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Cat Sitting Beside my Car.. not moving

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Cat Sitting Beside my Car.. not moving

It's just kinda crouched, looking like it wants to sleep. I've come near it, and it didn't respond or looked at me. When I went around the other side with my neighbour, it did turn and look at me with some intensity, but I backed away since I didn't want to distress it even more than it looks. No collar or anything.

Does anybody have any idea what's going on? Is it 'dying'? Have rabies or ill? Should I call Animal Control Services? It's been sitting there for a few hours (since about 1:30 I think and it's 4pm now).

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Ok. It moved when my wife went into the car. But if anybody has any ideas why a cat would do this, it would be greatly helpful for the future.
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Could have just been hanging out in the shade of your car.

Might have just enjoyed the spot.
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Evil Baby wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2018 5:14 pm
Could have just been hanging out in the shade of your car.

Might have just enjoyed the spot.
We usually have the neighbour's cats across the street camping out there, but when we approach, they act 'normally' by being defensive and running off. But this one looked like it was hurt or sleeping or something.
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If a cat is hurt or sick, it will actually be more likely to hide. My cats tend to be super sleepy and nap (in this case, catloaf around) during the middle of the day.
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Paws tucked in means the cat is in a relaxed state.

Though it is a bit weird to see a cat not in familiar surroundings just chilling out. Doesn't seem feral as he wasn't afraid of you, Maybe he's high on cat nip?
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Maybe it's just the angle, but it looks like the cat's left ear tip has been trimmed off, which is usually done so that people know it's a feral cat that has been neutered. If so it might just be that it's a cat that lives outside, but is pretty familiar with people (probably fed by someone or otherwise cared for), which might explain why it's sleeping outdoors but isn't too bothered that you're around.
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Cats think they own everything, and they give no effs.Slightly Smiling Face
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He's probably dreaming of ways to trip you up in a way that knocks you unconscious, so he can eat your face...

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Looks like a happy sleeping cat to me. My cat sleeps like this quite often.
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Bring over a dog next time and see what happens
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I have a giant outdoor cat that likes to sit on my porch and nap time to time. I've seen him around the area before, he doesn't seem phased if I walk up to him.
I can pet him, but he tenses up at bit. I guess he is not afraid of humans - but probably didn't have a bad run in with nasty kids yet.

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