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I read that cats have aspergers and I think that may be right lol

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by Suzanne, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Nov 24, 2014
    We have a kitten called, Milly and a dachshund called, Archie.

    I find myself gravitating more with Milly. She is straight forward. You know what she likes and dislikes.

    Archie is complicated. He looks like he wants affection, but when I give it, he reaction is mediocre to say the least. His tail is down and he looks sad, but I am not hurting him and even have my voice low.

    Milly lets me pick her up and sometimes she will purr and snuggle into me, but other times she struggles to be let loose and to me that is: ok, you want to be independant.

    I find that with nts. They are so varied in their emotional facial make up etc, that it confuses me.
  2. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    When I had a cat as a boy, I tended to notice that she would seek attention and affection on her schedule, and not on mine. Which more often than not involved a meal, LOL. No surprise there!

    OTOH our Yorkies in the family household tended to relate to us by gender. The male hung around my father and I, and the female was clearly my mother's dog without exception. While I always had the impression of unconditional love by our dogs, I felt as though my cat had a different agenda.

    You know that saying- "Dogs have masters; cats have staff." :p

    I suppose I'd be inclined to refrain from relating human neurological conditions with those of animals. Perhaps because in my experience it's the human who is far more likely to bite you. :oops:
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  3. Streetwise

    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    Dogs are like a herd animals, cats are the obligate carnivore group(lizards,snake,frogs,some birds) staying with humans for convenience,if you are wired like that ,you act like that ,where people with autistic neurology are half and half gregarious but very limited ,domesticated cats have been altered because humans treat them as kittens, thus the crying only done for humans,still a Predator still wired as a carnivore
  4. SchrodingersMeerkat

    SchrodingersMeerkat trash mammal

    Jul 7, 2017
    I had a vet tell me all cats were bipolar but I honestly think she meant that as a joke. I was observing at an animal hospital and they had two cats that lived there. One day, the female cat meows at me and gestures for me to pet her. As soon as I touch her, she bites me. "Oww! Don't bite me!" I told her. One of the vets who had been watching the whole time says, 'All cats have Bipolar."