dont know if its a fighting or a mating thing? help please
we have an 18 months 1/2 persian female cat coco.
Coco isnt your typical cat, shes affraid of most things like blowing leaves and butterflys! She has no balance at all and she is small.
Coco has never strayed to far from the garden, is either in our garden or the nextdoor neighbours. Coco sleeps all day and will usually go out as its getting a little dark. Coco has never stayed out over night.
over the past week there has been a tom cat coming in to our garden he is a lot larger than coco, coco has been following this tom cat and hes been following her.
They seem to greet each other by rubbing noses, then the tom will usually lie down watching coco, and coco will walk slowly close to the floor, she does not put her bum in the air and her ears are normal not lying back.
on thursday night they did all of this and went in to the nextdoor neighbours garden, when coco was at the door wanting to come in the tom cat appeared in the garden we opened the door and could hear like a deep monaing/growling sound coming from both of them,you could also smell avery strong smell of tom cat wee,
then the tom cat ran out the garden making some funny meaw noise, coco then chased after him making another strange meaw noise, the tom cat then scarpered it over another fence and coco came back inside.
When coco came back in she was still making this strange deep moaning/growling sound.
During all of this we noticed that neither cat had their hair stand up, neither had their ears back.
so we are really confused by it.
surely if it was a fight the tom wouldnt have backed down as he was like nearly 3 times bigger than coco.
if anyone can help would be very gratefull.
Thanks cat mama