You might be asking the question, “does your cat love you?” because it is often hard to tell when it comes to this type of pet. Cats are known for their standoffish and elusive behavior. Their distant demeanor does not mean that they are completely incapable of showing love and affection. Maybe you just have to understand his body language to feel it firsthand. Here are some of the signs of love that cats do to express their appreciation for their owners.
Kneading is when a cat uses its paws to push in and out of a particular surface. They usually do this when they are brimming with happiness and contentment. If your cat does this on your lap or legs, that is his way of saying he loves you. This is their way of showing affection for you. The only downside is this tends to be painful especially if your cat has very sharp claws. You can avoid the pain by simply adding more layers between his claws and your lap, such as a thick blanket.
Bringing You Gifts
Another way by which cats express affection is by showing and bringing you different presents. The presents may be anything, from random garbage to their favorite toy. Cats love leaving trinkets for the humans they appreciate. They may even leave you some of the insects or mice they have caught. These are special gifts worthy of praise and affection.
This is yet another popular sign of love from cats. They do this to transfer some of their scent from their scent glands on their heads. They do this in order to mark you and make you appear as part of their family or their group. Whenever you are carrying their scent, they feel safer and more comfortable around your presence.
We are not talking about simply looking at each other’s eyes. This refers to prolonged eye contact that your cat makes with you. This stare, coupled with a slow blink twice, is a sign of love and trust. Others say that it is the cat equivalent of being lovingly kissed. This is also special because cats do not stare at just anybody as eye contact is easily mistaken as aggression in the animal kingdom.
Cats deem their bellies as the most sensitive and vulnerable part of their bodies. That is why they react so aggressively when touched in this area. Your cat loves you when he exposes his belly in your presence because this means that you are not a threat to him. It is actually the contrary. He feels safe enough in your presence to be laid back and vulnerable. Be careful and do not mistake this as an invitation to touch their bellies! You might be greeted with a rain of aggressive scratches.