HomeCat BehaviorHow Can Cats Tell The Time?


How Can Cats Tell The Time? — 3 Comments

  1. My furbabies are entertained by my revolving clock. I care for other folks’ pets, and my day sometimes starts at 3 AM. Other times it starts at 6 AM. Sometimes I’m home around noon, or maybe 8pm. We never know and sometimes I think I’m providing the entertainment for 6, as they know they get fed first. Thor usually sits on the cat tree by the kitchen and watches, Thomasina has a seat at the breakfast bar, Guy takes a seat on the couch, Kutawnnie watches from her cat bed in the kitchen, Howie from his vantage point in the hall and Joy prefers not to watch-just feed her!

  2. Monty wakes me up between four and five a.m. every day. I get up and do my exercise and stretching, sometimes outside in our enclosed back garden, sometimes in the basement using my exercise machines or sometimes in the back room with work out tapes. He definitely supervises my exercise, but if we are outside he may take a break from supervising to catch a mouse.

    He likes our routine. He is sort of like a furry alarm clock so I don’t bother to set an alarm. He keeps me on track with exercise because he complains loudly if I don’t do it.

    The rest of the day I am not sure that he is as aware of time. He has no set times he asks for food or to go out. It is kind of scattered throughout the day if I am here, alternating requests to go out or come in with requests for food.

    But he does expect a meal around the time we eat supper and when we go to bed.

    He is almost always right by the door when I enter, but Jeff said he hears my car. He even can tell which car is mine. If Jeff drives my car and comes home without me Monty gets very confused and looks for me. Like if we are over at church and I forgot something at home (like my music) and Jeff comes home to get it.

    I think Monty’s most consistent routine and time telling activity is just in the morning. He never oversleeps. This may be because he goes to bed at the same time every night. If we stay up late he does not. He always goes to sleep by eight or nine at the latest. So even if we were up until eleven he wants breakfast between four and five, and he expects me to he doing interesting things (my exercise routine) so that he can watch and be entertained.

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