Owning a pet often requires the need to be a mind reader. Well that is unless you speak ‘woof’ or ‘meow’. Or maybe more accurately, you need to be a body language and behaviour specialist. Sometimes I do think that the cats on the Cat Lap trays that I bought from https://personalisedlaptrays.co.uk/ are easier to understand than my two real cats. Especially when they decide that it is fun at two o’clock in the morning to run up and down the stairs chasing each other. They are worse than children.
In order to understand what some of the quirky behaviour they displayed meant I went on a little internet search and here is what I found.
Knocking things off the shelf.
My two love nothing more than knocking pencils, keys and even ornaments of the shelves where I have carefully placed them, usually whilst they stare me in the eye doing it. What I didn’t realise is that this is a cats equivalent of shouting ‘play with me, play with me’ or occasionally ‘I’m hungry’. It is in essence a cats way of telling its owner that it wants some attention whether that is in the form of a little fuss or a bowl of food is down to you to figure out and just a word of warning it wont be the same one every time. Frustrating I know!
It’s my laptop
Have you ever sat down to do some work or perhaps play your favourite computer game to find your furry friend lying across your hands on the keyboard? Well apparently this is because not only do they like the warmth that radiates from your laptop but they also like the low level noise and vibrations that it makes.
It means I love you
One type of behaviour that I had to learn to get used to was my cats desire to show me its rear end. Usually as up close as they can manage. Now I love my cat, but seeing this end of it at six o’clock in the morning is not something that is on my wish list. But according to animal behaviourist bum showing and sniffing is only reserved to those people and other cats that are high on the cats list of affections. I must be right up there at the top for my two then!