You may or may not be aware of cat kisses, but they’re something cat lovers have talked about for years. Some believe in them and some don’t. I happen to be a believer in the ever-subtle — but extremely endearing — cat kiss.
If you’re envisioning your favorite feline puckering up and planting a whisker-tickling smooch on your cheek, you’re on the wrong track. A cat kiss is actually a very slow blink of the cat’s eyelids.
Cat kisses are given to other cats, and to some lucky humans. It’s usually reserved for a companion with whom the cat is familiar and friendly. You can even return a cat kiss with your own slow blink.
The next time you’re sitting on the couch and your kitty is relaxed on the chair across the room, pay close attention — because she may be offering a cat kiss. Her posture will be relaxed with her facial muscles also relaxed. Her eyelids will ever-so-gently close and reopen. You’ve just been kissed!
Don’t attempt cat kisses with unfamiliar cats or ones who are stressed and anxious. You don’t want to offer a direct stare to an unhappy or conflicted kitty. Reserve cat kisses for those relaxed and happy moments with the cats in your life.
Yes, I get ‘kissed’ by all four of my cats, especially Fletch, who just adores me for reasons unknown. Chaz, my black cat is also a big ‘kisser.’ I truely love my fur babies. They all know their names, usually come when they are called and also love me and my family. I can’t imagine life without all four of the silly gooses. This photo is of CHAZ, and he was just in the middle of blinking me a kiss when I snapped the photo. Sweet, eh?