Only the Girls 'Blink'?

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Only the Girls 'Blink'?

Post by Bev Hude » Sun, 07 Sep 1997 04:00:00



I have three cats, two female and one male (all neutered).
The *slow blink* has always seemed to come naturally for Tabitha and
Cassandra (my females).  They can be across the room from me and give me
that wonderful *love blink* just because I'm looking at them.
But Bosley has never done it in his 11+ years with me.  He's an extremely
affectionate kitty (follows me everywhere, snuggles closely,***s my arms,
purrs his head off, etc.), but he's NEVER *blinked* at me.
Has any one else ever experienced this gender difference?

--
Bev.

 
 
 

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Post by Mary Schmi » Sun, 07 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Years and years ago, I rescued a tiny thing of unknown origin and needed
to work real heard to keep it alive .. when I took it to the vet I was
holding the kitten in my hands .. when the nurse was asking for the
particulars, she asked me what sex .. I said I wasn't sure and the vet,
standing from across the room, looked up and said "male" .. you can
always tell by the shape of the face .. maybe he was checking for
"blinking" also. I do understand that there is a lot more in this world
that I do not know than there is that I know ... I had my Bart for 17
years.  He needed to leave 2 years ago and even with a house full of
cats .. I still miss him. Mary Schmidt

 
 
 

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Post by lisaviole » Sun, 07 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have three cats, two female and one male (all neutered).
> The *slow blink* has always seemed to come naturally for Tabitha and
> Cassandra (my females).  They can be across the room from me and give me
> that wonderful *love blink* just because I'm looking at them.
> But Bosley has never done it in his 11+ years with me.  He's an extremely
> affectionate kitty (follows me everywhere, snuggles closely,***s my arms,
> purrs his head off, etc.), but he's NEVER *blinked* at me.
> Has any one else ever experienced this gender difference?

Nope.  Our boys give us the blink as much as the girls do.  My feral boy
is really good about it.  That's cuz he loves me so very, very much.
Maybe your guy is a quick blinker and he's done by the time your eyes
are opened.  *VBG*

lisaviolet
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Post by Jasper en/of Marjole » Sun, 07 Sep 1997 04:00:00


I have lived with a roommate who had two cats (one male and one
female) but I had never payed any attention to blinking. I found out
about the possible significance of blinking only recently through one
of the "rec.pets.cats.*" newsgroups.
My own, male, cat blinks a lot when he's watching me. And I blink back
at him, hoping he will understand and doesn't think: "Is something
wrong with her eyes?".

Marjolein.
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Quote:
>I have three cats, two female and one male (all neutered).
>The *slow blink* has always seemed to come naturally for Tabitha and
>Cassandra (my females).  They can be across the room from me and give me
>that wonderful *love blink* just because I'm looking at them.
>But Bosley has never done it in his 11+ years with me.  He's an extremely
>affectionate kitty (follows me everywhere, snuggles closely,***s my arms,
>purrs his head off, etc.), but he's NEVER *blinked* at me.
>Has any one else ever experienced this gender difference?

>--
>Bev.


 
 
 

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Post by Saki » Sun, 07 Sep 1997 04:00:00


On Blinking Cats:

My first cat, Cyrus, was a Maine Coon cat who blinked a lot.    After a
couple of years,  I got the idea that whenever he blinked I would blink
back,  but with one eye,  a wink.     I would always tell Cyrus  I wasn''t
trying to get him to wink,  that was just the way I blinked back.    

After a couple of months,  I distinctly remember sitting in my chair
reading.    Cyrus was across from me on the bed.   I looked up,  and with
him looking right at me he winked.    I winked back of course.  

After that it was a semi regular thing with him.     Mostly he still
blinked.    Sometimes he would wink.    But he understood what it was and
something he and I shared.   He was one great cat.

Saki  

 
 
 

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Post by Kim Bulba » Tue, 09 Sep 1997 04:00:00


One of my male cat does the blink, the other male does not. Think it
depends on the cat more than the gender.

Kim:)

 
 
 

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Post by Shmulik & Ori » Wed, 10 Sep 1997 04:00:00


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nope, i have 2 males and they both gives me the cat's kiss. i must add
that they do it more if i blink at them too. the meaning of this
blinking is to let you know he/she is calm right now. i think a
reassurance from your side can help as well.

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> > I have three cats, two female and one male (all neutered).
> > The *slow blink* has always seemed to come naturally for Tabitha and

> > Cassandra (my females).  They can be across the room from me and
> give me
> > that wonderful *love blink* just because I'm looking at them.
> > But Bosley has never done it in his 11+ years with me.  He's an
> extremely
> > affectionate kitty (follows me everywhere, snuggles closely,***s
> my arms,
> > purrs his head off, etc.), but he's NEVER *blinked* at me.
> > Has any one else ever experienced this gender difference?

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nope, i have 2 males and they both gives me the cat's kiss. i must add
that they do it more if i blink at them too. the meaning of this blinking
is to let you know he/she is calm right now. i think a reassurance from
your side can help as well.
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and give me
<BR>> that wonderful *love blink* just because I'm looking at them.
<BR>> But Bosley has never done it in his 11+ years with me.&nbsp; He's
an extremely
<BR>> affectionate kitty (follows me everywhere, snuggles closely,***s
my arms,
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<BR>> Has any one else ever experienced this gender difference?
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