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anonymous asked:

my cat doesnt use cat language like a cat?? i know cats pretty well so we we first got her i would listen to her when she started wagging her tail and stop petting her but she would rub on me and purr while VICIOUSLY wagging her tail, she also purrs when she is upset sometimes, for example, she will purr while clawing at you to let her down if she doesnt wanna be held !! its really strange, we have had her for 10yrs (since she was a tiny baby) and i dont know why but shes always done it !!

to be honest, that IS typical cat language!

wagging tail = highly stimulated. 

it means that energy, excitement, or frustration is building, & that all that energy COULD be released as a hiss/bite/swat. that’s why it’s best to leave twitchy cats alone, if you don’t know their particular mannerisms. however, stimulation isn’t necessarily bad or uncomfortable, & it sounds like your guy quite enjoys it!

purring = a multifaceted gesture. 

cats purr to express contentment, but they also purr to soothe themselves when stressed/in pain, and to socially communicate. this last type’s used when they’re uncomfortable & want something to be changed - instead of purring to self-soothe, they’re purring to appease YOU (examples would be: purring to be fed, or purring when trapped in a carrier)

you can discern a contentment-purr from an appeasement-purr based on other body language. like, if a cat’s melting into your arms & purring? contentment. if a cat’s trying to wriggle out of your grasp & purring? appeasement.


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