When your dog is in distress, it may tuck its tail between its legs. Dogs do this when they are feeling uncertain, nervous, scared, guilty, or ashamed. It’s usually not a good sign.
If you observe your dog doing this, you should comfort it and make it feel safe. You can do this by using pets and a soft voice. Doggie treats can also do the trick.
Ever bought your cat a fancy new toy, only to discover they're more excited by the cardboard box that it came in? You're not alone. Cats love cardboard boxes! They provide small and comfortable spaces for cats to climb into and dodge potential predators.
Cardboard is also a great material for heat retention. Since cats love being warm, a cardboard box is an easy DIY sauna for them. It's also not too soft and not too rough, making it the perfect chewable and scratchable surface.
Cats are notorious for not wearing their hearts on their sleeve. It can be difficult at times to tell if your cat likes you or thinks you're an annoying vending machine.
An easy way to gauge if your love is requited is to notice how your cat blinks at you. If your cat makes eye contact with you and slowly blinks, congratulations, it loves you back! Slow blinks are an acknowledgment that you're its caretaker and that it loves you for it.
Walking and Sitting on Whatever You're Busy With
Instead of letting you work, so you can afford to buy their food and toys, cats will walk or sit right on top of whatever you're busy with. Are they trying to tell you to take a break? Nope!
Your feline feels safe around your scent, so whatever object smells like you will draw them in. Cats' territorial nature is another cause for this slightly annoying trait. They understand that whatever object is taking up all your attention must be important and they want in! Using the pheromone glands in their paws, they claim ownership over whatever they decide to walk on. That's right, in your cat's mind, your laptop now belongs to them.
Sometimes, you might find your hamster standing in a frozen position, completely stiff with its ears erect. Don't worry, nobody put a curse on it. There can be several reasons for this behavior: surprise, fear, or maybe they are just trying to concentrate and listen carefully to a mysterious noise.
To determine which of the reasons it might be, take a look at the environment and your furry friend's enclosure. This should clear things up.