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Information on cat behavior – 13 snippets — 11 Comments

  1. Last month my dear friend and room mate passed away , leaving behind her beloved Siamese kitty ,Whisky, who Linda raised on a bottle . Whisky is now almost 8 years old. Whisky has never been friendly towards anyone and has been known to attack and bite!!! After Linda’s passing I was concerned for her . She had allowed myself and Linda’s daughter to pet her a very few rare times , but had taken to hiding and staying in her Mamma’s room . I was just thinking of posting here and asking for some tips to help her. Linda’s TWIN sister finally came home yesterday from the nursing/rehab she had been in due to her illness . Well as soon as Lori got settled and things quieted down , we heard Whisky calling. She came out of hiding , jumped up on the table , smelled all over Lori , rubbed all over her and settled into her arms!!!! Hooray!!!! Lori and I are quite relieved, and Whisky is back to her ol’ Siamese self!!! Lori and I had already agreed that Whisky was going to stay here and have a home regardless ,but now that she has “adopted” Linda’s twin ,we are all much happier! I wanted to share this ,because I , for one believe that because they were twins they shared the same chemical make up ,being the same scent that Whisky responds to as her “Mama’s”. Am I wrong? Regardless, just happy she is a happier and more contented kitty now.

    • THis is a really nice story, Jan. I think I’ll make it an article because it shows us how important scent is to cats – the twin sister has the same scent – and also voice and appearance. Cats recognise all these and made a instant connection with her sister.

      Here is the photo brightened up a bit:

  2. Gigi kneads when she wants food – I just made the obvious connection now – duh – that it makes total sense because when she kneaded as a kitten it brought food and now when she wants to get my attention and ask for food she does the same. Does that make me her mum? 🙂

    • You are her mum, Marc! Most definitely!

      When I first got Monty and he and I would happily play together on the floor there were times he seemed to be looking for something. I said to Jeff, “I think he’s looking for a nipple. The last time he was so content, warm and happy was with his kitty mom and there was a nipple with milk for him. He’s looking for my nipples.” To which my husband responded, “Your teat days are over, cat!”

    • Defo – definitely. She is kneading you to bring on the milk. You had better start producing it 😉

      This is very cute and loving. Gigi sees you completely as mother cat. Very typical.

      What upsets me is that some cat owners push their cat off their lap when the cat kneads their legs. This is obviously the wrong thing to do. It is an opportunity to bond and become closer not to push the cat away and become distanced.

  3. Following evolutionary behavioral trends as est. by Darwin, et al., I think it is befitting to include this tidbit on the page:

    Inbreeding would certainly be a high risk, I suppose…

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