We’ve all wondered this at one point or another. We love our cats immensely but do they love us back? Here are five ways your cat is actually telling you she loves you.
Here are five easy ways for you to know that your cat loves you just as much as you love them. Have any other tips? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.
1. She closes her eyes
This is a sign of trust. When your cat feels safe around you, she’ll feel comfortable to close her eyes. For felines, this is the greatest display of trust. Try slowly blinking back to communicate to your cat that you’re not a threat. If your cat falls asleep around you, it’s also a supreme display of affection and trust.
2. Showing her tummy
It’s a vulnerable place for a cat. When your cat rolls over in front of you and allows you to touch her belly, that means your cat truly trusts you. If a cat shows you her tummy, it means she feels protected in your presence.
3. Curling her tail around you
The tail is an important mood indicator for cats. When it’s swinging back and forth like a pendant, the cat is irritated or angry. When it’s up high and straight, the cat is confident. Similarly, when a cat curls its tail around you or your leg, it’s a gesture of friendliness and affection.
4. Dead birds and mice
It’s never pleasant to find a dead creature by your bedside or under your carpet but it is a display of affection from your cat. From the worldview of a cat, humans are quite helpless. They never see us hunting. So, they hunt for us. Housecats might do this with toys instead of actual critters.
This one’s obvious but it just had to be included. Purring indicates relaxation, enjoyment and, yes, love. By purring a cat is telling you she loves you. Though rare, aggression purring also occurs.