Society & Culture
5 Ways to Say ”I Love Mew”: Using the 5 Love Languages…With Your Cat?
Another round of 6 Degrees of Cats, where we explore the fascinating world of felines and their connections to history, culture, and more.
In this episode, host Amanda B. explores the fascinating world of feline affection and how cats express love. One common way humans express love is through physical touch, such as hugs and kisses. But do cats enjoy being kissed on the head? Amanda investigates this question and more with the help of two certified cat behaviorists and a reproduction and sexuality educator.
Drawing on the work of marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman, who cataloged five love languages for humans, Amanda and her guests consider how these love languages might translate to cats. Feline training and behavior pro Jennifer van de Kieft offers insights into how cats communicate their feelings and preferences, while reproductive and sexual health educator Jade F. Hillery provides context for the five love languages. To round out the conversation, cat cognition researcher Kristyn Vitale weighs in on what the media gets right - and wrong - about cats' affection for humans.
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