Caturday Call of the Wild

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In our neck of the woods, it’s been a wacky week of changeable weather and moods. Do you find your cat’s moods change according to the weather?

It’s normal to have some mood swings, but sudden behavioral changes in cats can be red flags. If a normally mellow kitty is suddenly lashing out or biting, it maybe be a medical cause and not a mood. The best way to know what’s normal for your cat is to pay attention every day. Notice how, when and where they’re napping or playing, exploring or hiding. Watch their body language.

Every part of their body has something to say from their ears, eyes, mouth, paws, back and tail. Listen to their dozens of different subtle and not so subtle sounds. Engaged play with your cat is a wonderful time for bonding and for noticing. Petting and massage are ideal for noticing sore spots, bald spots, hot spots, lumps or bumps. Cats are constantly communicating even when they’re sleeping. If you’re tuned into what’s normal for your healthy cat, you’ll be better equipped to know when something is amiss.

This week, Odin had only one brief playtime with Mystery Miss but Domino barged in uninvited ruined the party. Odin’s been more needy since, seeking comfort under the covers and for much longer than his usual quickie ten minutes. Merlin who normally doesn’t like sharing my arms in bed, allowed Odin to snuggle together making for a late start to the day yesterday.

There were footprints in the snow at our side door. Were they from MM?

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Have a grrrrreat weekend!



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10 thoughts on “Caturday Call of the Wild

  1. Wonderful blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any ideas? Appreciate it!

  2. Poor Odin, first spurned and now ousted! Love just ain’t fair.

    Of the two of us, hubby is the better “noticer”, while I’m the tactile one. We make a pretty good Cat Team, I think.

  3. Poor Odin, he’s got it bad! Yes knowing your cat really well and its routines etc does help when things are awry. Trouble is some people (who shall be nameless *tuneless whistle, rolls eyes*) get a bit overly anxious! lol

  4. What, only two photos on a Saturday? I’m going to go into Cat Saturday withdrawal!

    I love hearing that Odin got a little more cuddly, even if it was because he is feeling love sick.

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