21 Hilariously Useful Skills That Only A Cat Owner Would Know About

  • By Asad
  • June 24, 2020
  • 5 minutes read

Raising a pet cat isn’t as simple as people might think. It can be complicated, but it can also teach you a whole host of things. Generally, these things relate to putting up with a furry creature that cannot for the life of itself make a proper decision about anything. What do you want, cat? Do you want out? Do you want in? Just make up your mind already! But no, that’d be too easy.

So instead, we have to get used to Schrodinger’s cat. Not the one that is in a superimposed state of alive and not alive, but one that is both outside and inside simultaneously. There’s also a relatively higher tolerance for cat hair in places where there should not be cat hair. Like our foods. Or clothes. It’s unexpected when you don’t get cat hair in all your stuff for once, but that’s probably because your cat is planning something devious.

#1 Getting blessed

The good people at Loc outlined some interesting things!

Back in 1895, when cats were just beginning to become common household pets, a man named Professor Alphonse Leon Grimaldi wrote an essay explaining what cats were saying to humans. Before 1895, cats were mostly outdoor animals. They were used to catch rodents but were not brought inside frequently or loved as companions. In his essay, “The Cat,” Grimaldi translated some of the most common cat words into human words. For example, he believed that “Aelio” meant “food.”

#2 Improv names

#3 Cat hair jacket

They added;

But not all scientists believe that cat sounds can be interpreted so easily. A 2003 study by Nicholas Nicastro and Michael Owren called “Classification of domestic cat (Felis catus) vocalizations by naive and experienced human listeners” found that cats do not use vocalizations to attract attention from humans, but the ability to interpret those noises depends a lot on the human. Owners are much better at interpreting the meaning of their own cats

#4 Hair food

#5 Outside and inside.

They also said;

One of the other main ways that cats communicate both with humans and other cats is with their tail. A cat walking with an upright tail is relaxed and friendly. A tail swishing back and forth quickly can mean a cat is angry or curious. If a cat’s tail is fluffy and the hair standing on end, that means the cat is threatened and is trying to make it look bigger to scare away a threat

#6 Cuddle buddies

#7 Fishie fishie

#8 When you’re trying to work

#9 Huggles

It’s fascinating how differently they communicate.

Another common behavior is when cats head-butt humans and rub against them. Scientists believe this is either a way to greet humans and say they are happy to see them – or as a way of spreading their scent and marking their territory. Cats have scent glands on their cheeks, jaw, and near their tail. When they rub those parts of their body on an object or another animal, they transfer a scent that only other cats can smell 

#10 Bathroom time

#11 The art of stillness

#12 The cat lap

#13 The death stare

#14 Bad cat!

At HillsPet, they explained;

According to a study dubbed “Meowsic,” launched in 2016 by Lund and Linköping universities in Sweden to examine how cats communicate with people (including whether or not cats mimic the same accents as their people), it was found that “adult cats only meow to humans and not to each other, most likely because their mothers stopped responding once they were weaned off her milk,” explains The Science Explorer. What this confirms is that your fur baby really is your baby, so go ahead and proclaim proudly your status as a cat mom or cat dad. So, if you ever hear your cat talking, you can probably guess that she’s trying to communicate with you rather than chatting up your other cat in the house.

#15 Naps

#16 Yogurts

#17 Sneezing

#18 Listeners

#19 The belly rubs

Cat communication is so unique.

Although the field of cat behavior research is sparse in comparison to the many studies conducted on dogs and how pups think, behave, and communicate, it is well documented that cats are smart creatures—but you already knew that! So, while cats tend to have an independent nature, just know that they are communicating with you — you just may have to pay closer attention to their nonverbal cues to truly understand what she’s trying to tell you.

#20 Timing it perfectly

#21 Anatomy of scratches

What about you? Did you learn from any of these things? Tell us down in the comments!

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