There’s a misconception about Cats that they don’t show love to their owners (Slaves) whereas Dogs are very affectionate and show this through different demonstrations
You see, Cats do actually show love and affection to their owners in many different ways
In this article I will talk about the different ways they show love
Let’s dive in…
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Cats are very subtle animals
But this does not necessarily mean they don’t love their owners or never show it
They are many different ways they show how much they love their owners
Being a Cat parent myself I can certainly vouch for this because I’m certain my Cat loves me!
So what are the different ways Cat show affection?
This is one of the most obvious and common ways your Cat expressing his love and affection through purring (why is my cat not affectionate any more?)
Cats have this little motor inside their throat which I find really amazing, which starts when they are feeling relaxed or enjoying something for example, when you are stroking them especially in areas they love! (Behind the ear, under this chin)
(It should also be noted that purr can also mean your Cat is in pain)
It is important to realize the difference although it is very obvious nonetheless you should make sure your Cat is healthy.
Yes that’s right
Cats grooming is not just reserved for themselves or other Cats they feel comfortable around
Your Cat will lick you to show their affection by mingling their scent with yours
This behavior helps them feel relaxed, shows trust and also builds a community scent which is important in order to recognize their family and humans.
Slowly blinking at you
Have you ever noticed your Cat just sitting there, slowly blinking at you? This is called Cat kisses and can also be reciprocated
This also is a good indicator that your Cat trusts you and enjoys your company
Next time your Cat slowly blinks at you do the same back to show that you trust your Cat too and also give your Cat a Cat kiss too!
Showing Their Belly To You
If you have children then usually when they throw themselves to the ground and roll around that’s a tantrum but when your Cat does this they are simply showing you they are happy to see you.
It also is a way of your Kitty saying to you “I trust you” because they feel safe and comfortable around you
This gesture can be the warmest compliment a Cat can give to their owner
Cats will greet those they trust and feel safe around by rubbing their cheeks on them.
This can also be a invitation to socialize as Cats have scent glands on their cheeks and which produce pheromones.
Head bunting is when your Cat bops his head against yours. Has your Cat ever done this?
It’s a way for your Cat to demonstrate that affection and trust she has for you
She’s also marking you as her territory so this means you belong to her!
Scent that is produced from glands that are located on your Cats head is transferred onto yo
We’re all slaves to our Cats, right? Well I know I am!
Hanging out with you
Your Cat will show you she likes you by hanging around by you
For example, sleeping next to you in way she rests her paws on you
My Cat will look for every opportunity to sleep on my lap! He’s such a Lap Cat and loves to takes nap on my lap.
Now we know the different ways Cat show affection to humans
I think it’s only fair to your Cat that we learn how you can tell your Cat you love them and show it to them too
How To Tell Your Cat You Love Them
Let’s look at different ways you can show your Cat you love them and give them the love and affection they deserve
Slowly blink at your Cat
Just how I mentioned above how Cats say “I love you” by blinking their eyes slowly we can do the same back and tell them we love them by slowly blinking at them
Groom your Cat
Although Cats spend around 30% of their lives grooming themselves (They are very clean animals!) I’m sure they would appreciate a helping hand from you.
Spend some time with your Cat and brush their fur. They would appreciate it for sure!
Spend time with your Cat
To show your Cat how much you love them then you should spend some quality time with them
Cats are predators and they love hunting
Grab some toys and let your Cat chase it around
This quality time being spent together will only increase the bond between you two
Also, playing with your Cat will keep your Cat happy and healthy
Cats do show love and affection to their owners and do this in many different ways
We have to understand Cats do love their owners
It’s important as Cat parents to show the love back to them
This will only bring a strong bond and connection between you and your Cat
To find out more on how you can communicate with your Cat and develop a stronger connection click here