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Cat Behavior 101 (Slideshow)

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Cat Behavior 101 (Slideshow)


By PetMD

Did you know cats played a large role in ancient Egyptian society? They even became deities — Mafdet (goddess of justice) and Bastet (goddess of war) were both felines. And while these creatures aren’t held in such high esteem today, there is still an aura of mystery and a particular presence a cat has. Even their behavior is quite dissimilar to that other favorite domestic pet: the dog. With a little understanding of the feline “way,” you’ll discover their behavior isn’t so strange after all.

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3:20PM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Thank you Nicholas, for Sharing this!

7:16AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Thanks for sharing

9:23AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

my kitty rarely "attacks" me, I choose not to instigate said attacks. My boyfriend likes to ruffle her fur and such to get her to play then complains that she attacks him when he tries to sleep or when he walks by. silly men. cats are incredible

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8:48AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

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6:40PM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

they are amazing, i love cat's( feral cats too!)

They are so sensitive and miss you alot when you go on vacations without it.

:) o/

4:40PM PDT on May 25, 2013

thank you for that

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