Does my cat love me, or does he or she love what the food we provide? Many cat parents have pondered this question. Cats are capable of having and even loving relationships with us. Here are some ways your feline roomie is attempting to express his or her love for you.
Gifts of Love
It may appear that your cat is attempting to make you throw up, but your cat is actually expressing their love for you by presenting you with a dead animal or insect. If your cat brings you a special gift, no matter how disgusting, always try to praise them and reciprocate the affection with a pat. (To make their cat happy, some people even pretend to eat the ‘present’ while slipping it into the trash!) After all, it’s never pleasant to believe that your loved one disliked your gift!
One of the Gang
When cats are not threatened by other animals they will rub up against them and sleep on them to show affection.If your cat imitates those behaviors around you, he or she has successfully imprinted on you.
Staring and Blinking
When your cat stares into your eyes, it may appear intimidating at times, but it is simply expressing their trust and love for you. By blinking slowly, they’re telling you they’re at ease and safe with you. It’s like getting a kiss from your cat when you blink slowly. You can even do it back to them to show that you share their feelings!
Being Followed Is Not Always Creepy
If a cat follows you around, it is indicating that it wants to be near you. Even if they don’t come over and sit next to you, the fact that they tolerate you enough to be in your presence it means they see you as family.