my cat growls all the time....and my dog mimics him.....
The cat growls when he is put in his carrier to go to the vet and when the pup is barking at him.
This is normal, my cat, Vasya also howls at night....like at 3am he will run like a mad cat and howl....not meow loudly....HOWL......and when he wants to be fed, he doesnt meow like normal cats....he oinks....it sounds like a burp or that sound that you make when you strain the back of your throat. In short intervals, of course.
But when he needs attention or to be petted, he meows like a normal cat. Go figure.....
Oh and when he purrss it sounds like a jet is flying around the room.....thats how he wakes me up.
The other one, Jerry bites my toes to wake me up....he climbs under the covers and bites your toes..... but he also sleeps on my pillow and under the blanket like a human would...and he has to have some weight on him( the blanket, your arm...) if you dont put you arm around him, he nips at my forearm to lift it so he can squueze under it.
So no, your kitten is not weird....TRUST ME.....wait until he starts eating coffee flavored ice cream and then talk to me about weird........
awww your cats are cute..but I know what you mean about weird ...my mom just got a new bed that is really comfy and warm and the cat loves to sleep in there but won't go to sleep in the bed unless she is in there with him.....when she falls asleep on the couch he will start nipping at her toes when he is ready for bed.....and he will keep doing it until she gets up and goes into her room
Hey guys thanks for all the info i will consider it all!!! Also thanks for giving me stories to laugh and imagine what it woud look like!! I like you guys alot keep the fun going talk to me more!! Hey and you can look for some new forums by Mwa!! Love yah! bye!
From yo (i am a girl just to let you know)
***Edited By: yo on 4/6/2005 6:38:48 PM*** Reason: I misspelled something
one night my cat started growling. i had never heard her growl before so i got up to see what was up. she was sitting in the kitchen window staring outside growling. i looked out the window and there was a bear in our yard.
my other cat will only growl if he has a mouse i his mouth and you try and get it away from him before he kills it.
Lol, hey Yo.....I have a million stories to tell you.....i am usually home during the day, on my days off. so i get to see everything that goes on during the day, that corporate slaves dont get to. Plus you bond with your animals better.
Well here is another weird thing about Jerry....when you open a can of olives, he starts pacing, and stretching, and then you let him sniff it...... and that does it! he rolls around the floor, like a crazy cat, jumps into corners. meows like a nut. then after a few minutes of me laughing my self retarded, he calmly comes over to me, politely takes the olive (has to be spanish...green only stuffed with pepper) from a fork..yes a fork..and repeats the whole prance again. But this time he rolls on the olive, before he eats it.( to smell like it i guess)
The other cat , Vasya like the smell of peppermint...dont know why....but my dad, after working the whole day, would come home and put peppermint foot lotion on and watch TV. He was ATTACKED...thats how we found out Vasya liked the smell. Vasya would punce on him, lick him compulsively and attempt to rub the smell on himself. then he would get this wild look in his eye, and start jumping on furniture, howling ( which he loves to do) and then with his claws grab my dad's feet ...bite (with a wild look in his eyes) and pedal( most cats do that when they have a grasp of a ball) with his hind legs.
I dont know why, but i have always had fun animals. I have friends that have lethargic cats..they sleep, dont eat anything funny...they are just there. I consider my self lucky....my animals have personalities.....
not only does Jerry sleep like a human.. he has to sleep facing my face and the top of his head under my nose.....so that i can breathe hot air on the top of his head. Weird? yeah i know....nobody belives me when i tell them.
It has gotten much better over the years, now if i push him away or turn over he at least stays where he was. But when he was a kitten....if i flipped over in bed, he would wake up, and walk over me to the other side...the one that had my face. He would head butt my face until i gave in and allowed him the "hot air spooning position" I used to get so fed up with him that i would fling him of the bed! Imagine you are tossing at 3 am and your cat keeps jumping over you to get some hot air out of your nose.....and he HAS to be facing you!!!! I didnt sleep for months.!
ohhhhhh!! now you made me laugh so hard i can hardly see to type because my eyes are watering!!! I like you alot but I know that you are old enough to have a job so before you decide to be pals i wanted to tell you that I am only 12 years old!! well I sure do!! so talk to you later!!!! oh you can email me@ firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone else has read this and you email me I will know I dont know you so dont even try it!!!
***Edited By: yo on 4/6/2005 8:31:04 PM*** Reason: I forgot to add something
I am not that old....25 is not old..right?....and yes, I am old enough to have a job..but dont have one yet...i just finished medical school and currently a resident A.K.A. the hospitals bitch. Btw it doesnt matter how old people are, we can all learn something from eachother.;)
I have many more funny stories.... For example..Jerrry eats coffee flavored ice cream..and only coffee flavored..i dont know why but i went through many diff flavors to find out...in the process, i also discovered that he will only eat it off a spoon....what a well mannered cat!
Alot of cats growl when they are aggitated or feeling a bit territorial! One of my cats Chive makes the strangest noises I have ever heard, when he was young he suffered damage to his vocal cords, and although he healed well for quite a long time he couldn't make any noise and was completely mute. Now he can make noises but they are unlike anything I have ever heard. He can make squeaky noises and his meow is very deep and raspy, I have got used to his sounding funny but it really freaks some people out when they vist, he will go up behind them and make that raspy squeaky sound in the dark, scares the bejeezus out of them!
No thats not old at all!! I love your stories if you email me some ican print them out and make a packet to refer to when i need cheering up!!! Id really like to have you as a buddy!! This is so ausome talking to you!! love yah bye!! (i can say love yah in a buddyish way to you right?)
LOL JULZ! My old cat, Charles used to go crazy when I rubbed BenGay on my legs after work. All the things you posted about licking and rubbing, then jumping on furniture and howling were the things he used to do!! I thought I was the only one who had a cat that did that! When I told people about it, they'd just think I was exaggerating!