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Old 03-24-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Ha! I love this thread. I don't have a cat, just wanted to find out why they're staring at you. I think they're practicing mind control, but haven't worked out the kinks.
Well, they are known to be control freaks, so maybe your theory has some merit.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Ha! I love this thread. I don't have a cat, just wanted to find out why they're staring at you. I think they're practicing mind control, but haven't worked out the kinks.
As you don't have a feline, you may not have heard this maxim: "Dogs have Masters ~ Cats have Staff"
Never was there a truer word spoken.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Do you have this same experience with your cats? Does it make you feel uncomfortable?
I woke up in the middle of the night and Bear (RIP) had hopped up on my night stand, and was staring at me. Bear was my husband's cat who hated me. I screamed, he yeowled and bolted, my husband thought there was an intruder in the house. Hilarity ensued.

The current housemates stare when they want something -- food, water, treats, attention, me to move over in bed so they can have 3/4 of the bed instead of just 1/2. If staring doesn't work, the next move is meowing; after that, they move on to tapping and head butting.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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Trying to communicate with your telepathically? If they do that what with each other, why not with you too?
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Oh yeah, all three of my girls stare at me. Deuxdad will sit on the arm of the chair and stare if I am eating something. If that doesn't work she reaches out a paw to snatch something off my plate.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:45 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Oh yeah, all three of my girls stare at me. Deuxdad will sit on the arm of the chair and stare if I am eating something. If that doesn't work she reaches out a paw to snatch something off my plate.
Wait till they double-team you.... one distracts, while the other snatches the prize. I've actually had that happen to me.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Oh yeah, all three of my girls stare at me. Deuxdad will sit on the arm of the chair and stare if I am eating something. If that doesn't work she reaches out a paw to snatch something off my plate.

We eat in the living room when it is just the two of us. I sit on my recliner which Electra sits on the arm. I use a t.v. tray for my food. There was only ONE time (that I noticed) I was talking to my husband (who was on the couch that is next to the recliner) and when I turned back, there was Electra with her nose in my food. She has NEVER done that before which is why I usually don't mind her sitting there while I eat.



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Old 03-24-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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One of my cats actually stole my sister's whole steak off her plate. We once had a dog that took a whole roast beef that was resting on the stove.
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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They're brains are the size of peas, yet they function very very well.

They're amazing little creatures, so I'm always thrown off by the stares. I could be sitting and reading for an hour, and randomly glance up, and they are staring.

Perhaps it is a Jedi mind trick?!?
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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They're brains are the size of peas, yet they function very very well.

They're amazing little creatures, so I'm always thrown off by the stares. I could be sitting and reading for an hour, and randomly glance up, and they are staring.

Perhaps it is a Jedi mind trick?!?
The actual brain size of an adult feline is about the size of large shelled walnut. I've seen more than one. This is probably part of why cats are always so much 'in the moment'.

They are one of my favourites of all the creatures.
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