Funny Things Cats Do

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Funny Things Cats Do

Pixabay Cats are awesome.Either you agree with that statement or you’re wrong.But, as much as we love them, cats can be strange, difficult and downright mystifying at times. People who inexplicably hate cats love to talk about how unfriendly they are, often comparing them to the slightly annoying enthusiasm of dogs (not that we don’t love dogs too), but we cat lovers know the truth.With a little bit of careful study, we can uncover some of the reasons behind our beloved kitty’s bemusing behaviour.Whether you’re a crazy cat lady with a million moggies, or one of those catless cat people who has to get their feline fix by ambushing every cat you ever meet in the street, we can all appreciate the brilliance of cats a little better with a good bit of understanding (and lots of cat gifs)Oh, and cats do love their owners, so take that, dog snobs. 12. Your Cat DOES Love You Warner Music Group Right, let’s get this one out of the way right off the bat.Cat haters love to tell cat owners that their little bundles of fluff don’t love them. Not only is this a total dick move, but it’s just not true.The idea comes from the fact that cats rub on inanimate objects in order to scent them, so the cat-hating theory is that cats are simply marking you as their territory, kind of like the feline equivalent of a dog peeing on stuff.The thing is, cats don’t really have many options other than rubbing on stuff, they do it for a number of reasons and one of these is for social interaction. Cats rub against one another to strengthen social bonds, they will rub their head on you in order to develop a sort of “clan scent”, but they will also rub their body on you, which doesn’t have any scent glands, in order to show you affection.Cats will often lie together and purr as an act of social bonding, something that they will also often do with their owners.The reason why cat-haters usually think that cats aren’t affectionate is because they’re comparing feline affection to canine or even human affection, neither of which are really comparable.Saying a cat is just rubbing on you to mark its territory is like saying humans only wave to show they aren’t carrying a weapon.
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Funny Things Cats Do

Right, let’s get this one out of the way right off the bat.Cat haters love to tell cat owners that their little bundles of fluff don’t love them. Not only is this a total dick move, but it’s just not true.The idea comes from the fact that cats rub on inanimate objects in order to scent them, so the cat-hating theory is that cats are simply marking you as their territory, kind of like the feline equivalent of a dog peeing on stuff.The thing is, cats don’t really have many options other than rubbing on stuff, they do it for a number of reasons and one of these is for social interaction. Cats rub against one another to strengthen social bonds, they will rub their head on you in order to develop a sort of “clan scent”, but they will also rub their body on you, which doesn’t have any scent glands, in order to show you affection.Cats will often lie together and purr as an act of social bonding, something that they will also often do with their owners.The reason why cat-haters usually think that cats aren’t affectionate is because they’re comparing feline affection to canine or even human affection, neither of which are really comparable.Saying a cat is just rubbing on you to mark its territory is like saying humans only wave to show they aren’t carrying a weapon.
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Funny Things Cats Do

Cats are awesome.Either you agree with that statement or you’re wrong.But, as much as we love them, cats can be strange, difficult and downright mystifying at times. People who inexplicably hate cats love to talk about how unfriendly they are, often comparing them to the slightly annoying enthusiasm of dogs (not that we don’t love dogs too), but we cat lovers know the truth.With a little bit of careful study, we can uncover some of the reasons behind our beloved kitty’s bemusing behaviour.Whether you’re a crazy cat lady with a million moggies, or one of those catless cat people who has to get their feline fix by ambushing every cat you ever meet in the street, we can all appreciate the brilliance of cats a little better with a good bit of understanding (and lots of cat gifs)Oh, and cats do love their owners, so take that, dog snobs.
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Funny Things Cats Do

One is that a waterlogged coat doesn’t dry quickly and makes cats exceedingly uncomfortable. But it’s also possible that humans have simply always sheltered domesticated cats from the elements, so as a species they aren’t used to getting drenched. It could be that cats associate water with predators — even big cats will sometimes stay on land to avoid river-dwelling crocodiles. Or, since cats are also predators themselves, they may have a strong natural aversion to getting wet because the smell they give off (like a wet dog) after a bath is a dead giveaway to prey.
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Funny Things Cats Do

According to the study, all cats alive today last shared a common ancestor 11 million years ago. You’d think they would have diverged quite a bit genetically in the ensuing years, but comparing the genome of a Siberian tiger to domestic cats showed few big differences, suggesting cats are all “very well adapted, successful evolutionary machines,” one of the researchers said. Big cats did, however, show several genetic mutations not present in other animals that help them run faster and digest meat better. So in some ways, Fluffy is actually just a harmless — depending on her mood — version of a fearsome predator.
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Funny Things Cats Do

But since cats are also known to knead pillows and other surfaces, another explanation is that the behavior stems from a time when wild cats would pat down foliage to make a bed. Or, since they have scent glands in their paws, kneading may be a way for cats to mark territory.
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Funny Things Cats Do

Whether you are a cat fan or not, this will keep you entertained. These are some of crazy as well as funny cats, doing mostly arbit things, but they will be make your day instantly.
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Funny Things Cats Do

Biologist John Bradshaw suggests that cats may see you as a “larger, non-hostile” cat. And their behaviors toward humans are driven mostly by instinct, including kneading, which kittens do to their mother’s stomachs to stimulate milk flow. It’s often thought that adult cats associate the motion with maternal comfort (and food), so they repeat it in adulthood. Not that your cat sees you as its mother, necessarily — more like a roommate who’s super tall for reasons it doesn’t understand.
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Catnip is a strange drug for cats. After smelling the plant, which is related to mint, they’ll roll around euphorically, chase invisible prey and keep coming back for another hit. It doesn’t have this effect on all cats. About 20 to 30 percent don’t appear to be affected by the stuff.
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Dogs come in all shapes and sizes — from Irish wolfhound to Chihuahua — while cats, aside from having different colored fur, all look pretty similar to the untrained eye. Of course there are different breeds of cats. We’ve got Siamese, British shorthair, Maine coon, Manx, Persian, Scottish fold and lots more.
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Yep. In the sense that their DNA doesn’t differ too much from big cats, anyway. A 2013 study in Nature Communications revealed that big cats — lions, tigers, and leopards — share 95.6 percent of their DNA with our fuzzy domestic felines.
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You may have heard that cats aren’t our biggest fans. Unlike dogs, who may wait patiently by the door for their owners to get home, cats tend to show much greater indifference to their human overlords. But also unlike dogs, they’ve not been domesticated to obey humans’ orders.
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Cats may also learn how to do tricks. But remember, they haven’t been bred to obey human orders like dogs have, so it can be a bit more exasperating. ASPCA suggests the secret is motivation — find a treat your cat goes absolutely nuts for every time — and refraining from any punishment over a misunderstood command. Cats can learn some cool stuff if you’ve got the patience to teach them!
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But, as much as we love them, cats can be strange, difficult and downright mystifying at times. People who inexplicably hate cats love to talk about how unfriendly they are, often comparing them to the slightly annoying enthusiasm of dogs (not that we don’t love dogs too), but we cat lovers know the truth.
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Purring is generally associated with positive experiences, like being fed or petted, so it’s assumed by most people to be a sign of a happy cat. Kittens learn to purr a few days after birth, researchers suggest, as a way to tell Mom “I’m okay.” But cats also purr when they’re frightened or injured, so it’s not always a way to communicate contentment.

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