My Jenny hates that I can't spend enough time with her, and that she's cooped up in a bedroom because of our aggressive alpha cat, Jaspurr. She lets me know her displeasure with typical tortitude by swatting at me when I turn to leave after short visits.
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Our big boy has only 2 pet peeves
- One is being over-stimulated by petting him too long (esp. anywhere other than head he'll let us do that prac. forever), when he'll try to bite/scratch. Even then he's a gentleman and gives us *plenty* of warning if we're paying attention -- which we've learned to do! ;) The other is he HATES changing food. Like most pets & young kiddos, he thrives on routine, and considers his kibble sacrosanct!
- —Guest HappyDog_Denver
MY CAT SANTA
- our cats Story! we adopted santa when he was 10-12Wks he absolutely hates cages and confined area's! he hates being alone, hates being petted on his belly, hates when his food is changed prefers (meow mix) hates when you clean his litter box w/o him in it, hates when you stare at him (makes him attack) hates colored rugs, hates the sounds of other cats on T.v he sits there and hisses at them, hates people bigger than him (he attacks our legs) owners peeves Hates that the cat perches itself off the door or shelf in the bathroom while in there, hates when it attacks our legs, hates sleeping at night and feet being attacked, hates that he makes messes with the TP...but over all! I love santa! he is spoiled!
- —Guest Brittany Haines
- Sir Alfred of Worthington doesn't like anything, and I mean anything, moved. If a chair is moved out of position by even a few inches, he will stare at it and look at me with obvious disapproval. Obedient critter that I am (not him), I immediately move the offending chair back into the proper position.
- —Guest skworth
What my cats hate
- Hands down - the VACUUM!!!! In any size or shape. Canister or upright, it doesn't matter. Vacuums are THE ENEMY.
- —Guest Miltons_Mommy
- I had an extremely shy cat, Cammy, who loved to sit in the window and watch thunderstorms. The noise never bothered her at all. At the samet ime, she was TERRIFIED of anyone but me. People used to ask, "are you sure you HAVE a cat?" -because visitors almost never saw her, except perhaps her rear end as she ran away.
- —Guest Nette
- Urrow really hates the noisy construction work going on at my building. The worst are the electric pavement saws. They're pretty awful for humans, too, but her little cat-ears make her go loopy when they start up.
- —Guest Mesila
Wrong, depends on the cat.
- We have a (feral) kitten that just learned to come in the house for warmth this Winter. Today is karaoke night, and little Snowball here is sleeping soundly by my side throughout the extremely loud, high pitched singing. She has options as to which room to be in, too. So no Mrs. Cat Lady, not all cats hate loud music.
- —Guest SteelBubblez
My Cat from hell
- My cat so fussy he hates if i lift him, he hates if i cuddle him, he hates if i touch his head (he will make a meany face), he hates if i didn't change his meal every 4 hours and he will bite my legs, can you guys help me... what is happen with my cat :(
- —Guest achy manson
only the boy
- We got magic our white cat when my brother was three years old and at the age where he grabbed at any animal he found. however magic would only let him near her even now 12 years later he is the only one she likes hate all other people hisses and runs off if someone new turns up.
- —Guest monty and magic
Doesn't like to be ignored.
- My beautiful 14 month old Bombay cat is very smart and very loveable but, when she starts talking she wants to hear you say something back or if she wants you to do anything for her she will meow untill she gets your attention and then once she has what she wanted she will go on her merry way. I know I have been trained by the best but thats okay. She has a very consistant routine life and when anything is late or out of place she will let it be known and will not be ignored.
- —Guest Janice
- My male, Joey is terrified of my ceiling fan. I've tried turning it on twice in 3 years and both time he has stared up at it, then bolted into the bathroom and behind the toilet to hide. It doesn't bother Nona y female at all
I suddenly don't know her...
- I've had 2 female cats (Parrot and Isis) for about 5 years now, got them on the same day with parrot as a kitten, and isis maybe 2-3 months old. Anyway, ANYTIME I have to put them in the carrier, doesn't matter for how long, isis will then treat parrot like she has no clue who she is once parrot comes out. she'll hiss at her and run, growl at her, do everything she can to stay away from her, and I have no idea why. usually lasts for a few days too. These two run and play together, eat and drink from the same bowl, and have since i got them, so they've never had any problems, until the carrier gets involved.
- —Guest Ray
Too Much change
- Last July we moved from a house with a fenced yard in Colorado to a Town Home with very little yard in Nebraska. My little Montecore wants to go outside, but I think he wants outside to be his yard in Colorado. He will dart out when the door is opened but often be back indoors before the door closes. It just isn't his outside. They were still building when we moved into our new home and it was noisy. I think he has decided that BobCats, cement trucks, delivery vans and any other types of noisy equipment were all built to eat Tom Cats. He now fears thunder storms. The storms in Colorado were less threatening and less frequent. If we have a storm at night he will snuggle in tight against me for protection. The move has been traumatic for him. He has become very clingy and insecure. He tries less often to go outside, which is fine with me. I prefer that he be an indoor cat. I just wonder how long it will take for my loving care will make him really feel secure in his new home.
- —Guest Marge Daboll
"No women, no children..." ;)
- I'm a guy and my cat Lily is essentially a "guy's cat." She's wary around women for some reason, especially if they have long hair. And kids? Forget it...she hisses at children and flees. But she'll calmly approach most men and look them straight in the eye. I have to keep her away from cable guys and maintenance men so they can do their work without her interfering. She is unmoved by "baby talk"...consider it wasted breath. But say her name and speak to her in your normal tone, and you'll get her attention. And male or female, don't bother trying to pick her up or brush her...she'll only allow me to do that. However, she does let one woman handle her as freely as I do - the vet she has been seeing since she was a kitten. (I should mention that Lily's sister is completely the opposite, very gregarious!)
- —Guest DKM
- Dafne will go outside almost any nice day unless it is windy. She always tests out the wind before heading out the door. On gusty days she will give it a try but as soon as the next gust comes through her hair stands on end and bolts to the door. It is the only thing that truly bothers her.