Cats are very personable little furballs. They’re inquisitive, playful, adorable, and very, very opinionated. Fluffy can also be a bit purrplexing, especially when it comes to showing affection. If your furry buddy jumps onto your lap or curls up beside you at night, it’s pretty clear that she’s feeling cuddly. However, not all signs of kitty love are that clear. An Apple Valley, MN vet lists some of the odder ones below.
Kitties are hunters by nature, so the need to pounce and jump on things are pretty deeply ingrained in them. Fluffy may even try to practice her lioning skills on you. First-time cat owners may also have trouble distinguishing playful behavior from true aggression. If your feline buddy is just playing, she probably won’t bite or scratch hard. If she’s angry, she’ll bite and scratch much more forcefully, and may growl, hiss, and/or puff her fur out.
Does your cat sometimes wind her way around your legs? This is actually a pretty adorable sign of ownership. When Fluffy does this, she’s actually marking you with her scent. In other words, she’s claiming you as her territory.
This is a pretty cute one. If Fluffy looks at you and blinks slowly, she’s signaling her affection. Of course, she may also ignore you or walk away when you want to snuggle her, but that’s purr for the course.
Our feline pals like to keep a very close eye on their humans. Fluffy may follow you around like an adorable, meowing shadow as you go about your daily chores. She may even follow you into the bathroom!
In earlier times, we prized Fluffy’s hunting skills, as her mouse-catching ability helped keep vermin out of our food stores. Kitties are still valued for their pest-control skills in rural areas. However, there are also many homeowners who could do without their feline friends proudly dropping dead animals at their feet.
Kitties can be quite interactive. Some cats are furry little chatterboxes that will speak their minds about, well, anything. Others don’t have as much to say, but will still react when spoken to. For instance, Fluffy may flick her tail when you talk to her, even if she doesn’t talk back.
Is your cat due for an appointment? Contact us, your local Apple Valley, MN pet hospital, today!