The term ‘blep’might not have made it into the scientific literature yet but it is now bigger social media fads. As with many new words and phrases, no-one is entirely sure when or where the term was first used or by who. What we do know, is that it describes an animal, usually a kitty, sticking out the tip of their tongue for quite a while.
When you’ve got a quick internet search using the term ‘blep’you’ll get inundated by cute photos of cats looking a little confused and sticking their little pink tongues out. Other animals have got in on the act and you may have pictures of dogs, horses and even tigers doing a blep!
So, why do cats blep?