I am a pet lover but my choice of compnion is the fellines, I am a cat lover and as such I have read many books that are about felines and the one that I read written by Jean Craighead George, entitled, How To Talk To Your Cat,
impressed me enough for me to want to
share this with you. Sometimes it's best
to be able to communicate in our feline
friend's language, particularly when
they misbehave, so here are a few of the sounds a cat makes when trying to get
their point accross to us:
mew= a plea for care and/or attention.
mew (soundless)= the very civilized, polite form of the plea.
meow= the somewhat more demanding/begging form of the plea
MEOW!= a command to give care and/or attention
mee-o-ow (with a falling cadence)= a protest equivalent to a child's whine when he has not gotten what he wanted.
MEE-o-ow (whined, with a shrill)= a stronger protest.
MYUP! (a short, sharp single note)= righteous indignation.
MEOW! MEOW! MEOW!= a panicky call for help, as when the cat is being hurt or disturbed in any way.
mier-r-r-ow (chirruped with a lifting cadence)= the "hello" greeting, implies intimacy when uttered with passion
You can give the following a try. You have nothing to loose. This is called back feet wipping and this is serious talk to a cat and a call to scatter. You are making yourself very clear in your command:
wipe your feet and stand broadside to your cat, with your arms bent at the elbow and make claws with your hands, do a little growl while you are doing this, you will see your cat bolt like lightening.
I find that when they are doing something they should not do this is the best for getting my point accross to my cats.
This is their language, so it all should work, particularly the wipping of your feet on the carpet or bare floors. This wipping to them is called claw sharpening and it's carefully observed by cats. They usually read these markings that are left behind on trees or on the grownd, this is a sort of communication signifiying hostility because the back feet are used primarily for vaulting the animal forward into battle or tearing open the belly of an opponent, when this is used it is serious talk.
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