What Does Your Cat’s Tail Say?

Two cats standing, tails forming heart

Though your cat can’t speak your language, he has many ways to communicate. He uses various parts of his body to send different messages. Learn to interpret these body movements and positions and you will be better able to communicate with your furry buddy. So, for starters, what does your cat’s tail say? It is … Read more

What Is The Cat Saying?

cat sitting: Do they make a Rosetta Stone that allows me to understand what the hell you are actually trying to say

From time to time, friends give me books about cats. They must think I like the critters, or something. Today I will review one of those books, to help you answer the question, “What is the cat saying?” The book I’m reviewing is called Cat Talk, by Carole C. Wilbourn, cat therapist. In it, she … Read more

How Do Cats Communicate?

chart of cat body language

Have you ever wondered, without speech, how do cats communicate? Though they don’t talk, they do seem to be able to make their wishes known to others of their kind. After Lucinda’s column on cat philosophy a few days ago, I started thinking about the ways cats get their ideas across. What I realized was … Read more

Can You Interpret the Meaning of Your Cat’s Wagging Tail?

kitten in teapot sniffing tail, coming out the spout

Do you understand what is being communicated by your cat’s wagging tail? It could be a very subtle message. Dogs are fairly straightforward with tail messages. Cats are far more subtle. Their tail-wagging can have nuances of meaning. The Swishing Tail The direction and the speed of the tail swish conveys their feelings. If the … Read more

How Does Your Cat Think?

kitten sleeping in wooden bowl

How does your cat think? Does he rely solely on instinct, or are there other factors piloting the kitty brain? Well, according to psychologist Hank Davis, non-humans are a lot smarter and less “instinct-based” than most of us think. He surmises that perhaps we are not quite as clever as we think we are and … Read more