When a cat sits with his legs tucked under him, and his tail wrapped around his back legs, looking much like a loaf of bread, is his mood good, bad, or indifferent? Jack, and to a lesser extent Rizzo, will pose like this in various places around the house. Usually it's when they're on the tired side. Jack's doing it more often, and I once heard depressed cats sit like this, so I want to make sure he's not being puny.
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I have one that does it when she's content so I don't nessarily think it's a depressed pose.
When a cat sits with his legs tucked under him, and his tail wrapped around his back legs, looking much ... often, and I once heard depressed cats sit like this, so I want to make sure he's not being puny.

Has it turned colder recently where you live? Sometimes the cats here sit like that, or curl up in a tight ball when the room is cold.

Sherry
When a cat sits with his legs tucked under him, and his tail wrapped around his back legs, looking much ... often, and I once heard depressed cats sit like this, so I want to make sure he's not being puny.

If you are referring to what is often called the "meatloaf" position, all cats sit that way AFAIK from time to time. I do know that sometimes cats with CRF who are "crashing" will sit that way because they can't get comfortable lying on their sides; I think there can be other things wrong with cats which will cause them to sit that way for the same reason. Based on my experience, if that's happening you can tell it because the cat will be constantly shifting positions trying to get comfortable. For the most part, though, sitting that way is part of their normal behavior.
When a cat sits with his legs tucked under him, ... so I want to make sure he's not being puny.

If you are referring to what is often called the "meatloaf" position, all cats sit that way AFAIK from time ... shifting positions trying to get comfortable. For the most part, though, sitting that way is part of their normal behavior.

Yeah it's pretty normal. When Sugar wasn't feeling well though, she would meatloaf like that with her nose toward a wall and seem to concentrate intensely. Seems she was nauseated. however, she did it all day. I knew something was up. She will do it normally at other times for short periods.

Karen
We've always called it the "battleship" position! All my cats have done it at one time or another, and often it seems to be an intermediate stage of rest (before they really conk out) when they can still crack open an eye or twist an ear to see what's going on...
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Grant will lie like this on the arm of the couch and then rest his head and neck stretched out. It then becomes "sleeping camel" position Emotion: wink

Karen
Sounds like yoga... cat yoga!
Judy F
Sounds like yoga... cat yoga!

Next time he does it I will try to get a pic.
Karen
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