These days it seems that an ancient habit of cats has come to the surface. I am constantly receiving messages from desperate humans begging me to help them find an effective solution to the problem “how to make my cat not climb on the kitchen counter”.
Very often in your messages, I receive the question “Chicho, why is my cat always hungry?” or “my cat eats a lot but still keeps asking for more food”. It is very likely that the cat will develop mechanical, repetitive behavior begging for its next meal, often demanding it even though it is not as focused as the dogs on this behavior.
Although it is almost an instinctive reaction to punish your cat for its “bad” behavior, this will only create more problems. Here are six reasons why it’s worth encouraging your cat to switch to “good” behavior rather than punishing it for the “bad ones.”
What? Do you want to preserve your furniture? The truth is that we should not even pay attention to you, but for the sake of the relationship we’ve been having for millennia we will do something for you as well!
Our cats are predatory animals and have high levels of energy. Out in nature it would be hunting during the day but also at night, it would eat its prey and then sleep. So, its energy would be used up in its search for food! Do not forget that the younger the animal, the higher its energy levels are. As they grow, they decrease!
You often ask me, “Why is my cat digging the floor next to her its food? Is it a sign that something’s wrong?” Admittedly, this is one of our most bizarre behaviors of us cats in people’s eyes...
Cats are demanding creatures! When they want something, they openly ask for it. Jim Davis, the cartoonist who created Garfield, says, “Cats have the courage to live by their urges.” And that’s true because they often demand our complete and undivided attention.