It is often easy to spot difficult or feisty cats. But what about when they show pure feline affection? What does it look like?
1. Cheek rubbing you
Think of your cat as a feline graffiti artist. To make his coat really like the home, he will rub his cheeks against the corners of furniture and possibly against your legs or hands when you caress it. This act secretes oils from the glands of his face. It’s his way of claiming to you. Just be grateful that she does this by rubbing her cheeks, not spraying them.
2. Lightly touching her forehead against you
Called “head bunting”, this act of feline affection is only issued to A-listers in the life of a cat. Your cat will face you, lower your head and lean forward so that the top of its head touches your forehead, face, or other parts of your body. This affectionate touch can often release wellness hormones called endorphins in your cat and at home.
3. Twitching the tip of her tail
The feline’s tail acts as a barometer of mood. The tail swells when your cat is frightened or agitated. On the other hand, your cat expresses his love to you when he approaches you with his tail raised lazily in the air and the very tip of the tail moves. Talking to the cat, she says, “You’re turning my head!”
4. Holding eye contact and sharing a soft blink
Don’t expect a cat to stare at a new guest. Cats keep eye contact with people they know and trust, like you. The link is accentuated when it gently blinks at you. This is the equivalent of a kitten kiss. Answer with a gentle blink in return.
5. Turning on the purr power
This regular, rhythmic sound emitted when your cat inhales and exhales is often associated with contentment. But cats also purr when they need to calm down or when they care for litter; however, your cat keeps the special and full-bodied rumble like a smile directed at you. It’s his way of saying “I love you.”
6. Sitting on you or beside you
Cats need warm places to nap and sleep, but when they bypass a comfortable cat bed or your room pillow to perch on your lap, you should feel honored. Your cat has evaluated his options and makes you understand that he would rather be with you than be alone in bed.
7. Kneading her paws on your lap
If you need a sign, it’s time to cut off your cat’s claws, nothing is clearer than when he perches on your lap, purrs and starts kneading your thighs with his front paws. But it is also a sign of affection. Experts say this action reminds your adult cat of a safe and welcoming memory when he was trying to give milk to his mother when he was still a newborn. She’s affectionate and a little nostalgic.
8. Licking your hair and earlobes
Okay, none of these actions are on your list of top ten emotional preferences, but your cat considers you another cat – even if it’s big – around you. Only special “cats” are considered worthy of these special grooming sessions. In a multi-cat home, mutual grooming is a sign of trust and friendship. Pay attention to any cats in your home who are teaming up for mutual grooming. You may be the only one who deserves such a gift!
9. Bringing you dead mice, birds and other so-called gifts
Evolution and domestication have not stripped your cat of its inner hunter. After a successful hunt, he may lay a mouse head or a lizard tail in a place he knows you will visit – like your pillow. Yuck? Yes, but your cat shares his prey prize with you, a true sign of trusting friendship.
10. Emitting a high-pitched trill
Cats are capable of more than a dozen vocalizations, ranging from hissing to meowing. Listen carefully to trills or high-pitched chirping. These sounds convey affection and attention – not a second serving feline demand in her food bowl. Trill, observe its reaction, and enjoy a real chat conversation.
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