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How does my cat know?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Corvuscorax, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    My chilled, laid back, dopey, affectionate , follows-me -everywhere cat is hissing and backing away from me every time I happen to enter the same room as her, and is sprinting out and hiding for hours until the next time I accidently catch sight of her, when she hisses, backs away and sprints off again. This has been going on for two days.

    How doe she know I've got a tiny sealed tube of flea control spot- on hidden at the bottom of my pocket?
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    What your cat sees...

  3. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    well, she has been caught and treated, but it is making it abundantly clear that she no longer considers us to be friends.:(
  4. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    My dog does exactly the same with worming tablets. He'll eat anything - shoes, plastic wrappers, socks, dead squirrels and other dogs turds but give him a tiny wee worming tablet and he clamps his mouth shut and refuses to take it. I've tried moulding it inside a lump of cheese and all sorts. In the end I resort to getting my husband to pin him down whilst I slide the tablet in the side of his jaw and then I hold his muzzle closed until he swallows it. Sometimes we can sit like that for ages then as soon as we let him go he spits it out.
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  5. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    We have to go through similar subterfuge and devise elaborate con tricks to get our dogs to eat worming tablets too. The flea treatment is acceptable if I apply it but a complete non-starter if my OH attempts it. I’ve long since given up trying to work out pet reasoning.
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  6. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    Many many moons ago I had to de-worm my daughters (and you thought nits were bad). And my husband.
    Went through very similar process.
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  7. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Even my chickens can recognise the purple spray bottle, and run away!
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  8. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

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  9. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    Put it on a plate with biscuits and cheese while you're having tea. He might nick it along with the biscuits (obviously dog friendly, no sweeteners/chocolate etc.)
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  10. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    I am being forgiven by degrees, while it is being clearly signalled that I have given grievious offence.
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