26 Aug '12, 2pm

The Special Language of Cats

The Special Language of Cats

Meow. Meeeeerrrooooww. MEEEOOOW! Most of us (and certainly all Care2 readers!) recognize the sound of a cat. Our kitties talk to us when they are hungry, when they want to go outside, when they want to play, and when they do not want to be bothered while napping on a sunny ledge. An astute cat owner can discern between one meow and another and thus understand their feline’s needs and wants. Interestingly, domestic cats seem to reserve most of their vocalizations for us. Cats communicate with each other primarily through body language and scent. Cat lovers around the world are familiar with flattened ears, an arched back, tail between the legs, tail erect and perky, and a urine spray on a fence post. This silent communication is a cat’s “native” tongue — a universal language all cats understand (maybe unless they have been nursed and nurtured from birth by a dog! ) Of cours...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-language-of-cats.html

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