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    cat acting strangely....

    okay, this is a little weird. my cat usually meows a lot when he's hungry, that's normal, and he usually jumps on the table and rubs himself all over my stuff, too. but just now, he jumped onto the table and it was like he glared at me. he was in a fighting position, like he was ready to attack. as if there was a predator around, but there wasn't. just me. he hissed at me angrily. I got up to give him food, cause I figured maybe he's just really hungry. (this cat is always hungry. food will distract him from ANYTHING.) in between me standing up and me pouring the food, he hissed two more times, and never left the defensive position. so I poured the food, and usually he just runs straight for it, but this time he approached it slowly. he took a couple bites, then stopped to hiss at me again, so I backed off slowly. he just kept staring at me. I pointed out to him that he had food in his bowl, and he took a couple more bites of it again, but then like... every time I moved, he would just sit there and watch me, again with the glarey-face. he meowed a couple times in there too, but they didn't sound like his normal meows....

    if there are any cat people on here I need your help, what the hell just happened??

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    Re: cat acting strangely....

    Have you perhaps been around another animal. Just a thought you might have a scent of another animal or something. Generally cats do not react this way with a person they are close to.
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    Re: cat acting strangely....

    other than the dog, no. but we've had the dog for years. he and the cat are fine with each other. we've had the cat for years too

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    Could be he got stung by something. It's the time of year for wasps and such, maybe it was somewhere you wouldn't notice. That can bug a cat. Has anything in your environment changed? New people? New schedule? Anything can put a cat on edge.
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    Re: cat acting strangely....

    my mom just got home, and she suggested maybe it's my haircut? I got a haircut today that makes me look pretty different than I used to. also, maybe the shampoo that the hairdresser used makes me smell different?

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    Could be any number of things. It really depends on the cat and how they perceive the change.
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    Re: cat acting strangely....

    How long have you had the cat? My cat does this almost routinely every morning and she's just playing/displaying normal behaviour. Usually it is right after she's used her litter tray. Then she arches her back and pronks around the flat pretending that everything that moves, or doesn't move, is a threat. Her eyes are massive when she does this, like huge dilated pupils. She has those eyes when she's hunting me too, which is usually around the same time she's in this mood, and it always makes me laugh because she looks so silly.

    So it may just be that your cat was experiencing one of these 'mad half hours' but you just hadn't witnessed it before.

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    Oh and she makes a noise when she does this that is like no other vocalisation she makes. She's usually quite quiet though and rarely 'speaks' when we're feeding her. She just rubs and purs.
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    One point..Its a cat...Cats do what cats do...never question the wisdom of the feline masters...(Yes your purrness,you are the meowiest)
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    Re: cat acting strangely....

    we've had him since 2006... it's a little odd that I've never seen him do it before. he's hissed at me before, but never like that.

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    One point..Its a cat...Cats do what cats do...never question the wisdom of the feline masters...(Yes your purrness,you are the meowiest)
    good point. in ancient Egypt cats were worshiped as gods. cats have never forgotten this.

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    Re: cat acting strangely....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightingale View Post
    okay, this is a little weird. my cat usually meows a lot when he's hungry, that's normal, and he usually jumps on the table and rubs himself all over my stuff, too. but just now, he jumped onto the table and it was like he glared at me. he was in a fighting position, like he was ready to attack. as if there was a predator around, but there wasn't. just me. he hissed at me angrily. I got up to give him food, cause I figured maybe he's just really hungry. (this cat is always hungry. food will distract him from ANYTHING.) in between me standing up and me pouring the food, he hissed two more times, and never left the defensive position. so I poured the food, and usually he just runs straight for it, but this time he approached it slowly. he took a couple bites, then stopped to hiss at me again, so I backed off slowly. he just kept staring at me. I pointed out to him that he had food in his bowl, and he took a couple more bites of it again, but then like... every time I moved, he would just sit there and watch me, again with the glarey-face. he meowed a couple times in there too, but they didn't sound like his normal meows....

    if there are any cat people on here I need your help, what the hell just happened??
    Cats sense things that we can't even think of. Like Anu said, maybe it was another animal. Or another person's energy (there is such a thing, btw and it was scientifically proven).
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