13+ Things You Didn’t Know About Cats

Find out why your cat acts the way he does. And if your pooch is still a mystery to you, get the dog facts you didn't know.

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They can sense earthquakes!

They can sense earthquakes!iStock/mareciok
Well, possibly. The pads of a cat's feet are very sensitive, and some cats behave strangely just before an earthquake hits. Though it's not a proven theory, some believe cats can detect vibrations of the earth through their foot pads.

They can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.

They can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.iStock/Valeriya
That's good news for famed internet cat Lil Bub, who was born without teeth.

They really are manipulative.

They really are manipulative.iStock/Rike_
Cats can adapt their vocalizations to control your behavior. If they want food, they can make their cries sound more urgent.

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They can dream!

They can dream!iStock/Andrey Danilovich
Cats prefer to nap, but if they're relaxed enough to enter a deeper sleep, they produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.

They can't understand punishment as humans do.

They can't understand punishment as humans do.iStock/PeopleImages
They must be praised and rewarded for desired behavior instead.

We shake hands, they bump noses—sometimes.

We shake hands, they bump noses—sometimes. iStock/mantosh
Nose-to-nose greetings between cats are unusual, as it puts both in a vulnerable position. However, cats who know each other well feel safe enough to do this. It helps them confirm visual recognition and gain information about how the other cat is. More weird cat behaviors explained »

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Scientists still don't know exactly where purring comes from.

Scientists still don't know exactly where purring comes from.iStock/Bulent Ince
Some believe that it originates in the cardiovascular system rather than the throat.

When they purr, they're content—usually.

When they purr, they're content—usually.iStock/AwakenedEye
However, a deep purr can also indicate pain. If you know your cat well you will be able to tell the difference in his demeanor.

They can purr continually as they inhale and exhale.

They can purr continually as they inhale and exhale.iStock/Motionshooter
They start doing so at one-week old.

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Young cats purr in a monotone.

Young cats purr in a monotone.iStock/wundervisuals
Older ones do so in two to three resonant notes.

They appear to retain their kitten vocal signals to communicate with their owners.

They appear to retain their kitten vocal signals to communicate with their owners.iStock/mapodile
But they use a different repertoire of sounds with other cats.

Like dogs, they can also get sick or die from eating chocolate.

Like dogs, they can also get sick or die from eating chocolate.iStock/Daniel_Kay
Check with your vet if you have any questions about what your cat should be eating. Plus, more hidden dangers for pets at home »

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They blink and narrow their eyes when they accidentally make eye contact.

They blink and narrow their eyes when they accidentally make eye contact. iStock/TARIK KIZILKAYA
To make friends with an unfamiliar cat, blink and look away when you catch his eyes.

Giving them a strip of raw meat everyday to chew on will keep their gums and teeth in good condition.

Giving them a strip of raw meat everyday to chew on will keep their gums and teeth in good condition. iStock/Zuzule
Suitable meats include poultry, rabbit, or beef that has been deboned.

They tolerate heat very well.

They tolerate heat very well.iStock/Bagicat
This is because the ancestors of cats were originally desert-living animals.

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Their pulse is between 160-240 beats per minute, depending on their age.

Their pulse is between 160-240 beats per minute, depending on their age.iStock/wundervisuals
The younger he is, the faster the heartbeat.

Cats sweat!

Cats sweat!iStock/Nailia Schwarz
But they do so through their paws. If you see wet little footprints in the summer months, make sure to put out some fresh water.

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393 thoughts on “13+ Things You Didn’t Know About Cats

  1. hey I have a question. what does it mean when my cat nibbles or bites on my clothes? any one know what that means?

  2. My mom lived out in the country and was a bit of the crazy cat lady. Some lived indoors but most stayed outdoors. Coyotes started showing up and killing them so we brought all she and my brother who stayed with her could catch inside. There was one that was extremely wild but absolutely beautiful. He was black with brown tips so he wasn’t real shiny but it really softened his appearance. He always reminded me of chocolate fudge. He hated being inside and let us know it constantly. I’m not sure how he was captured or ever returned the couple of times he got out. He was such a baddazz that we named him Spike.
    He wouldn’t come near, never purred and although he calmed down a lot he was very distant for years. He might let you pet him but generally not. It wouldn’t last long in any event. My mom died two years ago. I was out at the house the first Christmas after she died. I was sitting on the couch and Spike jumped into my lap and started purring like crazy. He let me pet him and hold him and all the time he was purring. It was the best Christmas present I ever received.

  3. Cats understand punishment exactly like small children do. I’ve had 6 cats all different breeds different genders and all different ages and trust me they understand punishment. My cats weren’t allowed in the windows for 6 months because my landlord didn’t allow pets (and I wasn’t about to give up my cat babies or be homeless). They would be hit lightly on the nose when they got up in the window and after about three transgressions they knew they were not allowed up there. However when I would come home after being out I would sometimes catch them in the window as I walked in. When they heard the door opening they would immediately jump out of the window and try to hide and if I caught them they would fold their ears back because they knew they were about to be in trouble. I would also catch them doing this as I went to sleep or woke up and who knows what they were doing in the middle of the night. They knew exactly what they weren’t allowed to do and exactly how to get away with it, just like a child.

  4. Are they such thing as a indoor cat. i mean they kill birds so how can a cat like to be indoor 24/7.

    1. Once upon a time I had an indoor/outdoor cat named Noisy. (He was very loving and affectionate and, yes, quite loud if ignored.) One morning I let him in after he’d been out all night and he went straight to a chair, crawled under it, and stayed there for two days. He wouldn’t eat or drink, no matter how much I tried to tempt him, and he started running a fever. I begged my husband to let me take him to the vet, he finally agreed. Turned out that my beloved Noisy had been shot by one of my neighbors. He had to have that leg amputated immediately because his wound had gotten infected. From then on I had to keep him inside as he was less able to defend himself and CERTAINLY couldn’t have defended himself against a bullet, anyway! I still lost him 5 years later because he had contracted FIV and his kidneys shut down. He would have lived MUCH longer had he been an indoor kitty from Day 1, but I didn’t know any better. From then on every cat I’ve ever owned has been STRICTLY an indoor cat, the two I have now don’t even try to go outside, they can see the birds through the windows but have never tried to get to them.

      It breaks my heart every time I see a cat dead by the side of the road, if they’d stayed indoors where they belonged their owners would still have them. I know this is long but this is a subject that is VERY important to me.

  5. My cat sits on my lap and if she sits i will gonna touch her ears and she will gonna purr and felt asleep

  6. i do not belife that they could sense earthquake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^_^

    1. I had a cat who could sense thunderstorms up to half an hour before they actually hit – she’d race to my recliner and dive under it, and she wouldn’t come out until the storm was long gone. My area isn’t exactly prone to earthquakes but the only storms she’d react to were thunderstorms – never simple rainstorms minus the thunder.

  7. i have 3 cats, 2 of them ‘kiss’ me this way. Chloë just a little hi and Little Guy gives me wet nosies and little bites on my nose – LOL if he’s upset about something, he sometimes bites too hard, but i don’t let him do that, so he’s learned not to. his brother did the same thing :}

  8. “They can’t understand punishment”
    I call Bull.

    My roommate has a cat and we do not allow it in the kitchen. Whenever she goes in the kitchen we say her name very loudly and sternly and pat her on the butt firmly. Whenever she goes in the kitchen and we start walking towards her she knows and runs out.

