Are You Bonding With Your Cat Part 1

ARE YOU BONDING WITH YOUR CAT PART 1

We have 3 indoor cats and each one of them requires a different approach to bonding with them. Fiona, our 12 yr old loves to be petted while sitting on our lap. The bonding information below is only 5 of the many possible ways that you can bond with your cat.

CAT WATCHING

Be on the lookout for these affection-showing moves:

The head bump. 

It’s her way of saying hello, by using the oil glands in front of her ears to greet you as if you’re a cat and leave her scent on you. She sees you as one of her clan, so bump her right back.

The butt presentation. 

When your cat backs up to your face and lifts her tail, she’s waiting for you, her mom, to clean her. If you gently blow at her rear end, she’ll think that this is what your cleaning style is and will go on about her business.

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Kittens love to knead while nursing

Kneading you or “making biscuits.”

If you maneuver yourself into the right position, you’ll get a free massage out of this one. This is another sign that Kitty-Face thinks you’re her mom, since she’s trying to get milk out of you. It also means she’s happy.

Licking you. 

Your cat may think you taste good, but grooming is actually a social practice to establish a common scent among a clan of cats. In other words, she’s claiming you as one of her own. The exfoliation is an extra added bonus.

Gumming you.

This is another way Kitty-Face blends her own scent with yours, establishing a common “family scent.” Take advantage of it by feeling all of her teeth to gain her trust for when you actually need to be in her mouth.

SOURCE: Valerie Trumps

Be sure to check out Valeries original article 15 Sure-Fire Ways to Bond with Your Cat. It is an outstanding source for information that can help you bond with your cat.

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