When I rescued and adopted Percy, I was immediately won over by his personality. He was playful and loving. As he’s grown, he’s only become more-so, but he’s also become an extremelty expressive cat.
Cats can’t talk, at least, not other than meowing. So, their options for communication are limited. Cliff Tarpey, (our other cat) for example, relies on meowing quite often. If that fails, he tips cups over, shreds toilet paper, or scratches at the floor (or table-top) to make his needs clear (tipping cups signals for new water, shredding t.p. normally indicates dirty litter and scratching at a spot means it needs to be cleaned or cleared).
Percy, however, has come to rely on his large eyes, ears and mouth to make his needs clear. It’s as if he knows he’s an expressive cat. Either that or we are killing it as pet owners, and Cliff Tarpey is overly demanding. I believe the latter, but I truly think Percy believes the first one.
This quiet morning made for the perfect scenario to study. Within two minutes, Percy managed to roll through a whole array of emotions. I captured them, on camera (thank goodness, too, this photo gallery is so cute!), but I still wasn’t sure what he was saying. I mean, if anything (I’m not a lunatic, I swear).
This expressive cat seemed to have a very pointed conversation with me, and I just fear the messege went over my head. It was definitely cute. Maybe he just wanted to make the point that he’s the cutest cat ever? Or maybe he heard that The Manul Cat is the most expressive cat in the world, and he wanted to officially challenge that title? Either way, this adorable cat photo & GIF gallery may prove both points, as well as pass on whatever exact messege he conveyed to all of you. Maybe the messege was meant for you the whole time?! Percy was staring into the lens.