  9. Awww… my cat always comes up to me and bumps my nose… i thought it was smelling my breath or something but after it did it so much i knew it had to be something else

  10. Very interesting. I had no idea that cats actually sweat. I will be on the lookout for wet paw prints.

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  12. My cat loves those re-usable bags, and grocery sacks. I rescued her as a baby and she is about 1 1/2 yo. She plays pretty rough sometimes, but she is so funny to watch. She like to tease my neighbors little dogs

  13. YEAH NICE JOB USING “CONTINUALLY” WHEN YOU SHOULD HAVE USED “CONTINUOUSLY” I COUDLN’T EVEN STAND TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE. WOW #GETEDUCATED

  14. I think that cats are better than dogs but another science thing says dogs are better than cats scientificly but I still like cats better

  15. Hello, I am a cat lover, I have two and they are about 10 years old. Found them as stray kittens and took them in. One of my cats was a dog in his other life. He does certain tricks and follows me constantly. The other is not just a lap-cat. If she has the opportunity, she will perch anywhere on your body that she can. If I’m on my side she especially enjoys laying on my hip. They are the best companions ever. Wouldn’t want to be without them. Take care everyone.

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  17. I have an old cat who has always been a lone cat. She keeps herself to herself and doesn’t like other cats. We took in a stray (pure white) cat, we named Oliver. Anyway, he was deaf so had to be an indoor cat, so to stop him trying to play and torment the older cat we got another kitten, we named nancy, lol! They were totally in love. But, oli fell ill with cancer and sadly died, he was a sickly cat from day one. But found out a lot about white cats and deafness. Now we have another white cat cos oli was so special. And this adorable fella has blue eyes. 80% of white cats with blue eyes are deaf, but he is not, cos he definitely hears. But does anyone know if he is gonna be a sickly kitten, when are the signs? What age do they start to be visible to us? Cos cats are quite good at hiding g things. This little fella is 4 months now.

  18. Sometimes my cat will lay on my knees and jump on my elbow. Other times when she uses her litter box she wont leave a trace. What does that mean? When she’s watching tv before lay her down in her crib she forgets to potty first is this normal? Please help!

  19. My new kitten (7 months) seems to have a distinct meow for me, almost like a name. Is this possible? Do cats have names ( meows) for us? Like when she wants my attention , Iike if shes found a bug she wants me to see or if I call out for her, shell respond with that same particular meow.

  20. I love cats and normally cats rather be in side but my 3 cats like it out side as well.

    1. Please train your cats to stay inside, it’s so much safer for them!

  21. I have found a kitty cat and I need to give her away to somebody who can take care of her I live in Houston area Texas. Does anybody would love to adopt her, she is really cute, grey and white. Thanks!.

  22. I find it wrong that cat’s don’t grasp punishment. I’ve only found that true if we try to punish our cat for something she didn’t just do.

    It she knocks over the garbage can and I immediately come and give her a stern talking to and a small tap she seems to grasp that she is in trouble for knocking it over. But if I came in 4 hours after it was knocked over she just seems confused as to why I am mad (I guess to her it happened 4 hours ago so it is not irrelevant). She even shows guilt when she does something she was previously punished for!

    One fact I wished they included: Cat’s cannot taste sugar. I am always fine with letting her like a sugary treat she is trying to steal just so she sees that she doesn’t care for it.

  23. My cat called Batman won’t stop running around, exploring, and jumping to-and-from high places. I often confuse him with the shadows. It can be quite vexing when it’s dark and you encounter his scary, bright eyes. I try to avoid not stumbling on him. He’s a good cat, though, and is full of youth.

  24. If a cat can’t eat chocolate, then why would you post a picture of a cat eating chocolate. That just doesn’t seem right.

  25. actually cats can understand punishment and discipline………if you follow their parents lead. I have always used the momma cats ways of discipline…which includes hissing and light bops on the nose or forehead. light bops, understand. I have owned cats for over forty years now, so have gone through a few cats/kittens. I rescue cats and have gotten over a hundred adopted out to good homes.
    One thing kittens understand is something their momma teaches them…and that is discipline. When your kitty pees on the floor, instead of the litter pan, hiss at them and move them to the litter pan. Keep this behavior up and you will quickly see them try to accomodate and avoid that negative hiss. Kittens and cats understand hissing…it connotes negative attitude and displeasure, which encourages them to avoid the action that got them the hiss. The very lightest bop on the nose or forehead during the hissing, tells them that their actions were not liked and not encouraged. One finger alone can accomplish this light bop, like tapping someone on the forehead or nose. Actual hitting will cause an opposite reaction and the cats negative reactions will cause them to turn on you and become more uncooperative. Remember….momma cats do discipline their babies, but in a way that teaches them socially acceptable kitty behavior and it iis up to the human parent to continue this teaching and the cats/kittens do not mind this kind of discipline and actually respond positively to it. I have five cats and all I have to do when I see them engaging in unacceptable behavior is to hiss once at them and they jump back or out of what they were doing. No hard feelings and no stress. :)

  26. And we were suppose to not know about all that already? Pssh..

  27. That was only 7 things I didn’t know about cats. I’ve been lied to.

    1. It means that your cat craves attention. My Noisy was BORN needing extra attention, he kept his littermates awake all night long after he was born and his mama ended up dumping him in my lap the next morning and going back to the box to sleep with the other kittens. He was screaming his head off and I just rubbed his head and said, “Well, you’re a noisy little thing, aren’t you?” and he just curled up in my palm and went to sleep after that. That’s how he got his name, and he needed to be always in someone’s lap being petted. He would even trick visitors that HATED cats into petting him – very sneaky, he was, but very lovable!

  28. I have 2 cats in my house and they do not be good at my house but I love my cats

  29. WHY in GOD’S NAME does the pic number 12 ACTUALLY SHOW someone feeding a cat CHOCOLATE, if it can (and it does) KILL THEM???? I am disappointed in whomever created this ‘info reel’…smh…

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  31. My cat she hates everyone who gets her she didn’t like her mom cat or brother cat she hates every one

  32. Where is the goofy looking cat? I wanna rob it and bring it home! LoL so cute!

  33. when i lay next to my kitten he puts his paws on my face not to push me away tho does anyone know why ?

    1. He loves you and wants to touch you, and he probably wants you to pet him.

  34. My cat always has nose to nose greetings with me. If i’m stroking it or sitting on the floor.

  35. CREATIVE LIVING SPIRIT:

    Find out why your cat acts the way he does.

    ******

    They can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.

    That’s good news for famed internet cat Lil Bub, who was born without teeth.

    – A.R.Shams’s ‘Creative Living Spirit’ Reflection – Series of Press & Online Publications – Moral Messages for Humanity Worldwide – Courtesy: Reader’s Digest/

  36. AMAZING INTERESTING, BENEFICIAL AND INFORMATIVE:

    13+ Things You Didn’t Know About Cats

    Find out why your cat acts the way he does.

    Adapted from Essential Cat

    ***********

    They can sense earthquakes!

    Well, possibly. The pads of a cat’s feet
    are very sensitive, and some cats behave strangely just before an
    earthquake hits. Though it’s not a proven theory, some believe cats can detect vibrations of the earth through their foot pads.

    – A.R.Shams’s ‘Creative Living Spirit’ Reflection – Series of Press & Online Publications – Moral Messages for Humanity Worldwide – Courtesy: Reader’s Digest

  37. Cats also purr to calm themselves down. My cat accidentally got a cord around his neck and I untied it. I left him alone to calm himself and also calm myself. I left him purring on the bed after it happened.

  38. Just wanna say, according to most vets #12 is wrong. Do not give your pet raw meat from the store– it is meant to be cooked before using and can contain really harmful bacteria like E. coli and Toxoplasmosis.

