So my daughter and I were sitting on my bed last night talking about whatever (can't really remember at the moment). We have a kitten he is 8 months old named Brady (after Tom Brady of the New England Patriots). Anyway, so we are talking and noticed that Brady was acting strange. We started to watch him and at one point he crouched down real low like he was going to pounce on something then ran across my bedroom, jumped in the air and with one paw swiped at something like he was hitting something. My daughter & I just looked at each other saying WTH and just continued to watch him. He was watching something VERY intently. He sat down on his back paws and just "watched" something. We could tell that he was looking at something because of the way that his head was moving. My daughter asked "Is there a fly that he's looking at?" so we both looked around to see what could be making him look around but we found nothing. This is the weirdest thing, so we keep watching him and his head is following something. Whatever it was moved literally around him 360 2 times because not only his head but body moved along to whatever he saw. Then, almost as a response to something he tilted his head to the side almost acknowledging that something was there and began to "meow" softly. I can't describe it but it was almost like he was talking to something. He didn't hiss or arch his back but most definitely saw something and was reacting to it. So while I was folding the blanket I just said nonchalantly "Only good spirits are welcome here, if you mean me or my family any harm you are not welcome and must leave the house".
Sometimes Brady, while I'm sleeping, come on top of me to relax "on me". It doesn't matter what position I am in he will get on top of me & either sleep or just sit there. The other night I was sleeping on my side and he came up and crawled up on me (my side), placed his butt facing my face with his face facing away from me. I wish that I could describe to you why I feel this way but "I feel" that he was in that position almost in the protective position. He's done it before and I just thought that he was being silly and thought nothing of it but this time I most definitely felt like he was protecting me (if that makes ANY sense at all).
Since my daughter is used to things "happening" around us she's kind of used to it but now my eldest daughter is living with us and since she has been around me enought to know that things "happen" around me she gets REALLY nervous.
Sometimes I read too much into things and other times I feel like it's natural UGH...