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Most people are under the impression that cats are aloof creatures, but the truth is far from that. No doubt, your cat won’t come up to you and greet you with a wagging tail and sloppy kisses every time you get home, but cats have their moments of affection as well. It’s easy to overlook signs that cats show when they love you if you are not aware of them, as they are subtle and can be mistaken for something else. Here are five things that cats do to show that they love you.
Does your cat show up with random objects, toys or dead animals? Before you start suspecting some criminal activity there, you should know that cat’s use presents as a way to show their love and affection. If they are bringing home dead rats or frogs, then that’s their way of saying that they want to share the bounty with you. Little kitties may even expect some praise in return.
Ever had a cat walk around you feet and curl up its tail around them? Cats have a tendency to curl their tails around the arms or legs of people they like. It’s their version of a warm handshake. You’ll even find little kittens curl up and sit close to the person they like, while their tail touches or rests on the person. Another tell-tale tail sign that your kitty loves you is if it has its tail upright only with a small curve on top.
Cats, like many other animals, roll over their back and show you their fuzzy belly when they like you. In fact, cats only do this with people around whom they feel protected, as this is a defenseless position for them. Go on then, give their fuzzy belly a nice rub.
Cats look into your eyes and blink slowly when they want to convey their affection, and this is often referred to as cat kisses. If you notice your cat stare at you and blink slowly, and widen its eyes and blink again, then it is a sure-shot sign that it trusts you. It’s a sign that it is relaxed and content in your company. Don’t forget to respond back with some cat kisses as well.
Does your cat rest on your lap and knead it while you pet him/her? That’s how cats return the affection when you pet them, by using a kneading motion on the soft skin with their paws. Of course, if their nails are sharp it can be sightly painful; place a cushion or pillow on your lap if that’s the case.