Saturday, January 27, 2024

Signs that I am stressed ... ears and eyes


This cat is stressed and fearful.

When I am stressed and a bit frightened, I lower my ears towards the side of my head. So there is a bigger space at the top of my head, between each ear. 

I might swivel them back a little too - if I think I might need to defend myself. That puts them out of the way of an attack from the front.

And my pupils grow large as I need to see exactly what is going on. The photo shows a cat that is crouched low too. 

All these signs should be noted by our humans, but some of them are very bad at reading what we are saying. Or they think that stroking us will calm us down when we are frightened. 

Just the reverse usually. If we are scared at a human who is looking at us, we might even nip them if they put out a hand to grope us.

Respect for our feelings is what we want from humans. We don't always get it because they are so ignorant.

  • They might learn a bit more if they read the book I have written under a joint pseudonym!


  1. I didn't know you had a book out.It looks good.

  2. Wow! This cat look a bit like me! Excellent posts, George Jr. ! I can tell you take after your famous uncle :)

  3. I'm excited to read your book. About when I'm stress, I just looked at the trees in our backyard as it sways from the music of nature.

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