I think it's more common than you think. I've had many friendly cats "wink"
at me, when I do the slow-blink thing at them. Haven't a clue what it
means, but must be related to the all-is-right-in-my-world both eyes slow
FWIW, I've noticed if they one-eye "slow blink" at me, it's usually the
right eye. Perhaps it means "you are my friend"? I've never seen an
unfriendly or upset cat do either the slow blink or the slow wink.
So perhaps she's saying "all's well, and I like you".
I'd be interested in folks theories on this or other cat nonverbal
communication. I'm always trying to better understand what Meep is trying
to tell me!
> Blinking is a form of communication in cats. It's usually an invitation
> friendship, but squinting eyes can also indicate an oncoming fight. Some
> cats will blink just one eye, but I don't think this is common. If the
> is not watering and she is not squinting it, I would say she is just
> "talking" to you.
> >We've had our kitten Iris for 6 days now (thank you to everyone who
> >replied to my prior message with advice) and I noticed the other day
> >that, when she sits and watches me intently (or anything actually), she
> >only blinks one eye at a time. Is she just doing this so she won't miss
> >anything or is there something wrong with her eyes that I should be
> >worried about?