This may seem like a strange question, but I am not sure my cats recognize mine. Often I will see my cats looking out the front window as I am returning from work. As I pull up to the house and into the driveway, I look to see if they react.
At times, I think I see a small glimmer of recognition, but they do not get excited until they hear the garage door opener.
When I come into the house, my little friends are always waiting right by the door to greet me. The best welcoming committee I could ask for!
I have 4 cats...one of them, my oldest girl is "in love" with my husband! And I swear she knows the sound of his truck the minute it turns the corner on to our street! I KNOW she can tell time! If he's not in the door right at 5, she's crying until he shows up! Aren't they just the funniest things ever??
My sweet cat recognizes the sound from my car when I lock the doors. He runs to the front door of my house most days to greet me. Of course, he also runs to the door when the mail carrier goes by the side window of the house, so maybe I should not get too excited. My cat loves sitting below the mail slot and having the mail hit him on the head. lol
My cats only recognize the sound of the can opener.
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Thanks for the replies. It seems our little feline friends respond more to sound than sight...interesting!
My cats definitely recognize my car. They know when I pull into the driveway, as they look out the window. And...if I have to take them somewhere (like the vet), they definitely recognize my car and try to escape! They will actually yell out Noooooooo!
Mine does. She is outside most days, and when I come home she is sitting on the corner of the next door neighbor's porch watching for me. When she sees my car turn the corner, she runs and greets me as I am getting out of my car, talking and telling me all about her day as we go into the house.
Mine do. As I am pulling up my street and turning into the drive the jump up in the window and then run and meet me at the door. They also, when I am home if they hear a strange car pull into my drive they run into the bedroom, with the exception of my friends truck. When they hear him pull in they do not run for the hills.
It is the same thing in Canada when they hear the boat coming. They will go and sit on the dock waiting for whomever to come well before the boat its the point or we can hear it ourselves.
Yes! My little boy comes and stands with his hands on a little shelf on the bottom of the door so he can see us come up the drive.
Yes, they do know my car. Any other car that pulls up in front of the garage they run and hide. I got a new car 20 months ago, the other one I traded in they knew that car all their lives. When I got a new car, it took a few weeks before they recognized it as being mine.
Dogs are smart too. I remember my first miniature schnauzer, I would have her on the leash leaving the vet's office and no matter how many cars were in the parking lot, sometimes 20 or so, she would go right to my car. It was so cute, she would trot along, stop for a second and look at the car, and then go on until she came to the right car.
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I don't have inside cats but 5 ferals that adopted me and live outside. They love cars, any car. They love to lay on our cars and whenever it's in a different spot in the driveway or out in the street, they immediately have to snoop at it. If someone comes over, they all have to snoop at their car and jump on it. They are very funny.
Yes. My neighbor's cat even recognizes my car. When I turn into my driveway, he comes running across his yard and my yard to greet me.
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Yes, my two cats and my three dogs all respond to the sound of our cars. I don't know if it is the engine noise or the car's appearance though. They hear the sound of the car when it is automatically locked as we are exciting it and respond to that sound.