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10 Strangest Cat Behaviors Explained
Vet Street via Yahoo! Shine ^ | 3/19/14 | Laura Cross

Posted on 03/19/2014 11:41:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

There's no denying that cats are excellent companions, but sometimes they do something that leaves you scratching your head in total confusion. Yet it's these special behaviors, like affectionate head-butting and their penchant for cardboard boxes, that make us love them so much.

To help you better understand your elusive feline, we rounded up 10 cat behaviors that people commonly consider mysterious. You'll find that many of these habits aren't weird at all for cats - they're normal.

(Excerpt) Read more at shine.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Have fun!
1 posted on 03/19/2014 11:41:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 03/19/2014 11:42:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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3 posted on 03/19/2014 11:53:14 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Slings and Arrows
Explain this then:


4 posted on 03/20/2014 12:21:23 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Hairballs.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 12:39:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Mine likes to cut square holes in the drywall and ceiling.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 1:07:11 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

HERESY!


7 posted on 03/20/2014 1:17:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Fred Nerks

That is absolutely darling!! (Kittens, not moustache guy.)


8 posted on 03/20/2014 1:25:24 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love my cats - but that STARE freaks me out


9 posted on 03/20/2014 3:45:42 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Self ping


10 posted on 03/20/2014 3:56:51 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

Thanks for the article on cat behavior.

It didn’t mention anything about the ‘crazies’- when your cat suddenly takes off at break neck speed and races around the house then stops just as suddenly.

Or when they stare at something intensely- something you can’t see.

Most of our cats do this.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 4:10:51 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Slings and Arrows
Nothing's quite as disconcerting as having a pair of unblinking eyes trained directly on you. Don't fear, your cat's not trying to control your mind

Yes they are!

12 posted on 03/20/2014 4:36:25 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What’s so strange about these behaviors? They’re perfectly normal cat behaviors.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 5:15:30 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Rodamala

haha. LOVE it!


14 posted on 03/20/2014 5:16:58 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: patriot08
It didn’t mention anything about the ‘crazies’- when your cat suddenly takes off at break neck speed and races around the house then stops just as suddenly.

This stems from the cats inate ability to see into the 8th Dimension. Dr. Buckaroo Banzai conducted some ground breaking experimentation on this back in the 80's but was stopped due to a lack of funding.

Or when they stare at something intensely- something you can’t see.

This is typically an opening, or "rift" between the two dimensions. They are observing the Red Lectroids as they enter/exit the rift.

15 posted on 03/20/2014 5:44:55 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Patch will sometimes drop a toy mouse at my feet when she’s looking for attention. I guess I’ll keep petting her when she brings me toy mice; one of these days if I don’t do it she might bring me a real one!


16 posted on 03/20/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yowling at night?

In our case it is "they have closed the door. I am all alone! Abandoned! Deserted! Left to die! I will sing the song of my people!"

:door opens:

"Oh Hai. I sleeps wif you now!"

17 posted on 03/20/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: FredZarguna; Slings and Arrows

Boreded Ceiling Cat makinkgz Urf n stuffs

1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.

2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.

3 At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!1

6 An Ceiling Cat sayed, im in ur waterz makin a ceiling. But he no yet make a ur. An he maded a hole in teh Ceiling.7 An Ceiling Cat doed teh skiez with waterz down An waterz up. It happen.8 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has teh firmmint wich iz funny bibel naim 4 ceiling, so wuz teh twoth day.

9 An Ceiling Cat gotted all teh waterz in ur base, An Ceiling Cat hadz dry placez cuz kittehs DO NOT WANT get wet.10 An Ceiling Cat called no waterz urth and waters oshun. Iz good.

11 An Ceiling Cat sayed, DO WANT grass! so tehr wuz seedz An stufs, An fruitzors An vegbatels. An a Corm. It happen.12 An Ceiling Cat sawed that weedz ish good, so, letz there be weedz.13 An so teh threeth day jazzhands.

14 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has lightz in the skiez for splittin day An no day.15 It happen, lights everwear, like christmass, srsly.16 An Ceiling Cat doeth two grate lightz, teh most big for day, teh other for no day.17 An Ceiling Cat screw tehm on skiez, with big nails An stuff, to lite teh Urfs.18 An tehy rulez day An night. Ceiling Cat sawed. Iz good.19 An so teh furth day w00t.

20 An Ceiling Cat sayed, waterz bring me phishes, An burds, so kittehs can eat dem. But Ceiling Cat no eated dem.21 An Ceiling Cat maed big fishies An see monstrs, which wuz like big cows, except they no mood, An other stuffs dat mooves, An Ceiling Cat sawed iz good.22 An Ceiling Cat sed O hai, make bebehs kthx. An dont worry i wont watch u secksy, i not that kynd uf kitteh.23 An so teh...fith day. Ceiling Cat taek a wile 2 cawnt.

24 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has MOAR living stuff, mooes, An creepie tings, An otehr aminals. It happen so tehre.25 An Ceiling Cat doed moar living stuff, mooes, An creepies, An otehr animuls, An did not eated tehm.

