Jan. 22 is “National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day”
What cat owner hasn’t ever wondered what the heck is going on in their feline’s furry little head? Today we get to ask. Sort of. It’s National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.
According to PetCentric, the proper way to participate “is to be aware of your cat on a more conscious level, and notice when your cat is trying to ask you something. Your job is to stop what you’re doing and try to figure out what your cat is asking, and do your best to answer the question.”
Some organizations take the day as an opportunity to educate cat owners about cat behavior and what your feline really needs. According the Aileen D’Angelo, a professional animal communicator, the most common questions cats ask are — what else? — Why don’t you feed me and play with me more? (Read our interview with Aileen here.)
Here are some questions we (and others) have asked:
Why can’t I sit on your keyboard while you’re trying to type?
What are you eating? Can I have some?
What are you reading?
Are you done eating that?
Why can’t I sleep on your face?
Can I have this box? Why am I even asking?
What’s that red dot? Why can’t I catch it?
Why does the dog live here?
Guest Dog Question: Why is the cat so mean to me?
How can you feed this crap to the dog? I know he’s just a dog, but seriously?
Why won’t you open the window? I can totally get that bird from here.
Why do you have to work at home? How can you resist petting me?
Why won’t you feed me at 3 o’clock in the morning? I’ve asked you nicely a hundred times.
Why is this plastic over all the furniture?
Why the hell do you keep trying to pick me up?
Why are you talking to that thing in your hand when you should be petting me?
Dude, where’d you get this righteous catnip?