Why Your Cat Behaves the Way He Does
Cats have always had the reputation of being aloof and quite independent. They have also been accused of not paying attention to anyone around them unless they were feeling hungry or wanted attention on their time schedule. Sometimes a cat will simply act strangely and it is very hard for the owner to understand the behavior and figure out exactly what it is that the cat wants.
Those individuals who have been cat owners for several years can pass along some wisdom to the new cat owner which can help them better understand their feline friend. Although the way your cat may act can get quite confusing at times, there are certain behavior patterns that are common among all cats no matter the breed. By understanding what these feline quirks actually mean a can bring you to a closer understanding of your cat.
One the most common behaviors which almost every cat exhibits is the tendency to want to rub their head on places throughout the home. If you what your cat you'll notice that sometimes they will rub against the chair legs or against the legs of the table. They will also rub their heads on sofas and on your legs as well. While they are rubbing up against your legs you may be inclined to think they are showing you how much they love you. While that may be the case once in a while, the truth is that they are marking you as their property. The same goes with the TV stand, the chair legs, and anything else that they rub their head on. The thing you may not notice is while the cat is rubbing you with his head he is also discreetly placing just a tiny bit of saliva on what he is rubbing his head on, which in his opinion marks this object as his own personal property.
The act of depositing his saliva on objects also leaves the scent of the cat which will mark that object as being a part of the cat's territory. When someone new comes into your home, your cat will mark them in an effort to make them feel like a part of the group. This behavior can be particularly frustrating to those who are allergic to cats. As it turns out those are allergic to cats are particularly allergic to the saliva of the cat which is what is being deposited on the person. Of course the person who is allergic to the cat will attempt to wipe off for the cat has rubbed his head, which in turn will result in the cat feeling the need to remark his property.
If you keep your cat indoors you should also notice that the cat likes to spend a lot of time simply lying in front of a window. Sometimes the cat will make strange or funny noises and will also make strange gestures or movements. This is simply your cat bringing out his inner hunter and acting on his natural hunting instinct.
If you notice that your cat is pouncing on a lot of things in your home, then you should spend some time playing with your cat. Grab a piece is string or his favorite stuffed toy and let him play for a bit. Once he gets tired of playing or gets bored with you pay will probably go off to grab a bite to eat or simply just lay down for a while.
Your cat may act odd at times, but if you watch him closely, you'll find that there is always a reason for the way he is acting.