It’s National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day, and as promised, my human has answered some of your questions. She couldn’t quite get to everybody — she had questions to answer across several social media channels. Let’s see what she’s got for you here.
Marv wanted to know Why does my human not appreciate the gifts of dead birds and rodents that I bring to her?
Humans prefer their gifts prepared and not raw. Except for fish sometimes. If you can figure out how to bring her sushi or sashimi, maybe she will like that better.
Roary asked, Why does my ridiculous giant Sheltie brother take up soooo much of my humans’ time? It seems that they are beyond fixated on him and I don’t think that’s right!
Dogs are actually much more high maintenance than cats as a rule. They need more attention (although cats really should be getting more attention than people generally think). Plus they need to go on walks and stuff like that. If you want that much attention, you need to be more like Summer. I have to spend time with her and take her out to keep her mind stimulated. If I didn’t, she would get bored and get in trouble. Not that I’m suggesting you get in trouble. But the squeaky wheel does get the grease, as my dad used to say.
Cathy Keisha wanted to know, When I’m walking into a room, why are my humans always walking in the opposite direction? They say it’s cos I come in at the wrong time. I think they’re rude and should stay.
CK, I’ve been reading your blog for years… and maybe they are a little scared of you! You are unpredictable and you have been known to draw blood. That’s bound to make most humans a little cat shy.
BellaDharma asked, Why do some humans fear cats?
Are you talking about ailurophobia? That could be for a few reasons. Perhaps the human had a bad experience with a cat as a very young child, and this was never dealt with. Or they have misinformation about cats. Or they have psychological issues. Every so often when I am on a therapy cat visit with Summer, someone (usually a child) is afraid her. It’s possible that the child has never seen a cat before. Because we are visiting to make people feel good, we won’t push it. But very occasionally, and always with a parent’s encouragement, we slowly introduce the child to Summer if he or she seems willing. And we have helped a few children be less fearful. Because she is a very sweet and gentle cat, Summer is perfect for first time cat introductions.
I’m not sure how enlightening most of my human’s answers were! But I hope they helped. If you follow me on TikTok or Instagram, I’ll have videos up answering questions that were asked on those platforms sometime today too.
Other posts you’ll enjoy:
- My Human Answers YOUR Cats’ Questions Today!
- My Human Answers YOUR Kitty Questions!
- My Human Answers My Questions Today