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Your Cat’s Seven Pet Peeves

Even the coolest cat can suddenly become a bundle of nerves when subjected to annoyances – call them pet pet peeves – that drive them crazy.

Theresa Todd saw that happen when a neighbor began petting her new cat Kerouac. “He’s so cute!” Todd’s neighbor gushed, only to have Kerouac begin hissing loudly. “Kerouac!” Todd cried as her neighbor jumped back in surprise. “What’s gotten into you?”

The fact is cats can get riled and complain in a variety of ways, such as fleeing, nonstop meowing or hissing at strangers, in response to negative stimuli. Here are some common pet peeves and how to avoid them: