anyone that has cats for any legnth of time will realize that they seem to be mind readers or they are telepathic
I've had cats all my life(53yrs) and some for over twenty yeasr.
I can tell you that they do know what I was thinking. No ,I don't think it has anything to do with body language or a certain facial expression.
Anyone el;se have this same feeling or experience?
My cat's seem to know a bit more than I'd give them credit for. If there's people shouting in our house they seem to magnetise towards whoever is getting yelled at. Also on another note my cat always knows when I've gone to the chinese takeaway as when I come back in with the bag before he even has a chance to smell it he knows that I've been to the takeaway.
I think it's something to do with that I used to give him a few bits of chicken from my fried rice when he was little, now he does it all the time. They go nuts if you mention the word tuna too, since they both love it even if you are sat talking about tuna they go mad and start heading towards the kitchen and making noise.
cats cannot mind read, they get into a routine and may pick up signals which you subconsciously give out. I have two dogs who get excited if anyone steps into the kitchen as they know that is where the food is, it's the same with a cat.
Cats are mind readers. We had cats in the house when our kids were growing up. They always knew when we were taking them to the vet. They would hide.
We had a one half Siamese who belonged to our oldest daughter who hated to ride in the car. When we would get ready to go on a trip & leave the Fluffy with our parents, she would hide & it would take a long time to find her.
When our daughter was in college about 70 miles away, she would know the nights our daughter came home for the weekends. About two hours before she arrived Fluffy would run & jump up in the windows of all the front rooms. We would say Michelle is leaving college & on her way home. This would continue until she arrived at home.
Its really very true..cats really runs away when they dont want to do something they hates..and If we force them they will byte u or will make a gurrrrsrr voice..
Next people will be saying that one of their family members can read their mind. Don't think they can read minds at all, just you as a person. They might get worried when you're about to take them to the vet, but that's only because your acting strange around them, expressing concern. It's amazing what your body language and tone can reveal. I agree that pets pick up on routine and signals of the owners. I had a cat once that had never been to the vet, I was at work so couldn't take him so I asked a friend, (she didn't see the point in having a pet, so don't think she would have been worried). He acted normally according to her. The next time I needed to take him, I had to do it myself, I got a little worried and must have shown it as he really didn't want to leave the house! They pay more attention to their owners than what people think.
I don't believe that they can 'read minds', however they are very adept at picking up scents and sounds and associating them with past events. For example, my little cat ALWAYS comes running when he hears me shake his treats. He knows the noise and knows that if he comes, he'll get a treat. Cats also tend to spend more time with you when you're sick. Mine will stay by my side almost all day. Do they know I'm sick? No. They just like to cuddle in bed all day! I do agree though that they are very observant creatures and I couldn't imagine my life without my 'babies'!
Mind Readers - not sure - I am very aware of Anthropormorphising - we all do it. But I truly believe that my cat sees things that I cannot see. I base my opinion on her behavior, those large eyes that at times look straight into my soul!
As one (male) who has an extremely intense phobia regarding cats, I do not feel qualified to answer. I have, however, known particularly German Shepherd dogs all my life and am aware of how intensely they can sense human emotion.
I cannot therefore speak for cats but dogs certainly have an instinct which we humans simply cannot relate to or begin to comprehend.
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