Does Your Cat Love You – Uh, Yeah!
4 April, 2016

Cats can be very expressive and loving pets, but sometimes their affection isn’t as simple as a lick on your hand.   Some cats are outwardly affectionate, while other cats show their love in some not-so-obvious ways.   So, how do you know if your cat really loves you?

Well, here are many ways that cats show their love for you:

Cats purr(s)

Cats purr for all sorts of reasons, but when you hear that full body rumble you know that your cat is sending you their love. Purring also relaxes your kitty and makes them feel less inhibited to show their love.

The all-loving head butt

If a person were to head butt you, you wouldn’t be happy.  But, a cat ‘head butt’ is a loving sign. When a cat head butts you, your kitty releases facial pheromones that represent their feelings of trust and safety they have with you.

Grooming you 

Mother cats groom their kittens from the moment they’re born, so being licked was one of your kitty’s very first feelings of being loved and cared for. So if your kitty is licking you, she’s showing her love for you.

Love bites

If your cat is give you a quick painless bite, your cat is professing his love for you. It’s pretty easy to tell the difference between a love bite and a regular cat bite, one hurts and the other tickles!

Rolling around right next to you

When your cat throws him or herself right on the floor in front of you and starts rolling around, they are trying to get your attention. Cats only show their tummies voluntarily to those they can trust. Feeling safe means a lot to a cat, so when they sprawl out in front of you, this is a sign that they feel loved.

Kneading you

When your kitty kneads you, it’s their way of showing the happy moments they experienced as kittens (since mama cat kneaded them). So next time your kitty starts moving its paws up and down on you, you will know that they are expressing their love for you.

Slow blinking

It is said that cats kiss with their eyes and cats save eye contact for people they know and trust. If that eye contact is coupled with slow blinking then you’ve just received a kitty kiss. Return the love by mimicking the behavior.

The cat ‘gift’

It isn’t very fun when your kitty brings you a small dead something (like a rat or bird), but a kitty that presents you with this bounty deserves to be praised. Even if they are indoor cats, some cats show their love by sharing their prizes with you.

Jumping on your lap

Your kitty plopping down on your lap for a rub down or even on your favorite t-shirt is showing you his or her love.  Your cat is basically saying that she wants to be all over you and loves you!

Each cats shows their love differently and while they might not lick your face, they will purr and knead and jump on your lap!  And there’s nothing wrong with showing their love just like that!

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