Communicating With Your Cat
Rainbow, our four-year-old shelter cat, frequently stands meowing over one of her catnip toys, then picks it up in her mouth, carries it to wherever we are in the house, drops it at our feet, then sits down in front of it. What is she trying to tell us?
- Barbara K.
Aww!! Okayso we will start by saying thiswe cannot tell you for sure what your cat is communicating. However, we suspect she has learned that if she behaves in this way, she is likely to engage her humans in interaction. We imagine it is fairly hard to resist her and her toy when she drops her toy and sits in front of it! If you then engage her, and she continues to drop her toy for you in the future, you can conclude that she is asking for your involvement in her activity.