This morning I was getting ready & talking to Maggie. Telling her that I knew the princess was hungry and to just give me a minuet. I was telling her how beautiful she is. When I talk to her like that she flops down on her side & streches. She does this same thing every day when I come home and ask how her day was. It got me to thinking about how all of my cats have certain behaviors and how they are all differnt from each other. I started to wonder if they would behave the same way if they were someone elses's kitties? I would guess they would have some of the same behaviors, but that a differnt person would reinforce differnt behaviors. I think about this all the time with cats at the shelter. I find myself wondering what that cat was like with that person & if they would be the same cat in a new home. So what does everyone think. Are there behaviors just a result of their differnt personalities, or are they are a result of what we selectivly reinforce?
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11/7/07 at 6:29am