What Cats Think About

What Cats Think About

Those elusive cat expressions make you think—what are they plotting? Are they judging my choice of socks? As much as we love snapping pics of our furry friends, cats always leave us guessing.

The Mysterious Mind of Cats

It's a common cat myth that our feline friends are just aloof or, dare I say, cold-hearted. But as any cat parent knows, they're full of purr-sonality! Just like that time I thought my cat was giving me the cold shoulder, only to realize she was just deeply contemplating the best sunny spot to conquer next.

Cats are emotional enigmas, not unlike that one artsy friend who's hard to read but deeply complex. They may not wear their hearts on their paws like our canine companions, but cats experience a wide range of emotions. Understanding them is like trying to solve a puzzle with a piece hidden under the couch—challenging but oh so rewarding when you find it.

The World Through a Cat’s Eyes

Imagine seeing the world in vibrant colors, where every shadow could be prey, and every rustling leaf is a potential plaything. That's the world through a cat's eyes—full of wonder and intrigue. They're attuned to sights, sounds, and scents that we can't even fathom, like having their own feline superpowers.

Now, as a dog lover, I can't help but chuckle at the differences. Where my dog sees a ball and thinks "Playtime!", a cat sees the same ball and contemplates the mysteries of the universe—or just plots its next pounce. It's like comparing apples and oranges, or should I say, kibble and catnip!

A Cat’s Prime Instinct

At the heart of every feline is the soul of a hunter. Whether it's a laser pointer or an unsuspecting piece of string, cats are wired to stalk and pounce. It's a primal instinct that's fascinating to observe, especially when they get that intense, focused look in their eyes.

It's not unlike our pooches when they're zeroed in on a treat or about to launch after a thrown stick. There's a certain single-mindedness that takes over, a focus so sharp you'd think they were solving the world's toughest bone-shaped puzzle.

Social Butterflies or Lone Wolves?

Ever walked into a room and found your cats in a silent standoff, each claiming their own slice of the sofa kingdom? Cats have a social hierarchy that's as complex as their personalities. In multi-cat homes, it's like watching a furry soap opera unfold—minus the dramatic theme music.

Now, dogs, on the other hand, are all about the pack life. They're the social butterflies to a cat's lone wolf. Where dogs see a new friend, cats see a potential co-conspirator—or competition for the best sun puddle. It's the difference between a tail-wagging welcome and a calculating, slow-blink greeting.

Purrfecting the Art of Relaxation

Cats are the undisputed champions of chill. They've perfected the art of relaxation to such a degree that watching them lounge can make anyone envious. Whether they're curled up in a sunbeam or sprawled out on your keyboard (because, of course, that's where they fit best), cats know how to unwind.

And let's be honest, as dog lovers, we can't help but admire their ability to nap with such dedication. It's like they're posing for their next West & Willow portrait, finding that purrfect pose that says, "I'm relaxed, and I know it." It's a vibe that both cats and dog lovers can aspire to, especially on those lazy Sunday afternoons.

Meows, Purrs, and Body Language

When a cat meows, it's not just a sound—it's a language. From the demanding "feed me" meow to the curious "what's up" chirp, every vocalization is a piece of the puzzle. And let's not forget the purrs that can mean anything from "I'm content" to "I'm plotting your amusing downfall."

Comparing that to a dog's bark is like comparing a mystery novel to an open book. Where a dog's enthusiastic woof is as clear as day, a cat's meow is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. It's the difference between a full-on "I love you" slobber fest and a subtle, slow-blink "You're not too bad" from across the room.

The Curiosity Conundrum

Cats and curiosity go together like peanut butter and jelly—or should I say, like dogs and wagging tails. There's something about a cat's inquisitive nature that's utterly captivating. Whether they're exploring a cardboard box or investigating a new nook, their curiosity knows no bounds.

And let's face it, the old saying "curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back" could easily apply to our canine friends, too. Except in their case, it's more like "curiosity got the dog stuck in the doggy door, but the promise of treats brought it back." Both are equally determined to explore, with hilariously different outcomes.

Feline Dreams and Ambitions

Ever caught your cat twitching in their sleep and wondered if they're dreaming of grand adventures? Perhaps they're imagining themselves as the fierce lion they are at heart, ruling over a vast savannah—or maybe they're just dreaming of an endless supply of treats.

And what about ambitions? If cats could set goals, I bet they'd aim high—like finally catching that elusive red dot. Or perhaps they dream of the day their custom West & Willow portrait will hang in the feline hall of fame. Whatever it is, you can bet it's done with a touch of feline flair and a whole lot of cattitude.


So, what do cats really think about? It's a playful exploration that can bring a smile to any pet lover's face. From their complex emotions to their curious antics, cats are endlessly fascinating creatures that keep us guessing—and snapping those picture-perfect moments.

Whether you're a dog lover, a cat enthusiast, or somewhere in between, the joys of pet ownership are universal. It's the shared love for our furry companions that brings us together, and whether they're dogs or cats, they all deserve their moment in the spotlight—framed and hanging on our walls, courtesy of West & Willow.


What do cats think about when they stare at nothing?

Cats might be contemplating the mysteries of the universe or simply enjoying the view when they stare off into space. It's anyone's guess, but it's always intriguing!

Are cats really plotting world domination?

While it's a humorous notion, cats probably aren't plotting world domination. They're likely just planning their next nap or mealtime. But we can't rule it out completely, can we?

How do I know if my cat is happy?

Look for signs like purring, relaxed body language, and affectionate behavior to know if your cat is happy. A content cat is often a loving cat!

Can cats understand what humans say to them?

Cats may not understand our words, but they're pretty good at picking up on our tone and body language. So, keep talking to them; they enjoy the attention!

Why do cats seem to have a 'sixth sense'?

Cats are highly intuitive and can pick up on subtle changes in their environment, which might seem like a sixth sense. They're just very attuned to their surroundings!