8839Re: [FH] Meatloaf position
- Jan 3, 2003Before the net, I always believed a meatloaf position meant a happy
cat. Although maybe it still does providing they are tucked in nice
When Tim's first cat developed a tumor in her chest and had fluid in
her lungs, she could no longer curl up in her tight little ball.
All of our cats at one time or another will sit in the meatloaf
position, usually with a very content look on their faces. :)
>This makes sense to me. I have another cat that does not like Gizmo,
>and frequently hisses at him. He's probably on gaurd because of her.
>It sounds to me that this is not a position related only to HCM
>kitties, and perhaps Gizmo's HCM has nothing to do with his sitting
>--- In email@example.com, Lynnie Henderson
>> That's it. I call it "being in a ball." In my experience, it
>> the kit is not completely comfortable with what's going on. I
>> pay some extra attention and tell the kit that everything is okay.
>> after a few seconds of love, the kit will relax. It's not a thing
>> upset about - the kitty just doesn't know what's next so is ready
>> quickly if necessary.
>> > Gizmo lays alot on his stomach, head up straight and front and
>> > legs tucked in. Is that the meatloaf position. Is this cause for
> > > concern?
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