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How does your cat read you? — 11 Comments

  1. Molly and Lilly both brush against me when they want something – Molly isd particularly quiet – she’s all moves, no talk. Lilly talks a bit. Gigi knows very well how to get my attention. In the same way as with Charlie and Michael – she will just talk at me and she knows I’ll always respond. Sometimes she has to say a few words to get me moving if she needs something. I love it when she talks – I pretty much always notice and reply.

  2. Some of my cats are more intuitive than others.
    I have 2 cats that anticipate my moves. They know what I am about to do. They know what pleases and displeases me. They know me because they observe. They are just joined at the hip with me – can’t shake them.
    The interesting thing is that that are my 2 black cats. Are black cats more intuitive and intertwined with their person?

  3. Our cats seem to know exactly what we are thinking and feeling. I must agree with both Dorothy and Ruth here- cats are extremely sensitive to energy. In fact, they seem to use their kitty ESP to know precisely what I am planning. The cats, on the other hand are very easy to read. I could go on and on, and will talk more about this at another time- but you can bet your bottom dollar that I know precisely what they are telling me.

      • “energy”, meaning our aura- which encircles our beingness. The only way I can explain it is to compare it to electricity.. hope that makes it more clear. Now off I go to cuddle with my very “energy” soothing kitties.

  4. I agree with all that has been said. [Funny, I hadn’t read Rupert Sheldrake’s work in many years. His is fascinating.] My two oldest cats, Luck and Shrimp, know me so intimately and so well, that they only have to catch my eye and we bond instantly to seeing to each other’s needs. They know that they don’t have to meow or jump on me to get my attention. Eye contact is key. I spose this is counter-intuitive for a cat, but that just shows how intelligent and sensitive they are, doesn’t it.

    When they catch my eye, esp. Shrimpster, they know that I will get up, maitaining eye contact, slowly closing my eyes and opening them with my mouth turned up at the corners, waiting for a further clue. We have conversed this way since their coming into my life. It works very well and because we are all pretty much on high alert at all time, even when sleeping 😉 we don’t need to say much. Just eyes, different expressions with our eyes, and slowing closing, opening to acknowledge the request. I don’t really know how to describe it, as I never have. till now. It works. |) 🙂

  5. I think our cats can read us and we can read them, through becoming closer and closer the longer we are together.
    Cats don’t need words to communicate, we know by instinct and a loving close relationship just what they want or are about to do and they know exactly what we are thinking or about to do too.

  6. Frankly, I think cats read energy. Vibration. We could be better at it, but we’ve lost it for the most part. A good example is when you think of someone five minutes before they call on the phone. As if the communication started before the dialing.

    Rupert Sheldrake has written books on the subject, mostly about dogs but I think cats are even more in tuned. I see it every day with my cats. His books are a good read.

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