Interpreting Aggression in Your Cat
The triggers can be subtle and take devoted owners by surprise. Here’s how to read your cat’s cues in order to redirect — or avoid — the behavior.
Petey, a much-loved, six-month-old kitten, has been able to hold his own in a family that includes two active boys and two dogs. Petey’s owner, Mindy, was a long-time dog owner; Petey, adopted at just seven weeks of age, was her first cat.
One morning, little Petey purred and squeaked in delight as Mindy played with him — rolling him over on his back, and letting him grip her forearm as she stroked his tummy. But…