10 Unmistakable Signs Your Cat Really Loves You
As our feline buddies don't often express their feelings directly, how can you know whether your cat loves you? Pets have their ways of expressing their emotions. — and your cat is likely your number one secret admirer! Keep an eye out for these 10 unmistakable signs of cat love!
1. Giving You Head Bumps
Cats can activate the smell glands which produce pheromones, which they then rub on you. As cats know each other first by smell, they head bump each other and others to create a shared scent. You may give your cat a mild head bump, touch them, scratch their chin, or do anything else you know they enjoy. Let's get this bonding started!
2. Follows You Everywhere
Cats want to be close to their owner and to be the centre of their attention. If your cat is always following you about, getting in your way, curling up next to you on the couch, falling asleep in your lap, or fighting you for a bedside position, they are expressing their love for you.
3. Slow Eye Blink
The slow eye blink is a clear sign of acceptance and love in even the shyest of cats. While talking to your cat, look at her and intentionally and slowly blink your eyes. If she returns the slow blink after a few moments, you've made a love connection.
4. Grooming You
According to several studies, your feline pal sees you as a member of her feline family- i.e., an oversized cat (who isn't especially good at hunting). If she licks or grooms you, it's typically a sign that you're a beloved member of her clan.
5. Make a Right Kind of Meow
Cats seldom meow at each other as adults. Instead, they frequently use their vocalizations to engage with others. And, like humans, cats are unlikely to 'speak' to people they dislike. It's possible that your cat is interacting with you out of love if she meows a lot, even when she's well-fed and warm!
6. They knead their paws like a kitten
Have you ever seen your cat using its front paws to push in and out? When kittens beg their mother to release milk, they make this gesture. "When they do it to you, it's like you're mummy and daddy," Delgado says, adding that this is just another sign that your cat is happy with you.
7. Carry On Conversation- sometimes argue with you
In general, feral cats do not meow, and house cats do not meow at each other. Staying quiet makes sense from a survival standpoint. Cats don't need to communicate verbally with one another; pheromones and body language provide for their colony's requirements. Meowing is a language that cats have created specifically for communicating with humans. As a result, if they talk to you, it means they love you.
8. Belly up
Some cats show their bellies as a sign of trust and comfort. When your cat rolls around at your feet and exposes her belly, or falls asleep belly-side-up in the centre of the room, it's a show of trust, love, and contentment. Only a satisfied and trusting cat will show her most vulnerable side to you. But keep in mind that exposing the belly does not imply that you can pet it. No matter how much they love you, not every cat is like being touched there!
9. Sleeping on you
Snoozing on your lap is one of the most obvious signs that your cat loves you. Your cat, being a natural hunter, dislikes feeling exposed, and is especially wary of feeling insecure while sleeping. She's revealing herself at her most defenseless and showing her trust in you by sleeping on you.
10. Presenting her behind
Cats recognize each other by scent, thus sniffing one another's behinds is like exchanging a very personal handshake. While bringing her tail to your face may appear to be a backhanded compliment, it means that you are one of her most trusted mates.