I was having a starring contest with my cat today

and he really kicked my butt. It got me wondering, do cats even blink? I mean, I starred at him forever waiting for it, and it never ever happened. I’d even make sure to only close one of my eyes at a time so that one could catch it. So I figure, they either don’t blink at all (or often), or else the little stinker has been practicing.

If anybody wants a sheep, that is proof that he exists.

Mine sure does. She’ll even wink at me 'cause she knows I think it’s cute (=favorite tactic for getting some Bonkers).

I dunno, my cats ALWAYS lose the staring contest to me. Go figure.

I just haven’t been the same since that house fell on my sister.

My other cat will wink at me, but it’s because he knows he’ll get kisses. As for blinking though, absolutely none.

And who ended up with the most stars?

Oh, you meant a STARING contest - sorry, excuse me, I’ll just creep out the back door here . . .

Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the hydrant.

oh, you picky picky people.

If anybody wants a sheep, that is proof that he exists.

Sure they blink. Haven’t you ever had a cat sit and stare at you, occasionally blinking ever-so-slowly? Some people say that means they’re content, but it’s hard to tell with cats.


My cat will stare forever… until she gets bored with me and blinks and walks away with her tail in the air as if to say “whatever, you’ve bored me, now feed me servant!”

Catrandom’s absolutely right; they do blink ever-so-slowly. Try doing it back to them and see what happens. Janie also winks, but rarely when I wink at him.

One thing I should learn from him (but haven’t yet) is that, when in trouble… just purr and look cute. It works for him every time!

You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. -Harriet Woods-

What I heard is that when you wink very slowly at a cat, it’s like kissing them, that’s why they do it back. I actually did that today, but his eyes still didn’t close all the way.

Maybe my cat isn’t a cat at all. Who knows…

If anybody wants a sheep, that is proof that he exists.

So, I’ve been keeping a watch on the little fatty and still haven’t seen him blink.

I’m starting to wonder if he’s even a cat at all, or maybe some robotic furby-like-spy sent by aliens to make me itchy and run away from jello.

(cause we all know how likely that is.)

If anybody wants a sheep, that is proof that he exists.

Cats do blink, 'cept they have two sets of fucked up eyelids.

“If there was no God, it would be necessary to invent him.” -Voltaire

In my days of smoking the KGB, we always used to discuss my male cat. When you are high, it’s an interesting topic that leads to weird thoughts.

They rarely blink, hey when you sleep 75% of your day, you’d imagine you don’t need to blink that much.

Also, we determined, in our highest state of mind, that cats are aliens here to observe our human behavior. They transmit reports every moment they are staring or watching your movements. This is one of the reasons they love you a little then leave you like yesterdays furball they haucked up. It’s all an alien way of getting some knowledge of human behavior but possibly processing the information when they leave.

< giggles > I am serious, this is what we came up with when I was 18.

i never lose in the staring contest. never tried a starring contest. would that hurt? like a scarring contest? ouch.

Hoo boy – as the former owner of a cat (or the owner of a former cat - R.I.P. Allegro), I can tell you that you do NOT want to get into a scarring contest with a cat. Look at my hands and you’ll see what I mean.

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