Cats and Jealousy
Hello lovely Hiveans !
Today I like to share a surprising social behaviour that I captured while photographing my cats. It is quite amusing as it all started with simple and cute posing photos, but ended in a scenery of jealousy 🤣 .. but see it for yourself.
The Posing Jeremy
It all started with Jeremy, who had made it comfortable for himself at my side. He was laying there in a super cute position and I could not withstand to take some pictures of him.
He closed his eyes, opened them, and seemed to really enjoy it to be photographed. I believe he loved the attention that re received during my little photo-shoot.
He even moved his head around and tried several positions. There is really a little cat model character hidden in his personality, hehe. I am not sure if he knows what I am actually doing there with my phone, but he enjoys my attention for sure.
After a while Nami came along and participated in the photoshoot. Its quite interesting that she tried out the same position as Jeremy. But instead of her eye play, she focused on playing around with her mouth. I later found out, after watching at the pictures again, that Jeremy was observing her with quite a grim expression on his face.
He even watched at me curiously. I believe that he was quite skeptical and wanted to notify me that he was not OK with m e focusing on her now. But as I said, at this moment I did not realize it.
When Nami stood up to prepare for some more positions, Jeremy even layed his ears back. He usually only does this if he really dislikes with a given situation and feels very uncomfortable or annoyed. As you soon will find out, he was quite annoyed indeed.
Before Nami was able to stand up properly, Jeremy already jumped at her from behind. In the picture you can even see his tooth pointing out of his mouth, ready to take a bite.
He grabbed her at the neck firm and started a little fight. He was so jealous at Nami and that she was in the middle of the attention that he decided to make her stop on the hard way 😱
After the short bite he fell back to his former position and just stared at her quite angry. He for sure lived out his jealousy this time and tried to show her that he is the cute one to be pictured and not her.
I find this situation really interesting. This behaviour can be usually seen among children all over the world. But seeing it from cats is a bit more unusual. Also jealous-like behaviour in pets and cats in general is nothing that should be surprising too much, it is quite novel to experience it first hand during a photo-shoot. I totally did not expect it and am quite glad that I was able to document it in a photography series. The expressions on the faces, especially the tooth ready to bite, are seen really nicely here. So I decided to make a nice blog about it _ I hope you like it and find it as interesting as I did 😁
All pictures were taken by myself, ©@adalger, with a Xiaomi Redmi Mobile Phone.
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