  39. i already knew that but it’s so adorable my cat has this crush on my neighbors cat dopey hes a handsome cat but she also likes tiger a stay that wondered up comment on who she should go with i’ll tell her what you say

  40. My puppeto is a funny guy cat he will screech when he needs
    something like food, water or litter change and if that’s all been done you
    would think that’s the end of the noise,” Not” He didn’t want any of
    that he just wanted to go to bed and mind you he needs you to lay with him .
    Lol how funny is that ? Does anyone else have that problem?

  41. 11. Cats cannot understand punishment as humans do.

    – Not true for my 1 year old kitty. She knows when she did something wrong because if she accidentally breaks something (she kept climbing cabinets and closets), she will automatically run away when she sees me checking it out. I punish her by slapping her butt with a small, narrow pillow.

  42. my cat always bites me and i dont know why she is not a feral cat. She thinks she owns the house and destroys leather wash baskets?

  43. My cats sleep when i do, they go to bed with me. but, if they get too hot they get sick. My cats also need a night light to sleep. They hate the dark.

  44. Don’t ever spray your cat for any reason it only makes they fearful. Watch Cats from hell on animal planet. I have learned that a normal abandoned cat will blossom with love, praise and affection

  45. I have had three rescue cats over the past 12 years. My first cat was DannyBoy he lived in a warehouse inPhilly. I was off for a few days at Xmas a co-worker gave me this dirty brown 6 week old kitty. On the way home from I took him to the vet. Vet said The cat was feral which he was he was trying to climb the walls in the office. Vet gave him a distemper shot and told me I could never handle such a feral cat. I had my Dan-Dan for ten years he was the most loving cat I have ever had or ever will have considering I had two more rescues Cletus died two years ago from a heart condition. My mailman gave me a very little baby girl cat that I named Molly. She is

  46. What if your kitty seems to like the cooler temperatures better? My cat loves the cold!

  47. #12 says to give cats raw meat for gums and teeth but #7 provides a link to the ASPCA’S list foods pets shouldn’t consume. All raw meats includingeggs are on that list , for canine and feline. So now I’m confused.

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  49. I think cats are  very smart , our Cat is I tellhim its bed time and here he  comes but if my husband is still up he waits until he gets in Bed and then he jumps up and lays by me..I tell him doyou want to make pot holders here he come and jumps up on the sewing machine and lays down. He stays where ever I am. Bedroon Kithch and elect.. Mydaugther comei in from work and she talks to him and he talks back its so cute …… smart cat 

  50. Cats start to purr even younger than one week old. I bottle fed a newborn, she started purring, she was 3 days old! She would purr a little but every day when I was cuddling her or massaging her belly after bottle feeding. 

  51. i know everything about cats in my whole life i had cats and I’m 11 years old!

  52. Sorry for the misunderstanding I do apologise for my silliness. This is rather embarrassing, my apologies for the unfortunate and unessacary outburst I just caused. Many thanks for the THIRTEEN interesting facts :)

  53. Very disappointed it didn’t give 13 interesting facts that you didn’t know about cats, as I only received 10 and was expecting 13, as it clearly stated THIRTEEN. My sadness is hopefully understandable.

  54. This is a great plan. I actually recommend a similar kind of routine when you get stuck at a certain strength level and want to be able to work through it. It really works well.

  55. This is a great plan. I actually recommend a similar kind of routine when you get stuck at a certain strength level and want to be able to work through it. It really works well.

  56. My cat is a little over 4 years old, and she likes to sleep on the pillow next to mine. Just before falling asleep she inches over to my pillow putting her nose as close to mine as she could possibly get! We end up breathing each other’s air in! I think it’s very endearing, but can only handle being this close for a few moments. I really need my space when I sleep. LOL. I’ve had cats my whole life and understand their behavior well, but this is a first for me. I get that she feels secure the closer she is to me, but am I missing something about this behavior? She is a very loving and loved cat, and although there are two other people in our house she has bonded with me in particular.

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  63. My cats done that to my neighbours cat and I had no idea what they were doin

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  65. uhmm i need help plz coz some random cat i dunno who the owner is n the cat just keep sitting infront of the door at night….n wants to go into my house?

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  67. my cat is the most beauear otifull little thing in the world!!! she’s 1 yld now and shes so beautifull !! im going to let her have kittens so she can spread her beauti in to the world!!! and btw those facts are realy interesting !! :D

  68. is it really if cats or a dogs eat Chocolate will sick or die? ohh no :'( my cat always eat Chocolate. its all my fault :(

  69. I do nose to nose with my kittens…. and forehead to forehead w/ Tuxedo in Maui.. (3rd eye to 3rd eye)… :)

  70. Give your cat a piece of raw meat everyday to prevent dental disease? NO WAY. I am in the veterinary field, and this is certainly not recommended. Crunchy food doesn’t do a good job of  preventing dental disease in cats, why would soft, raw meat?? Cats teeth and gums are made of the same stuff ours is, and daily brushing with regular dental cleanings at a dentist are the only ways we can take care of our mouths successfully. Giving raw meat is a great way to give your cat diarrhea or parasites.

  71. We have a wood burning stove in the basement of our home. We have three cats, but just the one cat loves to lay under the hot stove. He will not come upstairs at all in the winter. This cat loves the heat, and doesn’t like other cats around him. The other two Tom cats run all night, then are ready to come home the next morning for a rest and to eat.

  72. We have a wood burning stove in the basement of our home. We have three cats, but just the one cat loves to lay under the hot stove. He will not come upstairs at all in the winter. This cat loves the heat, and doesn’t like other cats around him. The other two Tom cats run all night, then are ready to come home the next morning for a rest and to eat.

  73. My cat used to greet the neighbor’s cat nose to nose and then they each went about their own business.  It seemed more like a kind of truce.  

  74. Um, why dont I get to read all 13 things?  Nose to nose is cute, but do I have to subscribe to read the whole article?  No thanks.

  75. IN a multiple cat family , they do that all the time, obviously to find out where the other cat has been

  76. Does anyone know the breed of the cat in the last photo? It is one of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen!! 

  77. Does anyone know the breed of the cat in the last photo? It is one of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen!! 

  78. I too, get those “love-bites”. I have two cats but only one gives me the bite. Here is one of the many reasons why they do it.
    1) I use “Irish Spring” soap in the shower. She only bites me on my shin because of the fragerance this soap gives off when I get out. Apparently, the smell drives her to bite me there.  After the smell gets less & less, she couldn’t care less. And yes, I jump out of my boots everytime she bites me on my shin because I never know when it’s going to happen. Lol !

  79. thank you for this information. it was very informative. i am still learning about my cat. she is the first cat that i have ever had.  she is wonderful.

  80. I’ve been into cats for as long as I can remember and knew most of the things written in here and I agree except for number 11.  I train my cats with both reward and punishment and lots of loving.  Like if I command them to go down from a prohibited place (kitchen counter, etc) and they don’t immediately obey, a very slight tap on the forehead does it.

    My older cat now does the training for my newly adopted black cat.  She trained her where to do her toilet thingies, which is in their case, the toilet.  And when Haydi, the younger tries to defy rules and climb up the dinner table, Missy growls and snarls.  But they love each other so much and spend a lot of time together, playing or simply licking each other,

  81. Thanks to everyone for sharing your kitty experiences.  I care for my cousin’s (rescue) cat when she travels.  Miss Kitty is terrified of strangers and hides from them.  Thank goodness she now considers me a member of her family.  She purrs and I swear tries to speak our language and is very affectionate.  Miss Kitty adopted my cousin one day about 3 years ago.  

