The ideal token of appreciation from your cat may not be a dead animal left at your doorstep, but hey, it’s the thought that counts!
There are some heartfelt reasons behind your gory ‘gift’. It means your cat considers you part of the family and wants to share its catch with you. It’s also a way for kitten-less cats to pass on their hunting knowledge to their vulnerable human companions.
Stuck Up a Tree
Whether it's racing after prey or trying to outrun a potential predator, cats have no problem climbing up trees. Their agile bodies and sharp claws help propel them up with ease. However, in all the commotion, it's common for cats to climb a little too high and get stuck.
Cats can struggle to get back down from the treetops because their instinct is to jump not climb down. This creates some hesitation which tends to delay the descent. Felines just need a little encouragement (with some tasty treats) and they'll eventually gain the confidence to get down safely.
Felines are fiercely independent creatures. Sure, they love to cuddle up with their owners and have their heads scratched, but they also need some alone time to recharge. Don't we all? That's why there's no need to worry if you haven't seen your beloved kitty in a few days.
Your cat is doing what comes naturally to it. Venturing into the world as a solo explorer, discovering new sights and smells. It is also a way for your cat to get some space and quiet especially if your home is busy and loud. After a few days, your kitty will suddenly reappear, probably at its food bowl.
Felines love to gobble up grass. It may not be appetizing to humans, but it keeps your kitty healthy!
The grass is packed with folic acid which boosts hemoglobin production. Since cats find it difficult to fully digest it, eating a few shards keeps their bowel movements regular and helps them regurgitate anything that may be causing stomach problems. So let your kitty have some lawn for lunch!
Getting a little head bump from your cat, or "bunting" means you're in its good books! When your cat rubs its head against you, it covers you in pheromones. This sends a signal that you are its property, which in the cat world means you're loved.
In stressful environments, bunting is also an effective way for a cat to make a space feel calm and comfortable. A few head-rubs on items around the room and they'll feel right at home.