For those of us lucky enough to have a furry friend in our lives, it’s not hard to fall in love with the quirks in their personalities. They’re as individual as our human friends and family, whether at play, prowling around, or sound asleep.
Cats have long been known for their attraction to the simpler things in life: balls of yarn, feathers, cardboard boxes. Science may never know why. But we can see it brings out the curious side of these creatures, and a glimpse into what their minds may be up to.
Does your cat have a precocious personality? Read through our list and see if any of these seven personality types pull a thread.
7. The Huntress
She attacks her prey with vigor and determination and leaves no stuffed mouse un-pounced. The hunter will spot a dangling ribbon from yards away, estimate her approach, and bat her paws at the target. She gets up early in the morning and may keep you up late into the night, too, with the sounds of her scrambling around.
Cats are instinctual hunters, and even the domestic house-bound felines have trouble losing the urge. According to Live Science, if you find your cat has presented you with a dead mouse or bird, it’s possible she’s just trying to teach you how to do the same.
Just watch where you leave your headphone cords dangling, or you could be soon playing tug of war with this one!
6. The Sentinel
This cat loves to take charge and is always interested in any action in the house. If there’s a stranger near, she knows it, and she isn’t about to let anyone take her place in line at dinnertime.
Cats are naturally more in tune with their surroundings than humans are, so when danger approaches, they know what to do. In some cases, Petful reports, cats have alerted their unwary owners of carbon monoxide poisoning and even hidden snakes in the house.
The Sentinel will play when she’s good and ready, but if anything else is going on, she may be much more interested in investigating.
5. The Changeling
This cat thinks it’s a human, chatters to you like a human, and would rather do human things than cat things. Chasing a ball of yarn around the house may not be her thing, but put a cup of water on the table and it won’t last long. This cat wants badly to fit in with her human companions. Maybe a little too badly.
4. The Damp Limpet
Lingering in the darkness, perhaps under your easy chair, this cat would rather be a murky shadow than a front-running scene stealer. She makes her appearance only when feeling comfortable.
This behavior isn’t just a characteristic of shelter cats, or those who have been abused, according to the Nest. Any kind of cat can develop an aloof or timid personality, suiting them best to loving humans who aren’t into furry snuggles every day.
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