Unlike dogs, cats show the infatuation in their unique way. A dog can mimic the owner’s statement “I Love You” so we can see their loving effort, but this case isn’t right for the cats. Cat lovers will truly understand what I am talking about. It’s not a puppy eyes look but an everlasting squint for an hour. It will never be a gentle touch but a scratch or bite. Thousands of cat comics are born in the same topic “Some signature signals of a cat’s love” but they never get old, because cats are eternally adorable and lovable!
#1. Greets you at the door. One colleague’s cat recognizes the sound of her husband’s car in a busy street, and another’s two cats sit on the garden wall waiting for her to come home from work.
#2. Follows you around. Does your cat come and hang out with you, in a sort of casual, hey what are you doing, oh taᴋɪɴɢ a shower, well, I’ll just sit ᴅᴏᴡɴ then, way? That’s love.
#3. Stares at you. Unsettling But cats only make direct eye contact with people they really like.
#4. Blinks at you. A long slow blink is a cat’s equivalent of a kiss. Do it back. But only if no one is watching.
#5. Meows. Cats do not meow to other cats, only to humans. This is my best cat fact. Your cat is talking to you. Your cat is telling you it loves you. Also: purring. Loudly.
#6. Tolerates affection. My cat lets me kiss her, even though she clearly doesn’t like it. She may duck, but she doesn’t run away, and I consider this a victory.
#7.8 Does ʙɪᴛᴇ you. Bɪᴛing playfully is a sign of affection. My cat doesn’t do this, she never plays. She is a sort of sentient, fʟᴜffy cushion, but I love her anyway.
#8 9. Head-butts you. When cats do this they are depositing their pheromones on you, and marking you as “theirs”. They love you, they really love you.
#10. Comes to fetch you. When my cat feels I’ve been in bed too long, she comes upstairs and meows until I get up. I now close the bedroom door at night
#11. Breaks into your bedroom. Does your cat repeatedly thump the door, scrachts the carpet, or mew loudly and constantly outside the door? Love. I now shut my cat in another room at night.
#12. Touches you. One of my friend’s cats taps her with his paw. Unbearably cute. A colleague’s cat caresses her face. Someone else has trained their cat to kiss them on the lips. Aw.
#13, Licks you. An honor – you are considered part of your cat’s family. (Also their tongues are rough and provide excellent exfoliation.)
#14. Kneads you. Like dough. Kittens do this to their mothers when they are feeding to increase milk supply, ergo your cat thinks you are its mother and adores you.
#15. Brings you presents. Cats love giving gifts! Popular choices are mice and birds but don’t discount frogs or worms.
#16. Gets jealous. It took me ages to work out that my cat was jealᴏᴜs of my computer – but she definitely is.
#22. Shows you their belly – the most ᴠᴜʟɴᴇʀᴀʙʟᴇ part of the cat. They trust you.
#25. And finally … maybe your cat doesn’t love you. At least, not in the way you think. There’s no need to anthropomorphize them. Cat love, I suspect, is deeper, truer, and more mysterious than the human variety.