Teaching Your Cat to ‘Sign’
Creating a form of sign language to foster communication with your cat can be a great way to bond, and also helpful in cases of deaf pets or people.
Dr. Doolittle would be intrigued. Can we actually use American Sign Language to talk to the animals, and they to us? Videos that have gone viral would suggest yes. Whether it’s cats seated attentively in a row, responding to American Sign Language taught by their human “mom,” or a polite cat gently touching her owner’s arm as he’s eating and then placing her paw to his mouth to indicate that she wants some of the food, the possibilities such images suggest leave us filled with wonder.