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post #1 of 11
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Marianjela is on a roll and used separate while luvmycat1 lengthened her lead by using the word time. Exist, small, and large were not used.

Remember, a KatKwery does not end until the next one begins so there was plenty of opportunity to use the three remaining words.

Have you ever been attacked by someone else's cat? Have you ever been attacked by your own cat? Have you ever been given one or more of the six warning signs and thus kept from being attacked? When you play with your cats, do they ever give any of the warning signs for fun (as part of the play)? Did you know where to go look for the warning signs on TCS?
post #2 of 11
Have you ever been attacked by someone else's cat? Have you ever been attacked by your own cat?
No, thank goodness! Arthur is pretty cranky and will scratch and chew a bit but its not...well..he's sort of mean but not viscious.

Have you ever been given one or more of the six warning signs and thus kept from being attacked?
No, but my boys have exchanged warning signs with each other once or twice (sigh)
When you play with your cats, do they ever give any of the warning signs for fun (as part of the play)?
Most of the time no, sometimes their pupils will dilate but thats about it. They prefer to sleep.
Did you know where to go look for the warning signs on TCS?
Yep, found it straight away.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
Marianjela is on a roll and used separate while luvmycat1 lengthened her lead by using the word time. Exist, small, and large were not used.

Remember, a KatKwery does not end until the next one begins so there was plenty of opportunity to use the three remaining words.

Have you ever been attacked by someone else's cat? Have you ever been attacked by your own cat? Have you ever been given one or more of the six warning signs and thus kept from being attacked? When you play with your cats, do they ever give any of the warning signs for fun (as part of the play)? Did you know where to go look for the warning signs on TCS?
I've never been attacked by somebody elses cat. I have had my cat try and attack somebody though. He had a good reason, the person was pestering him. Popsie has attacked me before only I usually don't receive a warning. He doesn't bite hard or anything. I can always tell when he's agitated though because his tail will start flipping around. I don't really play with him in a way that would make him give me warning signs for fun. I knew to go to the behavior link to find the warning signs.
post #4 of 11
Have you ever been attacked by someone else's cat?

I have been stalked and attacked by a friend's cat. I am sure that the cat was playing, but it had razor sharp claws and teeth and when it sneaked up behind me and latched on to the back of my arm, it really hurt.

Have you ever been attacked by your own cat?

Just this morning, I was bit by Marcie but I haad my fingers in her mouth. I have also been growled at when clipping claws, but never a full attack.

Have you ever been given one or more of the six warning signs and thus kept from being attacked?

I have experienced tail thrashing and growling. I just walked away because Marcie was annoyed with me. I am not sure if she would have attacked though. She is a tortie and has mood swings

When you play with your cats, do they ever give any of the warning signs for fun (as part of the play)?

Both the girls get dialated pupils when they really, really want something. I have never considered it to be a warning sign of an attack. Also, when the girls are play attacking each other, they do the tail thrashing and ears back behavior.

Did you know where to go look for the warning signs on TCS?

I would either go to todays Kat Kwiz or the Behavior section.
post #5 of 11
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Marianjela is on a roll and used separate while luvmycat1 lengthened her lead by using the word time.
Thanks once again Lee! I guess I am on a roll, but I dont think I will ever catch up to the big dogs - but I'm quite happy where I'm at now Thanks again!!

I, personally, have never been bitten or attacked (in anger or fear) by a cat. My daughter; however, has been. When she was about 2 years old, actually it was before she was two I think, she was attacked by my mother's cat. I was in the kitchen helping my mom and Kaitlynn was playing in the living room, when all of a sudden we heard a blood curdling scream. Kaitlynn had crawled after the cat and cornered it, hence provoking the attack. The cat scratched her face pretty good. Being a new mom (and paranoid) I took her to the emergency room. Some of the scratches came pretty close to her eye, but luckily missed the eye itself. Her face was covered in blood, but once she was cleaned up it wasnt as bad as it looked. Of course it didnt require any stitches, but she still has a few very faint pin-point scars on her face under her right eye.

No one in my family was ever attacked by our own cats, but the kids have been scratched or bitten while playing with them. Nothing major, just typical cat stuff.

But I am reminded of a friend's cat. Psycho Cat! A while back she had a litter of kittens, and when we would go over to visit the cat would attack the kids out of the blue just for walking through the dining room. I know she was just being protective, but she was crazy! She would jump out of her hiding spot at the kids wrap her paws around the boys' leg and bite at them. Or stand on her hind legs and bat at them repeatedly like demented boxer! The family finally had to look her in the cage/carrier with her kittens. It didnt help that the kittens were older and roaming around on there own, most ignoring the mom cat when she called.

I've never read about warning signs of an attack by a cat, but I have learned about them in a dog. Also, know some things NOT to do to a dog to prevent them feeling threatened and attacking. The other day my youngest daughter and I were watching an animal show on Discovery and there was a reporter interviewing a new police dog, a German Shepard. The reporter kneeled in front of the dog (still towering over the dog while sitting) and put his hands on the dogs neck. Immediately I predicted the dog would bite the man. His ears went back and he latched out - the canines handler was right there with the dog on a short lead, but not before he got a hold of the man's face. Anyway, even though I have never read the indications of a cat attack, I did know a few of them; the flattened ears, the lashing tail, of course the growling, hissing and spitting, and even one not on there, the arched back where their fur stands up on their back. Ever see a cat ready to attack a dog?

I didnt know about the eyes though, and even though I now do, still dont think I would pay that much attention. I think the other signs are more evident.

I dont think any of my cats have ever given any of those signs while playing with them, except for maybe the ears. But I have seem them give the signs when playing with the dog or other cats - like enough is enough!

