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Why do cats behave the way they do? — 4 Comments

  1. Okay, I will look up Bradshaw. I just thought that you might be interested in Arthur’s behavior tonight. He was asleep on the bed, and responded to me when I asked him if he was having a nightmare. He flicked his tail 3x. So I asked him again, “Arthur?” He hit his tail against the duvet cover again. Maybe he did not want me interrupting his dream, maybe he was just responding to me in his fragile sleep to let him be. Not sure.

    • Arthur is a beautiful fellow. This picture captures your account of his behaviour perfectly.

      “Human? why are my dreams any of your business?”

      Sweet dreams Arthur.

  2. Unwanted behaviours such as ‘pica’ (wool/fabric sucking) are thought to be the result of interruption to the natural, feline predation sequence. IE: A frustration of natural behaviour, probably caused by the way we feed our domestic companions. Treat feeders can go a little way to resolving this frustrated behaviour.

    I think frustration is a massive problem for many companion species. It is testament to their innate good nature, that they endure, what must be quite awful torment. Many humans are just blind to it. Some, wilfully.

    • Yes, good point about frustration. I hate to say it but there is a sort of quiet failure in cat domestication. It needs to be recognised.

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