When I brought my rescue cat, Maria, home for the first time, I knew it would be a match made in cuteness heaven. She must have been excited, too, because she immediately began purring, drooling, and, much to my surprise, a little pink angel made its first appearance from under her nose. I had never seen a cat stick its tongue out before, so naturally I was alarmed and worried that she might be sick.
Upon further research, I discovered that this funny phenomenon is fairly more common than I thought. Oftentimes, a cat will sometimes forget to put her tongue back in her mouth after giving herself a bath. Others will display this red stamp of approval when comfortable, happy, or relaxed. Although Maria and I had just met, I took the sign of her tongue as a huge compliment. Now, she greets me at the door with her little pink friend when I come home from work every night. I could not have asked for more from an abandoned, feral, rescue cat.
This guest post was written by Sarah El Ebiary, a blogger and a cat lover from Los Angeles, California. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.