My Cat. Period.
March 5, 2007 10:39 AM Subscribe
TMI question about cat behavior: Has anybody ever had a cat whose behavior seems to change with certain, um, phases in your (or your female partner's) menstrual cycle? (more inside)
My cat is 12-years old and intensely bonded with me (which is typical for former ferals). He usually falls asleep in my arms at night and sleeps next to my head touching me. But I always used to notice that there were about ten days each month, between ovulation and the time my period started, that he was less clingy and would sleep at the foot of the bed instead. My period has become erratic in the last five years, and I haven't had one for a year, but I'm pretty sure that Aunt Rose is chugging into town. The cat seems to have completely freaked out. He wouldn't let me get near him for three days, and is now sleeping on the couch. Also, he's been all up in his catnip constantly. Can he really sense this stuff? Am I projecting? HAVE I BECOME A CRAZY CAT LADY???