Does your cat walk around with a toy meowing desperately?

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  1. gryphin423 profile image60
    gryphin423posted 11 years ago

    My cat Zoe loves to walk around the house with her pet squirrel and cry sadly and then puts it in my shoe or near the closed door I am behind. I am guessing it is similar to my one cat I had years ago that would catch birds and leave them on my doorstep, sort of an "I Love You Mom" thing. Do any of your cats do this?

    1. Pearldiver profile image69
      Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It Isn't an 'I love you human' thing at all...
      It is far deeper than that.  I'm sure that I covered this behavior in the first of two hubs that I did on the 'the Pet Secrets that they won't tell you' I think you will find that the 'message' is totally different to what you think.

      1. gryphin423 profile image60
        gryphin423posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting hubs Pearldiver. But I already know my cats and I have a deep connection. It's in their eyes and actions, and our mutual devotion.

    2. Imogen French profile image85
      Imogen Frenchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My cat leaves his half eaten catches on the doorstep, and my son tells me they are not supposed to be presents for us but that he is trying to teach us how to catch our own food. Makes sense, I guess, but the cat doesn't seem to realise we are vegetarians!

    3. tlmcgaa70 profile image61
      tlmcgaa70posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      out of all my cats, Convict is the one who does this. i can here him playing with one of his toys and soon, he starts calling me. if i am not busy i will go to him. if i am busy i call back to him using the same call he called to me with...a deep and loud "Merow" with a roll to the "R". when i do that, he comes running. when he gets to me he murmurs loving little "Mer's" to me while purring so loud you can hear him in the other room.

      as for cats that bring "gifts" to their is an act of love. cats who love their owners groom them, just like they would groom another cat or their kittens, just like they were groomed by their mothers. mother cats bring food to their kittens in the beginning to teach them to eat solid food. it is just one of many things she does for her kittens because she loves them. to a cat, bringing "food" to their owner is an act of love.

    4. amymarie_5 profile image68
      amymarie_5posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      aww, thats so cute.  my cat bailey always does that with his toy mouse - well it was originally his sister's toy mouse but he stole it from her. lol.

  2. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 11 years ago

    No, because I don't have a cat, but my dogs sure do.  They both like to parade around the house, toys in their mouths, growling and showing off.  They are yorkies which were originally bred to hunt vermin in the mines and mills, and they still possess those hunting instincts, so these guys also drop an occasional chipmunk at the doorstep too.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    No, but my hamster has been looking rather perturbed lately.

    1. gryphin423 profile image60
      gryphin423posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL paradigmsearch!

  4. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 11 years ago

    One of our cats does just this very thing.  We take the toy and throw it somewhere in the house, and it's always in our bed when we hit the hay. smile

  5. Meisjunk profile image76
    Meisjunkposted 11 years ago

    I think there's a difference in leaving a toy or dead animal for you to find and bringing a toy to you while you're there. Does she seem to do this at certain times of the day or night? Does she randomly run around the house like she's being chased? Does she attack thiings (i.e. strings, your socks or shoes, etc.) while you're watching?

    It sounds like your cat wants to play! Remember: a bored cat is NOT a good cat. xD Check out my cat toys' article if you want, but I'd say to invest in (or make!) a wider variety of things for your cat to play with; keep the pet entertained! … e-Cat-Toys

  6. leahlefler profile image95
    leahleflerposted 11 years ago

    We had a cat that liked to drown its prey - he would take his toys and hold them under the water in his water bowl for a while, then walk away. We'd always find his toy mice in the water bowl.

    It was a funny habit, but then he started dropping them in unattended drinking glasses - my mother in law got quite the surprise when Pete the Cat ran by, dropping his toy mouse in her drink!

    He was an indoor cat, so we rarely found "real" prey, but on the occasion that something found its way into the house, it would be found dead in the water bowl or the toilet.

    1. Pearldiver profile image69
      Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Unbelievable!  That is the EXACT Behavior of my Ex.... Amazing! yikes

      1. leahlefler profile image95
        leahleflerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Did you ever find a dead bat in the toilet? If you did, I'm afraid she's living at our house, in cat form.

  7. davenmidtown profile image70
    davenmidtownposted 11 years ago

    Mostly when cats hold prey an yowl... they want your approval and to be complemented on doing such a good job.  Toy or real... it is an opportunity to deepen the bond you have with your pet.  In Dogs, they look for permission from you because you are more then likely the leader of their pack and as such they look to you for approval.


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