What does it mean when my cat slaps me? Written by Russel in A What does it mean when my cat slaps me? A cat will gently slap you out of love. It is also because they are trying to get your attention. Cats cannot speak so slapping is a way of telling you to listen to what they want. Russel A pet owner who loves to share useful facts and information about animals. For now, I write mostly about dogs and cats.