Hunger, affection, anticipation: The secret world of feline stares

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Anyone who lives with a cat knows exactly what it’s like to be on the receiving end of one of those piercing stares out of the blue. Does the cat want something to eat? Or does it just want to let me know it loves me? Many owners find it difficult to know what their pet is trying to say, no matter how long they’ve lived with them. According to Hester Pommerening of the German Animal Welfare Association in Bonn, this is because there are usually multiple possible interpretations. “Staring must always be seen in the context of the rest of the body,” he explains. Is the cat sitting or standing up…

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