Originally Posted by yayi
When your cat stares at you and blinks a few times, she/he's telling you how glad she's your friend
If the blinking is fast, you are exciting her/him
However, no blinking stands for confrontation/challenge. Be pretty careful with this last one.
I always thought this way too. With a strange cat, I would always heed this advice..
With one of my own though, we "play" like this with no disastrous results.
I am at one end of the hallway and my dominant big grey boy (who has no fear of any human at all...he will investigate you head on...Truck noises on the other hand send him into a paranoid state
Anyway, I am at one end of the hallway and I see him staring intently at me directly...I then open up my eyes full on and we run at each other....and then I run the other way and he trots either in front or beside me....
When I stop, he will usually give me a love bite on my ankle (it doesn't hurt..he just grabs tentatively and holds on)...
Then the game starts again.....
He has never hurt me this way...
But he is also a cat that comes when you call him and seems to have alot of dog traits...
But I really think he thinks I am another big cat and I do love this play time together.
I have a feeling he just knows that I would never be a threat to him??
Btw, we also do love blinks too.. I am not ashamed!