“Making biscuits” or kneading does not mean your cat is moonlighting as a baker. It refers to the gentle motion of pushing paws into a soft surface, usually accompanied by purring and drooling.
Kittens will usually knead their mother as they drink milk because it helps to activate the mothers’ milk glands. It’s thought that the sensation of “making biscuits” makes the cat feel safe and secure, just as they did when they were around their mothers as kittens. Another benefit of kneading is that it releases pheromones from glands in their paws. It lets them mark their favorite blanket (or even their favorite human) as their territory.
Using Your Body as a Bed
Not only do you make a good companion and provider of food for your kitty, but you also make for a comfortable bed. Cats love to snooze on their humans, be it morning, noon, or night.
We're great conductors of body heat, which keeps them toasty. You'll often find that cats will curl up on your chest or between your legs so they can soak up as much body heat as possible. It's also their way of showing their love and affection towards you. Sleeping is a vulnerable activity since their defenses are down. So if your cat is choosing to spend sleepy time on you, it means they trust you.
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While cucumbers aren't typically regarded as nightmare fuel, experts think that the cucumber's size and shape can set off alarm bells in a cat's brain that a snake is nearby. This mix-up explains the jump-scare reaction from your cat and laughs from millions of viewers online.
Landing on All Fours
No matter the height and no matter the jumping point, a cat will always land on all fours. Cats owe this life-saving skill to a "righting reflex" that kicks in the minute they're falling from a great height.
It may look like your cat is performing an acrobatic skill, but it's just the reflex helping the cat flip around to land right-side up. With the help of their finely-tuned ears to orientate themselves mid-air and their uber-flexible bone structure, they're able to twist their way out of any bad landing.
Not Loving Dogs
Dogs may be a man's best friend, but cats certainly don't share the same sentiment. Cats and dogs often have polar opposite traits which don't bode well for potential friendships. Felines, by nature, are more solitary creatures that take time to feel comfortable around other animals.
Dogs are far more social and easygoing pets. They're happy to approach any animal right away and get a good whiff. This boisterous method doesn't suit cats' comfort zones. It usually leads to an intense exchange of scratches and barking. You guessed it, it's where the expression "fighting like cats and dogs" comes from!