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Post by JamesAnthony91 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:50 am

I remember taking care of someone's Cat once, she slowly warmed up to me, and I learned that they have very "hot and cold" personalities. Sometimes she'd want to be close, other times she'd just want to sleep far away. During the last four days, she constantly followed me around and sat on slept close. She then hissed and decided to bite me when I was petting her too long and didn't notice her thrashing tail(a bad sign for Cats, not the same with Dogs.) Then the final night, she snuck in my room to sleep on my bed. I woke up a few times, she got progressively closer to me. At 1am, she was at the foot of the bed. At 3am, she was sleeping next to me but giving me some space. At 5am, she was curled up close to my stomach. When the sun rose, she started randomly licking my face. This was all strange for me, since I grew up with Dogs, and I find Dogs easier to understand, so has anybody else noted the strange behaviour of Cats, and has anybody had similar experiences with their own pet Cats? I don't know whether the Cat I was taking care of was just a weird one, or, if it's just a Cat thing lol

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Re: Cats

Post by Jim » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Cats can be very strange.

In my time I've lived with ten cats and they've all had distinctly different personalities to each other (even the ones who are related to each other).

Their characters are just as individual as people really and it's fascinating watching them interact with their environment.

Also their social dynamics can be very entertaining, the three we have at the moment are all related, mother cat and two siblings and it's fun seeing who is the dominant cat at any one time.
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Re: Cats

Post by JamesAnthony91 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:46 pm

Haha they are interesting, definitely. I know their personalities can differ, the Cat I mentioned is the first one I actually had live with me briefly, so that was new. Observing her behaviour was fascinating. At times, she'd keep putting her head through the bannisters on the stairs. For someone who hasn't witnessed Cat behaviour like that, it's amusing. She would rub her head all over the bannisters. Again though, I never figured petting her out. I read up on what I was doing wrong, and apparently it's "overstimulation." She'd seem to be enjoying me petting her behind the ear, then suddenly she'd hiss, bite quickly, and run. It was only two or three times, and all I could do is laugh it off given it's a tiny shorthair cat, biting my shoulder randomly lol XD I like animals, always have, I respect the fact that different species will react in different ways, that's the amazing thing about the diversity of life. I'd say my least favourite animals are my own species(I just find people annoying sometimes, not all, but some don't behave civilized, not with true self discipline), and flies...flies gross me out. I don't like to kill anything for no reason, so, I usually just attempt making them fly out a window, but if all else fails when I want to cook myself some food without worrying a fly will get near it, I'll get fly spray or roll up a newspaper.

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Post by trueblue42 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:36 am

I love cats. They just go about doing their own thing most of the time and aren't as dependent as dogs, who need you to be their best friend. Back when my family had a cat he would always bring in dead birds and other animals, which was apparently because he thought we were shite at hunting. He would also spend a day every month or something like that just going completely batshit and jumping all over the place. He was born to hunt animals, can't blame him for scratching the sofa to its inner core.

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Re: Cats

Post by Shadwell » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:36 am

cats are very independent, and some can love the attention all the time, and some not so much otherwise they turn nasty. all you can ever do is show them short sections of being friendly. and let them be, unless they show that they want more. like my cat will turn and bite if I give her too much attention, my parents rescue cat will rat my hand, but gentle bite with her teeth to stop me. and my parents other cat is as soft as silk!! lol

so totally depends on the cat, but more than anything they love routine, and knowing they can count on you being around when they want you.

where as a dog is totally different, they just want the company all the time, and if they don't see you for months, they still enjoy seeing you.

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Re: Cats

Post by shemalepunt » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:27 pm

I have a tabby and he's absolutely amazing. Incredibly aggressive cat that bosses the whole house around.
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Re: Cats

Post by SansaBaby » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:41 pm

I love cats, I have a cat. I say have, she's more my husbands. But she's lovely. I've had cats all my life. I love the fact they're so independent but so needy at the same time. I don't worry about her if I go out or whatever as long as she's got water, but I do like her company after my husband has gone to work in the evening and my daughters in bed.
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Re: Cats

Post by allesandro » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:33 pm

it's just a 'cat' thing==it's pretty much why I am not a 'cat' person

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Re: Cats

Post by lubellasquee » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:20 pm

I have 3 and they’re all wildly different.
One is very hot and cold, she’lol come over when she wants attention and will generally a accept fuss but will bat hands away.
Another will just sleep for the majority of the day and will come over to people in the evening for fuss.
Another always wants fuss and wakes us up in the early hours so she can be around people (she also breaks into bedrooms) cats are very good at letting people know when they don’t want fuss.

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Re: Cats

Post by RedRevolver » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:45 pm

Idk, cats are very easy for me. Generally always very loving. Big difference between a neutered/spayed cat than an 'intact' one. I've never known a neutered/spayed cat to be aggressive (beyond childish and playful).

My cat's a big softy, she certainly knows when she's gone beyond acceptable playing. My parents are adopting four strays (a mother + her three kittens). They didn't have a great start in life (bar being rescued by us and taken to someone where they could get round the clock care) but hopefully they'll have a great future!

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