Does Your Cat Ever do this?

United States
May 3, 2008 4:02pm CST
* * * *Does your cat ever sit straight up on his or her butt or hind legs, and look all around like a pole cat? Mine does this when she hears something strange. I wonder why dogs don't do this - they only tilt their heads.
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
3 May 08
My kitties have not done that yet to look around but they do sit up on their butt when they are playing and hold the toy in their front paws and flip the toy all around it is sooo cute!
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• United States
3 May 08
Awwwwwww! Mine does that too! Isn't it adorable? I love watching little kitties play... They're all fluffy and their little paw go everywhere... so cute! ^..^
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• United States
7 May 08
HI there...two of my cats do this too. I call it the prairie dog lookout! Anytime someone walks by our home they will run over to the door and perch up in the lookout position. It's so cute and also a great way to know if someone is too close to our home--watch cats.
• United States
10 May 08
Exactly! A prarie dog! LOL
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
4 May 08
YES! She does it all the time, and I often find her like this at my bedroom door when I get up in the morning. I open the door, and there she is standing up, sniffing the air and then rubbing herself against me, meowing her cute "Hello, nice of you to get up." =D
• United States
6 May 08
LOL! :o)
@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
4 May 08
My cat used to do that all the time. He would come up to where I was sitting and just sit up on his butt. He doesn't do it as much now that he's older. He looks so funny when he does do it though.
• United States
4 May 08
LOL so does mine, only she does it mostly when she hears a weird sound. But when she does like yours does, it's almost as if they're mocking how humans we can sit on our butts. LOL
@Bizziebod (3526)
10 May 08
There's only one of my cats that does this and that's only when he's looking to pounce on something or if he's looking for my other cat. I don't think dogs have the same skeletal structure to allow them to do it.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
7 May 08
I think to start with that it is as simple and as complex as the difference between cats and dogs. Cats are not as agressive and reactionary as a dog, even a small dog, is by nature. While a dog goes charging to see what that noise was, or who is at the door. The cat is more reserved they lazily rear back and stretch their neck until they are satisfied that they are now apprised of what is going on then back down and on with their lives. 1)Cats also have better sight than a dog so they can take the "lay back" approach and are still able to assess the situation. 2) Cats have much better balance than dogs. 3) Cats are minimalistics, they don't jump up onto the sofa if they can just balance on their tail like Tigger. That's my take on it anyway. They are so cute when they do that aren't they. It's even cuter when they do it in mid run or mid chase they rear back and reverse direction on a dime and dust whatever dumb dog is chasing after them.