Scary Cat

United States
January 29, 2009 3:00am CST
I got a cat off of craigslist. She is a siamese and 5 yrs old. I got the cat for my daughters but, She has moved into my bedroom. a few nights recently I have woke up to the cat staring me in my face. sitting right next to my face at that. I It is very scary, is she trying to kill me?
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Whoa! That's scary alright! I don't mind if dogs stare me in my face for as long as they want but cats? With those vampiric eyes, no way. Could it be that she/he's only amused at your eyes? Maybe it caught his/her attention. Well let's just be glad he/she didn't claw you.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
no I am asleep and I open my eyes and she is right there in my face almost touching it and staring at me. I posted a pic og her so you can see how scary she looks just sitting. especially open your eyes and a cat is smack dab in your face. My husband is deployed and I get scared at noise, well I am now scared of my cat. I bury myself in my comfoter and I roll up like a papoose...lol I can not open my eyes to this cat one more day.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Hmm.. i don't think she can harm you. Maybe she's just a primadonna.
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30 Jan 09
Ha! Probably not. She needs time to become acquainted with her new surroundings. Has she lain on her back with her legs up and stomach showing? When she does that, she trusts you. I have a seal point Siamese and she gets on my bed and stares at my face, of course waiting for me to lift the covers. Lift the covers and see if she will go under the covers with you. For some reason, cats like getting under things like covers
@dvmurphy (326)
• United States
30 Jan 09
No, she is curious about you. You are her new human and she is trying to figure you out. You are really lucky actually that she wants to be that close to you because most cats don't take to a new human that fast. I have two cats. My oldest and biggest is Smokeybear or better known as Mr. Gray. He is 8 years old and is Blue Gray Russian and Eygptian Mau mixed. He hates to be held, wont get on the furniture period even if I put him on it he jumps down, has to be fed the same time three times a day, fresh water out of the tub faucet, exstremely clean litter box and you can only touch him when he wants you to and only on his back like a dog. He is very tall with a large triangle head, big green eyes and tall ears that stand straight up. His tail is as long as his body and wraps all the way to his face. He has huge canine teeth that can be seen hanging out of his mouth even when his muzzle is shut and his back legs are taller than his front legs so he looks like he is at a racing slant. He is a big boy. His picture is on my profile. Harley is our other cat and she is a tiger kitten who is little miss cuddles.
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• United States
30 Jan 09
HaHa, no, she's not trying to kill you. I have friends who tell me their cats do the same thing. Sometimes they will take their paw and touch your nose, and sometimes they are just waiting for you to get up. Maybe she's waiting to be fed? I'm really laughing right now because I can imagine how scary it must seem and your question is just precious, especially if she's a new member of the family, which I take it she is? You did make me chuckle today, lol! I really think she just likes you. Take care.
@ShadoCat (92)
• United States
31 Jan 09
No. You are the one who feeds her and protects her. You're momma cat. You are the most important thing in her life right now and you are different from whoever was her previous momma cat. I think that she is trying to learn your behavior patterns. If you have noticed, older cats sometimes know when you are going to feed them just by the way you stand up. They learn how to do that by studying your body language. Also, she might just be waiting for food or attention or out. She would want to know the second you are about to do any one of those three.
• United States
1 Feb 09
Thanks, My husband said that about the dogs. They all follow me and he said they know I am the mom in the house. When I scream because someone did something the dogs act like the kids do "It was me" and "I don't know". They stand right with the kids to...lol Today my cat let me hold her like a baby and she just purred. I keep her food dished filled constantly, I notice she only nibbles and comes back and forth. And I keep water for her. So i guess she is learning me. I had her since October.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
31 Jan 09
LOL It means she loves you. Mine do that all the time. They also lay on my neck. Try to lay on my face. Jump on me when I'm sleeping. Play attack the foot monster under the covers and just annoy the heck out of me. Cats will be cats. Close your door if you can't sleep with the cat. I can't sleep without them, but what do you expect from someone called the cat lady.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
4 Feb 09
no. my late cat was siamese. she was very friend and people-oriented, similar to dogs. usually, when my cat stares at my face like that, she or he(my current cat is a he), is hungry, thirsty, and wants me to clean his litter box. that is how they communicate since they cant really talk. they usually want something and they are waiting for you to get out of bed so u can give them their food. my cat is usually sleep, playing with his toys, or sitting at the window watching activities outside. but he will come to me when he is hungry, like in the evening, for his nighttime dry food snack.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
3 Feb 09
No, the cat is not going to harm you. One of my cats will sit on the floor by my bed and everytime I look at him he is staring at me. He will sit on a stool facing my husband and just stare and stare, like he is so much in love with him. It's just a way of showing that they are comfortable with you and like you. As soon as you get used to the cat, you will start to feel more comfortable about the staring and know that it is meaningless.
@intari (191)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 09
sorry for your scary. but u don't need to woory about it. maybe the cat just surprise to see u wake up. maybe she just running go down from your bed cos she's surprising.u can say :" puss...puss..." and talk with her with slow and soft voice if she still staring u at your face. btw, u must be proud of your daughter cos she looks like very love and caring animals, just she don't know the way. :-)
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
31 Jan 09
She is just getting familiar with you. Siamese cats are very dramamtic looking anyway so I can imagine your fear when you first seen her. My cats do this to me and I have had them for years. Sometimes they will even take their paw and play with my eyelashes which I assume are moving a bit for them to play with them. But they don't claw me they just pat at me with their paws. If it bothers you you may want to just close you bedroom door during the night so she can't get in the bed with you. They are very inquisitive. Good Luck!