How many times do we wish that our cats could talk and tell us what they really think? No matter how much we know about feline behavior, and how well we communicate with our cats, it’s just never quite enough, is it? In a recent article for The Guardian, journalist and cat parent Sirin Kale took a closer look at what cats really think. She found that “they do what they want, all the time—and can teach us a lot about how to live in the present, be content and learn from our experience.” The article is chock full of great information and well worth your time to read it here.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you about feline direct registering and why cats do it, on Tuesday, we featured a beautiful cat tree, on Wednesday, Allegra shared why she likes my breakfast smoothie, on Thursday we featured a fantastic new cat bed from Triple T Studios, and on Friday I shared a Ruby memory.

I love following Nala and Dean Nicholson’s adventures on Facebook. Even though this video is longer than the ones I usually share, it’s just so sweet, I couldn’t resist. I love the little sounds she makes while she’s looking for Dean. The bond between those two just brings tears to my eyes. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: What Our Cats Really Think About Hugs, Happiness and Humans

  1. hmmm I’m not sure I agree with the authors contention that the cats don’t miss the people in their lives. Based on my observation, if I’m away overnight, my cats are unhappy even when I have a sitter come to feed and play with them. One of them hides under the bed (I know this beause it’s where the sitter has found her). she doesn’t do this when I’m home and although I don’t know for sure, she doesn’t do this if I’ve just gone to work or out for the evening.

  2. Great article, thanks Ingrid for sharing. My dmh large blue cream Charley loves me to hug him and his motor goes a mile a minute. I think if his arms were long enough, he would hug me back. He is such a sweet boy and I’m crazy about him. We even have conversations as he can be very talkative at times.

  3. Tasha will do what she wants to do when she wants to do it. If I bend down and give her a kiss on her head, she acts like a little kid does and tries to resist. At night when I am in bed and reading, she will come and lay down beside me. I let her be herself, I don’t over smother her but let her come to me when she wants attention.

  4. That was an interesting article. I feel like my cats don’t mind affection, but they want it on their terms. They show little signs of what they want. One example would be, in the mornings Lulu will come to me when I’m working at my computer and she will lean over, from the desk, and put her arms on my shoulder. I know she wants to be held. Or Pele will come to me, make a little cry, and turn her butt towards me. That means she wants her back scratched right above her tail. Kiki stares at my lap and I give her the ok to hop up by looking down at my legs and back at her a few times. Then, she hops up. We just have to learn to read their signals.

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