Wisdom Wednesday with Chester: What is Your Cat Trying to Tell You?

Hi,

I’m Chester! Angus has decided to share his Wisdom Wednesday slot. I’ve never met him…. but I could see him being my first doggy friend. Really, I would love to be everyone’s friend!

Elise and I found a really great article from The Humane Society of the United States about feline language. I personally knew all of this info already. I’ve decided to share a few kitty language signals.

“Chirps and trills are how a mother cat tells her kittens to follow her. Aimed at you, it probably means your cat wants you to follow him, usually to his food bowl. If you have more than one cat, you’ll often hear them converse with each other this way.”

Here is what the different variations in your cats tail means.

“Erect, fur flat: alert, inquisitive or happy

Fur standing on end: angry or frightened

Held very low or tucked between legs: insecure or anxious

Thrashing back and forth: agitated. The faster the tail, the angrier the cat

Straight up, quivering: excited, really happy. If your cat hasn’t been neutered or spayed, he or she could be getting ready to spray something”

Your cat is “Nervous or anxious: Ears sideways or back, pupils dilated and tail low or tucked between legs—your cat may slink through the house close to the floor, looking for somewhere to hide. He may turn his face to the wall to shut the world out.”
Us cats sure are interesting, right?

-Meow, Chester

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