The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy
The UK's Premier Registration body
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This is my home, and I scent things to find my way around.
Don't be offended, I'm just being friendly. We cats say hello to each other by sniffing tails, just like dogs.
I'm pleased to see you. If you hold out your hand, I might give it a bump to say hello (or a sniff if I'm shy).
You're getting a kiss. If you copy me, I might just do it again. If I'm in the mood.
I'm listening intently. Was it a bird or a mouse? I'm not sure, but I'm off to find out.
I'm getting comfy. Kneading you makes me feel good, as I think about how I used to knead my mum.
I trust you, but watch your fingers if you decide to give me a tickle; I might be in the mood to play.
I'm being defensive. I'm puffing my hair out to make myself look bigger, so whatever I'm scared of leaves me alone.
This might look silly to you, but it makes me feel safe; I can see you, but you can't see me!
I've brought you a mouse to try and teach you how to hunt. See what a good hunter I am.
It's your turn now.
I purr because of most things (dinner, strokes, sitting in sunshine), but mainly because you've given me some form of 'contact' and I like it.
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