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the audio has just spooked “bella ” my cat ,she was fast asleep ,now she`s out of the patio door looking for trouble that isn`t there !
Same thing just happened with mine, although she just woke up and looked around in alarm; I should know better before playing a video about a group of cats being fed. I muted the volume and she’s gone back to sleep now, after giving me a dirty look. I occasionally can’t resist teasing her (when she’s awake) by making the sound of mewing newborn kittens; even though she’s spayed and has never had a litter she still seems to respond to it with great concern and starts looking for the source of the sound.
The ancient Egyptians had a cat goddess — Bastet. Her children kept the granaries free of rodents.
I loved the cats in Israel.
I can always get my wife to watch this stuff. She’s convinced I’m going to get a cat to keep me company when I go up north. I don’t think it would be humane.
These were the behaviours our two ferals we’re exhibiting before we “took them in.” Now they take turns sleeping on my slippers!
We just got back from visiting a friend who lives nearby. Our cats are giving me attitude because I am covered in Bennie The Dog hair and smell. Bennie loves my visits!
Sometimes I wish I was a vet or something…….
Got in a fight with my kids. Four days and I’m gone. I’m an asshole.
I don’t think truly feral cats meow very much; it’s kitten behaviour that’s carried on into adulthod when they bond with humans or at least learn to see them as a food source and trust them enough to approach.
You may be right on that score. Our two we very young when we discovered them living under our shed – maybe six months old at most. I suppose we presumed feral parentage because we live in a rural environment where there are lots of cats roaming free and our closest neighbours are about one km. away. The “seduction” took place over a span of at least six months. But you are right. I do not recall them meowing at first, but only later – just prior to moving in and taking over the castle. 😉
Dr Pepper,Shadow,Oliver,Junior and Dave are the members of my herd and no I don’t live on a farm.