  82. My cat and i wink back and forth with one another, i feel it’s a form of communication.

  83. i liked number 9 :)
    im going to try that with my neighbors cat , she doesnt like me

  84. I had a cat that saw my husband leave a roll of paper towels on the floor in the livingroom when he finished washing a window. She grabbed the towels in her teeth dragging them between her front legs taking it to the kitchen, dropping it in front of the cupboard it went in, then looked up at me, meowed like “lazy people”, and walked away. How smart is that?

    1. How cute! Cats are very intelligent. We had one boy who would let us know whenever the food dish was empty. Many times, he would not east when we filled it, but he would “call” the kittens to eat, then walk away.

    2. How cute! Cats are very intelligent. We had one boy who would let us know whenever the food dish was empty. Many times, he would not east when we filled it, but he would “call” the kittens to eat, then walk away.

  85. My cat is deaf, but loves to be vacuumed.   We have a dust buster that has an extended nozzle which we vacuum up kitty litter.  When he sees me vacuuming the kitty litter he will run to the vacuum and starting meowing very loudly until I vacuum him.  I tried this on my skin and it doesn’t hurt.

  86. whats up withcats the bathroom every time i use the toilet my cats think they have to be there to its kinda weird ???

  87. whats up withcats the bathroom every time i use the toilet my cats think they have to be there to its kinda weird ???

  88. whats up withcats the bathroom every time i use the toilet my cats think they have to be there to its kinda weird ???

  89. My grey cat, Mouse, adopted me as Chief of Staff in 1980.  He traveled the friendly skis a number of times, had strange illnesses from which diligent veterinarians cured him,  ran away a couple of times for extended sojourns elsewhere,  turned white and irritable, and died in 1990.  He was MORE than just a cat;  he had an ineffable spiritual aura about him.  His remains are buried beneath an apple tree in Saddle River, New Jersey. I was honored to have known Mouse.  I think of him daily.

    TT

  90. I’m sorry, but to me I don’t like cats, I was petrified  with them since I started to work with a patient that has several cats, she was paralized and you should see whow much flea shes has in her house I was wearing a white uniform and when, I was about to enter to the front door you should see all the fleas cover my uniform. in the night, Because I was cover the grave yard, I have to cover my head, I have to put on my panty hose even do I was wearing some pants but because of the fleas and my body was itching all over. Cats were all around the kitchen jumping from sofas to everywhere.  thank’s God that I only worked with her for a short time.

    1. Sorry you had that experience, did you tell anyone about the fleas when you worked there? Its not the cats fault but something should have been done to take care of the problem for them, the patient and the caregivers health.

    2. It you don’t let the cats outside, you don’t have fleas.  You could have the same problem with any animal that is not cared for properly, don’t blame the cats.

  91. I have a five-year old Siberian male cat, and he was a biter even when he was a kitten.   Now he weighs over 20 pounds, and sometimes when I’m petting him, he turns around and tries to bite me!   and when he doesn’t get his own way, he chases me and bites my ankles.    What should I do????

    1. I have a dollar store spray bottle I fill with water and a tablespoon of vinager.  When my cat gets out of hand, biting and clawing I spray him.  Now most times I just have to grab the bottle and he quits the bad behavior.  I hope it helps

    2. Yep the water and vinegar works well to stop them from doing things but doesn’t mean they won’t do it again another time.

  92. The cat shown in Picture #9 is a “Sand Cat”, also called “Sand Dune Cat” .  It lives in hot, dry desert climates all across the Sahara.   There is one on display at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.  It is the first one we had ever seen and, at first, wondered why the zoo would have a “domestic” cat on display– until we read the plackard describing this cat.  Doubt that they would make a good pet–even if it were legal to have one, which it is not.  I believe it is also on, or about to be on, the endangered species list…

  93. I love reading cat-related articles. It helps me know my cat more. I have a black and white Persian cat and he’s a very smart feline. He greets me at the door whenever I arrive home and if I can’t find him anywhere in the house, I’ll just call his name and then he’ll come. He also likes to come in my room at night before I sleep and would snuggle beside me then curl up showing his furry belly. And if he want’s to go out of the room, he would just meow loudly but sweetly at me so I could open the door.  He also knows how to open the door but he can’t because our door knobs are too high for him. I have 8 cats total. 7 of them are strayed. 4 of the 7 came to us when they were kittens and never left. 2 of them I took in when they were kittens. I was about to leave home when i saw them across our home. They were very little and were crying helplessly so i took them in. And one of them is them is newborn. Few years ago, before my Persian and 2 stray kittens, I had a cat that died. It really broke my heart so I swore to never have a new cat at home…then came the 2 kittens and my Persian. I guess we’re just meant to have each other.

    1. I have had many cats in my time. I have had adopted as kitten, shelter, ferrell , strays and all have learned what is acceptable and not acceptable. I have learned with my cats that all are trainable. I just had to find what worked with each one individually. My oldest cat knows to come back in the house when I say his name followed by the word IN. That command with actions worked for training all my cats. And, though he is not siamese he does “talk” to me. I watch his tail and body language. He has been a long time companion. Come to think of it, my cat has been more committed than my last two husbands! OUCH!

  94. I’m an RN and mother of 9 cats.  I just wanted to say something about getting MRSA from cats.  That may be true in some cases, but you are far more likely to get it from another person.  Avoid sharing personal articles with other people.  I have had cats my entire life (long time now) and have never contracted any illness from them.  All mine are strays like many of yours.  Just love them all!!!

  95. Wondering what the wonderful breed of the last cat, number 13 in this series is.  She looked more like a fox and was sand colored with dark bands around her front forelegs.  Thanks for the very interesting and informative display.  I’ve owned cats all my like and I am a Senior citizen now and did not know some of the things you revealed. 

    1. this is a Sand Cat, a very small (3 lbs) desert cat that lives in burrows.  they are so cute but very savage for their size-don’t try to pet them.  You can see them at the zoo.

  96. #11 I do not believe.

    When I say things in a different tone, my cat knows I’m upset with her.

  97. I m living with cats since I was 3. Really this small feline is a masterpiece !
    Thanks for letting us know them better.

  98. I love living with cats…they have fascinating personalities and never bore me.

  99. My cat looks right at you when she does someting bad as if she knows shes in trouble…she understands.she thinks shes a dog, she drinks out of a toilet, plays fetch with you, lies down like a dog, a spins in circles when shes getting ready to nap… any explanation/

    1. LOL mine does all of that and chases his tail.  Gets a very funny look on his face when he catches it.

    2. Mine went one up on chasing his tail…he does it in the bathtub where he can “shadow-box.”  It’s a hoot to watch him stalking up on and pouncing at his own shadow!

  100. My cat looks right at you when she does someting bad as if she knows shes in trouble…she understands.she thinks shes a dog, she drinks out of a toilet, plays fetch with you, lies down like a dog, a spins in circles when shes getting ready to nap… any explanation/

  101. Great to know!! I plan on eating some delicious cat tonight at my favorite chinese restaurant. Go figure!!

  102. Great to know!! I plan on eating some finger-licking good cat this evening at my favorite chinese restaurant.

  103. This one about cats getting sick and dying from eating chocolate is not accurate.  My wife has a DVM and works in a vet clinic and I also am friends with a couple of vets.  We are also cat owners and have been for 16 years.  Our oldest cat is also 16 years old and very healthy and active and does like a little bit of chocolate as a very special treat.  So, this number 7 thing about cats is not accurate.

