Does the weather affect your pets' behavior?

@Happy2BeMe (71072)
Canada
March 14, 2017 1:42pm CST
When there is bad weather approaching my cats start acting crazier then usual. lol They are up and down the hallways, bouncing off walls, jumping on and off the couch and bed, fighting with each other. It is just non stop it seems. The white one, Merle is the worst. His eyes get right big and he just can't sit still especially if the wind is blowing hard. It should be an interesting evening at our place once the wind picks up. The picture is Merle and Harley resting quickly. That won't last long!!
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@NJChicaa (33389)
• United States
14 Mar
My old man cat (14 years) doesn't like bad weather at all. This morning the wind was whipping and I had gone back to bed. He jumped right onto the bed and snuggled up with me. He never does that. With thunderstorms we put him under the blankets and he shakes and drools.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
14 Mar
Oh my that is so sad. Poor guy.
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@NJChicaa (33389)
• United States
14 Mar
@Happy2BeMe yeah it is pretty pathetic
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
14 Mar
@NJChicaa It would be.
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@maezee (29563)
• United States
14 Mar
Thats really interesting. Maybe they have some sort of sixth sense over it. Like they can sense its coming? I havent noticed anything with my roommates dog except she doesnt like to go out when its really cold or snowy. Lol.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
14 Mar
It must be what it is. Poor doggie he will be glad when winter is over!
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@Corbin5 (89291)
• United States
14 Mar
Oh boy. I bet the wind is going to result in some very active kitty cats. Our pup Molly is petrified of thunderstorms. Pitiful to watch her being so terrified. The wind bothers her too and she stares at my husband and me with the hope we can go out there and stop it.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Yes it is sad when they get like that because there is nothing you can do.
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@amadeo (54146)
• United States
14 Mar
I think so.I know she hate the wind.The snow not too much
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
The wind bothers them.
@amandajay (18083)
• Sri Lanka
15 Mar
I dont have pets. But have heard that they can feel it before than human. They can feel the strange changes either. I heard some stories about pets who behave strange in Tsunami in 2006
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
I heard that too.
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@amandajay (18083)
• Sri Lanka
16 Mar
@Happy2BeMe it means they get to know before us
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@pammooratan (4691)
• India
14 Mar
May be may not be.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
14 Mar
Ok
• India
14 Mar
@Happy2BeMe Thanks. ..
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14 Mar
Usually not.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
14 Mar
That is good then.
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14 Mar
@Happy2BeMe Yeah, it's very good.
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@josie_ (5949)
• Philippines
15 Mar
My dogs can't stand a lightning storm. Castle and Beckett (name after the characters in the TV series) would be so distraught they would be barking and running around wildly. Castle is the more cowardly. He would jump into my lap and cover his eyes with his paws. I can feel his heart beating rapidly as I try to calm him with soothing words while hugging him tightly.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Awwww that is so sad when they are so terrified like that.
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• United States
15 Mar
yea,one of my girl cats was upset about the wind this morning.it freaks her out for some reason.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Just one of my cats is like that too. The other one doesn't seem to care about too much. lol
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@allknowing (58164)
• India
15 Mar
I do not see Preiti doing that but takes care of herself such as basking in the sun when it is cold inside. She gets under the table when there is thunder around (lol)
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
my cats hide at the first rumble of thunder!
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@Tampa_girl7 (22720)
• United States
15 Mar
Awe, they are beautiful.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Thanks so much!!
@JudyEv (108508)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar
Poor cats! They sound like they're quite stressed although that's a lovely restful photo. When the weather is terrible I always want to bring Herc up into the lounge although he has a lovely snug shed where he is.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
It is nice that he has a nice shut shed.
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@PatZAnthony (11970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Mar
It seems this way to us. They are quiet and sleeping when it is cold or stormy.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
That is good that they sleep through it.
@rebelann (35834)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Mar
Love the look on Harleys face, so content. Mine just stick closer to me than usual if theres bad weather.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Thanks. HEnjoy is pretty content most times. Nothing much bothers him.
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@Juliaacv (26047)
• Canada
14 Mar
They are both beautiful cats. I love their names! Our dog used to mind the weather too, she'd get odd and anxious when it would storm. And she hated hearing the wind whistling outside.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Thanks. Yes I think a lot of pets hate the wind. It is sad to see them scared and you can't do anything about it.
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• United States
14 Mar
My cat Mildred seems to eat more, sleep more and often snuggles by the radiators on the really cold days.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Awwww beautiful profile picture
@prinzcy (5065)
• Malaysia
14 Mar
They say animals can sense weather's changing or something. Maybe that's why they're like that. It's hot these days so my cats sleep a lot in the bathroom. In fact, they look tired. I hope they won't get sick.
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
They should be okay once the storm passes.
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@RasmaSandra (14891)
• Riga, Latvia
14 Mar
My SId sends them both a great big sympathetic meow. He knows what a big wind means. Once the wind picks up he is practically bouncing off the walls. Running up and down the stairs. Wanting out and then getting a face full of wind and running back in and almost knocking me down. I usually find a place where I can be out of the way and let him run himself out like a clock unwinding and finally settle down You have such adorable cats their names make me think of this - Merle Haggard and Harley Davidson
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
lol thanks. Sid sound just like Merle. lol
@JohnRoberts (45000)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Mar
The kitties are practicing what they do best!
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@Happy2BeMe (71072)
• Canada
15 Mar
Yes they are.
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@nanette64 (15552)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Mar
It's only when my troop ears thunder and lightning that things get a 'little hairy' @Happy2BeMe .
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