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12 Signs Your Cat is Cheating on You

12 Signs Your Cat is Cheating on You
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Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally published on August 28, 2013. Enjoy!

Think your cat might be cheating? Here are 12 tell tale warning signals that should raise the reg flag:

1. He Comes Home Late – If your puss is normally curled up on the end of your bed by 9 but recently he’s started rolling in around 11/12, you might want to start asking questions.

2. He Smells of Perfume – If you can smell another woman’s perfume on your kitty when he comes through the cat flap, chances are he’s a cheater. Even if he’s tried to cover it up through vigorous licking, your senses know things and he’s not fooling anyone.

3. He’s Not Interested in Snuggling – One minute he’s the snuggliest cat in the world, the next he barely even looks in your direction. If your cat is playing and getting his fill of cuddles elsewhere, then that would explain his sudden lack of physical contact.

4. You Find an Unexplained Hair on His Coat – So you’re carrying out his regular grooming routine and you chance upon a long blonde hair clinging to his coat. Problem is you’re a brunette and so is everyone else in the household.

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Photo Credits: BWCK Gallery, Renee, Enid Yu, Tupinambah, Rahin H, Hans Pama, Thinkstock

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8:06AM PDT on Mar 15, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

10:07PM PDT on Oct 27, 2014

It certainly appears that someone knows their cats.

2:11PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

When reading this, thought about human cheating... also, have to agree that cats should not "roam free" ... it has become increasingly dangerous for them out there.

8:12AM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

noted,liked and shared.Thank you

4:46AM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

My Mom did have an affair with three cats, but it was because they were completely neglected and quite starved by the neighbor lady (she certainly believed that because they were more or less indoor cats they can find a proper meal outside - which was not possible there). She gave them food and kindness and medical care (against worms and insects and parasite). In the end, they were completely hers.

11:08PM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

Seems like the author is reliving a personal experience with a human. Oh how can our pussies be so two faced as a human? Didnt think puss was capable of that!
Now that is getting to be TOO human. ;-)

6:06PM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

Bad kitty - no cheating! :-)

1:23PM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

As a metro neighborhood dweller, would not feel comfortable exposing my 3 cats to the dangers of traffic and not right minded people who roam the streets. However, my cats still find ways to hide and scare me to think they've run off ---> until they are hungry or want attention.

11:07AM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

I realize the article is meant to be "tongue in cheek", but as a cat rescuer, it is my firm belief that we need to stop alluding that it is ok for cat's to roam free. Cat's need to be indoors ONLY, unless a fenced- in outdoor "catio" is provided. There are just too many way's they can be hurt or killed, unintentionally as well as intentionally.

5:48AM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

When I go away, I take my cat to the kitty condos. Anyone who comes in contact with her, write a notation on a folder that is given to me. On more than one occasion the comments have been something like, "Has to have her loving." That's her alright.

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