Cats have a language all their own. Learning how to translate can strengthen your relationship.
Purring, meowing and hissing are three of the more obvious ways your cat can send a message through vocalization. Yet, your cat's body language can speak volumes about overall mood and receptiveness to contact. Being more in tune with your cat's outward displays will help you judge when it's time to socialize, or time to give space.
Where does this come from? In the wild, cats use posturing and body language to signal rivals, predators or mates.
Since cats will signal differently when they’re stationary compared to when they’re on the move, this activity will put your observation and photography skills to the test. Use this series of keys to learn how your cat uses eyes, ears, whiskers and tail to communicate. Then document what you see.