While you wonder what your cat thinks about you, it’s equally important that you think about your cat as well. So if you are a true cat lover, and think that you are doing everything to keep your fluffy companion happy, then you gotta read this. There is always room for improvement!
In fact, if you think about it, you may have experienced times when your cat surprised you by reacting in a very aggressive manner or even scratched you when you tried to be affectionate towards her.
Let’s say for example that you are sitting on the sofa watching TV, with your cat sitting close by, and you decide to pet her. Now ideally you would think your little kitty would love that right? But then quite the opposite happens, and your kitty walks away while you’re petting her, just like that. Surprised? You may have felt a little let down at that point, but believe me, there’s much more to it than meets the eye. In fact it just means you need to understand your cat’s behavior better. So let’s dive right in.
This behavior exhibited by your cat is caused by over stimulation aggression. Your cat would exhibit a negative behavior like walking away, scratching your face or even biting, as a result of too much petting or excessive attention. In fact, you might have mistaken your cat to be very temperamental, but in reality, it’s nothing to do with that. It’s more to do with you making your cat feel very uncomfortable.
Now that you know about this aspect of a cat’s behavior, it would make perfect sense for you as a responsible cat parent to keep an eye on the clues your kitty is giving out. The clues may seem a bit difficult to understand at first, but with experience and a better understanding of your cat, it should become very clear over time. To begin with, the most obvious clue would lie in your cat’s tail movement. If you notice your cat’s tail twitch and later moving on to wagging from side to side, then it’s a sure sign that you might just get bitten!
Another reaction is if your kitty jumps up in a weird manner when you stroke her, then it means she is reaching that point of “over-stimulation”, which means you just need to back out, so your kitten doesn’t get aggressive and hurt you in the process. You just need to observe your fluffy companion a bit more and understand how your kitty likes to be petted. Never over do the petting and be conscious not to raise your silky friend’s anxiety. In addition to this, you need to make sure that you’re proactive and play with your cat enough during the day, so there isn’t too much built up of stimulation within her.
So, if you really care about your kitty and are sensitive towards her, you are sure to develop an even deeper bonding as the years go by.