Cats are thought to be very complex and independent creatures, so understanding their method of communication can be tricky. Each cat actually develops their own unique and fascinating way of speaking to their owners. Here are some ways that your kitty may be speaking to you.
One way a cat communicates their mood is with their tail. When the tail is held straight up, it expresses confidence. When your cat wraps it’s tail around your legs, it communicates friendliness. If it is tucked between their legs, it signals anxiety.
So, when you come home from a long day at work and your cat rubs up against you and wraps their tail around your legs, that’s their way of saying “I missed you!”
When felines interact, responding with a slow blink is an official sign of trust. Like a wink between friends, your cat may close their eyes in your presence to show that they are friendly and comfortable with you. It is a signal of acceptance that a cat may only communicate with their owner.
Cats can easily sense their owner’s mood. If you are sad or anxious, your cat most likely knows. Understanding and responding to your cat’s language can help deepen the bond you have with each other.