It’s no shock to anyone who’s been paying attention but it’s very difficult for us to be mad at cats. And I’m pretty sure cats know that we have trouble being mad at them, because they took full advantage of it. They’re able to boss us around, whine for things when they want them, and completely ignore us when they choose not to. There are, however, some cats who are many times more expressive than their silent counterparts.
And these are those cats. See, instead of meowing for attention, they decided that it was high time that they bothered someone else. Like your neighbor. Yep, these cats decided that harassing the people in their house was not enough so they’ve opted to use the windows to spy on and harass others. It’s not that bad though, it’s kinda cute watching our feline friends become obsessed with the window.
#1 That’s his 4th beer.
According to Cuteness, it’s a very common behaviour.
It may be tempting to let your cat outside to explore the great outdoors, especially if you’ve seen her trilling at birds while looking out the window, or looking like she wants to play with the neighbor cat next door. But when your cat stares out the window, does it really mean they want to go outside? Why do cats love to look out the window so much?
#2 Just causally peeping.
#3 All i see is leaves.
#4 If i hid my bottom half maybe they can’t see me.
#5 Ah yes the lawn.
Many times, cats will happily sit for hours at a window sill without making a move to actually go outside. Your cat may look out your window, if he can, all hours of the day or night. Cats are crepuscular, which means they are active in both day and night time hours. And a cat’s vision is different than that of a human, so your cat can find something interesting to look at outside even if all you can see is pitch darkness.
#6 Now, how do i get down?
#7 I can see my neighbor from here.
#8 I wanted to look pretty today.
#9 Is that Jerry?
#10 He hasn’t moved in 10 days. WHY?
#11 Don’t mind me i’m just using my head to prop the window open.
A few years ago, some animal behaviorist surveyed the owners of 304 indoor cats and a total of 577 cats to learn more about what behaviors the cats do for fun. The results indicate that 84.3% of the cats looked out windows a total of 5 hours or less per day. When it came to outdoor stimuli, the owners reported that their cats enjoyed looking at “nothing” (at least as far as the humans could tell), in addition to birds, small wildlife, foliage, other cats, people, vehicles, and insects/reptiles.
#12 These clothes are getting in the way of my peeping.
#13 I wasn’t doing anything.
#14 Where is Jake, He told me to stand by the window for 15 minutes!
#15 Almost there.
Vision is based on two types of cells: rods and cones. Rods control night vision, peripheral vision, and perceiving brightness and shadow. Cones control day vision and color perception. Cat vision is different than humans in all of these ways, some significantly.
#16 Day 200 of quarantine. I’m tired.
#17 Let’s see who’s dude keeps doing business on my lawn.
#18 I have concluded they are trees outside.
#19 Just a little more.
#20 I never knew there was so much dirt outside.
Cats have a higher concentration of rods than humans, but fewer cones. That means we can see colors better than cats can, but we can’t see well at night. Cats can see much better in low light conditions than we can. Cats also have a peripheral visual field of 200 degrees while humans can see just 180 degrees.
#21 As long as I’m hidden behind the curtain, My owners will never know.
#22 It looks like he’s on his knees.
#23 I can see my house from up here.
#24 Oh no.
Cats sense movement in low light better than we can, because they evolved to be crepuscular hunters. There is a common perception that cats can only see gray, but that’s not entirely true. Cats can distinguish the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow, although they do not experience the richness of color like we do.
#25 Thank you for your hand human.
#26 Just like the good old days.
#27 If I don’t move he won’t know that I’m here.
#28 Hi Tom.
#29 Hi Jack.
#30 That’s some beautiful form right there.
Would you mind having these cats as your neighbors? Tell us down in the comments!