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What Cats REALLY Mean When They Purr, Meow Or Rub Against You

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Think you understand your cat purr-fectly? You want want to double check.

A new video from New York Magazine's Science of Us series explains, via scientific research, what your cat really means when it purrs, rubs against your leg or meows. And, as other research also shows, most of our cats' messages don't mean what we've always thought they've meant . Behold, a whole new dictionary for cat translation:
 
Purr = "Don't go anywhere. I like you around."

Yes, cats purr when they're happy, the Human Society confirms. But research shows they also purr when they’re injured or sick, Science of Us explains, and in that case you should stay nearby for care and cuddling. Purring may also be helping your cat heal and relieve its own pain, according to the Library of Congress.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-your-cat-really-means-when-it-purrs-meows-or-rubs-against-you_55ba23d3e4b0af35367a5793?

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Think you understand your cat purr-fectly? You want want to double check.

A new video from New York Magazine's Science of Us series explains, via scientific research, what your cat really means when it purrs, rubs against your leg or meows. And, as other research also shows, most of our cats' messages don't mean what we've always thought they've meant . Behold, a whole new dictionary for cat translation:
 
Purr = "Don't go anywhere. I like you around."

Yes, cats purr when they're happy, the Human Society confirms. But research shows they also purr when they’re injured or sick, Science of Us explains, and in that case you should stay nearby for care and cuddling. Purring may also be helping your cat heal and relieve its own pain, according to the Library of Congress.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-your-cat-really-means-when-it-purrs-meows-or-rubs-against-you_55ba23d3e4b0af35367a5793?

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/swish.gif

 

 
 
 

Thanks for posting this.

I'm going to have to spend a little more time with my outdoor cat, she purrs every time I stop to pet her when I'm outside but maybe she could use a little more attention.

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