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Cats Behaving Like The Weirdos They Are: ICanHasCheezburger Edition

Cats... oh, we love cats. But goodness, cats can be such weirdos. Of course, cat people like us only love them all for it. Just ask our amazing ICanHasCheezburger users who have shared some of their cats' weirdest behaviors with us. They love their cats more than anything in the world, and now, we love their cats that much more too. 

We have our own weird cat behaviors to showcase too, of course. How can anyone forget about cats and their insane obsession with plants for example, or a cat's unexplainable desire to sit on our fresh laundry? The weirder they are, the more we love them, isn't that right? 

Facebook comments about cats' strange behaviors | thumbnail includes a picture of a cat next to a pasta spoon and one Facebook comment 'Wood - Megan Marie My Loki (Maine Coon/ Siberian Forest Cat mix) sploots like a Corgi and cuddles his favorite pasta spoon. He also loves to lounge on his back with a cat toy balanced on his face. I could tell you all about him but but theres not enough space.'
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Hilariously 'Unadoptable' Chihuahua Goes Viral (Facebook Posts)

Every single one of our pets has its little quirks and difficulties, let's be honest. But, some pets are more difficult than others. Pets' behavioral issues can stem from many things, but regardless of why they have them, some families simply cannot handle them. That happens. We can understand situations where a family cannot give a pet what it needs. The most important thing is making sure to not simply abandon a pet like that, but find it a forever home that will give it all the love and care that it needs. 

Prancer is one of those more "difficult" pets, so difficult that writing up his adoption ad was difficult. But this amazing ad about this amazing dog has gone viral, and thanks to that, many potential owners are already showing up for this little boy, and we know that one of them will be the one for him. 

Facebook posts about a hilariously 'unadoptable' chihuahua thumbnail includes a portion of a Facebook post 'Font - Tyfanee Fortuna 3d • Ok, I've tried. I've tried for the last several months to post this dog for adoption and make him sound.palatable. The problem is, he's just not. There's not a very big market for neurotic, man hating, animal hating, children hating dogs that look like gremlins. But I have to believe there's someone out there for Prancer, because I am tired and so is my family.'
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We're shocked sometimes by just how intuitive our pets can be. Perhaps our behavior is weird to them, but they really do understand us over time, and they're perfectly happy to let us know about it. The pupper in this video has clearly been paying attention to the behavior patterns of his humans, and it has come to a conclusion that if it sits at the dinner table just like the peoples do, it will get foods just like the peoples do.

Can't blame it for trying. It's hard to say that it doesn't deserve a seat at the table with the rest of us, because of course it deserves a seat. We just didn't mean it this literally.

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Tweets About Strange Loveable Cat Behaviors

If you're a cat owner, then there is no doubt in our mind that you have seen your cat doing some weeeeird things. Of course, that doesn't make you love them any less than before, if anything, their strangeness is what makes them special. You don't question it. All you do is snap a picture and enjoy it while it lasts. Oh, and tweet about how weird your cat is of course. 

Just remember, although your cat's behavior is strange, that cat is your strange cat, and if it likes licking walls sometimes... rather than trying to teach it to stop doing it, just make sure your walls are clean for its enjoyment. Don't forget to come tell us about your weirdos in our Facebook community as well!

tweets about loving cats who are weirdos thumbnail includes one tweet 'Font - charlie @chunkbardey so much of the pleasure of having a cat is getting to watch this creature make decisions that will always be at least partially inscrutable to you. it's such a pleasure, inexhaustibly fascinating because cats can't speak or explain. like why did you go over there 7:10 PM Feb 10, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 9,439 Retweets 322 Quote Tweets 59.2K Likes'
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Nervous Kitty Re-Homed 5 Times Finally Finds Forever Home (Viral Thread)

Pets with behavioral issues are never easy to take care of, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve the most amazing forever home. What happens though, when you find out that the pet's behavioral issues most likely stemmed from fear rather than anything else? You get the story of Cheddar Kevin the cat.

bythezu, on imgur, shared their kitty's story, and it first broke our hear then put it right back together. Because this poor kitty has been re-homed 5 times since he would pee everywhere. Yet, when he got to bythezu home, he didn't have an issue. It seems that the reason is that the poor guy kept being put into busy home which were simply too scary for him

He's happy now though, and will be happy for the rest of his life, and that's all that matters. If you have your own heartwarming pet stories, come share them in our Facebook community: ICanHas Storytime.

viral thread about a cat who was rehomed 5 times finally finding its forever home thumbnail includes two pictures of a ginger cat 'A rescue kitten who has been re-homed 5 times. We saw his little face on the ad, called... and they basically told us he would pee on everything we owned... We've had him almost 3 weeks now, and would you believe it not a single incident outside the litter box!! He was scared at first of course but he warmed up quick and is seriously the sweetest boy.-bythez'
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Terrified Kitten Falls In Love With New Adoptive Family (Viral Thread)

Special needs cats are always a challenge to take care of. But for beautiful and terrified cats like Kyrie, finding a forever home is an extra challenge. As adrianontherocks, feline behaviorist imgur user, explains: a lot of times, with pretty cats such as these, the adopters will take them without being ready for the challenges ahead and return them not a month later. 

