think that their pets know the difference between intentional abuse (slapping, hitting, etc.)and an accidental slap or having their tails or feet stepped on? I mean I just wondered because every so often I accidently tread on my cat's tail or feet, and occassionally have "whacked" her in my sleep. I always am super apologetic and sweet immediately after, but I often wonder if animals who are really purposely abused and loved immediately after by the abuser react with forgiveness? I have never purposely hit my cats but I wonder Do they understand the difference between us hurting them on accident v. an intentional hit? Things that make you go hmmm....
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7/28/03 at 3:18pm