cat with ownerBy Arricca Elin SanSone
Dead mice on the doorstep. Cat pee on the drapes. You love your kitty but sometimes don't love his behavior. There's a good reason he's not playing by the house rules, though. "Cats are closest to wild animals than any other pet," says Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, who practices at Chico Hospital for Cats in California and Cat Hospital of Portland in Oregon. Here are the most common cringe-worthy cat behaviors and what you can do to live happily ever after with your uncouth creature. Photo by Catherine Ledner/Getty
Behavior: Watching you and your partner in the bedroom
Wild cats are part of one big social group-they eat, play, sleep and hang out together. If your cat shares a bed with you, he assumes he's welcome at all times. Plus, "your activities are interesting to him," says Dr. Colleran.
Related: Learn the best body language for any situation.
Solution: Remove your cat to a 'safe room' where he'll feel comfortable. Provide a high perch, favorite