Pet Tips - Cat
Your Purrrfect Companion
by Mary Majorda
of all the pet animals, the cat is most expressive about
its needs. The feline loves to be pampered and cared for.
Dont you just love the pretty pussy pictures they
make? They can also become sulkily aggressive
at times. Understanding their feelings and needs is not
at all difficult.
Just like your body language, behavior, and words give
away your intentions and feelings, similarly, your pets
also communicate through their bodies, and noises they
make. As a pet owner, it is important for you to understand
the signs, scents, and body language of your pet. Other
than those, the visual information is also very important
for understanding what your pet wants to communicate.
No longer The Mystery Cat
The cat language can be understood by your cats
postures. Cats can be lazy and furtive at the same time.
Its arched back depicts the no-nonsense attitude where
you need to be careful! There are various other postures
like its lying on its side, and lying down with tucked
paws. The former is the relaxed state, and you need to
careful about the latter. It makes evident that your little
pet is definitely up to some nuisance.
When a cat feels sleepy, like most human beings and animals,
it adopts the fetal position.
Purrs, Sounds, and Noises
Your cats purr in various pitches can foretell the
things in store for you. For cats, youthe owner
is like family. They look up to you as bigger cats. Outsiders
are like prospective predators and they are considered
threatening. So, if your cat comes across a new face,
please make sure they are at a safe distance from each
If you make a loud noise, your little companion might
hide away somewhere out of fear. They love to spend quieter
moments. They show their affection by purring politely
at you. The cats love to hear female voices, as they are
more attractive. Half-mews, Prrrh and trills
friendly greetings when you are also welcomed with a little
Your cat needs attention or food when its mews are shorter
vowel sounds. The sounds without vowels can either be
questions or greetings. At that instant you need to look
at its facial expressions to gauge what is in your loves
mind. Sounds like Mrrrheor or Ree-orh
are made to seek your attention.
Your pet recognizes your touch and loves it. Patting your
cats head for a sweet hello can make
him/her feel on top of the world. This strengthens your
bond with your furry friend and enhances trust. Touching
noses increases the level of intimacy and love at both
The Cat and Tail of it
A cats tail is the best way to gauge its emotions.
A low tail indicates that the cat is not too sure of its
environment and is ready for any happening, whereas, an
upright tail suggests its confidence and alertness. A
lashing tail expresses pending aggression.
Your cat can become dangerous when its hair fluffs out.
This is where it means, Do not mess with me.
Youll be able to make out if your pet has been engrossed
in some violent sessions with its other friends
when its hair is all out of place and makes noises like
it is crying.
Your cats flattened ears show fear or threat. When
its ears are facing forward, it shows that it is paying
But, other than these indicators, you need to read your
purrfect companions face and eyes to
understand its emotions and what it is thinking.
About the Author
Mary Majorda of California has lived along with kittens
since as long as she can remember. She got her 1st kitten
at the age of 2 as a birthday gift from her dad and since
then she hasnt parted from cats and kittens Get
Kitten Pictures from http://www.cutelittlekittens.com