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Does your cat know how you are feeling??

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MillyMoo1113 Sat 29-Oct-16 22:12:18

Mine always seem to know when I'm ill, and right now I'm upset and she's being really lovely and fussy, like she knows I need the comfort. Which I do! But the more I think it's like she knows I need a cuddle

Ihavesomethingtosaytoday Sat 29-Oct-16 22:12:58


IHaveBrilloHair Sat 29-Oct-16 22:15:18

Absolutely, they all fuss over me when I'm not feeling great.

LemonRedwood Sat 29-Oct-16 22:15:34

He seems to know when I'm upset and always comes for a cuddle.

Couldn't give a fig when I'm ill though. Still jumps on my head to let me know it's breakfast time!

He was tapping DH's phone this morning at 6:30, presumably he was wondering why it wasn't making that noise that makes us get up to feed him. Tomorrow morning's wake up call will be all the more unpleasant because it will be an hour early hmm

Boredenough2bhere Sat 29-Oct-16 22:16:17

Yes, mine has cuddled tightly into my back while laying down and crying.

MillyMoo1113 Sat 29-Oct-16 22:23:16

My two fight with each other to remind me I haven't fed them.

But she's still cuddling me loads bless her.

OrionsAccessory Sat 29-Oct-16 22:24:40

She may know but she definitely doesn't care!

modernladeee Sat 29-Oct-16 22:30:56

Yes they do know, but there is a theory they only pay you more attention because they know the hand that feeds them may die.

Papergirl1968 Sat 29-Oct-16 22:50:02

Clocks go back, not forward, Lemon

LemonRedwood Sun 30-Oct-16 06:05:44

5:30 new time. Bang on the dot, as predicted.

MillyMoo1113 Sun 30-Oct-16 06:41:51

These two are chasing each other round my bedroom to remind me I should be up!

May as well feed them, I won't get back to sleep whilst they leap across my bed...

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 30-Oct-16 07:29:50

BiteyCat knows but doesn't care. He's a Stoic himself and expects his people to show the same fortitude.

Previous cat was much more nurturing, especially if the DC were ill. He'd snuggle up with them and hover anxiously.

iloveeverykindofcat Sun 30-Oct-16 15:01:02

I have one dumb sweetie and one evil genius. (Actually the dumb one is more of an idiot savant, but that's another story). So one that knows but doesn't care, and one that cares but doesn't know.

MissHooliesCardigan Sun 30-Oct-16 17:01:30

I think mine definitely know. Whenever any of the DCs are ill, one or both of the cats will spend the entire time cuddled up to sick child. When DH and I got married, my DF came up 3 days before the wedding to take the 3 cats we had then to their house as they were going to look after them when we were on our honeymoon. About an hour before he arrived, they all went and hid under our bed - it was as though they just sensed something.

cozietoesie Sun 30-Oct-16 19:20:49

Well they know when I'm angry or urgent about something so I guess they can read other moods as well. I've just never been too sure that they care that much - unless it affects them of course. grin

Puffinity Sun 30-Oct-16 20:42:48

When we lived abroad the landladies' cat would often come into our apartment. He was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde figure (removed from his mum too early and abandoned), either all over you or dangling from your arm. I was really upset once and he jumped on my lap and cuddled me for ages just groping my chest and licking my chin really

PuffinCat just ignored me when I was distraught, but we'd had her for less than two weeks then, she might be a bit better now.

PenguindreamsofDraco Mon 31-Oct-16 10:19:15

My old cat did, definitely. Her sister persists in the conviction that what I am thinking is generally that she needs to be fed. If she is any more empathetic than that, she hides it extremely well grin

cozietoesie Mon 31-Oct-16 11:24:53

Well of course she would, Penguin. She's focussing! grin

hollinhurst84 Thu 03-Nov-16 15:43:10

Definitely. After an op he sat on the windowsill keeping guard (from nasty dawgs!) while I slept grin

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 03-Nov-16 16:08:52

I'm not sure, previous cats did & looked concerned, this one gets worried if I lick my hand so I suppose he might equate that with me being injured.

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