Nothing can replace the feeling when your pet expresses his love for you through his behavior and body language. Naturally, every pet guardian, including the feline fanciers, makes every effort to keep their pets happy and healthy.
It’s not only us who become attached to our pets emotionally; the pets (like dogs, cats, etc.) also develop a strong emotional bond with their guardians. They express it with their behavior.
However, cats are mistakenly considered aloof and independent compared to dogs (who are more expressive in showing their love for their owners).
Cats develop a strong bond with their guardians but have their own unique, discrete way of communicating. If you notice your cat behaving the way listed below, you should feel proud because it proves you have a strong bond with your cat.
Let’s see how our feline friends behave when they have a strong bond with you.
Kitty Kiss (Staring And Slow Blinking)
Cats generally stare at the person they love with partially open eyes and blink their eye slowly. Such behavior is termed “kitty kiss” by the cat fanciers. It is an expression of love, and you can do the same in reply, and your cat will interpret it as “I love you too.”
Follow You Everywhere
Only some cats will follow you everywhere in the house. So, if you have a great bond with your feline friend, he will wait for your return when you are outside and runs to meet you on your return, and don’t be surprised if you find your feline friend just behind you wherever you go in the house (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, drawing room, etc.). This demonstrates that your cat adores you and desires to spend as much time as possible with you.
Exposes His Belly
Instinctively cats don’t allow anyone to touch their belly because the belly is soft and easy for a predator to tear apart in the wild. Though sometimes domestic cats may even show their belly while relaxing, they generally do not allow touching it.
So if your cat lies on his back and allows you to rub or groom their belly, it’s a sign that he trusts you and feels comfortable and secure in your presence.
Cheek Rubbing & Head Butting
Generally, cats rub their head to mark their territory by spreading pheromones through special scent glands at their head and shin. So if you have a great bond with your cat, your cat will often rub his head with you. This means that he considers you his family member, and you can interpret head-butting as “you are mine.”
Sleeping on you
In the wild, small prey animals (like cats) are more vulnerable to enemies while sleeping, so they always look for the most secure place to sleep to protect themselves from predators, and so do cats.
So if your cat selects you as a sleeping place, he feels secure with you. This is possible only if you have a great bond with your fluffy.
Generally, kittens knead their mothers while nursing to increase the milk flow. However, if your cat (whether kitten or adult) jumps on your belly or lap and starts kneading, It shows that your cat regards you as a reliable parental or authority figure and is at ease in your presence.
Experts consider this behavior the ultimate display of love because it indicates that your cat has the same bond with you as he had with his mother during kittenhood.
Tail Also Talks
Cat’s tail also tells you a lot about his feelings. If your cat is approaching you with its tail straight up or in a question mark-like shape, it indicates that he is happy to see you. In addition, you can also take it as a signal of affection and love for you.
Generally, littermates and adult cats of the same social group often lick each not only to clean each other bodies but also to reinforce the mutual bond and to nurture a sense of belonging.
So if your cat licks or tries to groom you, it indicates true love and deep emotional bonding because it shows that your cat sees you as a genuine family member.
Thank you for reading! We hope that your kitty shows all of these signs. But remember, every cat is unique and has a unique personality. If your kitty doesn’t show most of these signs, it doesn’t mean your furry friend doesn’t love you. Maybe he shows love in his unique way.
Does your kitty show any of these signs of love? Let us know in the comments!