Day 978 of captivity: Why Cats Do The Things They Do

I’m sure most of us have heard about the funny numbered reasons why cats feel they are in captivity or why other animals aren’t in captivity. The other night, I was reflecting back on many days when two of my cats, Carmine (pictured here) and Emma strategically move about the house to either avoid each other, agitate each other or chase each other.

The other night, Carmine was in the living room where it was ‘safe’ for the moment and laid down on Colonel’s bed (our dog). See the bone behind him that is bigger than he is. No matter. The bed was Carmine’s and Colonel was okay with that. That’s anothe story entirely!  It appears that Carmine is just laying down enjoying life. No… he’s not. He’s lurking about for Emma. He is positioned in a way that makes him blend in and wait for Emma to attempt to enter the living room.

I don’t think cats want to go outside at all (at least mine don’t). They have too much fun terrorizing each other and the dogs to want to leave! Do you have animals like this? Is there anything you have done to help cats get along?



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Tandy Elisala

Family Caregiver Coach, Cancer Empowerment Advocate and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness | Empowered Family Caregiver
Tandy Elisala is passionate about helping family caregivers go from being overwhelmed and stressed to empowered and calm. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. Tandy left her corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously while raising three kids as a single mom. She took care of both parents for 2 1/2 years until their respective deaths. Tandy now teaches what she learned on her journey. Tandy is a family caregiver coach, a multiple best-selling author, inspirational speaker and mom to three adult kids, one angel dog and one diva cat.

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