Luckily, Kyrie found the forever home he deserves. Not only that but ended up totally falling in love with his new adoptive family, and he even became best friends with the family dog! No ending could have been better, and we are overjoyed to hear about it and are thankful to adrianontherocks for not only taking care of Kyrie but also sharing his story!

viral imgur thread about a cat with behavioral issues getting adopted thumbnail includes two pictures including a kitten and another of a cat and a dog cuddling '"Gorgeous cats like Kyrie get a LOT of attention and people tend to... say they’re okay with the behavior problems and then return the cat a week later because they aren’t perfect... Well, we hit the jackpot for Kyrie." - adrianontherocks'
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Cats can be quite complicated. This video explores 14 strange cat behaviors and the meanings behind them all. Sure, no one really can say for sure what's going on in a cat's mind but this video does a darn good job of explaining the possible reasons why. 

Ever wonder why your cat begs for food, and when you finally fill up the bowl, your cat will simply give it a sniff or two before walking away? Perhaps they just don't feel like eating the same food but according to this video, it could be that they simply want your love and attention and cats often associate you providing them with food as a sign of affection. How precious is that? 

Let ready to understand the feline mind a bit better! 

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Tumblr Explains Why Dog Owners Don't Get How Awesome Cats Are

Us cat lovers, who spend time and energy hanging out with cats whenever we cat, we understand cats. We also understand dogs (most of the time), knowledge about dogs is common. But dog lovers, who spend no time with cats, are often very confused by cats and think that cats are evil - which is the farthest thing away from truth!

This tumblr thread took it upon itself to explain to dog lovers that cats are not evil at all. And they did it in the cutest way possible, explaining just how big hearted cats are. Cats just don't show it the way dogs do, and that's part of what makes them special. Cats are not evil, they're just not dogs. That doesn't mean cat and dog lovers can't be best friends - cats and dogs can be best friends, so can we. 

tumblr thread about the differences between cats and dogs explaining that cats are not evil thumbnail includes a picture of a cat lying on its back with its belly exposed 'Text - Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you! Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly l'll grab your arm and bite it because I think we're playfighting!'
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Sinks: Cats In Their Second Natural Habitat

The first one being cardboard boxes, naturally. 

However, if there isn't a cardboard box to be found -- the sink is the obvious choice for hangouts. Plus, it comes with fresh, running water! Can't beat that, right?

And now so more than ever, with it being boiling outside, the feel of the cool ceramic against all that fur? Yes, please! We get it, cats of the world. We get it. And we're here to give you your spotlight, in the sink. 

cats kittens sinks funny laying natural habitat behavior animals aww cute adorable lol | posted by u/-Honey-Jack It's not even sink anymore. Ollie has claimed it as bed. This his morning bed head
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"How do you know if your cat is bored?"

From a feline ethological point of view, AnimalWised dives into this question. Starting with explaining symptoms of a bored cat so help their humans recognize it early and change up their routine. Symptoms like, does your cat ignore you? Do they jump on your feet? Do they sleep more than usual?

I know what you're thinking -- cat's sleep like 14-16 hours a day so if that's a sign of boredom -- aren't ALL cats considered "bored"? 

Not necessarily. Watch to find out more. 

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Goats Are Able To Understand Human Facial Expressions

According to a recent study, goats are more intelligent than people previously thought. Goats have the ability to understand human expressions. They can tell the difference between unhappy faces and smiling ones and are attracted to the latter. 

Pretty wild, huh? 

How was the study conducted, you might ask. Researchers went to a goat sanctuary, and they showed goats a pair of photos — one with a happy face and the other with an angry expression. They were surprised to find that ALL the goats were drawn to the happy face. 

Honestly, the fact that Goats like you more when you're happy sounds like a good enough reason to smile. 

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The story of the limping mother and her 5 kittens continues! This time, their human savior, Walter Santi, took mama to go get spayed, but when they returned home (in the same day), something unusual happened. The kittens didn't recognize their mom! When she returned from the clinic, her scent must have really confused them -- they stayed away from her for the whole night!

Thankfully, it didn't last long as they were cuddling with mama come morning time. 

The suspenseful music really had our hearts in anticipation! 

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Inside the Mind of a Dog. 

Gregory Berns spent his entire life around dogs. So when his most beloved pet passed away, he began to wonder whether his dog reciprocated the same love and care he felt for him. As a neuroscientist at Emory University, he took his curiosity to the test. Now, he scans the brains of dogs using MRI machines, trying to decode canine behavior using brain activity. Learn some more about his fascinating work at the video below.