    1. exactly! It bugs me when people say no chocolate bc they will die… I give my cats a nibble here and there and its just fine. I can believe that they may get sick if they eat a lot and I mean a lot….  A friend of mine’s dog ate a whole chocolate bar and they called the vet and were told that he would be fine, may get the runs……but just fine def not death!

      1. I had a neighbor who put out a dish of kisses and other Hershey treats as a Welcome Home for me after she cared for my pets while I was gone.  My dog ate the entire dish of choclate, tin foil and all!  She didn’t have any ill effects except for all her” buisness” glittered red and green for quite awhile all over the back yard.

        I was always cautious but somehow my pup smugled it from my young child or found the dropped piece!!

        I had her for 16 love filled years, now have 4 cats, equally as rambunctious and loving.  All animals were rescued or just “showed up”.

    2. exactly! It bugs me when people say no chocolate bc they will die… I give my cats a nibble here and there and its just fine. I can believe that they may get sick if they eat a lot and I mean a lot….  A friend of mine’s dog ate a whole chocolate bar and they called the vet and were told that he would be fine, may get the runs……but just fine def not death!

    3. I would not test it although a very small amount may not harm one cat, it could kill another, all cats are not made the same.  Some are much more sensitive than others.

    4. I am a veterinary technician and it is 100% accurate. Chocolate is toxic to cats. You probably just haven’t given enough to make your cat(s) sick/sick enough to die from it. It’s worse for cats than dogs. Please stop feeding your cats chocolate.

      1. I am a certified veterinary technician.  It depends on the type of chocolate.  the cooking chocolate is the toxic kind.  semi sweet…sweet cooking chocolate.  My dog once ate an entire box of chocolate covered cherries and although he has some diarrhea….it was not life threatening.  I think it is mainly the high amount of caffeine that is in chocolate.  But one fact for sure is……NEVER give cats TYLENOL.  be very careful if you have children and use liquid tylenol that is flavored because unless you wash the cup immediately, they really like to lick it and it is FATAL.

    5. Many tend to misconceptualize the chocolate factor regarding their pet cat or dog. It is understood that an absorbent amount of chocolate need consumed before becoming toxic. For most (not all) cat or dog owners this behavior is highly unlikely to be found.

      1. It is still recommended that all refrain from feeding our pets human food. For when we do why then do we wonder how they became so ill? That kind of spoiling is actually a slow death for our lovies.

    6. Many tend to misconceptualize the chocolate factor regarding their pet cat or dog. It is understood that an absorbent amount of chocolate need consumed before becoming toxic. For most (not all) cat or dog owners this behavior is highly unlikely to be found.

    1. Once when I was praying I looked at my cat who was in front of me – her eyes were bigger than saucers – she was looking up over my head at “something!”

    2. Once when I was praying I looked at my cat who was in front of me – her eyes were bigger than saucers – she was looking up over my head at “something!”

    1. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

    2. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

    3. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

    4. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

    5. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

    6. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

    7. They have different meows for different things. My little Princess will meow all around you when she wants to be petted.

  104. I have three rescue kitties of my own; one of whom was feral. They are all different and all very entertaining. I was volunteering at the Petco adoption center, and we had two Siamese kittens. A couple took them out to meet them, and one of them walked up the man’s arm and sat on his shoulder. She was very happy there and not inclined to get down. The man decided the kitten had adopted him, and he and his wife left with both kittens. Yea!

    1. make sure every cat lover know not , NOT give cat flea treatment made for dog, my cats and me just through the horrible tradget from I was ignor enough to put spot treatment for dog to my 2 cats, one almost die and now they are still very weak , I am so regreat and i pray the God help to save them, we met a wonderful vet and they are getting better , but it could fatal , so please let everyone who love our car, no permethrin for cat….

      1. Thank you so much for your message. i know you were trying to do the best thing for your pets. Two good flea treatment products are Capstar, which is a pill, and Program, which is added to food. Both are safe with no side effects, skin reaction, toxicity, etc. We give Capstar to our 7 cats. It’s not terribly expensive and you can get it from a vet or from an online store like Drs. Foster and Smith. My neighbors have 15 cats, take excellent care of them, and give their cats program. Good luck. I hope everyone who reads this can learn from your experience.

        1. you can also wash a flea ridden cat or kitten on original blue dawn and that will kill the fleas. make sure it is ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN, the kind they use on oil spill animal victims.

      2. You can, however, use the tubes of Advantage that are marketed for dogs on cats.  You just don’t use as much, but it’s EXACTLY the same stuff, and it’s vastly cheaper if you buy the big dog-sized tubes rather than the little cat-sized ones.  Most vets will give you a little syringe that you can use to measure smaller doses out of the big tubes, and tell you the right dose for your cat.  The “no dog flea treatment for cats” rule is generally a good one, but Advantage is the exception.  Ask any vet.

      3. Several Flea & Tick meds have been linked to cancer. I use “Natural Defense” instead. It works well, but there is too much in each tube – I use only 1/3 of the tube at a time, then repeat monthly or as needed.

    2. Can’t remember the exact name, but believe it is one of the Sand cat breeds. They live in the desert where it is extremely hot and arid.

  105. My girlfriend and I adopted a 10 month old kitty that was severely abused. The previous owners tried to put him in a plastic bag to drown him but he obviously got away. They also struck him in the face damaging his little nose and causing him breathing difficulties whenever he exerts himself.  When we went to the shelter, all the really cute and really young kittens are at eye level. This poor little guy was in the very bottom cage cowering all the way to the back of the cage. My girlfriend spotted him and we dragged him out for a look. He wasn’t scared, he was absolutely petrified. He didn’t fight us, he was just to scared to move. We had our doubts, but, for some reason when I tried to hold him, he like spun around in my arms and wound up face to face. And as scared as this little fellow was he did the one thing I never expected. He kissed the end of my nose. Repeatedly. That was all it took. We adopted him, gave him the name JASPER, and after a tenuous first couple months of Jasper not leaving the basement, one day, there he was walking around the house like he owned the joint. We love Jasper like a family member. He’s great. He’s doing everything any normal kitty his age does. He loves to play and snuggle with me at night. He’s even starting to “talk” to me. When we wake up I’ll ask him a question and he answers with a low keyed “maaw”. About a year before we got Jasper we had to put down “Chester”. A beautiful chocolate point Siamese. He was in the family for 13 years. So when he got sick, it was a terrible day when we lost him. I cried like a little girl when I carried him into the animal hospital. We both swore that there would be no more pets. Yeah, right. I know I’m being a little long winded here but I would like to get something across to any future kitty cat owners out there. When you go to the shelter to adopt your new friend, be sure and look at ALL the cats. When you find one you like, take it out of its cage & let him get to “KNOW” you. You will, in that little bit of time see his or her personality traits. Whether its aggressive, shy, friendly. Even if its a lap cat or not. Kitty’s wear their hearts on their sleeves, I mean paws, you will learn a lot about our feline friends just by holdig  and talking to them.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    1. Thank u for your story. very touching. I will remember it when I decide to get my “Mister”, a brother or sister.

    2. Thank u for your story. very touching. I will remember it when I decide to get my “Mister”, a brother or sister.

    3. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    4. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    5. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    6. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    7. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    8. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    9. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    10. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    11. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    12. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    13. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    14. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

      1. thats a mean person to put a cat in the trash. i would SO adopt that cat in the trash

      2. There are some seriously sick people in this world. I am really glad that little cat has found a good home and people to match.

