+ Feeling fine about being feline?
Ah, the life of a Cat. It all seems so, well, purr-fect. Guaranteed meals. Plenty of time for napping. A personal assistant to tidy up your litter box. It is easy to feel a tinge of envy for our felines, but how much do we really know about them?
For starters, we may adore our furry friends, but the ancient Egyptians literally worshiped them. Centuries later, the tide had turned completely and the superstitious inhabitants of merry Old England burned thousands of them at the stake. Loved and loathed —that’s been the cat’s fate through the centuries. Today, more cats than dogs roost in American households.
In this section, I discuss many aspects of being a cat. For one thing, they like to ponder. After all, they waited an extra 10,000 years or so after dogs were domesticated before deigning to hang out with humans. They like to pounce, which explains how your ankle may be mistaken for a heavy-footed mouse in the hallway. They will lure you with purring to obtain a cozy lap, a fishy treat, or a nice scratch under the chin. Cunning, candid, and clever — cats have these characteristics and more. Read on!
Cats owners asking usually about the best tips to gain in order to deal and emphasis their lovely cats conducts & behavior perfectly here they are some three common questions showcase people most asked queries with helpful answers and tips
Q: How smarts are cats and how do they learn?
A: If there were a pet version of the popular game show Jeopardy! your trio would trounce the competition, paws down. There is a lot of brainpower packed in that furry bunch, and you may not be surprised to hear that cats learn similarly to dogs and people.
Cats possess both short-term and long-term memories. That explains how they head for the litter box or food bowl kept in the same locale (long-term) or adjust if these feline necessities have been moved to a different room (short-term). Just like people and dogs, cats learn by observing, imitating, and trial and error.
Mensa may act like a dog when she performs those tricks on cue, but cats are big believers in what’s-in-it-for-me philosophy. Whereas dogs tend to perform to please us and to reap the treats, cats decide what they’ll do and when they’ll do it. If they can reasonably determine that you will come through with an acceptable reward, then they may participate in coming when called, sitting for a treat, or doing some other trick. Cats also learn by paying close attention to what’s going on in the house. For example, some smart cats watch their owner’s open doors and then try to duplicate that feat. A friend of mine has a Siamese who learned how to paw the doorknob that opens into the garage. To keep her cat from fleeing when the garage door opens (fortunately, Sheba has not discovered the location of the garage door opener mounted on the wall), my friend had to add a deadbolt lock to this door.
Finally, cats are masters at manipulating us. Creatures of habit, they tap into their powers of observation and learning by association to use the household routine to their advantage. Callie, my calico, has trained me better than I care to admit. At least once a day, while I am working at the dining room table, she perches on a step midway down the staircase, poses charmingly while looking at me with soft eyes, and emits a soft mew. That’s my cue to get up from the dining room chair, open the pantry door, and dole out a pinch or two of her favorite dried fish treat.
Q: Does much sleep normal for a cat?
A. Cats do love a good night’s sleep and plenty of pleasant daytime naps. They are truly the Rip van Winkles of the world, averaging 17 to 18 hours of sleep each day, or about two-thirds of their entire lives. They sleep about twice as much as most other mammals, but they’re not complaining.
How many hours they sleep each day is influenced by their age (fast-growing kittens tend to sleep more than adult cats), how safe they feel (sharing a home with a cat-pursuing dog would keep most cats awake and weary), and the weather (which explains why your cat carves a tunnel under your bedspread to snooze in during a snow storm). You mention that Grade seems content. Make sure that you are not confusing contentment with boredom.
Q-Do cats dream?
A.Cats do dream, but we can only speculate on the subject matter. It might be that your cat is reliving the brilliant capture of a wayward fly buzzing near a sunny window or a particularly speedy sprint down the hallway. Perhaps he is recalling with amusement how he charmed that final piece of broiled tuna off your dinner plate and into his own bowl. We do have scientific evidence that cats dream. As with humans, feline sleep falls into two types — REM (rapid eye movement, which is when dreams happen), and non-REM (deep sleep). You will know your cat is in REM sleep because he is apt to twitch his legs, wiggle his whiskers, and subtly move his eyes behind his dosed eyelids.