Blinking Cats: Friday Cat Fun #4

Posted on August 29, 2008  Comments (4)

Blinking Cats

What is your cat trying to tell you? A blinking cat is a happy cat. Blinking in cats is a signal that they recognize the presence of another cat in their vicinity but they are not going to fight it. A blink sends the message: “You are my friend. I am not angry. I am not threatened, or threatening.”

This kind of message is very important in the wild, where cats battle for territory. Run across a neighboring cat and you’d better make your intentions clear, or you may find yourself in a fight. The blink serves to say: all’s well here.

So, why do cats blink at us, when we aren’t cats and don’t understand such feline messages? Well — do you ever speak to your cat?

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4 Responses to “Blinking Cats: Friday Cat Fun #4”

  1. Anonymous
    September 2nd, 2008 @ 11:07 am

    Too cute of an article! I would like to think of the blinks as friendly kitten winks. Thank you for such a delightful post.

  2. Anonymous
    September 5th, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    Yup. I’m guilty of talking to my cats. All 5 of them! Another cool thing about cats is that they only meow for us. I didn’t believe it at first but its true. A cat will rarely ever meow at another cat, they use that noise just for talking to humans. I like the post of the cat that adopted the bunnies.

  3. Dana
    September 20th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    This may not be the correct page to ask this, but what kind of cats are available that do not give people allergies? My wife wants a cat but I cant be around them or I feel like I have the flu. If anyone knows post back, and hopefully it is not one of those hairless cats. Thanks

  4. judith
    October 14th, 2008 @ 6:24 am

    I talk to Dulcie all the time, and although she can’t actually reply I always know exactly what she wants.
    Food, more food, open the door, close the door, let me out, let me in, stroke my head, can I sit there?
    Her wish is my command,

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