1 comment to “Welcoming ‘Other Cat’”

  1. Cat Advocate | February 7, 2012 | Permalink

    Good info. So glad you were able to get this guy fixed. Wondering about the hiss thing, though.

    Back in the summer of 2001 when we started feeding a cat that was living under a neighbor’s back deck, he would hiss at us when we fed him. (We brought him in the fall and got him fixed). Since then, I’ve learned that a hiss can mean other things.

    Cats will hiss like that when they are excited, like when they’re playing. I’ve also seen them do that when you give them a special treat or feed them sometimes (maybe when they’re really hungry?). Perhaps it’s like how we can say “hey” in a few different ways.

    More excellent info on lost and displaced cat behavior and pet recovery is on the non-profit site, http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recoverytips.php, in the related blog there,

    and Cats in the Bag, http://catsinthebag.org/