Animal Behaviors

by SheKnows
Mar 27, 2013 at 7:32 p.m. ET
Domino another one of Wendys3-dcats.blogspot.com, is definitely not scratching furniture in this photo, but if she was it would only be a natural gesture. Cats scratch not only because they are genetically designed to, but also because it feels good on their claws.

1 /9: Rubbing Against Furniture

1/9 :Rubbing Against Furniture

Sparkle from Sparklecat.com is rubbing against this chair to share her sent and making herself feel good in the process.

2 /9: Peeping Toms

2/9 :Peeping Toms

One of Wendys3-dcats.blogspot.com's kitties is checking in on his owner. Dylan is just being curious, as he ought to be, he loves his owner and wants to see what she's up to!

3/9 :Ears

Daisythecurlycat.com's Harley is playing with his owner, but may be a bit irritated that he's not winning! Kitty ears that are folded in a similar fashion as Harley's usually mean that they are feeling some irritability.

4 /9: Tail Movements

4/9 :Tail Movements

Feeling playful, Dante from Allaboutlacocoondante.blogspot.com is waving his tail back and forth. He is loving playing in the fresh snow!

5 /9: Leash Pulling

5/9 :Leash Pulling

While Calais from Absoluteleigh.com.au is not leash pulling, he ceratinly looks adorable on his leash! Take your cat on a walk, as he too may enjoy some sunshine and exercise.

6 /9: Marking Territory

6/9 :Marking Territory

Shadow from Doggywisdom.blogspot.com is prancing around while on a walk with his owner. If this is a new landscape for Shadow, he may mark to feel more comfortable in his surroundings.

7 /9: Drooling

7/9 :Drooling

Leroy from Mybrownnewfies.com is Newfoundland, a bread known for excessive drooling. If you're pooch is drooling more than normal he may be experiencing stress.

8 /9: Smiling

8/9 :Smiling

Mygirlzgotpaws.com's leading lady Schatzie is smiling from a pat down. If you're dog is smiling, it's probably in reaction to something you're doing; keep it up!

9 /9: Sleeping Habits

9/9 :Sleeping Habits

Moses from Backalleysoapbox.wordpress.com is taking a nap from his busy adventures with his owner! Knowing that she is near by, he is more likely to take a snooze but will ensure to still be alert in case he needs to protect her.