|Purred: Wed Apr 21, '10 3:27pm PST |
|Clark's behvior is not unusual, especially if he's a young kitty. Cats have different "boiling points." Some kitties will sit for hours in a lap and soak up all the petting they can get; other cats get overstimulated fairly quickly and go from purring to playing to hissing. That's just his individual sensitivity, which may lessen as he gets older. At least he gives you signals when he's reaching the tipping point; some kitties won't let you know - they just sink their teeth into your hand!
If you look at him closely when he's starting to play as opposed to lying still in your lap, you may see that his tail is twitching or waving, his pupils are dilating, and his ears may start to point backwards, all indications that he's reaching his limit. If you are aware of these signals, you can tell it's time to stop petting and put him on the floor. That way you can avoid the hissing, biting, and scolding.
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