Happy New Year! Are you starting 2021 out with a kitty at your side or on your lap? Cats probably can’t be bothered to make resolutions of their own, aside from sleeping a lot and looking cute. However, we have a pretty good idea of what Fluffy will be up to this year. You may see a bit of cattitude in the next 12 months! A Pasadena, MD veterinarian lists a few things we expect from our feline patients this year.
Fluffy is a very opportunistic little napper, and she won’t hesitate to take occupation of anything that looks like a warm, comfy spot. At some point this year, you’ll get up for something, only to find your furball smugly occupying your seat when you get back.
We’re not sure why, but kitties really just can’t resist smacking things off tables and counters. Sooner or later, you’ll see your furry buddy’s little paw knocking something to the floor. (Note: if Fluffy uses her right paw, then that’s her dominant side.)
Cats may be small, but they have some pretty big opinions. Some of our feline pals are quite the little chatterboxes, and will basically yell at their humans when they have something to say.
Our feline friends are very cute and playful, which is adorable. Most of the time. Fluffy sometimes thinks of her humans as giant cat toys, and has been known to bite or scratch. This is often done playfully, or even affectionately, but it’s still bad petiquette. To teach your tiny lion better manners, tell her ‘No’ or ‘Bad Kitty’ when she attacks. Then, ignore her for a while.
Did you know that recent studies indicated that yes, cats do hear their humans calling them and, yes, they sometimes completely ignore these summons. (We know, you’re probably completely shocked.)
Kitties are very serious about their breakfasts … all five of them. If you have the audacity to sleep beyond the time when Fluffy expects her morning meal, you may be in for a rude awakening. Cats have been known to wake their humans up by pawing at them, walking on them, meowing at them, or even pouncing on their toes!
Happy New Year! Please contact us, your Pasadena, MD veterinary clinic, anytime!