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Old 01-16-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Really, the one thing that remains a huge mystery to me and I would love to know...WHY do they stare at a random fixed point on the wall or ceiling or in space when there is NOTHING THERE.
This is partly why it seems there is nothing going on in their heads!!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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I wonder the same things. When I look at the photo gallery on my phone and realize I've taken over 50 pics just of them sleeping, I can't explain it. They just look so precious when they're asleep! I can sometimes tell what Neptune is thinking by his body language. If he's sitting on my lap and looking up at my face, then turns his head to the side slightly, I know he's about to grab at my glasses. When I'm standing and he jumps at my legs he wants to be held. If I'm sitting on the couch and he sits next to the coffee table and looks at me, he wants me to get out the laser pointer. In that situation if I try to pet him he shies away and I know he's thinking "No, Mom, I want to play!" And when Toby comes in from being outside and Neptune gets so excited jumping on him and licking him, I know he's thinking "Toby!!!!!! I missed you much! You're back! Yay!!!!!" while Toby is thinking "Dude, get off of me, I'm trying to eat". But Toby is much more of a mystery. He's so still and quiet most of the time, I have no clue what he's thinking about.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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I've seen my youngest watching a bug on the wall, and then staring at that same area the next day, as if it would come back. So there might have been a reason to look at the wall earlier, and you just didn't see it. Also, he sometimes stares at a tiny, almost unnoticeable, mark as if it might be a bug. He's a little obsessed with bugs lol.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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He's a little obsessed with bugs lol.
Aren't they all?!?!? LOL

I'm so glad to have a professional stink bug killer in the house. She's definitely earning her keep.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Nimbus is most expressive with his tail. There are times, after I've ruffled his fur (against his will) and then released him, he flicks it about in what I'm pretty sure are some sort of obscene gestures. It's like he's cussing me out. In tail sign language.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Really, the one thing that remains a huge mystery to me and I would love to know...WHY do they stare at a random fixed point on the wall or ceiling or in space when there is NOTHING THERE.
The second mystery is why they continuously sniff each others' butts.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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The second mystery is why they continuously sniff each others' butts.
Do they? My Persians didn't. That's the only time I've had two cats.

Maybe your cats are part dog!
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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Nimbus is most expressive with his tail. There are times, after I've ruffled his fur (against his will) and then released him, he flicks it about in what I'm pretty sure are some sort of obscene gestures. It's like he's cussing me out. In tail sign language.
Well, you can always wiggle your derrier at him:>)
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Do they? My Persians didn't. That's the only time I've had two cats.

Maybe your cats are part dog!
My kitties constantly sniff each others' butts, even when I politely ask them not to do that in my presence.

Hopes, do you have any photos of Bobbles?
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Do they? My Persians didn't. That's the only time I've had two cats.

Maybe your cats are part dog!
Mine do. We read that's normal but I don't remember why if it said. They're sniffing the anal glands.
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