Why do cats make that face?

I thought Jasmine looked so beautiful in the morning sunshine, so I grabbed the ol’ camera box. Little did I know I’d capture a rare shot of her making The Face. If you are a cat owner, you are no doubt familiar with The Face.

The Face, as it’s known in the Tripaldi Household, has a scientific name. It’s called the Flehmen Response. Many animals do it, and often “over a site or substance of particular interest to the animal (e.g. urine or fæces)” *giggles*.  Basically it allows the cat to inhale the delicious wisps of urine deeper into their mouth so they may better analyze the stench. If you see your cat doing it, you can rest assured that he or she is enjoying the transmission.  Here are some pics of Jasmine demonstrating the Flehmen Response, as well as enjoying the aforementioned sunshine.

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