May 20th, 2012, 12:35 am
I just want to comment on what someone said, “Reaal Cat” in 2012 said
“When you look at us and we close our eyes…it means we’re trying to avoid you. Just feed us and keep our cat litter clean…
And everything else I’ve been reading says that, no, if you look at your cat and he/she closes her eyes, this is a way of communicating love. I think this person has been maybe thinking that this is what the eye-closing meant (it makes sense) but I just didn’t want anyone to read that here and think that it is true. At least, according to everything I’ve been reading, as I said. Anyone else agree? (The comment is just a few comments up from this one.)
I also want to express happiness that everyone here is posting nicely. I am upset by the amount of anger and disrespect there is online, so thanks everyone!
I’d worked the “cat smile” out for myself, but needed to confirm this for a children’s book I am writing about my cat – Pooky’s sailing adventures. I would like to introduce the idea to little ones that cats, like children, have needs and wants and rights and that it is possible to communicate with your cat. I have made a little sketch showing the cat smile if you would like to use it for this post?
Also – is it important for the human not to smile showing teeth at the same time as “cat smiling” back at the cat? I’ve been doing this as well as when Pooky and I are playing games – does take a fair bit of practice though 🙂]]>