There’s an ongoing debate whether cats are smarter than dogs or not. One thing is for sure, they’re more ruthless when it comes to territory and a dog bed looks no different than a luxury cat bed in the eyes of some felines. People have noticed this weird side of cat behavior too and it’s kicked off the r/stolendogbeds subreddit.
Pushed out of their spot, it also results in some strange dog sleeping positions as they just don’t know how to handle it. Now you understand why Wolfie has taken the laundry basket as his new bed. Both hilarious and purrfectly evil, Bored Panda has compiled a list full of these little thieves that are the “pet peeve” for these poor pooches.
After you’re done with this post, take a look at our previous list with 119 cats stealing dog beds. It goes to show that cats have never heard of letting sleeping dogs lie.
I Was Able To Capture The Raw Anguish He Felt After Losing His Bed To The Void
Bored Panda contacted Molly DeVoss, a feline training and behavior specialist at Cat Behavior Solutions, to find out more about the reason why cats love stealing dog beds. Molly explained that often it’s because cats are trying to layer scents with the dog to build a community scent at home. “Your home is their territory, and they feel more comfortable in places that smell like them,” said Molly.
I still wonder how it happens that cats always get what they want, both from humans and other animals in the household. Molly explained that “they’re very good at training us.” For example, “They knock things off the nightstand to wake us—because we typically feed them to stop the behavior.” Another example is when “they jump up on things because we pick them up” or “meow and get us to talk back.” In fact, “cats are very observant and have great understanding of how to get a reaction from their caretakers.”
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Dogs tend to submit to cats because canines evolved with a “social hierarchy and rely on rank and order within the other members of the household to feel secure,” said Molly. Meanwhile, a cat “has evolved as a solitary species and doesn’t have a social structure per se.” In other words, Molly says, “cat is always a boss.”
Nevertheless, dogs and cats usually work out a livable agreement. Molly suggests, before considering adding a cat to the household, researching your dog breed. Also, it’s wise to do introductions slowly. “Cats have a very long memory and may always fear the dog” if there’s a single frightening incident when they meet.
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I Captured My Dog Crying For Help Every Time My Tiny Old Cat Steals Her Bed. She’ll Sleep On The Floor Rather Than Steal It Back
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See Below Why Skye Is Looking Sad And Sleeping In Her Toy Basket Today
The Face You Make When The Stupid Cat Stole Your Bed
Poor Pup Tried To Ask Nicely. Too Bad The Cat's A Jerk
When The Stupid Cat Steals Your Bed So You Have To Improvise. It Was Actually Super Comfy And I Didn't Want To Get Out, Even Though Mum Had Washing To Do
Got A New Dog Bed Today. Not Going Well
So Tonight We Have To Sleep On Floor
Jerk Cat Shows He's The Alpha Male In This House
How They "Share" The Dog's Bed
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They Took My Bed
Classic Cat Behavior In Our Household
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But Mommy, She Is In My Bed
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