There have been numerous myths about cats and their relationship with humans. It has been believed that most of cats consider human beings as the servants and not as true friends.
With role of a cat carer and a cat mom, I would like to share the truth with you. Cats have loyalty and unconditional love, especially, they have their personal ways of expressing it. If you are wondering whether you cat loves you, below are eight ways you can identify your cat’s love every day. I believe that your cat displays at least one of these behaviors to show their affection.
1. Meowing and purring
You think that your cat is purring loudly when the tanker truck pulls up at your front door. You think that your cat is meowing at you constantly from another place when he wants you to come and then play with him. But have you ever considered that your cat is trying to tell you that he loves you?
Purring is known as the top sign of cat contentment and love. Couple with cat’s typical meow sounds, which is only reserved for humans, your cat is revealing he loves you. My lovely cat named Sweet Pea is in the kitchen and meows till I come over to look at what is happening. This is her own way to get my full attention.
2. Following you everywhere
If your lovely cat constantly follows you around or she tries to prevent you from getting your work done; luckily, you are owning a cat who sees you as a great companion.
Many cats want to become close to humans, and they also want humans to only focus on them. My cat, for example, is very envious of all my phone calls. She displays that behavior by sitting near me and pawing at my own arm till I take notice of her. Most of my cats enjoy following me around the house as I am doing chores, occasionally tripping me on the way to ensure I pay some attention to them. Also, I never shut my restroom door if I do not want it to be broken by my cats. Forget about getting into the restroom on my own.
3. Bellying up
Your cat is telling you that he trusts and loves you when he rolls around you and exposes his belly or when he sleeps with his belly up in the center of a room. A cat’s belly is one of the most vulnerable spots, so your cat only exposes his belly to someone he completely trusts. However, cats exposing their bellies do not necessarily mean an invitation to pet their bellies. You should be careful because not all cats enjoy being rubbed or touched there. A client kitty of mine usually exposes his tummy to show his trust and love to me, yet I have to proceed with caution. One false move can lose that trust.
4. Bringing gifts
Gifts are the cats’ way of taking care of their owners. For outdoor cats, they may bring home their freshly caught prey. The indoor cats may bring toys to their owners instead.
Every morning, one of my cats, Sonny, usually brings his small pink mouse to me. We play game together. I toss that toy and Sonny brings it back a couple of times before I have breakfast. However, the most impressive thing to me was when my lovely cat named Trouble died. The following morning, some of my felines piled up the toys outside Trouble’s cubby. This is a real feline love.
5. Head bonks
A head bonk from a cat is the sure sign of affection. When your cat does this with you, he is saying he loves you. When he does this with another cat, it is a signal of friendship.
In my household, I observed that one new cat, Colby, was accepted to be a part of the cat’s club. One of my cats, BooBoo, gave Colby a firm head bonk. One more example is that another cat, Cupcake, tends to bonk my legs with her head continuously when I am going to feed her.
The gentle nips are considered as signs of devotion and love. They are associated with a deep purring and half-closed eyes.
It is necessary to teach your cat to keep gentle by shouting “ow” and then pulling away in case he bites too intensely.
If you receive the gentle little nips, that means your cat loves you and you are special to him.
Does your cat usually fall asleep on your lap? Does your cat usually sleep with you in the evening? If your cat enjoys sleeping on or near you, you become a beloved feline owner. My tiny kitten, Smoochie likes to sleep in my lap or on my own chest when I sit down. My big cat, Lovey, will not be happy if he does not snooze on my hip. In fact, there always are some companions in my bed at night, and the first thing I see every morning is normally BooBoo’s face.
8. Blinking eyes slowly
If your cat is staring at you and slowly blinking, he is trying to communicate with you by showing affection. A slow blink is a sign of love and acceptance. My cat named Brownie has lived with me since she was eight weeks old. Although Brownie is quite shy, she slowly blinks back at me to offer her own love.
While you are talking to your cat, you look at her and slowly and deliberately blink your own eyes. If she slowly blinks back at you, you have made an affective connection.
8 Unmistakable Ways Your Cat love you