Happy Holidays Cat Ladies! A cat friend of mine wanted me to pass along some advice. Seems some of our feline masters are getting a bit annoyed and not everyone has read the memo.
Essentially, we need to start tuning up our listening skills. Passive aggressive body language, destruction of heirlooms, and strategic urination have not been effectively getting the point across.
Here are few of the suggestions I was given to pass along:
1. Stop talking so much. Or rather, start using your non-verbal communication tools. Animals can feel the intention of our communication. A conversation of images and emotions is more direct and much easier to process.
2. Start listening. Quiet your mind and let them know you are interested in what they have to say. Pay attention to the feelings and images you receive. Cats have better things to do than invest any time in learning a human language.
3. They will be very frank with you. And while the dog is always happy to see you, the dog is also an idiot. (Eric’s note: I’m just relaying what I was told. I love dogs.) Sometimes a cat just needs space.
That’s about it. Paying attention to your breathing will help you stop the mind chatter. With a little practice you’ll find your cat communication skills improving quite quickly. And yes, it works with dogs too.
PS. If your cat would agree to having his/her picture included with this post, please let me know. I would love to include it.