    15. I like your story.  Last November, when my husband and I were at the Vet about our dog, we were “talking” to a kitten the vet had on the counter to be adopted.  The receptionist said we could take the kitten out of the cage if we wanted to.  Well, my husband picked her up; she crawled up his chest and “kissed” him on the mouth.  That did it!  she has been a member of our family ever since.
      P.S.  someone had found her in an outdoor trash container and brought her into the Vet’s office.  I don’t understand how people can be so cruel.  If you don’t like animals, then leave them alone or take thme to the animal shelter or Vet’s office.  There’s no need to torment them…

    16. My cat is named Jasper, too, and I love him very much. Good for you for rescuing your guy.

    17. Carl – thanks for the story. I too picked out an abused cat at the shelter, horribly abused by some monsters. She hid for the 1st month – and one day I started whistling and she came out, jumped on the table and got up close to my lips..looking intently. That broke her shell – now she is a sweet little, trusting friend and loves to play.  It is very special when she jumps up in my lap and curls up to nap. Love conquers all.

    18. i love your story! i saw that you said that the kitten was at the bottom of the cages right? you know animal shelters should know that there isnt any ugly animal anywhere every animal is beautiful and i get mad when people say “omg that animal is ugly” or ” eww i dont want to touch that thing” it makes me sick people should think before they say something because humans arent so perfect! i think animals are perfect like really they never ever mess up its the person that messes up!

      1. Also remember, a black cat is the hardest for a shelter to place in a home. The next is a tortoise shell calico. Don’t over look a great animal because of its color!

    19. I agree with checking all areas at the shelter because of the first cat I got when I was finally in my own place. They had all the kittens in a large area with a screen door type entry. As I walked up, there was a kitten about 5 ft off the floor hanging on with all four. When I picked her up I got the same reaction, instant kisses and loud purring. I had that darling girl until she was 15 yrs old when she became over stressed by a cross country move and we had to put her down. I cried for a long time about her and I still had 2 other cats & 2 dogs there for comfort. Non-pet owners can’t fathom that you can have such a different bond with each pet. The one we have now is more bonded to my son (which we encouraged) and he can do almost anything to her. She is just now to the point where I can pet the entire length of her body.

    20. Our cat Zeus was around 7 months old when we got him… all of his littermates had been adopted but he was still there with the rescue group. 3 years later he is the smartest, prettiest cat we’ve ever seen.

    1. MRSA is actually a drug-resistant bacteria, not a virus, most often carried by humans and passed to the cat by direct contact with an open wound on the cat. Without proper disinfecting of surfaces and proper handwashing, and proper medical treatment, it will easily spread bach and forth among family members and pets.

      1. Here’s a little more we should know about MRSA that most wouldn’t think about. MRSA apparently knows no boundaries and this does not specify humans giving MRSA to these animals but the other way around.
        From Wikipedia:
        Cases of MRSA have increased in livestock animals. CC398 is a new clone of MRSA that has emerged in animals and is found in intensively reared production animals (primarily pigs, but also cattle and poultry), where it can be transmitted to humans. Although being dangerous to humans CC398 is often asymptomatic in food-producing animals.[12]A 2011 study reported 47% of the meat and poultry sold in surveyed U.S. grocery stores was contaminated with S. aureus and, of those, 52%—or 24.4% of the total—were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. “Now we need to determine what this means in terms of risk to the consumer,” said Dr. Keim, a co-author of the paper.[13]

  106. Tip #14. When a cat’s tail goes straight up and then forms a question mark curve at the end, it means the cat is happy.  Watch the tail the next time your cat is happily being stroked or comes running to greet you.  If you get that question mark tail, you know he/she’s happy!

    1. Whenever the neighbors cats come around eating my cat’s food I light fire crackers  and stick them in their arse and when it goes off the cat jumps 8′ in the air and hauls arse. if you do it don’t do it with potent ones and just stick it in about 1/4 inch.

      1. u are a ahole, see if some ER catch you and place fire crackers in you arse, how you feeling .

        1. That’s nothing. I had a dog that kept coming around and getting my dog. One day I took a pipe bomb and taped it to his side and lite it. About 30 seconds later the dog was almost blown in two.

      2. you are guilty of animal abuse and cruelty. How would you like it if some one did that to you. It has been proven that people who abuse animals eventually go on to abuse humans. Get some professional help before you find yourself prosecuted and behind bars. In some states this is a felony.

        1. people who are mean to cats in this life come back as a 2year old childs cat

        2. My son’s father abused our cats by running their heads under the faucet in the tub. I told him it was abuse but it didn’t matter to him and he stopped doing it in front of me. The verbal abuse and controlling behavior surfaced shortly after we were married. The other abuse came along later and then I left with baby. My poor cats, I had no way to house them with me and he told me they were biting him and hissing at him. Eventually I was in a better place to have them removed from his possession and warned them of his abuse.

        3. My son’s father abused our cats by running their heads under the faucet in the tub. I told him it was abuse but it didn’t matter to him and he stopped doing it in front of me. The verbal abuse and controlling behavior surfaced shortly after we were married. The other abuse came along later and then I left with baby. My poor cats, I had no way to house them with me and he told me they were biting him and hissing at him. Eventually I was in a better place to have them removed from his possession and warned them of his abuse.

        4. My son’s father abused our cats by running their heads under the faucet in the tub. I told him it was abuse but it didn’t matter to him and he stopped doing it in front of me. The verbal abuse and controlling behavior surfaced shortly after we were married. The other abuse came along later and then I left with baby. My poor cats, I had no way to house them with me and he told me they were biting him and hissing at him. Eventually I was in a better place to have them removed from his possession and warned them of his abuse.

      3. u r such an a#%hole, I hope that someday somebody u will be treated that way, go to hel?.

  107. Sorry, but cats touch noses for reasons beyond “hey friend, haven’t seen you in a really long time”. I’ve seen cats nose touching in all sorts of circumstances, including my new cat when I very first introduced it to my 6 yr old cat. The first cat hated the new cat (hissing, swatting), but they still touched noses frequently over the 2 month long introduction process. Now they are friends, and they still touch noses everytime they get together to play or nap or groom. It’s all day long, even if they just saw each other 15 mintues ago. There were other inaccuraces in this piece. The points may be true in certian circumstances but the author has chosen to over simplify the topics, to the point of being wrong on a few things.

    1. Cats are so complex, and then throw in individual quirkiness of cats and you have a subject that is impossible to discuss properly in a simplified context.  I realize that the author has over simplified the topics, but she isn’t totally wrong on her assessment of cats from a very generalized point of view.  Even veterinarians have differing opinions on the antics of cats.

  108. Where on Earth did you get the idea that cats can’t understand punishment?!  Cats respond to operate conditioning like almost every other animal on the planet. 

  109. Where on Earth did you get the idea that cats can’t understand punishment?!  Cats respond to operate conditioning like almost every other animal on the planet. 

    1. Cats do not respond to punishment like other animals and can be vindictive.

      1. Try a spray bottle with water as a teaching aid / deterrent. Some people add a tiny bit of vinegar.
        If your cats are vindictive, you are probably too extreme in your methods of punishment.

          1. No it’s not. The only thing that would be harmful is if it gets sprayed in the eyes. Actually apple cider vinegar is better than white but pets can have small amounts of either one which is good for them & helps repel fleas by being in their system.

        1. do not spray a cat or any animal with water! even if it is just water! he/she will be more vindictive and can also lead to not trusting you even more and if that happens well then your cat isnt going to love you! and if an animal or animals havent loved you before then you havent lived, because i dont know how people live without being loved by an animal or animals! just saying! i have never ever hit, sprayed,yelled or abused my pets in my entire life! because its not the animals fault its your fault and you have to take responsibility towards yourself and not blame your pets! Remember this please because there are alot of SICK people in this world that like to take advantage of animals which make me so mad i cry all the time i here abusive cases towards an animal! i cry even if they call an animal stupid or dumb because no animal should be called that, its the person thats stupid and dumb! i should stop typing because im getting salty!!!

