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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: neilep on 15/02/2011 20:05:52

Title: How Does An Injured Cat Become A Friendlier Cat ?
Post by: neilep on 15/02/2011 20:05:52
Dearest Catologists,

As a sheepy I am of course extremely friendly. Being friendly is all I think about. From the moment I get up out of bed to the moment I fall back asleep, being friendly monopolises my every waking moment !.......send me gifts and I'll be even friendlier !

Check this cat out


Nice eh ?


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A Cat Earlier At The Time It Was Photographed Sometime Ago


I read today that a cat that has been through a traumatic experience  such as a car accident or eating my wife's cooking, will go through a second socialisation phase while they are still hospitalised ! This means that in most cases they will be even friendlier (sometimes the opposite)

I know this for a fact because (This one time ...at Band Camp....)...............I knew a cat that had lost it's leg in an accident and when it returned home it was the friendliest cat I have ever known !.....It was friendly in the extreme !

What I would like to know is how does this change of behaviour happen ?...Why go through a second socialisation ?



Thanking ewe for your kind consideration in this matter !


Hugs and shmishes

mwah mwah mwah



neil
People Say I Luff Cats
They Think It Makes Me Wussy !
But If Ewe Let Me  Touch Yours
You'll see I just Luff Cats....
.LOL !!
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Title: Re: How Does An Injured Cat Become A Friendlier Cat ?
Post by: Karen W. on 16/02/2011 06:30:13
Thats interesting and I too have seen the friendlier thing happen to my injured cat also.. she fell in love with her veternarian and everyone after that hospital stay... she was sweet but just got even sweeter after...

Could you read that poem again.. did you leave out a word or two..... I think me is missing something..LOL I get the poem but an missing something in the delivery Neil....LOL...
Title: How Does An Injured Cat Become A Friendlier Cat ?
Post by: neilep on 16/02/2011 19:44:58
Thats interesting and I too have seen the friendlier thing happen to my injured cat also.. she fell in love with her veternarian and everyone after that hospital stay... she was sweet but just got even sweeter after...

Could you read that poem again.. did you leave out a word or two..... I think me is missing something..LOL I get the poem but an missing something in the delivery Neil....LOL...

Yep, just noticed the missing ' me '


I do this all the time now....I am constantly missing words !

Good observation there Kareny mam !...lol..glad ewe get it !

Very interesting about the second socialisation thing eh ?
Title: How Does An Injured Cat Become A Friendlier Cat ?
Post by: RD on 16/02/2011 20:56:41
...I knew a cat that had lost it's leg in an accident and when it returned home it was the friendliest cat I have ever known !.....It was friendly in the extreme !

Tripod cat is less able to interact with its peers (cats) : minus one leg itís going to have difficulty getting a date or defending itself in, (or running away from), a fight, so tripod interacts more with humans instead.


...I knew a cat that had lost it's leg in an accident

it could have been worse ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=34862.msg329269#msg329269
Title: How Does An Injured Cat Become A Friendlier Cat ?
Post by: neilep on 17/02/2011 19:32:03


it could have been worse ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=34862.msg329269#msg329269

....and I bet that cat is really friendly too !..
Title: How Does An Injured Cat Become A Friendlier Cat ?
Post by: Karen W. on 19/02/2011 14:31:33
Thats interesting and I too have seen the friendlier thing happen to my injured cat also.. she fell in love with her veternarian and everyone after that hospital stay... she was sweet but just got even sweeter after...

Could you read that poem again.. did you leave out a word or two..... I think me is missing something..LOL I get the poem but an missing something in the delivery Neil....LOL...

Yep, just noticed the missing ' me '


I do this all the time now....I am constantly missing words !

Good observation there Kareny mam !...lol..glad ewe get it !

Very interesting about the second socialisation thing eh ?

Very Funny Poem... I think those missing words may be considered brain farts as well as laps in memory! LOL...LOL...
 It is very interesting to know it is sort of a common thing with cat critters. Do you think it might apply to other domestic animals in the same situations?