The 9 Incredible Ways Your Cat Shows You Love
Your special little feline friend is always trying to find ways to communicate with you. Whether pawing at your legs because he/she wants attention or “meowing” because they are hungry, your cat will let you know exactly what they’re thinking. However, have you ever wondered if your cat loves you? While we can’t read their minds, we know that our furry friends show their love for us in a number of ways. While some of these may be a bit obvious, other tokens of their affection have some hidden meaning behind them and you may have overlooked them not even realizing.
Here are 9 Incredible Ways Your Cat Shows You Love
2. Head-Butting You
Despite the fact that you could never think about this as a friendly gesture with a human, to get a head butt (head bunt) from a feline is a quite major ordeal. At the point when your feline imparts this exceptional privilege to you, they are actually depositing facial pheromones on to you. These serve to represent their feelings, and their “ownership” towards you, as though they are leaving hints of their scent to claim you with.
1. Your Cat Brings You Their “Presents”
Not for the faint of heart, when your feline presents to you their kill it is really implied as a present… despite the fact that it’s a present you won’t have any desire to touch with your bare hands. Felines are natural hunters, so when they present to you these endowments they are attempting to demonstrate to you what they can “offer” you. Consider it an adoration token, regardless of the possibility that seeing a dead bird/rodent makes you screech.
5. Following/Lingering around wherever you are
Cats often linger around their owners when they are fond of them, so if that furry feline is rubbing around your legs—or even accidentally tripping you as you walk—know that they are only doing this because they want to be close to you. Even though your cat may pretend to be aloof when you are around, he’s bluffing if he always seems to be nearby.
3. Your Kitty Will Flash You Their Tummy
Like most animals, cats do not show their stomachs to just anyone. If your cat rolls over on its back to give you a flash of that fuzzy belly, this is an indication that they feel comfortable around you. And not only this, but they feel loved and protected by you, rendering themselves defenseless while on their backs. Cats are prideful animals, so if they do this for you they have no concerns letting their guard down when in your presence.
4. Rubbing Against Your Legs
When your cat just can’t seem to get enough of your legs, that is likely a sign of true love. Dr. Karen Becker writes, “Rubbing against another creature is how cats show affection. If your kitty rubs up against your leg… he’s putting his scent on you as a way of claiming you as his own.” This is quite similar to the head-butting behavior.“It’s important to your relationship and bond with your cat to allow him to rub against you.”
You’ve heard your cat purr before, but you may not have realized that this was a love purr. According to certified expert Amy Shojai, “Cats love with purrs. Her purrs can mean a variety of things, from delight to expressions of concern. And kitty purrs range from soft and subtle to Mack-truck loud.” In case you had any doubt, she writes, “When your cat purrs in your presence, you can be sure she’s expressing her love for you.”
8. Eye contact with a kitty kiss — if you’re lucky
Cats only tend to make eye contact with those they know well and have developed trust for – so if you catch your kitty giving you the eye, don’t be worried. When your kitty locks eyes with you, casting a slow blink once eyes are met, this is their version of a kiss. Be a sweetie and give them a slow blink in return.
7. Twitching the tips of their tail
A cat’s tail is like a mood sensor, with each movement depicting their feelings. If your cat holds their tail up casually, flipping the tip when they’re around you, they think you’re the “cat’s meow”.
9. Nipping You
Don’t get mad, because gently nipping at your finger is another way your cat is saying that they love you.
According to Dr. Karen Becker, “This show of love from your kitty can prove to be a bit painful… [but] your cat really doesn’t understand her love bite isn’t always pleasant for you.” These love bites can also be seen as your cat interacts with other cats. “Kitties nip each other affectionately, and their skin is tougher than ours.