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Old January 20th 17, 06:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mishi[_2_]
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Default Pilling The Cat Revisited

On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:50:01 PM UTC-5, John Kasupski wrote:
The subject of pilling a cat came up recently in another thread, and it got me
to thinking about this:

If you and your cat are sitting in the living room and you get up off the couch
to go out to the kitchen and feed your cat, the cat will already be out in the
kitchen waiting next to the food dish for you when you get there.

If you and your cat are sitting in the living room and you get up off the couch
to go out to the kitchen and pill your cat, the cat will seem to have vanished
from the face of the Earth by the time you finish getting to your feet.

How do they know?

I'm initially inclined to think it's something in our body language, which our
cats seem to be experts at reading, but I'd be interested in hearing about any
other theories someone else might have conceived or has read about.

John D. Kasupski
Niagara Falls, NY


Cats are mind readers. Actually, they are excellent readers of body language and can figure out what we are going to do from our actions. I have learned to keep the bottles of their meds beside mine, so they never know what I am reaching for. Usually, it works.

Patti
Bridgeport, NY - near Syracuse