Psychology and the Missing Cat

This is a pretty fascinating article about the psychology of cats who have taken off for parts unknown, and why. Before you read the entire article be sure to find the best cat sitter in town. One who will ensure that your cat won’t escape, and one who will send a full hour in your home keeping your cats company – we can’t stress how important a good cat sitter is. Your vet is a good source for the purrfect referral.

Why would a cat run away?

Most cats do not literally “run away” even if abused — if anything they would prefer to stay put because of their innate territoriality. It is more descriptive to say that a cat was lured by a squirrel, or chased off by a dog or some other frightening event, but then finds itself reluctant to leave the NEW territory out of fear, rather than say the cat intentionally ran away from its old territory.

Click here to read the entire article:

http://sonic.net/~pauline/psych.html

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