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.
There's a reason why an arched back is named the "cat pose" in yoga. To get a good stretch after a long nap, kitties will often arch their backs. Usually, though, a cat will arch its back when it feels frightened or feels the need to defend its territory.
It's an effective way to make its body appear bigger and more threatening to ward off any potential danger. Mixed with hair standing up and a few hisses, your cat can transform itself into a formidable feline threat!
The Flehmen Response refers to the face your cat makes when it stares into the distance, nose wrinkled, and mouth agape. It's the feline equivalent of the loading sign and means your cat is computing a strange scent.
This rather off-putting grimace allows the scent to pass through the cat's sensitive sensory structure that's located on the roof of its mouth. With that facial expression, no scent is too complex for your furry little friend.
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!
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.