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Q: Do All Cats Comfort Their Owners in Times of Pain?

January 12, 2009 | By Sue16 | 21 answers | Expired: 2010 days ago

Yesterday I fell down my stairs and not one of my four cats seemed to care. They all stayed inside the apartment while I was lying at the bottom of a flight of stairs out in the hallway to the apartment complex. My neighbor's cat, Tommy stood at the top of the stairs peering down at me. Luckily, I was not seriously injured...Just a twisted, sore foot and ankle and several cuts on my left hand.
I feel bad that my cats did not seem to care. But I'm O:K.
Is this a normal response from cats or are they generally more concerned?

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 12, 2009

From what I hear many cats are only concerned that their food supplies may be interrupted while you lie in pain.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 12, 2009

Yikes! I'm glad you're okay. If you think a cat should have come to RESCUE you, you're way out in left field. If you wanted attention and a good snuggle- that just depends on the cat. A few do, many don't. The good thing is that cats take their comfort and cuddles where they can, unless they're overloaded with them, so you can get your needed comfort just because THEY want a snuggle then. But if you were being a gigantic carnivore in pain, making noise in the hallway, um, maybe it's asking a bit much for feline attention right then.

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Meg S.
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Jan 12, 2009

I think it depends on the animal and has nothing to do if it is a cat or dog.

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