Cats communicate in many different ways. Their primary means of communication is body language, but they also communicate vocally. It’s up to us as their guardians to learn how to interpret their communications, but no matter how well trained a human may be in learning to speak feline, sometimes, we all wish our cats could talk. Apparently, somebody felt that this wish for better interspecies understanding deserved a national holiday, because believe it or not, today is National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day.
So if you find your cat looking at you with that intense stare, she may just be asking you a question, and as her faithful servant, it is up to you to stop what you’re doing and answer it!
Of course, Allegra and Ruby had a few questions for me.
Q: Mom, why do you spend so much time in front of that screen you stare at all day long?
A: That’s how Mom makes her living and that’s how I pay for your food! Thankfully, the two of you make sure that I take breaks. Those walks across the keyboard are a very effective way to get me to stop working. I’m grateful that the two of you take care of my mental health by making sure that I unplug more.
Q: Why do you have to trim our nails? We’re purrfectly capable of keeping them nice and sharp all by ourselves.
A: You kind of answered that question yourselves, girls! Your nails get really sharp with all that scratching you do on your scratching posts, and since you both love to be on my lap making biscuits, not trimming your nails makes it feel like you’re piercing my thighs with tiny sharp needles!
Q: Why do you have to get up in the middle of the night, just when we’re curled up against you and everyone is all nice and cozy?
A: Because I have to use the litter box…
What would your cats ask, and how would you answer them?