If your kitty leaps into your lap, then turns away from you before he settles in, or if it seems no matter where he sits, it’s always with his back to you, it’s not a sign of anger or disrespect. He’s actually showing you how much he trusts you. As both predator and prey, your cat instinctively positions his body for safety. Non-threats (like you) will be to his rear as he positions himself to watch what’s going on in front and to either side of him. Some kitties also do this when they’re looking for a nice scratch at the junction where the tail meets the back. Other signs he’s looking to be scratched there include purring, twitching his tail and arching his back.
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