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I've noticed Dante do some weird things, and while many of them are cute, one has me wondering just what in the heck he is doing! During every feeding, he will stop halfway through his meal and paw at the floor around the bowl. He'll do this for a minute or two, then go back to eating. He does it again when he's finished. Is he doing some kind of scent marking? I don't know if he was doing it before, this is the first time I've seen him do it. No scratching, just sort of rubbing his paws along the floor, all around the bowl. He does the same to the litter box!
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This is really interesting and weird and new at the same time ! I hope someone else more experienced with cat's behavior can come up with their advice ... like Acer, Maya who are usually more informative ... hehehe ... I also would like to know why ? Could be scent marking (to protect the food from his rival) - could be the expression of how pleased he is with the meal ???? I'll try to search the internet for cat's behavior, see if there is anything similar ...
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My Merlin does it sometimes. As you probably know, animals in the wild hide their meal under the ground & when hungry come back & eat it...
That's what your Dante is trying to do
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Thanks Maya ! I told her, you're more informative ... hehehe ...
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Hi Irene, Sherlock here. It wasn't Maya; I told her to write it!!
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So all her info came fro you, Sir ... ? No wonder she's sometimes soooo smart, sometimes .... (maybe when you're not around, Sir...)
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So all her info came fro you, Sir ... ? No wonder she's sometimes soooo smart, sometimes .... (maybe when you're not around, Sir...)
Errr, well... not always.
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My Merlin does it sometimes. As you probably know, animals in the wild hide their meal under the ground & when hungry come back & eat it...
That's what your Dante is trying to do
Hrmm, it's interesting. He does it now every time he eats or uses the litterbox! He pawed my feet the same way this morning when both cats where under my desk, I told him that he had to share me
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Dante is really interesting !! I know each kitty has its own unique personality ... could this one be a little bit possesive or stingy ? He really needs to be taught how to share .. hehehe ... It's funny too to have such a kitty around you ...
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Dante is really interesting !! I know each kitty has its own unique personality ... could this one be a little bit possesive or stingy ? He really needs to be taught how to share .. hehehe ... It's funny too to have such a kitty around you ...
He's not possessive, but can be a bit stingy at times, when he wants something bad enough. He has become quite the protector around the house too. We have many strays that come in our yard, and you should hear him growl and yowl at them from the sliding glass door! His tail poofs out, and he does this little dance, back arched, tail poofed, yowling at the top of his lungs It's just hilarious
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