Friday, August 2, 2013

Understanding Cat Moods

This is an important video on 
cat body language.


Linked to: Feline Friday

27 comments:

  1. This was good information, Annie. Interesting too! I have known lots of people that acquire a cat for the first time and expect it to instantly feel at home and bond with them. While some seem to do that, others are more shy and need to be given a little time and space to adjust at their own pace. Love is patient! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Josie. I agree. Many people don't understand cats, new owners and sometimes others. Each cat is different. This is a very basic guideline, for people to think about.

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  2. Good one, McGuffy Ann. I have seen all of these moods and then some here. Each cat seems to have their own way of expressing their moods and you learn to recognize it over time. This is a great place to start, especially for the new cat owner.

    Andrea

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    1. My many years of cat ownership & rescue have taught me much. #1 is to never force a relationship with an animal; I let them call the shots until they trust me. Cats especially need room to feel safe; I respect them & this need.

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  3. That's quite interesting thanks for sharing ;-)

    Have a fantabulosa week ;-)

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    1. Thanks! Just something for people to think about!

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  4. I had three cats and they were all so wonderful and also so different in their habits and temperaments. I could tell when they were bored, happy of not so happy like when they had enough of being brushed, they would let me know with a meow or a snarl. It's good to know these basic signs though.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Yes, while all cats have the same basic behaviours each have their own personalities and nuances. Each of my girls is very different, yet they all have cat behaviours. This is a basic video, showing basic traits and characteristics. Hugs.

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  5. I would be the cat lady if I wasn't so allergic. I had cats for years, so this information isn't new to me. It's helpful for those that want to get to know cats though. Excellent as a matter of fact.

    Have a terrific Feline Friday. :)

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    1. Thanks. It never hurts to remind people, oe try to help educate those who don't know (or think they do). Much is common sense & respect, patience and love.

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  6. Awww lovely advice on how to settle cats in properly when they go to new homes! Yay! Take care

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    1. Thanks, Old Kitty. I hope it helps someone.

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  7. thanks for the video! Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Yes! They don't like tummy rubs, i've been telling people that for years, now i can prove it!

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  9. I love this, Ms. Mack. ~~ Our cat died in December. My second mother, Mrs. Jim, doesn't think I need another one.
    ..

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    1. Dear Mrs. Jim,
      Mr. Jim needs a cat. Please allow him to have one. Thanks!
      Hugs.

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  10. Great video! It's a cat owners beginners manual.
    : )

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    1. It never hurts be be reminded, either. And you can always learn something new!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this video. I think even we seasoned cat owners can misinterpret our cat's signals and moods sometimes. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  12. I love to see this and it should be required viewing before adopting a cat if they person has never had one before. People who are inexperienced seem to expect cats to act like dogs. Seriously.

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    1. You are right. This would be a great video to show people before they adopt. It could help them to understand a little bit more about behaviours.

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  13. There is some great information in this video. Those who haven't been around cats much should pay close attention and even those of us who have cats can learn. My latest was introducing a tiny foster kitten to my almost year old kittens. It is always an adventure and while some things are predictable there are always surprises with cats. They are all three getting along great now by the way.

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    1. It helps when you take time and monitor their behaviour. TLC, support, respect, all of these help when adding a new family member. There are bound to be issues, but it can be done...and is so worthwhile. Hugs.

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  14. That's a really well done video. We have a new kitten after a lot of years, and she just came in and acted like she belonged. Cats with a past have a lot more to sort through.

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