Our feline friends don’t always share their feelings, so how do you know your cat loves you? Pets have their own ways of expressing their feelings. – Your cat might actually be your number one secret admirer! Consider these signs of cat love…
Many studies show that your furry friend thinks of you as a member of his feline family, i.e., an oversized cat (not very good at hunting). If he licks or caresses you, you can take this as a good sign that you are a beloved part of his clan.
- to bite
Kittens love each other with their biting behavior, and your cat loves you too. However, if those sharp teeth start to hurt, don’t react badly to him, it might confuse him. Instead, try to divert his attention with toys and games, or read our expert tips on how to avoid biting behavior.
- Eye contact
If you’re wondering how to tell if your cat loves you, look for signs that he’s really comfortable around you. Cats interpret eye contact with a stranger, whether feline or human, as threatening. If he is happy to look into your eyes, especially if he blinks slowly when he does so, then he has accepted you as his own person.
- Buttocks of the head
Cats mark their territory using scent glands on their cheeks and head. So your feline friend’s head-butt or chin-rub is a sign that you’re his.
- Generous “gift”
If your cat presents you with a catch, she may be acting as a teacher, just as she taught her kittens how to hunt. He’s never seen you hold your food, so he might think you should be taught that you’re a family man!
- High tail
A cat’s tail is a good indicator of her feelings and will help you understand her body language. If your pet approaches with its tail held high and its tip curled to the side, interpret this as “I’m friendly, I like you” in international cat lingo.
Adult cats rarely meow at other cats. Instead, they often use their voice to communicate with people. And like us, cats are less likely to “talk” to people they don’t like. If your cat meows a lot (even when fed and warm), he may be interacting with you out of affection.
There are many theories as to why cats rub their knees, but experts believe it’s a behavior learned by kittens to stimulate the milk flow of their mothers. By instilling this habit in yourself, your cat is once again showing that it accepts you as a member of the family. If your pet is a kneader, try placing a thick blanket between the busy paws.
- Sleeping on you
One of the most convincing signs that your cat loves you is when he’s happy to snooze on your lap. As a natural hunter, your cat doesn’t like to feel vulnerable, and is especially wary of feeling vulnerable while sleeping. By sleeping on you, he is showing himself in the most vulnerable way and showing that he trusts you.
- Introduce him from behind
Cats recognize each other by smell, so sniffing their backs is like a very personal handshake. Showing her tail in your face might seem like a backhanded compliment, but it’s actually a sign that you’re one of her most trusted people.