She isn't sick and her behavior is otherwise normal, but the glaring is freaking me out.
Yeah, it's disturbing when they do that. You know they're imagining what they would do to you if they were big enough.
You in danger, gurl!
Get a dog. They NEVER do that.
She's plotting your demise, OP. She's going to shit on your dresser just at the very moment you and your next trick get it going....
Staring is a sign of affection, too. And blinking at you. Perhaps your cat is just expressing love but it looks "menacing."
Just wait until you fall asleep.
My friend's cat was staring at him like that, too. The cat ate his face while he was sleeping that night. And then he died.
Maybe she got into your bath salts.
It's just the way cats' faces go sometimes -- "menacing" is your subjective assessment of her expression. R5 is right: when a cat fixes its gaze on you, it's complimenting you by paying attention (for a change).
Cats are predators and some can turn menacing quite easily and attack you as a prey.
Or contemplating murder for not cleaning shit out of its litter box, R9.
Open a paper grocery bag and put some catnip inside. Put it on the floor and say, "Stay out of the bag". Shake your finger at him.
It's time to lay off the chocolate martinis, OP.
Wear a scarf to bed. You'll thank me in the morning.
I love you, R12! I do something similar with my dog. She looks SO happy when she thinks she's pulling one over on me.
"Cats are predators and some can turn menacing quite easily and attack you as a prey."
Which is when they are at their most adorable.
Your cat knows what you did OP
I haz watch Psycho. U hav shower now?
Yes, R16, it is adorable when cats attack infants in their cribs. So adorable.
Or when they attack and kill birds, and drag them home.
You smell like tuna, OP. We hope you're not wearing a caftan.
R19 are you joking?
My mother told me that our cat was very protective of me as a baby and a toddler.
She'd wake them up if I cried, even before they heard me. As a toddler she would scratch/bite anyone who came near me--other than my parents.
It's a well known fact that cats suck the breath from babies, causing them to die.
R19, maybe the cat flew, in a cat carrier under the seat, with its gay male child-phobic owner, surrounded by a plane full of screaming babie, and is just trying to "fit in" with its owner's sensibilities (hee-hee!)
Love cats, hate kids
OP, that's the "mother superior" glare. Your cat is disgusted with the way you conducted yourself during your last hookup.
Kitty is not impressed. She has judged you, and finds you wanting.
I was sitting on the couch, watching TV absentmindedly stroking Mojo, she was purring whilst sitting in that Sphinx position, drowsing a bit. Her eyes opened up wide and she did that slow head turn thing that you see in zombie movies and she just stared at me. Purring stopped, slowly rose to a sitting position all the while looking me dead in the eye. I took my hand away and stared back and she slowly turned her head back, lay back down, resumed purring and looked at my stroking hand and then back at me. I resumed stroking, she Sphinxed and it was as if nothing had happened.
But, very weird. She had never done that before and hasn't since then.
"It's a well known fact that cats suck the breath from babies"
More like a well known old wives' tale
Do you have a mousy face?
She's pissed that you let that trick steal the George Cukor DVD box set.
Cats are very judgmental. I have a theory that cats are the go-to pet for Catholics. All those shameful, judgmental looks they give you - reminds them of Jesus or the BVM.
Oh, cats will do that some times. Don't worry and just let cats be cats.
Try sliced ham. When my cat plays toll troll of the stairs that works on him.
How do you know its menacing. Cats aren't exactly human/human eyes. Cats like to stare sometimes, its probably just a stare. The rest is in your imagination.
Usually, if you stare right back, a cat will back down. They stare as a challenge, and when you stare back and hold the stare long than they can, it rattles them and they will usually walk off.
She might need glasses. Their vision aint that great you know.
What could possibly go wrong when a cat stares at you, OP?
It is weird when cats hide under a table when they are sick.
R19 Cats attacking babies? Are you a 96 year old great-granma with tales of the old country?
There's a reason that's filed under myth on Snopes.
You're cat is imagining you as her next meal. All cats do that.
[quote]I was sitting on the couch, watching TV absentmindedly stroking Mojo, she was purring whilst sitting in that Sphinx position, drowsing a bit. Her eyes opened up wide and she did that slow head turn thing that you see in zombie movies and she just stared at me. Purring stopped, slowly rose to a sitting position all the while looking me dead in the eye. I took my hand away and stared back and she slowly turned her head back, lay back down, resumed purring and looked at my stroking hand and then back at me. I resumed stroking, she Sphinxed and it was as if nothing had happened.
Sphinx cats are known to act like that, it's a lion thing.
Your cat is wondering where the fishy smell is coming from 'cos it's only had chicken today.
I had a cat who would piss in my boyfriend's shoes after we had a fight. You could not tell what that cat was thinking by the expression on its face, but it loved me best.
R43, I had a cat that was protective like that. Sometimes, cats are very attuned to one person.
I love when my kitties stare at me. I usually feel a burst of joy and I am compelled to go squeeze their furry bodies and kiss them on the head. Try that, OP. See what happens.
My kitties are almost a year old. They are the least-talkative cats I've ever had. One has started chirping at me when it's just the two of us. I don't know why they're not talkers.
Your cat texted me and here's what it was thinking:
"You brought HIM home? Damn, gurl, those are some serious beer goggles."
"That outfit....this bitch clearly doesn't have a full length mirror up in here..."
"What's with this cheap IKEA shit? I need some Room and Board furniture to scrape my ass against..."
"I hope you bought my cat food, cause that trick just rolled you for a few twenties.."
R37, before cats were domesticated they hid from their predators if they were weakened by illness. It's an instinct that hasn't left some breeds.
Get a male cat.
[quote] I don't know why they're not talkers.
In all seriousness, it's probably because they feel sufficiently understood they don't feel they need to.
So, who's the pussy, OP?
[quote] I have a theory that cats are the go-to pet for Catholics.
I have the same theory, except I think they're the go-to animal for often un-self-realized BDSM submissives.
Not that there isn't a lot of crossover between those and Catholics.
Dog people always seem to take shots at cat owners. Ownership of cats and dogs is not mutually exclusive. I had a dog and after he died, I got a cat. Each are unique in their own way.
I love your cat, R43. My ex was having several affairs and was rarely home. My basset hound apparently didn't approve. She squatted and peed right in front of him while looking over her shoulder as if to say, "Take this, M-Fer."
I fell over laughing. Funniest thing ever. He knew he'd been told.
'cause she knows: you don' like pussy.
R42, if your "huh?" is meant for R41? the "fishy smell" thing probaby refers to a you-know-what smell (think: Cheryl)
Pussy whipped and then some
He wants soft food...and you're not giving it to him.
OP, I would love to see a picture of your kitty, could you post one? Especially if it shows your cat's menacing stare?
Fan of OP's cat
It always amazes me that men would want to own cats. Dogs are faithful, true-unto-death companions. They will throw their life away to protect you from attack. A cat will hide under the bed and then look for another stooge to feed it Puss in Boots no. 3 or whatever. Cats are truly disgusting, and gay men who own cats turn into drooling [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] freaks.
R58 you're so wrong.
The cat in this real life story may have saved a 2 year old from a python.
R58 there are a lot of stories about cats alerting homeowners of fires and a cat even attacked a dog attacking it's owner.
I think you're just trolling for a reaction though.
She's hoping you spontaneously combust. Note how far from you she stares.
OP, how old is your cat? Mine is a senior citizen and sometimes she just zones out and stares. Sometimes at me, sometimes at the wall, but mostly commercials on TV. Not the shows, just the commercials.
That's what happens when you eat raw liver and don't share with the cat.