Body Language and Terms

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Body Language and Terms

Post  Admin(s)- Ava, Dianne on Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:08 am

Cat Language:


● Touching noses - “I like you!”

● Lick on the cheek - “I really like you.”

● Lick on the ear - Comforting.

● Lick on forehead - “I love you!” / “Will you be my mate?”

● Brushing tail on back or flank - Calming.

● Lick under/on belly - “I want kits.”

● Touching nose to cheek - “I’m happy for you” / Comforting.

● Nuzzle - Comfort / “You’re hilarious!” (The second is for mates)

● Touch nose to cheek - “I’m glad you’re here.” (For lovers)

● Lick own chest fur - To hide embarrassment.

● Lick on the shoulder - Respect.

● Lick on the tail - “Will you be my mate?”

● Lick on the paw - “You are my friend!”

● Lick below the chin - “I want you forever!”

● Lick on the nose - “Do you want to play?”

● Rubs tail anywhere - Flirty, comforting or curious.

● Rubbing against you - “I like you.” / “Don’t worry.” / “I love you.”

● Licking constantly - Cleaning.

● Flat ears - “Back off!”

● Bares teeth - “Get away from me!"

● Lunging at you - “Back off now!”

● Roll on your back - “You are stronger than me, I respect you.”

● Tail tucked - Scared.

● Growling/Hissing/Spitting - Angry or accenting











Warrior Terms:



Apprentices: A cat of six moons or older, in training to become a warrior. Name always ends in paw.

Crow-Food: Rotting food.

Deputies: Like a secondary leader to the clan—a warrior with special privileges that is higher than all cats except for his leader and medicine cats.

Elders: Warriors that have retired as a result of a disability or old age.

Fox Dung: An insult; stronger offense than mousebrain.

Fresh-Kill: Recently killed prey.

Gatherings: A meeting that the Clans hold together in peace every full moon.

Greencough: A severe chest infection that can be fatal to elders and young kits.

Greenleaf: Summer.

Greenleaf Twolegplace: A place where twolegs live, but only in the summer.

Halfbridge: A dock/pier.

Horseplace: Fields and stables near the lake where the half-tamed cats live.

Housefolk: A kittypet's name for its human.

Kits: Kittens; cats of six moons or younger. Always end in kit, except for the exception of a few "crazies."

Kittypet: A house cat.

Leaders: The most powerful cat in a Clan; has nine lives and always ends in star. Leads the clan and does ceremonies.

Leaf-bare: Winter.

Leaf-fall: Fall/Autumn.

Loner: A cat that peacefully lives on its own in one place, but doesn't defend its territory.

Medicine Cats: The healers of the clan, the highest authority except for the leader. They're the closest to Starclan.

Monster: Usually refers to twoleg machines, such as cars and bulldozers.

Moon: One month, or four weeks. (Half moon = two weeks; Quarter moon = one week.)

Moonhigh: The time of night when the moon is highest—usually midnight.

Mousebrained: Not very smart.

Mouse Dung: An insult; stronger offense than Mousebrained but less offense than Fox Dung.

Newleaf: Spring.

Nofurs: Another name for twolegs.

Queens: A pregnant she-cat, or a she-cat that's nursing kits.

Rogue: A potentially hostile cat that lives outside the clans, and never stays too long in one place.

Sharing Tongues: A term used to describe cats grooming each other.

Silverpelt: The Milky Way Galaxy.

Sun-Drown-Place: The sea to the west, where the sun sets.

Sunhigh: Noon.

Thunderpath: A road.

Tree-Eater: Bulldozer.

Twoleg Nest: A twoleg house.

Twolegplace: A human town/city.

Twolegs: The Clans' name for humans.

Upwalkers: Another name for Twolegs.

Warriors: Full members of the Clans.



*Credit goes to original creator of this list.

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