- May 7, 2019
Hello everyone. My yr. old cat, Gracie, has been exhibiting out of the ordinary behavior the last few days. Usually, once a day, she has a case of the zoomies lasting maybe 15 minutes. No problem. The last few days, when she's zooming around, her tail is fluffed out, ears back, she arches her back and hops sideways. In reading up on this, it seems she's attempting to show dominance or scare off another animal. We have no other animal in the house, she's always been the only one so that can hardly be the reason. She does seem to do this if I've been playing with her for awhile and then stop, but sometimes I stop because I can sense she's really starting to get hyper and I want her to calm down. Could the reason for this behavior be that she's telling me she's not happy that I've stopped giving her attention? I also wondered (I know this sounds crazy), if the upcoming full moon could be affecting her behavior? Does this happen? At all other times she's a sweet cat, and loves to cuddle with me, but she definitely lets me know when she's not happy with something. Does anyone else's cat do this? I guess the best thing I can do is just ignore her when she gets like that, I'm just worried it's showing an undesirable change in her basic personality. Any thoughts?