I know how astonishing! Though I learn new things every day by reading, and observing my cats. Prowler and Wink have an open antagonistic streak going. Wink does not like Prowler period. She has put on weight since the kitten arrived, and she is angry (lashing tail) more vocal than I have ever seen her, and Prowler is relentless. At 14 weeks old, she wants to play. Wink wants to fight. When Prowler comes in the room now, Wink automatically rolls over on her belly. I mistakenly thought this was a show of submission. But I was wrong. It is a preparation for war. According to the book I am reading Cat Vs Cat- when a cat rolls over on it's belly it is to prepare for attack. All weapons are nearby, claws and teeth. That's why when my cats roll on their belly and I think they want a belly rub, I generally end up getting clawed and or bit. Lesson learned and filed, and passed on.......
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2/16/05 at 6:47pm