Award-winning journalist badly hurt by a domestic cat she was rescuing

Otherwise calm, nicely behaved domestic cats can attack when scared and defensively aggressive

NEWS AND VIEWS: As I buy The Times daily, I know of Carol Midgely. As well as being a columnist for The Times she occasionally helps out at her friend’s animal rescue charity. That’s nice. It tells me that she is a decent person. She went to the home of a recently deceased elderly …

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12 domestic cat tail-signals in an INFOGRAPHIC

Cat Tail

I hope this two pages of an infographic helps in understanding domestic cat tail body language/signalling. It can be quite subtle. There is one cat breed, a rare one, with a curled-over tail called the American Ringtail. This cat will struggle with one or two of these tail signalling positions! And, of course, the …

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Adult cat performs exaggerated defensive stance in play with a kitten’s exuberance

Domestic cat performs elaborate defensive stance for no apparent reason

Most of us have seen it: kittens performing a defensive stance as if confronted by a hostile, strange cat who is aggressive towards them. The kitten turns sideways and their hair bristles to make them look bigger. They do the crab walk. Sometimes kittens dance and hop around the floor while taking up this …

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Can and do domestic cats lie?

Meowing in unison

The answer is that we don’t know but it’s worth discussing the topic as it illuminates certain aspects of feline behaviour. Lying is a big part of human behaviour. The first issue is whether lying has to be a verbal or written statement or whether it can be a form of communication made in …

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Cat lover discovers rescue cat is not aggressive but scared

Don't try this at home

I think this video is instructional. I also like the woman who has a YouTube channel (MeloCat). She loves cats and I guess you might say that she has too many cats in a small apartment but we’re not gonna go down that route. She’s a good woman and she wants to help this …

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Defensive, hissing domestic cat slaps down attacking cobra (video)

Domestic cat defends herself from attacking cobra which gets a face full of claws

Note: This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it. I have no idea where the video was made. It looks like Asia. It seems a little bit strange to …

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Printer causes curious kitty to twitch. Is this true?

Cat responds defensively to the sounds and movements emanating from a computer printer

A cat responds defensively to the sounds and movements emanating from a computer printer. We know what twitching is but we should realise that it is an involuntary action. It happens automatically. We don’t control it and it is caused by our muscles tightening up or contracting. That is the twitch and this cat …

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