Why does my cat stare at me and blink?

Eyes are the mirrors of the soul, and cats communicate a range of emotions through their eyes. The slow-blink is also known as the “kitty kiss” and signals affection. Return it through slow-blinking back!

Handsome cat with long whiskersYou may also find your cat staring at you. From a cat to a human it’s probably just interested in what you’re doing. Cats don’t blink as often as we do, so we may perceive their stare as quite intense.

If you meet a new cat, it’s good to know that meeting its eyes can seem like a challenge, or intimidating. You have a bigger chance of making friends if you look away. Once you know each other, meet its eyes briefly and slow blink to show your trust.

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