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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Do your cats come when they're called?

How do your cats react when you say their names/call them? Do they actually come to you?

Neither of our cats come when called (I wish!), even if we are right next to them and they're looking right at us. They only come when called if they can tell we're calling from the kitchen. (of course)

Lily used to meow when we would say her name, but I think at some point she realized she was giving us exactly what we wanted (which will NEVER do!), so now she does it sometimes, when she's in the mood, to prove that she is still in control. Usually, when one of us calls her name, she'll twitch her ears towards that direction, and I suppose she expects we should be grateful for that small acknowledgement! Sometimes she even does us the honor of TURNING and LOOKING at us when we call her name, before turning around again and resuming her activity.

Spencer pretty much ignores his own name - he does look at us in response, so I know he KNOWS his name - but he pretty much ignores EVERYTHING unless there is food involved. haha!

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Gabby will come when I call her but only when she wants to. She definitely responds in some way when I call her name.
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post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 09:00 PM
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I don't think he's ever far enough away that I'd have to call for him....
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Only when there is food involved and they are in the mood to be pet.
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Misa...nope. Only by noises or if my older sister calls her.

Francis.. Oh heck yes. He'll listen to my older sister especially.

Vinnie.. Nope.
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All my cats come when they are called by name. No matter what room I am in. But then at their ages they know by now it means food, treats, and cuddles.


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post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 09:41 PM
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Most of the time he does. I call him and he normally responds by yelling back at me while he saunters over, haha. The only time he doesn't is when he's napping somewhere or playing too hard that he can't be bothered with whatever I want from him.
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Only when I shake a bag of treats or go to the kitchen and open the fridge....
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Ginger only comes when he is in the mood for us playing with him. If he's not in the mood, we call and he might glance our way then look away uninterested. He comes running when we call and tap his food bowl on the ground
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Yea right!!

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