17 Surprising Ways Your Cat Tells You “I Love You”

There’s a misconception about cats that they don’t show love to their owners, whereas dogs are very affectionate and demonstrate this love in various ways. But cats do actually show love and affection to their humans. Cats love humans more than they get credit for it. As soon as we bring them home, they become part of the family and learn the ways of family. Cats love their space but they also respect ours. And if you treat them well, they will show you how much they care in own particular ways. But how a cat shows their love and gives affection is very different from how humans display love. In the cat world, there are many ways to express oneself, including these beautiful displays of love.

#1 He shows off his butt to you

Your lovely cat also show you love by showing off his little butt to you. When cats greet each other for the first time, they do so by sniffing each other in the faces and neck. While your cat might not actually want you to sniff his butt, but his showing you his body means he trusts you. This is very amusing and makes you happy to see this unusual behavior to show love.

#2 He rubs his face against you

Rubbing is another way of cat’s expressing love and care towards their owner. Many cat owners interpret it as a sign of affection when their cats rub up against their legs and ankles. However, according to The New York Times, this means that you cat regards you as a non-hostile object. Vox reports this behavior as the way of cat to mark his or her territory.

#3 He gives slow blinks at you

Cats show affection through their eyes. You can tell your cat you love her too by giving her cat kisses. This sign of cat affection conveys relaxation, contentment, affection and trust, they help to build and strengthen your relationship with her. She may respond with more slow blinks. VetStreet reports that cat tells people they’re comfortable around them by this eye movement.

#4 He responds to your kind behavior

A recent study has suggested that cats respond to humans according to their feelings. A cat shows different reaction to a smiling person and to a frowning person. For instance, if you’re smiling at your cat, your cat wants to get into your lap or rub against you. On the other hand, if you’re frowning, your cat would chose to stay away from you.

#5 He will knead your lap or legs

If a cat is kneading your legs, it means she is showing love. Kneading is when your cat uses their paws to push in and out against a soft surface, such as your lap or leg. Cats show this behavior when they’re feeling most relaxed, content, and loved. It might be disturbing sometime,  but it’s a good sign from your cat that she loves you.

#6 He will treat you like a cat

Cats will use the same behavior to play with us that they have picked with fellow cats. They put their tails straight up in the air, rub around our legs, and sit beside us as they groom themselves.  And if they’re doing any of that, it’s a true sign of their affection.

#7 You cat never leaves you for a minute

Cat when truly loves her owner, she will follow him around, even at those times when he’s quite busy and doesn’t pay attention. VetStreet reports that cat show affection by staying as close to their owners as possible. If you kitty is following she is actually saying that she loves you.

#8 He curves the tip of his tail the right way

They also use their upright tails to signal their love. When a cat approaches you with their tail held straight up and the end slightly tipped over, it’s a sign of love. National Geographic informs that your cats tail is a major indicator of how your cat might be feeling, however you have to take his whole body in account while judging what his tail is suggesting. Cats love to have this body area scratched.

#9 Kitty purrs at the right time and place

The most common way cats show their happiness and love is through purring. Wired reported that cats seem to purr because they’re pleased and feeling good. Purrs can also mean your cat is upset but it’s not as common. They also purr when they’re hungry, injured or frightened. If your cat is lying in your lap and purring, that’s a sign of love.

#10 Kitty rolls around on his back and shows his belly

Children usually throw themselves on the ground and roll around during a tantrum, but when your cat does it, it means they are excited to see you. This is a loving greeting and means they want your attention. Spruce reported that if your cat wants your attention, she will roll around and expose her belly. Rolling around also helps your cat to spread his scent around your home. However, if you repeatedly see him roll right in front of you, he’s telling you, “Pay attention to me!”

#11 He will lick your hand, face or arm

Cats shows love to their favorite people, by licking their skin or hair or even nibbling or sucking on their clothing, indicate great affection. It doesn’t generally happen but cats also love to lick their owners’ hands, arms, toes, or even their faces. Animal Planet reports that when your cat is licking you, “she’s cleaning you up and claiming you — just as she would for a feline friend or litter mate.”

#12 He will head butt you

Bunting is when your cat rubs their cheeks on you or an object, head-butts you with their forehead, or rubs their head on you. It appears in domesticated cats and in their wild counterparts. The behavior signifies that your cat is marking you as safe and trustworthy.

#13 He will meow at you

Just like us, cats don’t talk to people they dislike, so even when your cat gives you lots of meows, remember that they are interacting with you out of love. A recent study has suggested that adult cats only meow at humans. A kitten meows at his mother to let her know he’s hungry or cold. Cats know that meowing gets them what they want. Your cat might like to meow at you to get your attention or to ask for food. Or just because he wants you to show him some affection.

#14 He will prefer you over food

Cats do love their humans more than they love their food. They would hardly mind if you limit their food. If your cat pays attention to you, and not just the food in your hand, that’s a sign that your kitty actually loves you.

#15 He chooses to sleep with or over you

Cats are the most vulnerable while sleeping, the place your cat chooses to snooze must be a secure and trusted location. They can sleep in any position you’d ever be able to imagine. There is no greater loving compliment than a cat picking your lap as their favorite sleep spot. So when your cats chooses to sleep with you, its mean she loves you.

#16 He will respond to the routines you create for him

You can easily develop any kind of bond with your cat. This might start with creating a routine you repeat each time you come and go from your home. For instance, you can change water and put food for your cat before leaving the house and clean the litter box early in the morning. You might as well say goodbye and hello when you leave and return to the house. If your cats begins to respond to this routine, then you two are definitely bonding.

#17 Your kitty just acts like a cat

Cats are the only creatures who change the least in the domestication process. They often maintain their natural behavior even after domestication, which means they still may not be totally dependent on humans. So if your cat behaves like a cat, that’s because they think they are still the wild creature. So don’t be panic, give your lovely companion some space.

 

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