Adorable But Sneaky Ways Your Cat Manipulates You

Does your cat have you trained to feed her on command? Does Fluffy have a habit of taking up most of your bed, or stealing your chair? Our feline buddies are very small, but these adorable little furballs are very good at wrapping their humans around their paws. Here, a Rochester, NY vet lists some ways kitties manipulate their humans.


Did you know that cats may have started meowing specifically so they could manipulate their humans? The fact that some kitties sound rather like human babies isn’t a coincidence. Cats rarely meow at one another, once they are adults: they communicate with facial expressions and body language. It seems that Fluffy only speaks to her humans, usually to let us know she wants to give us orders.


The fact that cats actually vibrate with happiness is one of their most adorable traits. However, the purr can also be a form of manipulation. If you are sitting down and Fluffy hops into your lap, purring, you may feel so guilty about moving your pet that you stay put to avoid disturbing her.

Chair Steal

Kitties are always on the lookout for comfy napping spots. If you get up for a moment, Fluffy may immediately take over your place. She’ll also manage to be completely comfortable and already sound asleep by the time you return.

Bed Takeover

Do you let your feline buddy share your bed? If so, you may find yourself relegated to the edge while Fluffy sprawls out in the middle.

Wake-Up Call

Cats take breakfast very, very seriously. Every day, thousands—if not millions—of people are startled awake by hungry kitties. Fluffy has even been known to slap her humans’ faces to let them know she wants her breakfast right meow!


We recommend that cats live indoors, as they are both safer and healthier as indoor pets. However, if you do let your furry pal go outside, there’s a good chance that your cute pet will soon have you letting her in and out on demand. Fluffy also has a habit of meowing at the door, only to change her mind when you open it for her.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, your Rochester, NY animal hospital, if ever we can be of assistance. We are dedicated to providing great veterinary care to bossy cats!

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