Cats are the most popular pets in the United States. Cats are the most popular pets in the world. More people own cats than dogs.
Cats tell us how they feel in several ways. When a cat talks, it is called a meow. Some cats have high sounding meows. Some cats have low, husky meows. Some cats don’t meow at all. Sometimes it sounds like there is a motor in your cat. This is called purring. Cats purr when they are happy. Cats like when you pet them gently from head to tail. This often causes them to feel good and happy, so they purr.
When cats are mad or afraid, they make a growling loud noise. This often ends with the cat hissing and making a spitting sound. Do not try to pick a cat up when he is doing this. He may scratch or bite you by accident. When a cat is mad or afraid, they do not remember you are their friend.
When a cat’s ears are flicking back and forth, they are listening. They hear many things we can’t. The ears of a cat can hear noises we can’t. If the ears of a cat are laid down, close to the head, they are afraid or mad. We know not to pick up or try to pet that cat.
Sometimes a cat’s tail will be puffed up and round. Sometimes the tail will lash across the floor, back and forth, jerking across the floor. …Read More