          1. I understand where you are coming from. I do not use water spray on my kitties. I use what their momma’s use to discipline…which is hissing or a light bop on the nose or forehead. And the bop should be along the lines of tapping someone on the forehead or nose, not hitting. But, hissing at kittie, takes them back to momma, after all, you are the alpha in their life and as alpha, you have the right to tell them what is wrong and hissing works quickly and well. :D Try it and tell your friends.

      2. Not as long as you discipline them and do not use harsh punishment. Try hissing at them when they do wrong….you will be surprised at how quickly they will respond to that. :D

  110. Cats can see in color. I know this for a fact because I did an experiment to find out whether or not they
    could see only in B & W. Also, they are not color blind. Their sense of taste and touch is not as keen as their
    sense of sight, sound, and smell.

    A cat who dislikes his food will treat it like something in the litterbox, trying to cover it.

  111. Cats can see in color. I know this for a fact because I did an experiment to find out whether or not they
    could see only in B & W. Also, they are not color blind. Their sense of taste and touch is not as keen as their
    sense of sight, sound, and smell.

    A cat who dislikes his food will treat it like something in the litterbox, trying to cover it.

    1. YES  THAT IS  RIGHT;  MY  HUSBAND  ALWAYS  SAYS  HE  IS  LETTING  YOU  KNOW  WHAT  HE  THINKS ABOUT  IT

      1. I’m not sure about this.  They cover it to “save” it for later.  Mine “covers” his food every morning and then comes back to eat it a couple of hours later.

    2. cats do this when there are other cats around to try to hide it for later

    3. cats do this when there are other cats around to try to hide it for later

    4. I have had cats do that!!! LOL I have found my cats like food that has multiple colors to it, also!

  112. I have a cat that never purrs, I domesicated her from a ferral cat.

      1. @a473b6ccf39909c83791e923116f770e:disqus  That might be true for cats that are still feral, but one that’s been taught to live around humans and is no longer scared of humans shouldn’t be stressed out.

        @8bf9795cd73d492bdb2ebda1e259af49:disqus  I have a previously feral cat I tamed.  She was completely wild when I first got her at 7 months old.  I’ve had her for almost four years now and she purrs constantly.  I’ve been around a lot of other cats and purring seems to be a personal thing.  Some cats like to purr nonstop, no matter what’s going on or what their mood is, and others almost never purr, no matter what kind of mood they’re in.  If your cat seems to be content most of the time and she isn’t showing signs of being stressed out (cats can be quite subtle about showing stress, though), I would just chalk it up to a personality quirk for her.

        1. I believe your right about it being a personal thing for cats. I have a fourteen year old who we got from a great home with lots of love, but his purr is very hard to hear and it only comes out sometimes. Yet, I just took in a twelve week old kitten who is blind in one eye and was almost completely feral…it took us three days to let him interact with the household, because he was so scared and mad. Yet, he purrs the instant you touch him and does not stop until he drops deeply asleep. My older cat is highly content and spoiled and lazy, while this newer one is fiesty and has an attitude, yet seems to love being held and kissed and hugged. Both are happy, but have their own personalities. :)

    1. One of our cats, who will be 11 years old this year, JUST “found” her purr within the last year! 

      1. Oh, I should mention that she was a feral cat, but we’ve had her since she was  a tiny kitten.

        1. There are some cats that just do not purr and some that are stressed all the time no matter what.

      2. I also have a cat thats about 14yr and he only started purring last year.

      1. Not true, sugar. I’ve had three rescued ferals, and they were ALL friendly.  You just have to learn to “speak cat,” lol. Once they figure out that humans can be trusted, they’ll come around.

        Then again, I have all the neighborhood strays follow me every time I walk down the block…maybe they just like Chinese food…? ;D

      2. Not true, sugar. I’ve had three rescued ferals, and they were ALL friendly.  You just have to learn to “speak cat,” lol. Once they figure out that humans can be trusted, they’ll come around.

        Then again, I have all the neighborhood strays follow me every time I walk down the block…maybe they just like Chinese food…? ;D

      3. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      4. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      5. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      6. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      7. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      8. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      9. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      10. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      11. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      12. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      13. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      14. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      15. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      16. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      17. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      18. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      19. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      20. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      21. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      22. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      23. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      24. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      25. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      26. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      27. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      28. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      29. That’s not true at all.  I’ve rescued multiple feral cats.  They take time and love.  My cat I have now was.  I didn’t force anything, I sat in a room with her multiple days in a row and waiting until she got curious. Once she realized I was the one who fed her and that I meant her no harm she warmed up.  I’ve had her for a year now and recently is when she’s started curling up with me on the couch or at night.  People who have love to give and the will to out stubborn a cat can have a wonderful relationship with a once feral cat.

      30. I have a ferral cat, rescued at six months of age, who is friendly as can be. She was rescued from grown  men who were playing basketball with her, using her as the ball! She is now 4 years old and loves people, attention and being pet. She is actually more social then my older cat, who was born at home and has been with me for 10 years. 

      31. THATS REALLY NOT TRUE. . .I HAVE 3, INDOORS NOW.  THEY ARE SO SWEET AND LOVEABLE!

      32. Voncia, you are completely incorrect. I have had ferals who became just as friendly as my indoor cats. Sometimes it takes years for that to happen, other times, just a few weeks.

    2. Some cats purr so quietly that you can’t hear them. Mine, if you put you hand under her throat you can feel it rather than hear it :)

    3. I used to think that about one of my cats too. But one day he allowed me to hold him and I laid my head on his side and there it was! Soooooo low I could never hear it before then.

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  113. this was  great! i have always wanted to know what my cats are doing when they do of these things. i have 4 very different cats in my house (all are rescues) . does anyone know what it means when a cat wants you to pet them and will not give up till you do, then they bite(just a love bite) .  what does that mean?

      1. My cat does it all the time, so I was curious too it just means they are overstimulated. But it is a “love bite”.

      2. hey wut does it mean went a my cat nibbles or bites my clothes? Hess been dong that for a bout a month and a half now. wut does that mean?

    1. definitely means now, I am not waiting.  If you noticed when cats want to be bothered they come to you, if on the otherhand you felt like giving it attention, they get up and walk away.  They want when they want, and never vice versa as compared to a dog. 

      1. I am a new cat owner. Can any one tell me why my cats love to lick plastic shopping bags?

        1. Plastics can contain animal by-products such as lanolin.  The cats smell it and want to lick it.  I have seven cats and two especially like plastic.  One loves plastic bags, the other is partial to harder plastics such as clothes baskets and storage bins.  Welcome to the wonderful world of felines!

        2. Plastics can contain animal by-products such as lanolin.  The cats smell it and want to lick it.  I have seven cats and two especially like plastic.  One loves plastic bags, the other is partial to harder plastics such as clothes baskets and storage bins.  Welcome to the wonderful world of felines!

          1. thank you for that info. i have been wondering why my cat chews all the handles off my plastic grocery bags

          2. thank you for that info. i have been wondering why my cat chews all the handles off my plastic grocery bags

          3. My cat licks and chews on plastic bags a lot. I asked the vet and he said some cats do it because it gives them the feeling of nursing and comfort.  

