It is often said that the dog is man’s best friend. However, if there is any pet that is closer to the dog, it is the cat. While they don’t show affection for humans in the same way that dogs do, they do so in a much more subtle way. They have their own way of telling you that they like you.
A simple trick to find out if your cat loves you as much as you do.
Cats talk mostly with their eyes. A relaxed and confident cat has sleepy, droopy eyelids. This is called a “cat kiss”; it’s the cat’s way of showing that it has no hostile intentions.
Cats take this stance as a signal to other cats and humans. So the next time you see your pet relaxed and confident, you can try returning the gaze with a slow wink.
Cat owners know this signal. But scientists haven’t studied it for a long time. Eventually, a study showed that when a cat and human interact, a slow blink encourages the cat, whether familiar or not, to approach and be receptive to the human.
“For me, as someone who has studied animal behavior, it’s great that we can show that cats and humans can communicate in this way.
The researchers explain that this slow blinking is similar to how people’s eyes narrow when they smile. Moreover, it occurs when the cat is relaxed and content. This expression is therefore interpreted as a kind of cat smile.
Now you know the trick!
Our results suggest that slow blinking may function as a form of positive emotional communication between cats and humans.
So the next time you see your feline relax, look at him and blink slowly. And he might tell you how much he loves you.
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