Happy New Year! Our feline friends, of course, really couldn’t care less about the holiday. (Fluffy actually celebrates on January 2nd, which is Mew Year’s Day, but that’s another topic.) Actually, there are quite a few things that kitties can’t be bothered to worry about … including manners! In this article, a Roanoke, VA vet lists some adorable but rude things Fluffy will do in 2021.
Studies have shown that yes, cats do hear their humans calling and yes, they do ignore us. Don’t be surprised if at some point this year you call your feline buddy, only to later find her relaxing and clearly ignoring you.
We may never understand Fluffy’s obsession for knocking things off desks and tables. At some point this year, your frisky pet will reach out with that cute little paw and smack something to the ground.
Kitties can be very loving, but they’re also prone to showing cattitude. Even the most lovable furball can bite or scratch. This is often done playfully, or even affectionately, but it’s still quite rude! (Note: if Fluffy is actually attacking you aggressively, ask your vet or a pet behaviorist for advice.)
Wake You Up
Our feline pals are very much creatures of habit. They also take their morning meals—all five of them—very seriously. If you have the audacity to sleep past the time when Fluffy usually gets her breakfast, your indignant little pet may wake you up to let you know she wants food right meow.
Cats can be very affectionate, which is cute. However, Fluffy will only snuggle when she feels like it. She may jump out of your arms if you pick her up, walk away if you pet her, or refuse to stay in your lap.
On the other paw, kitties can also be very pushy about letting us know they want to be petted. Fluffy may head butt you, grab your sleeve, yell at you, or even try to trip you!
Cats like to keep a very close eye on their humans. Your nosy little friend may follow you around, and may even try to accompany you to the bathroom.
Please contact us if ever we can be of assistance. As your local Roanoke, VA veterinary clinic, we’re here to help.