For The Cat Owners – Signs That Your Cat Loves You
They can be such divas, arrogant and not interested about playing games when you feel like. They won’t cuddle when you are in the mood for some furry hugs, nor would be too concerned to turn their heads towards you when you call their name. Ignoring you is their favorite pass time (okay, their second favorite, after sleeping) so, you wonder if you purring friend has any feelings about you? Here are the signs.
Yes, it’s a common fact that they are content when they purr. But, cats purr for many reasons from satisfaction to anxiety. Purring is definitely their way to communicate. By purring the mother cat shows her location to her blind newborns, but usually cats purr to demonstrate their affection and satisfaction. What better way to express love of something or someone than to show your happiness for it? That is exactly what cats do when they purr in your presence. Feline purr sounds like a lullaby that conciliates both the animal and the owner. Also, it is scientifically proven that their purring actually reduces risk of heart attack up to 40 percent. Even if you don’t believe in this, their purring is a real stress relief.
2 Rolling on their back
This is the ultimate sign that they trust you, and trust us, it is better if a cat trusts you than anything else. So, when your cat rolls around don’t take it lightly. Any time a cat is in a belly up position it leaves him in a vulnerable situation. Safety, however, means a lot to any animal and cat in particular. Your cat will not do that for anyone it does not trust or feel unprotected and unloved with. And trust, of course, comes with love. When ay cat strives for attention, it always rolls around. But beware – the exposed belly isn’t always an invitation for petting, although it is irresistible. Sometimes cats would let you rub their belly, but sometimes they might bite your or scratch you violently as a sign that you abused their trust so easily.
Cats show affection for other cats and humans alike by butting or rubbing their heads against the one they love. Cats have special scent glands located in their forehead, chin, cheeks and tail. By rubbing against your skin your cat recognizes you as a family member and a trustworthy person, which is surely a huge compliment. They particularly like to rub their head against the cheek or head of those they love. This action, also called bunting, is a very intimate gesture that cats perform only with their favorite people. Oh, and sometimes they do that with the box of food – of course their favorite inanimate object.
They can do this in their bed, on your armchair, on your stomach or legs. Don’t worry cat kneading is a lovely habit and is often accompanied by purring or with their heads bent down, simulating sucking. This is because the cat only kneads when they are totally relaxed and feel loved and safe usually when being petted by his owner or when sleeping in his owner’s lap. It a behavior that carries over from when he was a kitten using the kneading motion to induce milk from the mother.
5 Giving you a present
Which is usually dead. But, hey, don’t panic, this is their way of gratitude. So next time you see a dead mouse, dead bird or bug in front of you door or even in your bed, relax. (Okay, it’s okay to scream a little, because nobody wants to see a dead mouse in their bed.) Cats will leave gifts of this nature as a sign of affection, much the way people give gifts. Some animal specialists also claim that by presenting such trophies cats want to provide their owners with food.
Cats do not meow to communicate with other cats, though they can make several different sounds with their ‘voices’ and even impart emotion through the way in which they meow. But they do, actually, communicate with their humans by meowing. And you will recognize by the intensity in their voice whether they want food – it can go from gentle pleading meow to a disturbed, sort of warning meow when they want you to live them alone. Consider it a voice of love. When your kitty meows you when it sees you and their tail is upwards, it’s their way of saying ‘hello’.