Question of the day, Wednesday August 12

Furballsmom

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I noticed when I weigh my big Poppycat on the bathroom scale that he doesn't have any reaction to his reflection in the mirror.

Do your cats like, hate, love, or ignore their reflection in mirrors or other shiny surfaces?
 

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Mowgli ignores mirrors. His predecessor, Jamie, was very aware that he could use mirrors near windows to see things at a wider angle, but didn't pay much attention to his reflection.
 

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Charlie and Selene ignore their reflections. I can't remember what other cats did, but I do remember Beau trying to attack his own shadow as a kitten :lol:
 

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Kittens often try to play with the other kitten, lol. And an adult cat seeing a mirror for the first time will often react too. But once they know what it is they just ignore it.

My family's first dog, if you put some paint/chalk/etc. on her forehead or ear and showed her a mirror, would see the mark and try to rub it off. Scientists say that dogs don't recognize their reflection, only apes do. And she wasn't even that smart of a dog. But I've never had another dog who seemed to recognize their reflection was them.
 

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Mooch doesn’t care except to bang on it to get my attention. 😏 I have a full length mirror hanging over the bathroom door. It’s amusing because she cant stretch up to reach like when she was younger; but she can sit on her haunches and stretch to reach. That’s how she steals washcloths from the laundry baskets to roll on. 😆
 

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When I brought Patch inside after I rescued her the first thing she did was attack her reflection in a mirror, but since then she doesn't seem to care. None of my Cats have shown any interest in mirrors.
 

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I've never help Cal up to a mirror. At 15 pounds, it would be very difficult.
 

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All of them don't care except for Liffey - Few months ago she discovered herself in the mirror on her own. She kept looking/staring at herself, tilting her head and made little meows :lol: She did this for a good few minutes!

Not sure if it self-awareness or she thinks it was another kitty, but it was honestly both very cool and sweet to see. She is an extremely clever little girl so at the risk of sounding bias, I feel it was closer to the former. She hasn't done it again since so like others say, seems to be a first-time thing before it tapers off.
 

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Toffee and Fudge aren't really bothered, but sometimes Toffee likes looking at his reflection in the glass oven door when we're cooking.
 
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