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Owner doesn’t understand why her rescue cat constantly stares at her

ginger tabby cat staring at owner cat-happy
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It doesn’t matter whether she’s eating, sleeping, doing chores around the house or playing with her pets, Steph is constantly under the attentive glare of her ginger cat, Wilbur.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 13/08/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

When Steph adopted Wilbur the cat, she began documenting and posting photos of a somewhat strange behaviour which she had never noticed being displayed by any other cats she owned: staring.

I’m watching you

Indeed, Wilbur never lets Steph out of his sight. Wherever she goes and whatever she’s doing, he’s always one step behind. He settles close by, and starts staring. And keeps staring. 

Different theories

Viewers on imgur proposed several different explanations as to why Wilbur stares. Some say that because he is a rescue, he may be afraid of being abandoned again. By staring at Steph, he’s making sure she doesn’t vanish. Others suggest that Wilbur stares because he’s not completely comfortable in his new home yet, and would rather keep his eyes wide open for any potential danger. Once he settles in, he’ll stop the staring and go about his life as a normal cat.

Whatever the case may be, we think Wilbur’s staring is absolutely adorable!

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