Animal question 1

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bobitis, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Yes, I have a few in mind. As this is the open forum, I'm allowed. :p

    How is it that an animal knows when yer looking at it?

    They have no concept of eyes or how they function, yet they know. :rolleyes:

    I've never seen a cat in my life that will look in a mirror. I dare ANYONE to prove me otherwise. They simply WON'T.

    So how do they know when we're looking at them? :confused:

    If a cat sees another looking at prey, they will lock onto it like a guided missile. How do they know?
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My cat looks in the mirror. I think it is the same as you and me. We know when we are being looked at.
  3. Bobitis

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    Really!?

    I've never had a cat that would do that. Even when its head was held and pointed. :eek:
  4. cpttango30

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    You cat didn't do it because you wanted it too.

    My cats look in the mirror.

    When I started heading home from my trip to Calie my dog sat at the front door till I came home. Even slept there that night. They have better hearing smell and eye sight so they hear/smell/see you doing it.
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    fixed....
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My cat will jump on my desk and sit next to me while I type. The next thing I know he is adoring himself in the mirror. He knows it's himself. If I try to get him to look he won't.
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    Dogs have family .... Cats have staff .
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    cats have a sixth sense like people
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    Both of my cats lay in front of a floor length mirror, and watch everything going on in the room.

    The two dogs could care less.
    Boy oh boy, is that ever on the mark.
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    Cats? When prepared correctly they taste like chicken
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    maybe your cat knows it's extremely ugly. LOL

    my cat looks in the mirror. must be checking the progress on her weight gain plan.
  12. cpttango30

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    Always has to one stupid idiot in the crowd.
  13. permafrost

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    Animals have what we call the sixth sense. Humans have it to, although we've suppressed it thru time. Purely survival instinct. It's important to know what's might be sizing you up for dinner. We're not so highly evolved as we imagine. We still got it!
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    "Cats? When prepared correctly they taste like chicken"

    Then what does chicken taste like ? Anytime you mention an odd food someone will
    say .... "It tastes like chicken" .
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    I think it's called survival of the fittest. If you don't pay attention you don't survive. Animals live much closer to the world of survival than we humans do. It's a natural instinct for them, but not so much for us. Situational awarness is something we have to work at, animals just live in it.
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