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Does your cat love thunder and lightning storms too?

This is my cat jasper, hes sat on the right of the table at the edge.

When i first got him from the cats and dog home 5 years ago he was scared of the hoover, the tumble drier and plastic bags, he also was scared of fireworks and still was last November.

Now we had a bad storm last night, really loud thunder and lots of lighting, at first jasper just led down but when i turned off the lights and drew the curtains back so that i could watch the storm, he ran as fast as he could to the window.

here is a photo i took of him, it took me ages to get a pic with the sky lit up from the lightning

picture by me astraldreamer

I opened the window to see if he wanted to go out but he didn't, he sat up just gazing from the ground to the sky, and then he just led down watching out the window, he didn't move or look anywhere else for at least 40 minutes.

This surprised me because i was always under the impression that cats hate storms but jasper loved it, maybe it comforted him,

who knows what he had in his mind?

here is a tiny clip i took of him watching

video is mines, uploaded to my you tube account - astraldreamer

Image Credit » picture by me astraldreamer

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MegL wrote on September 19, 2014, 4:12 AM

Never thought cats would like storms!

astraldreamer wrote on September 19, 2014, 4:14 AM

megl , it was really weird, my other cat is a bengal and they kinda like water so he was in and out but even he was a little wary of the noise and certainly take a good seat with a view to watch it lol.

Nicky wrote on September 19, 2014, 6:59 AM

Did'nt think cats liked thunderstorms. I have a doggie and she just hates a thunderstorm, when one breaks, she normally runs to my room and hides under the bed until the storm is over. But it seems to me that your cat Jasper loved the thunderstorm and was fascinated by the flashes of lightening.

aolo wrote on September 19, 2014, 10:56 AM

I do not have a cat so wouldn't know...

allen0187 wrote on September 19, 2014, 10:30 PM

Jasper must be a bad-to-the-bone cat, if he ain't afraid of thunderstorms and lightning.

astraldreamer wrote on September 20, 2014, 7:31 PM

ha ha yeah i think he is something special lol