If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to brighten your day, it’s funny animal pictures. Not just any animals, but cats! Gidypet’s feline overlords have declared that a new list of the funniest, most wholesome, and cutest cat posts be released. As you go down, praise the kitties and give them upvotes. Don’t forget to share with us pictures of your own furry pals in the comment section.
Cats are highly independent creatures who find it difficult to remain still while being photographed. Ingrid Johnson, a cat behaviorist, told us that photographing cats is best done in their natural habitat. “Taking cats out of their home for a photoshoot is often where things go awry. Use natural light and play with them to encourage them to look confident and alert,” she explained about how to get the best possible snaps of felines. Read on for the rest of our interview with Ingrid.
"Also use toys to get them to look in the direction you want! You can shake treats, click, make some sort of sound to get them to look at the camera. As far as keeping them calm, again, it's about working with what they are naturally giving you rather than trying to force something, cat behaviorist Ingrid gave us advice about how to work with cats when taking their pictures."
According to the expert, the extent to which cats crave attention from human beings is highly variable and depends on a lot of things.
"The answer is highly variable based on the cat, how well socialized to people they are, their experiences and bond with their human(s), etc. For some cats, they cannot get enough, for others, they approach and engage on their terms. Most cats prefer to control the interactions. Playing 'hard to get' is going to welcome the cat to approach you for affection. Cats have little interest in the human that wants to pick them up and smoother them with affection."
Ingrid also said that we need to have realistic expectations and love cats for who they are, rather than the 'ideal' companions we'd like them to be.
How much attention a cat needs depends on the breed, as well as on each individual. However, you should still be prepared to give your catto at least 20 minutes of one-on-one worship time each day.
If your cat feels left out and unloved, you can be sure that it’ll let you know. It’s pretty straightforward: if your cat keeps meowing at you, getting in your way while you work from home, jumping in your lap, knocking things over, and irritating you, guess what—it wants your attention!
So meow back. Play around with it. It can be petted. Make an impromptu photoshoot for it and share a few shots with your buddies. Remind yourself that your cat is a living creature who needs your attention.
Cats, if left unchecked and ignored, may resort to cause even more trouble. If pawing at your arms or legs isn't enough, some felines will claw at furniture.
Rewarding cats for bad behavior, on the other hand, is counter-productive. Shower your pet with love when it behaves like a polite furball rather than a petulant teenager. Hopefully, this will assist you and your cat in living a happy, mutually adoring life.