Battle Ground~ Professional Cat Sitter
I get level with the cat and make eye contact. Then I do a few very slow blinks.
Most of the time I will see their pupil contract and they will blink back! Slow blinks in cat language = I mean you no harm. It is a great way to begin a cat sit.
Try slow blinking to your cats, they should blink back to you too!
For a little more information on cat blinks or Kitty Kisses http://abt.cm/1O3qIAP