do not mark it up to age. I have a 10- to 11-year-old female neutered cat (my cats generally live to be around 18-19) who has developed an irritating habit. She will sit in front of the kitchen door and hit you when you walk in or out. Mainly just my husband and I, not the kids/teens. We both feed her, and have food down at all times.