Some are amusing, some are fantastic flights of fantasy and some are merely plausible.
They certainly provide good material for conversation.
“People misunderstand cats simply because they are more independent than dogs,” says Pamela Reid, Ph D, a certified applied animal behaviorist and vice president of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) Animal Behavior Center.
“But cats can become very bonded to people and they can be extremely affectionate, depending on their personality.” Like dogs, cats have very distinct temperaments and personalities.
Too many dog owners seem to be operating under the false assumption that there is nothing wrong with allowing their dogs to run off leash in on-leash areas, because their dogs are “friendly” and won’t harm anyone.
Many of these folks will even yell at a distance, as their dogs come galloping toward people “Don’t worry, he’s friendly”, as though that makes their illegal and dangerous choice acceptable.
“Some cats will want to be lap cats and will purr and want to be stroked,” says Barbara J. And some are interested in communicating across the room.” Want to be the cat’s meow when it comes to bonding?
King, chancellor professor of anthropology at the College of William & Mary and author of Being With Animals. These steps will bring you purrs and head-butts for years to come.
Here in Denver, off-leash dogs in on-leash areas are becoming more and more of a problem.
Since our dogs were attacked by an off-leash dog in the summer of 2009, we’ve become quite sensitive to this issue.
Many books and articles dealing with these aspects of the Maine Coon Cat are available and have been well received as people never seem to tire of the subject and are always eager to learn more about this National Treasure.
The Maine Coon Cat is the native American long-haired cat and was first recognized as a specific breed in Maine where it was named the official cat of the state.
Even cats who did meet lots of people when young can be afraid of specific kinds of people that they didn’t encounter very often, such as children, tall people or men.