Does this kitty know he’s behaved badly? Or is he just having some fun in the shower!
Did you know cats have Mew Year’s Resolutions? If cats could talk, here’s what they’d say is their top ten!
😸Take more time out from my stressful day for more naps. (Stressful = staring out the window at birds; following my human around the house; sitting near my bowl waiting for my next meal).
😸Catch any small object that crawls, kill it, then hide it under my human’s bed.
😸Nail that red laser dot this year!
😸Improve my early detection skills when the carrier is pulled out, then, have an emergency hiding plan!
😸Visit every corner of the house to discover even more potential napping spots.
😸Using my staring technique, train my human to go fetch treats/pull out the toys/do anything I want.
😸Perfect the routine of jumping on my human’s device/keyboard when in use, to grab my human’s attention.
😸Not knead my human at 2 a.m. with claws extended. It seems to cause her some discomfort and she wakes up all grumpy.
😸Be irresistible to my human…wait…I am already!
😸Remind my human to frequently shop at MyThreeCats.com for my favorite things and hers, too!
AOL.com recently posted an article about dog people who prefer a cat who has their canine’s “extroverted playfulness”, compared to a cat who displays “quiet affection.” They like cats who will fetch; go swimming; come to you when called by name. They then proceed to list all of the purebreed cats whom they say act like dogs, like the Maine Coon, Burmese; Ragdoll; Burmese; Manx and others.
While I understand the point, it somehow doesn’t sit quite right with me.
I don’t believe the notion that only certain breeds of cats are extroverted or playful, to the exclusion of all other cats.
First, just like you and me, and the dogs in our lives, each cat has a distinctly unique temperment. There may be characteristics we think are common to some types of purebred cats. And, not just in the case of purebreds but in the case of mixes – you’ve heard of a calico cat’s “catitude” or an orange tabby’s easy going temperment. However, in the final analysis, their background, upbringing and interactions with humans have significant bearing how they act as adult cats, forming their unique personality traits.
Having said that, from observing and interacting with many types of cats over my lifetime, it’s very obvious to me that far more (socialized) cats have a playful, receptive personality than not. Interestingly enough, the regular garden variety of cats, like tortoiseshells or tuxedos especially follow this pattern. They, like their canine counterparts, co-habitate well with other household pets; are energetic and playful; and like interaction with humans. However, just because cats are “quietly affectionate”, doesn’t mean there isn’t a perfect human match for them out there as well!
The long and short of it is…let’s not stereotype our feline friends! Finally, let’s celebrate their uniqueness and realize there is a place in our lives for the adventurous Tigers as there is for the quiet, affectionate Lilies.