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Cats Do Have Personality

Have you noticed the distinct characteristics of your cat that make him or her unique. Is your cat loveable, full of energy, always exploring every nook and cranny, aggressive, scared of unusual sounds or movements, or always wanting to play? These are just a few characteristics that shape the personality of your beloved cat.

I have noticed that each cat I have encountered or owned are different. No two are alike, just like us. They each also have some characteristics that are similar to another cat, but they are not identical, giving them their own personality.

All of my cats have been loveable, but not so much that they want my attention all the time. Tiggy likes to sit on my lap for awhile nuzzling and sucking on my shirt, but when she no longer needs my attention she will go and do something else. None of my cats like to be picked up and held, they will allow you to hold them when they are ready and willing. They also like to play, and again each one has a different level of playing. Cooper will run around playing with any item that he finds interesting at that moment. He also loves to tease Tiggy and Leena until one of them will play with him. Leena does not play much unless Cooper entices her for a game of wrestling. Tiggy will not play with Leena and she occasionally plays with Cooper. She does like to play by herself on occasion. It is funny watching her chase her tail. There is one game that they all like to play and I can get them to do it at the drop of a hat, all I have to do is grab some string and dangle it about and run it across the floor and all three of them are running and chasing it, trying to grab it. It is the only time that all three will play together. Before Cuddles passed, her and Tiggy played a lot together, especially when they were kittens. I can definitely see a different personality in each of my cats.

So how does a cat get its personality? Is it from it nature or is it from nurturing? The answer is both. Just like us, cats will carry a part of their parents’ traits with them. They will get different characteristics from each of their mom and dad. They are still unique because they are a creation from both their mom and dad. I also believe that their personality is built by the way they are raised and by what they are surrounded by.

Do you want to know what your cat’s personality is? There is a fun “Cat Personality Quiz” at Cat Channel. It is a really fun quiz to take to find out about your cat’s personality. I took it for each of my cats. Cuddles ranked a Nervous Nelly, and she was. She hid when people came to visit. Tiggy, Leena, and Cooper all ranked as a Steady Sam, although each one did not have the same point value in each category. So go now and find out if your cat is a Fun Fluffy, Nervous Nelly, Steady Sam, Hyper Hank, or a Cuddly Cutie.

For some more fun and entertaining tidbits about your cat, if you know the day your cat was born, check out to see their Cat Astrological Sign. If you do not know the exact day, you can still read each of the Cat Astrological Signs and find one that describes your cat. It is fun and interesting what it says about your cat.

Submitted by:

Sharon Cowherd

Sharon Cowherd maintains Caring for Your Cat, a blog about her experiences and knowledge of caring for her cats. You can read more about Sharon and her cats at http://www.caringforyourcat.com




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