Cats and humans are different. 

Like, different. 

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that cats show affection in some strange ways—it may be normal for them to tell you that they love you by rubbing their face on your leg. 

Or, inviting you to smell their butt hole!

In this blog post, I wanted to share a few ways in which kitties show affection to their owners. 

Let’s get started, shall we? 

1.Through her eyes

Slow blinks and half-closed eyes are how your cat lets you know that she likes you when you’re around her. In fact, did you know that these special eye blinks are called cat kisses?

You can blink back at your kitty to let her know that you love her, too.

This isn’t just a sign of affection. This also conveys contentment, trust, and relaxation.

2.Through her tails

Cats convey various emotions through their tails.

From fear to aggression, a cat’s tail and body language can convey a lot about how your kitty is feeling at any given moment. While most cat owners can recognize the signs of aggression and fear in their cats, affection is harder for them to pinpoint.

A cat’s tail can tell you a lot about her emotions.

Cats show connection by twining their tails around the arms and legs of their buddies. Some kitties express warm feelings by relaxing next to them as their tail touches them. Cats also fluff out the base of their tails while quivering to show some affection.

3.Cheek rubs

This is probably something everyone knows.

Cats greet people that they love and trust immensely by rubbing their cheeks on them. These are a sign of affection and invitations for socializing. Cats have their scent glands on their cheeks that produce pheromones.

And, they also mark ownership through the behavior.

4.Head bunting

This sign of affection also marks you with her scent. This gesture by your feline friend is a sign of trust and friendship and also proclaims ownership.

Your cat marks you through the scent produced from her glands located on the top of her head which are transferred on you as she butts you with her head.

5. Language

Cats use their special language which consists of trills, mews, purrs, chirrs, and chirps to communicate endearments and trust.

If you’re hearing these sounds, you should feel special for these sounds are reserved for special people whom cats feel close to.

How does your cat show you affection? Let us know in the comments.

One Response

  1. I love this article! My rescue kitty licks, rubs, paws, meows at me. I didn’t know what his tail flicking meant. ❤️

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