Since cats only have the ability to speak to us in their meow language, we often wonder what it is that they are thinking. We adore our kitties, so naturally we hope that the feeling is mutual. So how can we know what are cats are trying to say to us? Through their body language, of course! For anyone that has a cat, there is a definite sign of love that all cats display to those they think are truly special: the slow blink.
In truth, there is a rhyme and reason to just about anything that a cat does, and the slow blink is no different. Here's a closer look at the slow blink, and after reading this, you should feel pretty special knowing your cat thinks so highly of you!
I Trust You, They Say
For a cat, these naturally guarded animals are not one to let down their walls for just anyone. A cat is affectionate at times when only they choose, and by closing their eyes completely for a second while looking in your direction this is the biggest compliment they can give you. Not only does this mean that they trust you, but also that they are greatly enjoy your company—because you make them oh so comfortable!
Want a Kitty Kiss?
If you think about humans for a second, it's pretty standard that we kiss with our eyes closed. And really, why should cats be any different? If you didn't know, the “kitty kiss” is another term used to describe a cat's slow blinking.
Just for You
A fun fact you may not have known, is that cats do not meow at one another. Meowing is reserved for humans only, once a cat matures past kittenhood. So what this means, is that when they dish out a slow blink your way, there's no need to look around because that blink is exclusively for you! The best part is, when your cat slow blinks to you, this means that they want you in their inner circle—which sounds like a pretty good place to be!
- by Modi, owner of a ginger cat