“If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat”!
Cats are different from dogs, why?
Your cat is an independent self contained machine. It does not rely on a pack as does the dog and consequently has had no need to develop hierarchical social organization. Dogs have developed many submissive postures such as avoiding eye contact, wagging their tails etc. Your cat has no need for this as it is a solitary hunter and can only rely on itself. Consequently in our interaction with our cats we can get it wrong if we compare their behavior with that of a dog!
Social bonding between cats is usually defined by sitting close together, mutual grooming and sleeping or dozing together. Try a slow blink to your cat whilst talking to her, blinking and yawning are bonding signals.
If you have more than one cat in a household the dynamics between them can sometimes be up and down. Some cats will just tolerate each other and have no problems as long as there is enough space for them to get away. As they have not developed the messages that dogs use to appease, cats will prefer to avoid, threaten or fight with each other, consequently being crowded can be stressful for cats.
If you’re looking for a cattery in Geelong who understands your cat, contact us to make a booking or to inspect our facilities.