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Signs of a Frustrated Cat — 2 Comments

  1. Humans spend a lot of time, energy & money falling over themselves to prove that only the human mammal has a wide range of emotional responses. Much of that need to prove superiority, comes from an innate insecurity that maybe we aren’t superior to other species. Lots of this denial of affect in other species has roots in jewish/christian creed.

    Desmond Morris did a wonderful thing in bringing the study of behaviour to the masses. He managed to convey the subject with enthusiasm and accurately explained the knowledge of the time. His big cat book did a big favour to domestic cats.

  2. I don’t think I have ever felt that one of my cats was frustrated. I think that is a very human emotion. The Clowder I have now for the most part get along. When they watch out the security doors and watch prey animals in the yard, they try to go through the door, but then wander off to do something else. I may feel frustrated when a disagreement breaks out and cats scatter in every direction and I can’t tell who the instigator was, but they settle down and go back to whatever they were doing.

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