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It's a funny thing about cats and babies.

When babies cry, we desperately try to understand why.

When a cat meows on the other hand, we usually take it as if he's just being annoying.

Well, to be fair, it depends on the pitch of the meow. If it's more of a screech, well then you and I probably take that as a sign to stay away ;-)

But not with babies. Have you ever wondered why the different treatment?

Why do people put extra time into analyzing baby behaviors compared to cats?

I mean, both are obviously trying to say something to us.

And we know from research that cats have a language of their own.

In fact the meows you hear could be one of 20 different sounds they're making, all with slightly different inflections and behavioral responses.

Jonas Jurgella, Ph.Danimal researcher specializing in human-to-animal communications, says that you and I could understand what our cats are trying to say if we only listened and interpreted.

And both are quite easy to do.

For example, did you know that an intimidated or embarrassed cat will literally retract his neck as he crouches his body down, almost as if to fold himself away and out of existence?

"Now why would an animal do such a thing?" you ask.

Well, and I say this with a slight bit of pride myself as a fellow cat owner: cats are one of the most sophisticated animals we know about in terms of emotional range. This affords them the opportunity for embarrassment (for better or for worse).

Your average adult cat has a brain comparable to a human adolescent in many ways. That's no small feat.

Dogs, in comparison, can never quite get past a five-year-old's more narrow emotional spectrum. It's either happy or sad for them.

And this is where learning the latest research in communications with our four-legged feline friends can help us.

We can now learn the full range of complex emotions we previously thought were reserved only for human beings -- as they are actually happening to our cat children.

Cats can have a sense of guilt, for example. And if you can spot the emotions, you'll know exactly when they misbehave!

Cans can feel lonely, as we already pointed out. And oftentimes they'll try and hide from you, much like a teenager who secretly needs to be consoled in some way.

Cats can even be manipulative. But you already knew that, or at least suspected it every time your cat showed you some warmth and love right before chow time!

Bottom line is this if you truly want to develop a deep connection with your cat, treat them just like you'd treat a baby. Their brains are not so different (and in some ways, MORE advanced)

By now you realize the vast potential to develop a deeper connection and provide better care to your four legged friend.

And this is just the beginning...

Ph.D. researcher Jonas Jurgella has put together what I consider to be the “In-field guide” for understanding cat communication.

I got a chance to talk to this fellow cat owner and professional. A passion to understand his beloved pet at a deep level was breathtaking. He told me the urge drove him straight into the middle of the cat communication field.

This is where it all goes down for us cat lovers. The professional effort to decipher and understand their sounds and behaviors was (and is still) being done in their labs and clinics.

Have you ever wanted to understand your cat? And respond back? Then do check out the Cat Language Bible by Dr. Jurgella. You can watch this FREE video presentation here
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