When love is in the air, everyone's happy, right? So why did the cat hiss and baptize his shoes? What's up when your dog growls at his voice? Why can't your pet love your boyfriend as much as you? And yes, that gorgeous kitty face with the dilated eyes and downward-turned whiskers (below) certainly may mean the fur-kid is hissed off.
Any change of routine can threaten a pet's sense of security. When you spend time with your new love, your pet misses you and feels lonely--and you smell weird, like that stranger! Dogs and cats often feel proprietary toward their owners and take offense at new people invading their territory.
Picture Copr. Felinest
If you want to turn suspicion to adoration, don't forget to romance your pets too. My latest Paw Nation article offers tips to convince the cat and dog to welcome him--or her--into the family.
Purrs and wags once again to Gina Misiroglu for connecting me to the fine folks at AOL, as a way to spread the furry love--and show folks what a terrific community of writers we have at Red Room! And for Ask Amy pet videos, cat info, and SQUEEE cute puppy and kitty pictures, visit the Bling, Bitches & Blood site.
Purrs & Wags,
Causes Amy Shojai Supports
Cat Writers Association, Winn Feline Foundation, AKC Canine Health Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)