Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pretty jars & Hugging your cat with your eyes

I love Mason jars. I love how they feel so sturdy and compact. They look cute with just about anything stored in them. This Mason jar had our spaghetti sauce in it tonight and while most bottles would end up in our recycling box, I had a better plan for this one.

How do you communicate with your cat? Looking over at Lily standing on the kitchen stool today, I slowly blinked my eyes and smiled at her. She immediately noticed  and blinked her eyes repeatedly.  We were giving each other a hug with our eyes.  Now, I have a very special relationship with this cat and I think she is more in tune with me than the others but when she does this, it always floors me.

Try this on your kitty ... Sit across from your cat about 2or 3 feet. Have eye contact and smile. Now blink your eyes once slowly and keep staring at the cat. Blink 3 times slowly. Sometimes it works immediately that the cat will blink back. If it doesn't it may still approach you for a pat as this is a very non-threatening gesture. If it doesn't respond the first time, try again the next day.

Others have told me that they communicate through the eyes with their cats. I just love to hear this because I think it is a wonderful way to make your cat feel safe and loved.

                                Huggable Lily

hugs, Deb


  1. What a wonderful post! I am going to have to try this with my kitties.

  2. I always do that with my cats and they do wink back! (Our little Bobby is outside now, he sleeps curled up under Cougars chin. But he won't let me touch him any more, he hides and keeps away, makes me sad!)

  3. My mom do that too and I stare at her back with..No Blink !!!
    She think I'm creepy in some way : )

  4. They say our eyes are the windows to our souls ~ so I am thinking you are right Deb! :)

    Many blinks to you my friend!
    xo Catherine

  5. Maybe I can try that on my dog.;-)

    Thank you for your kind comment. Hug Stina

  6. Hurrow Deb!

    Thank you fur visiting us at our blog! Our Mommy doesn't stare at us so gently. In fact, she has staring competitions with us. And when she is real bored, she can actually out-stare us! We keep telling her she has to get out of the house more.

    ~Slash & Bronzy

  7. My babies and I talk to each other with our eyes. My Bella and I had a special bond and she would blink talk with me more so than the others.

    ~ Tracy

  8. I am going to share this with my boyfriend- we call him "the cat whisperer" because he can get any of cats to talk on command and they follow him everywhere! This may be a new trick...

  9. HI Deb! You're just the smartest one! I wonder if this will work on dogs too? Little Lily is adorable!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. I know Charlie and I have eye communication. I will try the eye blink also. Sometimes we just look at each other and I smile and I can see him relax...just knowing he is loved.

  11. Hi Deb,

    I DO THIS! I always have tried to communicate with my cats in their own language, and if they make "love eyes" at me, I do it back. I've even taught my husband to do this, and he has bonded a whole lot more to the cats ever since. Thank you for speaking about this! Did you ever think of writing a book? You are such an expert with cats (and dogs, too!).