HomeCat Behaviorcat emotionsannoyanceIs it normal for a cat to give you the silent treatment after you’ve been gone for just one day?

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Is it normal for a cat to give you the silent treatment after you’ve been gone for just one day? — 1 Comment

  1. I think there’s more to this. Cats do feel emotional pain, so it’s not too egregious to think they are feeling something that manifests in what people might interpret as the silent treatment. I agree that they may not seek petty revenge and play passive aggressive games as people do, but they feel emotional hurt that in this case might be a defensive response to losing us for a time. They may not know what to think of it but they react by withdrawing from that which caused pain. When we, their whole world, seem to abandon them, sending them into a spiral of conflicting emotions, I think the only true and honest reaction to that is to withdraw and regroup. They don’t wish to jump back on that roller coaster of yay my human is here again, but for how long this time? They just might disappear again and I’ll feel hurt again…

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