          4. Thank you so much for this info.  I also have 4 rescues and 2 of them especially love their plastic bags!

          5. Many brands of plastic bags have a very very light coating of corn starch that aids in separating and opening the bags. Cats can smell and taste the corn starch.

          6. I have a cat who actually likes to put his head through plastic bag handles and fly around the room with the bag flowing behind him like he is superman and the bag is his cape. We keep all plastic bags put thoroughly away so he can only do this with our supervision, because we do not want him to get caught on something and choke. But, he loves it, so we let him do this about once a week, while we watch and take pics. LOL

          7. Just be careful. We had a cat do that, and literally de-clawed one of her nails. After that she wanted nothing to do with plastic bags.

          1. Yeah, well, if I leave those plastic “strap bags” where mine can get to them they pee on them! I just make sure not to leave them out. They also get into one of the holes and run through the house with the bag rattling behind them. Kind of a noisy Batman caper I guess. The rest chase the one that’s bagged!

          2. I have a tiny trash can I line with those bags for my scoopings and when mine were kittens, one of them got her head in the loop and drug that can bouncing down the hall and climbed up inside my couch, I thought she was going to choke herself to death before I got her out of there and got the bag off her neck, she had twisted it tight, you just never know what cats are going to do or get into.

          3. I have a tiny trash can I line with those bags for my scoopings and when mine were kittens, one of them got her head in the loop and drug that can bouncing down the hall and climbed up inside my couch, I thought she was going to choke herself to death before I got her out of there and got the bag off her neck, she had twisted it tight, you just never know what cats are going to do or get into.

          4. I have one who does this!!! We call him Superman! LOL

        3. Our 14 year old cat has been with us for all but the first two weeks of her life.  She learned very early on that licking a plastic bag REALLY annoys me, so she knows it is the fastest way to get what she wants.  Thankfully, she only uses it in an emergency–otherwise she will tap my leg with her paw and “talk” to me until I can help her.  She was born with a deformed spine and has never been able to eliminate urine or feces on her own.  She’s a PixiBob and was going to be euthanized because of the deformity.  However, against advice, my husband and I took on her care and have been blessed with the most wonderful friend and companion EVER!  Even if she were to lick plastic bags every day of her life, I would still be just as thankful that she shares her life with us.  

          1. please post pics for us to see somewhere?? Possibly leave a link on a comment? (eg) Instagram??

        4. my cat loves licking me. i mean licking me from my fingers to toes.. and sometimes it licks my face. is it bad or good?

    2. Cats are easily overstimulated. This is probably what is happening with yours. Try a firm NO and ignore it and see if it learns. I have two strays who have adopted us and one liked to nip. She has learned fast though and now if she goes to bite I just tell her no in a stern voice and she won’t do it. Good luck. Also some cats are just nippers I have had vets tell me. Hopefully yours is not destined to continue the behavior.

      1. haha when I tell my cat no, she yells at me, she will stop what she is doing after about 4 or 5 times of saying no, but not till she has meowed after every one of the no’s

        1. My 5 yr old Female Cat is the same way too,anytime I talk to her, she answers me right away with her “maws” that’s about the way it sounds when she does it…

      2. I have two cats. Tthe older one,14 yrs or so, has never bitten me.  The younger one was starting to bite me and strange as it may sound when she last tried to bite me, I stuck her head in my mouth.  I didn’t bite her or anything like that but she has made further attempt to bite me and this happened years ago.  My cats will raise their heads if they are doing something they shouldn’t and I call them but they go right back to what they were doing and I have to actually get up to get them to stop.
        I have resorted to using a plant spritzer filled with water to correct them when they are bad.  Unfortunitely it has only a temporary effect.  They seem to make their own rules. 

        1. cats are the boss you are the slave. i have 2 of them. petunia is 14 smokey is 2. both are lovers and company.
          if my kids had their dispositions i would be happy.

        2. It seems that they r doing this as an attention seeker, I have a 14 yr old male, fixed that gets stupid sometimes, and there are many times that I have actually had to lightly tap him on the nose to get his attention and get him outta that mode he is in, and yes there are a few time I have to spray him with the water spayer too, and he stops when I do that, as all cats hate water….

    3. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

      1. Oooo Really? Thanx for your information. Cats make me so happy in life.

    4. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    5. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    6. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    7. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    8. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    9. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    10. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    11. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    12. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    13. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    14. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    15. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    16. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    17. Cats are funny.  If they present their tummies, it’s a sign that they trust you enough to be vulnerable but not necessarily that they want a tummy rub!  One of my rescues continually writhes around on her back but only wants to be petted on her head or the back of her neck.  Showing vulnerability (kittenishness) is a way of getting attention but not necessarily an invitation.  

    18. Not sure what meaning it has but I have one like that and he seems to be getting worse about it, he like to lick me incesently.

      1. if your cats  always licking it thinks you need a bath try a differant soap or body wash yours probly has a scent you cat does not like

      2. if your cats  always licking it thinks you need a bath try a differant soap or body wash yours probly has a scent you cat does not like

        1. I had just moved to a warmer climate and my roommate’s shepherd/coyote mix licked us all but especially liked me because I was particularly sweaty. Her owner said it was the coyote in her that liked the sweat; I was her personal salt lick.

    19. I have several cats, they all do that. I think it must mean “OK, you can stop petting me now”.

    20. Sometimes a cat only wants to be petted or scratched in certain places.  One of our cats is ticklish on his sides and bites if you stroke him there.  Another one HATES you to touch her tummy.  If the nip/love bite is followed by the cat pushing their head into your hand, that probably means ‘scratch only my head!’.
      ~Melody

      1. my cat LOVES if you rub her belly… literally… she will roll over and when you rub her belly she’ll start to purr it’s the same for her son Peanut who we gave away

    21. If you watch a mother cat with her older kittens, or two companion cats, when they groom each other they will “bite” or “nip” each other’s cheeks, heads, or necks, and then continue to groom and purr.  It is a high honor to receive a love bite from a cat when it is given during a seemingly gentle moment.  It truly is reserved for those they care for most.  It is a mistake to admonish them for something they use to show affection, but it can hurt none the less.  When my cat gets a little too affectionate with her mouth, I just calmly tell her to be soft, or gentle, then slowly remove my hand then return it to her cheek with a gentle squeeze and continued petting of her face for just a moment.  I then remove my hand so she isn’t overstimulated.  My cats eventually learn to bite a bit softer as I reward them with little love pinches.  Reward goes miles for a cat security and well being where admonishment leads to resentment and could just lead to aggression if done on a constant basis.  When dealing with a cat, think like a cat, and if you don’t know how a cat thinks, then do your research; they are very complex little creatures.

    22. I do some babysitting for a family without pets. When the youngest one had it happen the first time he freaked out. We talked to him about the about it and he now passes the explanation on. This is what we said; “When Shadow (the cat) puts her teeth on you she is trying to tell you, ‘I don’t like what you are doing, please stop’. It is so funny to hear a 4 yr old tell that to his parents!

    23. I have a 14 yr old male Cat, whom acts like he’s tough and not in need of love, but on the very few occasions he wants to be loved and petted but after a few seconds he gets pissy then snaps a bite at u then takes off, I believe that ur cat may be doing this to u because he doesn’t knw how to just enjoy the love he is getting, there for he attacks for no reason, It could also be the age of ur cat, I knw my cat is cranky and does this all the time.. Hope this helps…

  114. It is very interesting. Nice to know more about our pets which we love

    1. My cat greets me nose to nose and smells my mouth. She is a foodie.

      1. My cat does the same to me. He puts his wet nose on my nose if I pet him on his neck.

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