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14 photos of cats in action

July 5, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
cat jumping

Photo: Malingering/Flickr

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Scaredy cat

Many cats are skittish or easily startled by sudden movements or loud noises, and fear in felines generealizes easily. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, this means that a cat can "experience something scary in the kitchen, like a glass crashing to the floor, and later become afraid of all linoleum flooring. Or they can go from fearing a particular object to fearing the entire room or location where the object first scared them."