We all talk to our cats right? Right. Even if you said wrong, I won’t believe you. So there.
Some cats are quite vocal and some seem to know exactly what we’re saying. “Bedtime!” And Sylvester will be in there before anyone else, reclining on the bed as if to say “Where ya been?”
Some cats meow when their water dish is empty or the kitty litter is full. One of my cats will flip the water dish with her paw, bang-bang-banging it until someone fills it up for her. Cats can make over 100 different vocal sounds from meows to purrs to quacks. Yes, one of our cats can quack.
What are some other ways cats communicate?
Headbutting or a wet nose “kiss” means affection, or “Dude, I like you!”
Tail straight up with a curl at the end means happiness. “Is that a curl in your tail or are you just happy to see me?”
Lifting head slightly with chin up means the same thing as the farmer wave in Iowa. “Yo.”
Rapid meowing means “Hello hello hello I’m happy to see you hello hello hello!”
Ears flattened to the side means “Danger Will Robinson!”
Tail twitching violently from side to side. “Hasta la Vista, baby.”
Lying on back or side with legs spread outward. “Just relaxin, hanging with the homeboys.”
Paddling or kneading “This is the life.”
Slow, blinking eyes. “I luvs you.”
Rubbing head against you means “You. Are. Mine.”
Meowing is actually a response cats learn so they can talk to US. Crazy eh?
Oh, and for your information, dogs can communicate too! Umm…mostly about food.
=) Does your pet communicate with YOU?