Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Slog It Blog It, Speaking Cat Lesson 101!

Molly The Wally The Nose Knows!

Every pet owner likes to think they share a special bond with their furry friend, but experts believe that many people might be missing the chance to communicate effectively. The Cat Protection Charity say that three quarters of cat owners did not know an upright tail means a moggy is pleased to see them and is trying to say hello.

Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.

One in three thought a cat lies on its back when it wants its tummy tickled. Cat behaviour expert Nicky Trevorrow, who works at the charity, said it is likely that owners may be being scratched and bitten when they try to rub their cats' tummy for the cats see the action as an abuse of the trust they are exhibiting and would rather have their heads stroked.


Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.

A third of the cat owners surveyed failed to recognise a slow-blinking cat shows a calm, contented moggy, while two in three think a purring cat is always a happy one, when it could actually mean they are in pain.

Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.

Four in ten puzzled owners did not realise a feline with flattened ears meant it is scared and in need of somewhere to hide. It recommends making sure there is somewhere for the feline to hide or climb up high.


Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.

Half of owners were unaware cats also signal stress by licking their lips. It can a sign of nausea or stress, as well as making sure their face is clean after a meal.


Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.


One in 20 people thought their cat was rubbing against furniture or walls because it had an itchy face. It can look like affectionate behaviour if they rub against your legs as you return home, but as well as being a form of greeting, the kitties think their owner smells a bit strange and are depositing their scent so the human smells familiar once more.


Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.

Ms Trevorrow admitted cats' subtle facial expressions can be difficult to read. Unlike dogs and humans, cats have not evolved the complex facial muscles that allow them to make obvious expressions. They are more subtle and can be difficult to read, so owners also need to look for non-facial signals that can indicate how their cat is feeling.

 

Mini-Me Of Maudikae By Lynne Over at 2 Chihuahua Girls.

Do You speak cat and do you agree?

28 comments:

  1. Yikes Molly, youz not got a Kitty in your pad..Bawahhwawah xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  2. When you said about the off half frog it made me laugh!

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  3. When you said about the off half frog it made me laugh!

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  4. I like the half-wink! BOL - - or is it, as Madi would say MOL?

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  5. We admit that our mom is a smarty 'cause she knows all of these things, but she loved your unique and creative post to impart this information to less-than-tuned-in cat pawrents. Thank you so much. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  6. Very informative
    Urban hounds

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  7. I love cats but don't have any now, so I believe my cat communication skills have slipped a bit. Thanks for the refresher course!

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  8. MOL MOL MOL MOLLY YOU SURELY KNOW CAT BODY LANGUAGE!!!
    BRAVO THIS KNOWLEDGE WILL SERVE YOU WELL WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER A CAT...YOU WILL COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH ALL YOUR PARTS AND PIECES.
    Mom is having a time with our blog today. We cannot log onto our blog the normal way. We check online evidently the new google is requiring all to have a g mail account to log on. Currently we are going about it in a very long and tedious way.
    Hugs madi and Mom your BFFFs

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  9. Great post. Love the dog forbidden zone shot. And I've definitely seen my sis's cat do most of these! :)

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  10. Very interesting Molly. Cats are so different from us doggies so it is good to know these signs.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  11. hahaha what a great lesson in "catlish" - Thanks Molly, now I'm a global player.
    And now I know what it means when a kitty shows me her tongue - that's not nasty, that's just because of an overdated frog.

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  12. Lovely kitty language interpretation! Me-Ommmmm

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  13. Those are some amazing cat facts displayed by mini-puss. That reminds me of when our cat used to roll on his back looking adorable and we would rub his tummy and get 20 sharp claws and a pair of fangs imbedded in our arms, LOL.
    Lynne x

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  14. Those were great Molly and us kitties make for some excellent reading!

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  15. I need to study this. Zim has really weird ideas he's trying to teach me about cats. You know - like that we should make friends with them and stuff.
    Crazy!
    Camo!

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  16. For Cody the upturned, exposed belly is DEFINITELY an invitation TO touch....he LOVES having his belly rubbed, so for him it wouldn't mean "do not touch"

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  17. It is very interesting how many people don't speak kitty very well! Actually, I did not speak any cat at all when I first met my kitties. Luckily, they are fluent in dog ;)

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  18. A funny and informative blog with the prettiest cat I have ever seen

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  19. Another brilliant post and I am learning so much!

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  20. Cosmo and Ling are the only ones who actually want their tummies rubbed. :)
    Cats are really good at making disgusted faces. Haha.

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  21. Cats sure are weird! Who wouldn't want a bellyrub???

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  22. Very informative , and I enjoyed the dog talk post too. I certainly never knew about cats not wanting their tummies rubbed. I'm not a cat owner, but I don't know if I'd be too thrilled to have my pet rub its scent all over me...I do like my daughter's cats though.

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  23. Some cats enjoy a belly rub!xx

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  24. I fool the human because I like having my tummy rubbed and I never do the scratchy bitey thing with her when she rubs it, so the Cat protection league don't speak for every kitty!! mol xx

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  25. Thanks for the lesson on how to speak cat, Molly! :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

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  26. Oh wow. You just thought me about 25% percent of what I know about Cats. This cat behavior session was epic!

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    1. Ooops *taught

      Thank you for sharing it with us.

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