Cat spraying purpose

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Cat spraying is ‘the feline equivalent of writing a letter to The Times, writing a poem, and leaving a calling card, all rolled into one’. – Dr Desmond Morris in Catwatching. A brilliant description of the purpose of cat spraying which is completely different to cat urinating. Essentially the degrading sprayed urine tells the sniffer information about the individual cat (fitness), gender, when he was there and so on.