As for where to find the signs. I think if I would have signed on in time this morning I definitely would have known where to find them. I have visited Cat Snips and Cat Behavior so many times since I learned of the Kwiz I am aware of a lot more now and can probably find that stuff in my sleep!

Guess that it for now. Buh bye!
post #6 of 11
No, I don't recall ever even seeing signs of aggression from someone else's cat. You know how cats seem to be able to sense if a person is a cat person or not? Well, I usually hit it right off with my friends' cats, even if they are supposedly "antisocial" ones! I have not been attacked by any our current kittens, but we haven't had them very long, either. The cat I had when I was growing up was an "only child" so to speak, and she would get carried away during play sometimes. I remember several times that my mother actually had to pull her off my arms because she had gotten out of control. Our kittens now constantly play fight with each other, and I see them give each other the warning signs often. Ever now and then, one of them will arch its back and puff its tail when DH or I walk into the room and startle them. But mostly they just do this to each other. I probably would have looked at the behavior forum if I had tried to find the answer to today's KatKwiz...but I decided to give someone else a chance for a while!
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post

Have you ever been attacked by someone else's cat? Have you ever been attacked by your own cat? Have you ever been given one or more of the six warning signs and thus kept from being attacked? When you play with your cats, do they ever give any of the warning signs for fun (as part of the play)? Did you know where to go look for the warning signs on TCS?
no, i've never been attacked by someone else's cat... and i don't remember ever being attacked by one of my own [altho i've been hissed/growled/spit at many times!]. mine never give the warning signs when playing, altho Pixel, Cable, Chip & Firefox have all done the 'rapid tail swish' thing on different occasions. oh, & i would know where to look for said signs, also.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
Marianjela is on a roll and used separate while luvmycat1 lengthened her lead by using the word time. Exist, small, and large were not used.

Remember, a KatKwery does not end until the next one begins so there was plenty of opportunity to use the three remaining words.

Have you ever been attacked by someone else's cat? Have you ever been attacked by your own cat? Have you ever been given one or more of the six warning signs and thus kept from being attacked? When you play with your cats, do they ever give any of the warning signs for fun (as part of the play)? Did you know where to go look for the warning signs on TCS?
Yup, a cat named Damien, to tell the truth I would of felt left out if he didn't attack me since he did everyone else! My DH no more than walks in the door and the cat gets him! Claws out, goes for the back and starts scratching and growling and biting on you! You bleed, your lucky if you dont need stitches! The cat is crazy! He's huge too. Some 20lbs of pure muscle. He's all black and he's very intimidating! With his mommy though, she makes him lick her before she'll let him out and he's just a big baby! Come in the house and be aware you will be hurt! My cats normally only get the better of me while they're getting baths! Although recently theres been a little something wrong with Eek. You walk past him and he lunges out and scratches you. I find its worse with the children. They dont even see him and he comes out of no where and scratches them! Most of the warning signs I think are pretty much things only cats can do! If you go into the behavior forum there will be something like aggression towards people and it will tell you what all six of the warning signs are! My cats done believe in warnings! they just go for it! Thank god none of the cats that have ever attacked me ever landed me in the hospital! Thats the worst place to be! Having your cat qaurenteened couldn't be any better either! Ive gotten lucky I guess!
post #9 of 11
Thats funny, I always thought of your cats as the katkwiz cats, not the katkwery cats! Anyways, did Persi ever give you any of the warning signs?? (I gotta ask... Im curious) Or was it just a full scale attack with no warning?
post #10 of 11
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Thats funny, I always thought of your cats as the katkwiz cats, not the katkwery cats! Anyways, did Persi ever give you any of the warning signs?? (I gotta ask... Im curious) Or was it just a full scale attack with no warning?
They were the KatKwiz Kats and after somebody wins the 104,108 (or more) points they will return to just being the KatKwiz Kats. Persi gave me no warning but I should have known that pinning him to the floor was not going to go over well with him!
post #11 of 11
I've been attacked by my mother-in-law's cat. I was just rubbing her tummy, she was purring, and suddenly, she clawed me up. I was still very new to cats, so I wasn't paying attention to any warning signs. Maybe she was in heat and I didn't touch her the right way. I don't remember, it has been a good two years at least since the incident.

None of my cats have ever attacked me intentionally. Pooch likes to be pet, but only for a little bit. He will lick your hand, and after two or three licks, he'll bite. Personally, I think it's a love bite, except he's not aware just how hard he bites. When we tell him, "No!" in a stern voice, he stops. Kelly and Luke let me pet them all over. Kelly does not bite at all, and sometimes she will kiss you. Luke rarely kisses, and he is the king of purrs. He'll bite me when I pet him sometimes, but I really think it's the "ohh it feels so good I must give a love bite" kind of bite.

When we play, I guess I have seen one of the warning signs. Thanks to RobertM for posting them in the KatKwiz thread, I know where to look when I need the list.

Wide open eyes: Could it have just been something that peaked their interest? Or was it because they plan to attack at the toy?
Dilated pupils (in case of a perceived threat), or very constricted pupils (as the cat tries to threaten back): Hm, not sure I've ever caught that one.
Flattened ears: Pooch's ears fall back a bit when he scratches cardboard. Is that like, attacking the cardboard? lol
Tail lashing or straight tail with bristled fur: Hmm, is that like when my cats watch the birdies outside the window and their tail swishes from side to side?
Agitated meows that turn into growling and snarling: Yes! I've heard that before. We had some new kittens in the house, and there were definitely some of those going around the house during the introduction.
Hissing voices and sometimes even spitting: Another yes! When we first took our cat Pooch in, he wouldn't stop hissing and spitting at us. None of that now though. He loves us!
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