Cat “Attacks” Aren’t What They Seem
If you’ve ever found yourself walking around your home and — wham — your kitty attacks your ankle! Don’t worry, your cat is not angry or even maladjusted, it is merely playing with you. Cats are playful creatures that love to hone their hunting skills, and well you have just become a target. Lucky you. Thankfully, you can avoid any future assaults by distracting kitty with some string or another toy. Play with your cat for a little while. The cat will absolutely love you for it. More importantly, you’ll have less “loving” scratch marks.
So, we’ve busted the myths. Strange cat behavior isn’t that strange after all. It is merely natural instinct coming through. Now by all means, put that cat up on that pedestal. Just make sure it’s got something to play with up there… or watch out!
Cat Behavior 101 originally appeared on petMD.com