It’s true – cats really DO talk to us!
In fact, new research from the University of Georgia found that cats are just as expressive as dogs. It’s just that most of us have no idea what they’re trying to say.
So, here’s a quick lesson in cat communication:
According to the researchers, purring means “Please stay!” Because cats purr when they’re happy, AND when they’re sick of injured.
So what is your cat trying to say when they rub against your leg? “I’m happy to see you!” Of course, it could also mean: “I’m hungry. Feed me!”
Finally, if your cat meows – he’s trying to get your attention. Because other studies show that adult cats ONLY meow around humans. They don’t meow to communicate with their fellow felines – unless they’re feral and in heat or fighting.