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kittylover
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Registered: ‎11-08-2012

Angry Halloween Cat

Does anyone else's cat do this?  Mine totally does!!!!

 

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KikisMom
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Registered: ‎11-29-2012

Re: Angry Halloween Cat

Kiki  and Calvin do this all the time when they are playing! We call it the "backwards halloween cat jump" and I've seen them do them across our entire house before. So so funny.

 

I love the fluffy tail! Kiki's gets to be huge because she's fluffy, but even Calvin's tail poofs up. He has a stubby little tail usually, so when he puffs out like that it looks like a loaf of french bread.

 

 

troublesniffer
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Registered: ‎07-15-2013

Re: Angry Halloween Cat

Hi KikisMom,

 

I had to giggle when I read your "title" for your kitties' behavior.

 

I get such a kick out of kittens that arch their backs and fluff their tails and do that sideways dance. We call it the "crab" dance.

 

I wish I had shot a video of our two boys when they were babies. They used to do this very often- repleat occasionally with a hiss or two.

 

 

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sophiemol
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Re: Angry Halloween Cat

my cat totally does this all the time at my dog!!!  I love how she "hops" with her back all arched like that.  So cute!  great video, too :cattongue:

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Ches21
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Registered: ‎02-12-2013

Re: Angry Halloween Cat

My grandma's cat Miss Kitty does this as if to say get out of my house, and when my grandma had her Lab Kacy there was a stray cat named Leapord that would visit that we fed she was gray with black spots. She did this whenever Kacy tried to be friends with her give her kisses whatever but he was a lab that never got over being a puppy and thought everyone was his friend well Leapord and Miss Kitty never were his friends they would rather not have dogs around at all.

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KatWrangler
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎04-17-2013

Re: Angry Halloween Cat

My kitties also do this - it's hilarious.   But they don't do it as well as Ultimate Halloween Cat!

 

You should try to parley that into a commercial.  :smileyhappy:

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YetisMom
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Registered: ‎06-18-2014

Re: Angry Halloween Cat

This is so darn cute! I laughed the whole time! My Hatter used to do that when he was a kitten and fall off of the bed sideways.

My little black cat, Magda, doesn't do anything like that, but she does arch her back and growl when something spooks her.

troublesniffer
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Registered: ‎07-15-2013

Re: Angry Halloween Cat

Hi there YetisMom,

 

I also had to chuckle  toward the end of the video when the cat was doing what we call a "crab dance". It brought back fond memories for me of my kittens "crabbing" around the house when they were playing.

 

 

I wonder how the arched back and fluffed up tail ever became associated with anger.  This stance is definitely related to fear- and self defence. When they arch their backs and fluff their tails they are attempting to make themselves look larger and more fierce.  AND it generally works well to scare off cats that may be more timid then they are.

 

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