Originally Posted by katachtig
The one person I could think of who could come close is Mary Anne (Hissy). She just has a special affinity with them.
I tend to find with my crew is that I treat them as I would another human being. It tends to work better (though I do get a lot of back-talk
We all have what it takes to be a kitty whisperer, IF we learn to listen to our cats. Observing them from the floor, makes you their equal. I often lay down in the midst of my cats playing and playing comes to a screeching halt has kittens and cats come over to see why the giant has fallen. I am six feet tall.
Everything your cat does is instinctive, they are first and foremost predators. Learning about their behavior, knowing their normal routine and watching them when this routine is disrupted shows you more about their character than ever. They are sensitive, the ferals and strays can be socialized, the house cats are tamer. Hopefully, my book will shed some light on feral and stray cat behavior as I share my experiences of living with these extraordinary creatures for over twenty years.
I always find it astonishing when people attribute human emotions to cats. They are so far out of the realm of our reason, and many people mistake normal cat behavior for something else (human) and then the cat is usually punished for not being more "humanlike." It is sad and unnecessary. People do not do this to dogs as much as they do it to cats, and I sometimes wonder why that is.
At any rate, slowing down and observing your cat you can learn about them. Most of life is so rushed, phones going off, alarms calling you, bells to take you back to class. Cats are smart, when they hear these noises that try to organize a human life, they flee away from the sound. Maybe we should be the ones to take notes on that~
Happy New Year All may we all have peace in our homes and hearts~