View Full Version : What's going on in a cat's mind?

11-10-2000, 12:55 PM
Sometimes, when I'm watching my Luna sitting on the windowsill and looking out of the window, I'm wondering what thoughts are running through her head - or if she's thinking about something at all!
Everytime she's sitting there, watching the world outside, she seems to be totally in accord with herself; interested, but also relaxed and content.
I'd really like to know what she's thinking in moments like that. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

I'm sure other cat owners have noticed these special 'cat moments', too, when there seems to be a wisdom and knowledge around your cat that you can hardly describe in words...


4 feline house
11-10-2000, 09:47 PM
I know what you mean, Kirsten, about those "moments of wisdom and knowledge". I think about her wisdom when my cat hisses at the towel turban wrapped around my feshly washed hair. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/mad.gif I observe how smart they are when I go in the kitchen and see them trying to kill my new sponge mop before and kills them. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/eek.gif And I'm always impressed with their bravery as they try to vanquish my electric razor, batting it a few times after it stops to make sure it is really dead and not just playing possum. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/confused.gif Of course, my tongue is firmly in my cheek. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif That's what I love about cats - how they can be so contemplative one minute and so goofy the next! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

11-11-2000, 01:56 AM
Between the two of you you have summed up cats beautifully!!

12-04-2000, 06:14 AM
Cats really do have a great way of looking like they are wise and highly intelligent sometimes. I, as most of you probably do, think that cats are the most adorable, intelligent, charming, magnificent creatures. My Cindy can express so much with her face, she sometimes looks at us with such adoration and love in her eyes. Sometimes my Sibyl cat looks at me after I've scolded her and I can't believe the look in her eyes! I truly believe that they can understand english. They just are not going to lower themselves to try and speak it.

12-04-2000, 03:50 PM
I agree with you, Meesie, I'm sure that my Luna understands German, at least a few words... http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif


4 feline house
12-04-2000, 05:35 PM
I'm convinced that cats and dogs learn some words. After all, they all learn their names, so it would only make sense that they would also learn things like "outside", "walk", "ride", "treat", "goodie", "play", or any other words that are significant to them that they hear over and over.

12-04-2000, 08:02 PM
I think cat are far more cunning than they ever let on.

I have two tonkinese cats which amongst other things inherit the chatty meow of the burmese. One of them, Typha, was in a fight where he sustained a nasty bite on his paw-pad. He had a hole right through his paw and could not put any pressure on his foot. Being the tough cat-owner I am, I carried the poor little fellow around the house because although he could hobble along he could not manage any of the stairs in our house. He would just sit there, not demanding, but with such a dreamy soulfull look in his eyes one could not help but pick him up. A couple of days later I was upstairs in my den (aka. messy computer room) when I heard his call. I looked down the stairwell to see where he was before embarking on another cat-taxi callout. To my surprise I saw him "strolling" along the lower level towards the stairs - not a limp in his stride. I gently called out his name, perhaps with a questioning tone, apon which he stopped dead in his tracks, looked up at me, and slowly raised his "sore" paw from the ground and continued towards me limping.

...to me this is a premeditated act! So, who needs to speak a human language when they have us wrapped around their little fingers - so to speak.