So why do dogs sit on cats? It’s always been my understanding that cats have a sort of dominance over dogs. They generally don’t like dogs so they swat at them or they run away from them. The swatting usually happens when they’re cornered.
But why do dogs sit on cats? There are videos and pictures of this all over the internet but no real explanation. And they look so happy when they do it and the cat looks so fed up. Maybe they do it because they know how tightly wound cats can be and they think sitting on them helps them relax.
Maybe that’s just how dogs hug. Who are we to say butt hugs are weird? Maybe butt hugs are the only way a dog can show affection for a cat without getting their nose scratched.
However you rationalize it, it’s hilarious. There’s no doubt about that. It’s funny and cute and in a way, the cats probably deserve it. The bottom line is, animals are just plain weird. There are a lot of behaviors that don’t make any sense to us but at least they keep us entertained.
Take a look at these dogs giving cats butt hugs. Or just sitting on them for no reason. We may never know.