The main “hack” you need to know as a cat owner is this:
If your cat is being affectionate, it likely wants you to do something.
It is up to you as the owner to determine what that thing is.
Generally, the more affectionate the cat is, the more important the thing is to the cat’s wellbeing.
A cat’s natural state is to be asleep. In the short amount of time during the day that it is awake, it will want to eat, drink, use the litter box and perhaps play (if there is time before going back to sleep).
If there is something impeding it from any of the above, it will turn to you to put the world to rights, and its outlet is cuteness.
It is truly unfortunate for the cats of this world that humans consistently misread their attempts at telling us they are dying of thirst and starving to death as telling us how much they love and appreciate us.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-useful-hacks-for-a-cat-owner
Originally Posted On: 2015-03-23