There is a stereotype that cats are cold and aloof. This series shows that they are capable of a range of emotions, from serious to silly and everything in between.
3. Very Angry
If my ears are flattened. – I am either annoyed or frightened. Twitching them backward and forward usually means that I am either anxious or worried about whatever I hear or am looking at. Another way you can tell something worries me, is if I flick out my tongue once or twice around my lips.
If I am laying down with my eyes closed. – But with my tail flicking slightly at the tip, I am really awake and spying on you. I can keep it up all day. Eyes wide shut.
If my back is arched high, and my ears flattened. – I will scratch whatever I can reach, if you doubt that, look into my hugely dilated eyes, all the better to see you with. My slightly open mouthed snarl, all the better to bite you with, so get out of my way !!
Slinking low to the ground. – Means I am frightened, or I’m stalking something. I may even press right down to the ground, my fur will stand up, and my ears may be pinned back. Cute Eh! Gotta love me. Don’t forget to watch where you walk when I’m darting past you.
The basic cat sounds are purring, meows and hisses. – Cats can readily vary these sounds, thus seeming to talk. A cat meeting with another cat can emit more than fifty different sounds for communication which vary in tone from harsh to acute. A cat forms words that assume a precise meaning for other cats.
Cats have a sweet sound, the Purr, which it uses to express joy, momentary well being and affection for its owner. It is a musical sound repeated at length when the cat is happy. Purring also occurs in cats that are injured and in pain.
When a male cat holds his tail bent forward towards his head. – He is proclaiming to all the world that he is King of the Street! He stands there lashing his tail back and forth showing how angry and tough his is standing in the driveway.
Flicking the tip of my tail. – Means that I am excited about something, like that mouse wire moving under the computer desk.
Moving my tail quietly from side to side. – Means that I am in a happy and possibly teasingly playful mood.
One quick flick of my tail. – Means hello to you, with the same greeting used for my closest cool cat friends.
Rubbing up against your legs with a little hop and a purr. – Means hello, I love you. Pay attention to me.
When I rub my chin. – Over everything in the house, including you, O’ Great Food Dispenser, you’ll be happy to note that I am telling you that, IT IS ALL MINE !!! INCLUDING YOU !!!
Do we remember cruelty? – The knowledge attained by a cat by means of observation or trial and error is retained for it’s whole life. According to the research work done at University of Michigan and the Department of Animal Behavior at the American Museum of Natural History in the USA , the memory of cats is about two hundred times more than that of dogs. The memory of cats is found to be more than Monkeys and Chimpanzees. Like human beings, cats have both long term and short term memory.
When I’m being bad.- Cats think and make decisions like human beings. Some cats are jealous of other pet animals kept in the same house and has different personalities, just like human beings. There are some cats whose psyches are characterized as timid, impudent, obedient, stubborn, tranquil, spiteful, courageous and vile. Cats do very well in psychometric tests and have excellent observational power. So don’t give up on us because we’re bad, we’re no different than a two year old human child. We just never grow up.
This helpful list of things you should have already known, were taken in part from, and with the greatest thanks to the few who understand, The British Press, Cat Encyclopedia, Globe Mini Mag, Uncanny Cats Tom, Lucky, Karma, Persia, Boo-Boo, Smokey, plus recently Mamma Cat and Mischief.
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