Cats have a poor record for being distant and less loving than dogs, but it doesn’t mean they don’t love their owners. Cats can be just as affectionate and loving to their owners as dogs, but humans may find it more difficult to discern their feline companion’s emotions. Cats may appear unconcerned at times, but if you pay closely, your cat will likely offer you numerous indications that you are their favorite person.
- She’s in the same room with you all the time
Maybe your cat doesn’t like cuddling with you on the couch as much as a dog does. Perhaps they aren’t as enthusiastic as you would like about belly massages and head pats. Cats can be picky about how much physical attention they will accept, but you’ve probably noticed that your cat is regularly hanging out in the same room as you, watching you from afar. If you get up to go to another room, don’t be shocked if your feline companion follows you.
Cats prefer to be in the company of their favorite individuals. Cats are naturally independent creatures, but they still want to be with you. Your cat will love being near you if she likes you, even if she doesn’t want you to be too close all of the time.
- She Gives You Kitty Kisses
If you don’t know what to look for, the slow blink is one indicator of kitty adoration that is commonly overlooked by humans. Your cat is attempting to tell you that she trusts you and cares about you if she stares at you and slowly closes and opens her eyes. Cats only do this when they are with people and cats they trust. This slow blinking action is popularly referred to as a “kitty kiss” by cat specialists.
Try imitating your cat’s slow blinks to return her kitty kisses the next time you see her slow blinking at you! What better way to express your love for your favorite pet than in her own tongue?
- She gives you love bites
Love bites are a way for some cats to show their adoration. By seeing how hard she bites you, you can discern the difference between a love bite and an angry bite. You should be cautious if it hurts. One way your cat expresses her love for you is with a soft, playful bite that just tickles. Your cat wants to play with you if she nibbles on your toes or arm. You’re probably one of her favorite people!
- She Displays Her Flabby Tummy
Cats don’t just let anyone touch their tummies! Your cat is susceptible if she is resting or rolling on the floor with her stomach up. She will only put herself in this situation if she is comfortable with you and trusts you. When cats feel safe and appreciated, they show their belly.
- She Headbutts You
Cats can also express their love for you by giving you a headbutt. When a cat headbutts or rubs her head on you, pheromones from specific glands on her face are deposited on you. Cats use this to demarcate their territory. If your cat headbutts you on a regular basis, it’s to let other cats know that you’re their special human.
- She Meows at You
With the exception of kittens meowing to their mothers, cats rarely meow at other cats. Adult cats usually only meow to attract human attention. Since the beginning of their lives with people, cats have discovered that vocalizations are the most effective way to connect with us, a species that refuses to stop talking. The meow of a cat is their closest approximation of communicating in a human-understandable manner.
Cats meow at us to attract our attention, to ask for food, or simply to say “hi.” You can think of meowing back and forth with your cat as a kind of cat/human pidgin language. Your cat is attempting to communicate in human language, and you are doing your best to communicate in cat language.
- She Showers You With Gifts
Your cat may also bring you gifts to express her gratitude for everything you do for her. While you may not love finding a dead mouse or bird in your bed at 7:00 a.m., your cat is just thinking of you when she chooses such gifts. Cats are natural hunters, and she simply wants to share the spoils of her last hunt with you, her best buddy.
- She Bakes You Biscuits
When cats are particularly happy, they engage in a practice known as kneading, or “creating biscuits.” This occurs when cats press their paws in and out on a soft surface in an alternating left/right rhythm, pushing lightly with their claws. This is most likely a holdover from kittenhood, when kittens would use this action to encourage milk flow from their mother cat. Cats are more prone to do this in the presence of their favorite people since they regard them as parents.
- You Turn On Her Purr Motor
When cats are happy, they purr because they feel protected and secure. If your cat purrs whenever you pet or play with her, it suggests she is at ease in your presence and is content to be there. The louder your cat purrs in your presence, the more content she is to be in your company.
- She Grooms You
Your cat considers you a member of her family if she licks your hair or ears. Cats who are close in proximity groom each other frequently. This fosters companionship and trust among a group of cats, as well as the development of a shared fragrance among the group’s members.
- When she sees you, her tail twitches.
A cat’s tail can reveal a lot about his temperament. When a cat is really delighted, the tip of his tail twitches slightly and he holds his tail up high. Just make sure they’re not swishing their tail rapidly back and forth, which suggests irritation rather than satisfaction.
- She Takes Naps With You
Cats are picky about their sleeping quarters. Cats in the wild are highly vulnerable while sleeping, thus they don’t pick their napping spots casually. Before falling asleep, cats take great precaution to hide from potential threats.