Mind of Your Cat

September 2007 Issue

Do You Have a Watchcat on Patrol?

Your cat shouldn't be aggressive when guests arrive. Here's how to modify this behavior.

Over the years, I have seen a handful of cats that exhibited aggression toward visitors to the home. If you have never witnessed a cat that thinks he is a German shepherd guarding a door, let me assure you: It is a scary sight to behold. I am referring to a cat that, upon hearing the doorbell, marches to the door, stares as guests enter, and proceeds to demonstrate postures that clearly reflect the message: "Go home, stranger."

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