26 An Ceiling Cat sayed, letz us do peeps like uz, becuz we ish teh qte, An let min p0wnz0r becuz tehy has can openers.

27 So Ceiling Cat createded teh peeps taht waz like him, can has can openers he maed tehm, min An womin wuz maeded, but he did not eated tehm.

28 An Ceiling Cat sed them O hai maek bebehs kthx, An p0wn teh waterz, no waterz An teh firmmint, An evry stufs.

29 An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, the Urfs, I has it, An I has not eated it.30 For evry createded stufs tehre are the fuudz, to the burdies, teh creepiez, An teh mooes, so tehre. It happen. Iz good.

31 An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, teh good enouf for releaze as version 0.8a. kthxbai.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:33 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bryan and I have experienced all of those behaviors among the various cats we have adopted over the years.

We have researched them all and are quite familiar with the do’s and don’ts.

We have not been without a cat since the summer of 1982. ;-)


19 posted on 03/20/2014 7:01:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

One of ours simply comes to my office, wanders in a circle around my chair, & gives a little trill. That means it’s time to come out & throw balls & assorted toys for her. I comply, since I’m staff & we both need the exercise.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 7:22:58 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: BunnySlippers

Teh Ceiling Cat of us, whu haz cheezeburger, yu be spechul
Yu ordered cheezburgerz,
Wut yu want, yu gets, srsly.
In ceiling and on teh flor.
Giv us dis day our dalee cheezburger.
And furgiv us for makin yu a cookie, but eateding it.
And we furgiv kittehs who be steelin our bukkits.
An do not let us leed into teh showa, but deliver us from teh wawter.
Ceiling Cat pwns all. He pwns teh ceiling and teh floor and walls too.
Forevur and evuhr. Amen.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 7:27:26 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Twotone

We always know when Patch is bringing one of us a mouse because she meows with it in her mouth.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Love it!


23 posted on 03/20/2014 7:34:17 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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24 posted on 03/20/2014 8:13:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why do cats do num-nums when they eat?


25 posted on 03/20/2014 9:02:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rjsimmon
Dr. Buckaroo Banzai conducted some ground breaking experimentation on this back in the 80's but was stopped due to a lack of funding.

Loved that picture

and especially the silent jokes - like the hideout of the Red Lectroids having a sign on their door warning "This place is sekrit. No one cumz in here."

or John Lithgow/Lord Worfin haranguing the faithful and ending up with "When do we want it?" and gets the reply "Real soon!"

26 posted on 03/20/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka
or John Lithgow/Lord Worfin haranguing the faithful and ending up with "When do we want it?" and gets the reply "Real soon!"

John Yaya
John Bigbootie (or Bigboo te' as he pronounced it)
John Smallberries...

27 posted on 03/20/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One time a neighbor’s cat sounded like a baby outside my door. That got my attention.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 9:25:03 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I know that song.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 9:53:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Limecat is unamused.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 9:54:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Biggirl

Because it’s yummy!


31 posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’ll bet.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: rjsimmon

Are you channeling me or something?

Don’t forget John Many Johns

We need more folks Perfect Tommy to clean up the world.

(trivia secret: The guy who played (and died as) Rawhide is now the voice of Mr Crabbs on SpongeBob.)


33 posted on 03/20/2014 9:58:09 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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34 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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35 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Yes they are!

Dang right they are! If you don't think the cat is trying to use mind control on you...the cat has won.

36 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Slings and Arrows
"There are just so many ignorant cruel morons in here, I couldn't possibly help them all...so here's an update on that stupid family with the baby who tortured this shy 13 lb lovable cat:"
37 posted on 03/20/2014 10:02:52 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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Twice now, my cats will sit and stare at a certain wall. For a couple days. Makes you laugh. But both times, mice scratched their way out of that wall. Not so funny.


38 posted on 03/20/2014 10:05:57 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Conan the Librarian
(trivia secret: The guy who played (and died as) Rawhide is now the voice of Mr Crabbs on SpongeBob.)

Clancy Brown is a fantastic actor. I have admired him since he played Rawhide and the Kurgan in Highlander. He is quite prolific and unfortunately, not recognized by his profession as he aught.

39 posted on 03/20/2014 10:18:49 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: JoeProBono

“OK, I caught it. NOW what do I do?”


40 posted on 03/20/2014 2:29:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: rjsimmon

+1 on that

He just hasn’t aged well. I didn’t recognize him in Starship Troopers either.

He is a busy man. Good luck to him!


41 posted on 03/20/2014 2:37:58 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Both our kittehs like to chatter at birds just beyond their reach or zone of potential pouncing.

We assumed it was either frustration knowing they could not get to them in time, or just letting the birds know their @ss was grass if they had been any closer.

The youngest cat used to like to stare, but has given it up as he aged. He still does see poltergeists now and then. Freaks the wife out when he does that.

42 posted on 03/21/2014 12:02:47 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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