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Cat staring at me and blinking slowly.

post #1 of 14
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Yesterday while sitting watching tv, our cat oscar jumped up on my chest, sat down adn just proceeded to stare at me for 5 minutes. he was blinking slowly and just sitting there. i wasnt petting him at all. after he stared at me he laid down and fell asleep. i also notcied the rest of the day he was staring at me occasionally.

what does this mean?
post #2 of 14
That sssllllllllooooooowww blink usually signals that your cat is happy, content, and full of love. Many people have learned to communicate with their cats through this blink to say "I love you." Oscar was just telling you how happy he was and how much he loves you.
post #3 of 14
I make sure to reply with a stare and and a slow blink myself when my kitties do that. It could only mean good things, it's so cute! And it can go on for minutes if I don't stop!lol Try also, to make the same googly eyes at them when they aren't doing it...mine usually respond in the same way.;P I love it!
post #4 of 14
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ok. my g/f has been telling me when they blink slowly it means they love you but i never believed her at all. i just htought it was really strange for him to sit there and stare at me. kind of creeped me out.
post #5 of 14
Is that an SRT-4? I used to sell them.
post #6 of 14
I posted this in another thread:

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Blinking is a very powerful communication as a reassurance signal and is commonly used between cats when they are sitting or lying in a hunched-up, sphinx-like position. I have used the blink to relax house cats, feral cats, and even tigers in the wild...it is important to put them at their ease by allowing them to read the signals that tell them you are not a threat." (It is also a great way to say "I love you" to your favorite feline companion.)
Roger Tabor, Cat Behavior, a Complete Guide to Understanding How Your Cat Works
post #7 of 14
My cats stare at me all the time! Not in an aggressive way. Sometimes it weirds me out. I guess next time I'll see if they're doing the slow-blink thing or not!
post #8 of 14
Since I started doing "blinkies" with my cat elliot, he has become much more affectionate. I catch him often looking at me, and I give him a slow blink, we yawn at each other, he gives me a wink and then turns away, only to go look at me again a second later. So cute!!
post #9 of 14
What does it mean when they stare at you and don't blink at all?

Your cat sounds very happy.
post #10 of 14
Its normal. He's relaxed.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by dicknleah
What does it mean when they stare at you and don't blink at all?
They're reading your thoughts!!
post #12 of 14
Oh my! I did not know that.
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Originally Posted by coaster
They're reading your thoughts!!
post #13 of 14
Here is Coaster's thread. http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52413 Have a look
post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sang72
Is that an SRT-4? I used to sell them.
yes my car is an srt-4.

and that explains a lot cause oscar likes to stare at me quite abit and follow me around a lot.

whoops sorry posted under my g/f user name.
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