L is for Cat Language
I TALK to my cat all the time. She's definitely a good listener - never judgemental or argumentative. She just looks at me with sympathy as I moan on about the terrible day I've had or kind of smiles if I'm telling her a funny story - admittedly both expressions are exactly the same, but interpretation is all!
I might be deluding myself about the depth of our interaction but I've been learning all about cat communication. You have to look for clues. Listen to her meows, watch what she's doing with her tail and ears, look into her eyes and study her body language.
Let's look at the tail in more detail:
You can communicate with your cat using your eyes. If my cat and I lock eyes, I blink slowly and look away. If she's in a good mood, she will copy what I do. This, apparently, is a sign of friendship. Here are some more expressive eyes.
Here is a very helpful video by Cats Protection which helps you interpret what your cat is trying to communicate.
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