When it comes to the way animals show their love for us, many people consider that only dogs are able to do it, while cats are those arrogant, selfish creatures. Well, if you used to think like this, it is likely that you have already known a cat who changed your mind (and your heart). But if it didn’t happen yet, we want to show you that it is not correct. Cats may be lovely creatures and they have their own way to show their love for us.
Most of cats’ owners don’t hesitate when they say their pets love them. In fact, cats like to be alone and they love to sleep, but sometimes they seek your company when they want. This is a feature that distinguishes cats from dogs. While dogs show their love in a very noticeable way, like licking your face, going after you whenever you go at home or becoming very excited when the see you, cats are more subtle, which doesn’t mean they don’t like you at all. Of course we will never know if this is the real reason why your cat goes after you, but it is likely to be true. If your cat uses to purr when you pet him (your cat purrs when he performs a continuous sound while he breathes in and out) he is probably happy. One links the purring habit to cats’ satisfaction precisely because cats do it often when we pet them and in other relaxed occasions, like when they wake up.
How do cats show affection?
Although we cannot know for sure what do our pets think of us, we all like to think that our love for them is mutual. According to specialists on this matter, cats tent to be more relaxed when their owners are around. This seems to indicate that our cats have a similar behavior of what we had when we were children and somehow show that they feel good around us.
If your cat has grown up by your side, you probably know him very well. But if your cat shown up in your life as an adult cat and you rescued him or you found him on the street, it is quite possible he had a tough life before go into your house. You must remember that your cat’s personality and behaviour are related to the story of his life. Some animals get traumatized and are less sociable than others. Your lifestyle can also influence the way your cat reacts.
As we have said, there is impossible to know for sure if our cats like us, but there are some things that seems to tell that they do. We talked already about the purr, which seems to be a sign of the cat’s happiness.
If your cat seeks your company, this means that he is comfortable around you. Enjoy every moment with your furry friend, because he might be very happy to be by your side.
If your cat rubs against your leg, your arm or something like this, he is making a statement: you belong to him. It is probably a love demonstration, don’t you think?
If your cat feels so comfortable that he allows you to pet him on his belly, this is a good sign. Cats actually do this when they trust you.
If your cats purrs when you pet him that is a way to show his love for you. Cats also purr in other situations, though, like when they are sick or nervous, for instance.
Cats are very independent animals, so if your cat goes after you and touches you he is trying to show love. Have your cat touched you with his forehead? Good, because some specialists claim that this behaviour often releases endorphins, a well-being hormone in both of you.
It is believed that if a cat looks at you in the eyes and blinks very smoothly, that is a love demonstration.
Cat’s tails also are a privileged way to communicate. They might show fear, agitation and even love! Have you already noticed like dogs wag their tails when they are happy? Cats have their own version of happy wagging: when the cat goes after you with his tail in the air and twitches it (only in the end of the tail) he is saying “I love you”.
It is said that if your cat brings stuff to you, he is trying to show how important you are to him, because he is sharing what he has with you.
It is believed that a cat kneads on a person if he wants to show affection. This might be a little harmful to you, because cats put their claws off when they knead.
These are some ways that one believes are used by our cats to show us that they love us. These are possible explanations, but we don’t know for sure why cats do these kind of things. Maybe they are trying to create a language that all of us understand. Is not what love is all about?