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Cat Behaviours Explained

Cat Behaviours Explained CATS' FACES 1) CAT WITH EARS FORWARD 2) CAT WITH EARS UPRIGHT, SITTING UP AND ALERT 3) CAT WITH EARS FLAT BACK, EYES WIDE OPEN I'mpleased to see you.Ifyou hold outyour hand I might give it a bump to sayhello (or a sniffifl am shy). Im feeling scared oranxious. Imlistening intently. Was it a bird or a mouse? I'm not sure but I'm offto findout. CATS' Noises MIAOW! PURRRR! MYIP!MYIP! 4) PURR 5) CHIRRUP / MIAOW 6) CHATTERING AT THE WINDOW Ipurr because of most things (dinner, strokes, sitting in Hello! Welcome homel Is my dinner ready yet? I've spotted preyoutside the window but I dont thinkI can sunshine) but mainly because you've given me some form of contact'and I like it, catch it. CATS' POSTURES for 9) CAT ROLLING ON BACK TO EXPOSE 7) CAT WITH BACK 8) CAT SHOWING YOU ITS HUNCHED UP AND TAIL BEHIND AND FUR ON END, STOMACH Don't be offended Im just being friendly. We cats say hello to each other by sniffing tails, just like dogs. GROWLING OR HISSING Im being defensive.I'm puffing my hair out to make myself look bigger so whatever Im scaredof legyes me alone. Itrustyou, but watchyour fingers if you decide to give me atickle, I might be in the mood to play. Why DOES My CAT Do That? 10) CAT BRINGING A 11) CAT RUBBING 12) CAT KNEADING "GIFT' AGAINST A TABLE / Im getting comfy, kneading you is just like needing mymum. PERSON Im trying to teach you how to hunt. See what a goodhunter! This is my home, and I scent things to find my wayaround am. 13) CAT IN A BOX / BAG 14) MONORAIL CAT I CAT 15) CAT FACE, SHOWING WITH NO LEGS SLOW CLOSING OF EYES This might look silly to you, but it makes me feel safe-Ican see you, but you can't see me! WHILST MAKING EYE I'm happy and relaxed You could call this my sphinx, loaf or even monorail position. CONTACT Youre getting a kiss.Ifyou copy me, Imight just do it again. Iflam in the mood Sainsbury's Bank

Cat Behaviours Explained

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