Persuasive Speech About Cats

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We like to think of our cats as our fur-children, even though they really can 't speak to us. Or can they? Cats may not be able to talk to us but they can communicate through body language. Did you know that if your cat wags her tail it 's not a sign of happiness - she 's actually annoyed? Here 's a few more body language clues to help us discover what our cats are really trying to tell us...

Calm & Content:

Cats who are in a calm and happy state of mind hold their ears alert and pricked. Their tails are still, held either straight up, or relaxed. If your cat is really relaxed, she 'll gaze at you with half-lidded eyes. If she flutters her eyes at you, it means she trusts you and feels safe. Another way to tell if your cat is happy is if she kneads her
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If your cat lies down on her side or back and exposes her belly, she 's letting you know that she 's happy, and wouldn 't mind if you came over to give her some love. Often this means she 's inviting you to rub her tummy. But be careful - not all cats like belly rubs. The ones that don 't will soon let you know by grabbing your hands and giving a quick bite.

Pleased to See You:

When your cat is happy to see you, she 'll greet you with her tail held straight up. She 'll rub her face against you, using the scent glands in her forehead, chin and whiskers to 'mark you ' as part of her territory. She might also purr, but surprisingly, purring isn 't always a sign that your cat is content.

Why do cats purr, anyway?

Kittens are able to purr by the time they 're two days old. It 's their way of communicating with their moms. As cats grow older, they continue to purr to indicate happiness. But did you know that cats also purr when they 're sick or anxious? Some animal experts believe it 's a form of self-soothing, like when a person hums to stave off nerves. Cats also purr to show submission to another cat, or to
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