5 Ways You Know Your Cat Loves You
Cats are not easy to read and have less obvious ways of showing affection. While you may find it hard to decipher your cat’s subtle affection, here are some ways that it shows that it loves you:
- The Purr
Your cat purr for a variety of reasons, and one of it is for contentment. A mother cat’s purr is essential to kittens’ survival once they are born. As kittens are born blind and deaf, the vibrations from the mother’s purr leads them to her for nursing and warmth. Kittens can start purring when they are only a few days old and that helps with their bond with their mother. This explains the feelings of contentment in a purr. Thus, when your cat purrs in around you, it is expressing her love for you.
- The Head Butt
Also known as “bunting”, this is a gesture of affection when it rubs its head against you. Bunting leaves behind its scent from the scent glands in its face that represent its feelings of trust and safety they have with you.
- The Tummy
When your cat rolls over and show its tummy, it is a sign that it is comfortable being around you. Like most animals, the stomach is the cat’s most vulnerable spot. Thus, cats will only show their tummies voluntarily to those who they feel safe around with. In addition, if your cat allows you to rub its tummy, this is the ultimate sign of trust and it shows that they feel loved. It can also be that your cat feels protected when you’re near.
- The Presents
Receiving something that is dead is definitely not what anyone would like to be given. Do not scold your cat when it brings you a dead insect, dead mouse or even dead bird. Cats still have the hunter instinct inside of them despite domestication. Therefore, by bringing you its “prey”, it shows that your cat wants to provide for you and that it thinks of you as family.
- The Knead
Kneading is when your cat uses their paws to rub and push against a soft surface, such as your lap. This shows that it is relaxed and comfortable around you. Kittens knead against their mother to increase milk production when they are feeding and this brings about the feelings of affection when doing that action on you.
There are many other ways your cat will tell you that it loves you. How does your cat usually show affection?