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4 Signs Your Cat Totally Loves You

4 Signs Your Cat Totally Loves You

Signs of feline affection can be subtle or downright hard to read. At Brookside Barkery, we know how important it is to our customers that your pets are happy, so we’ve built a list of some behaviors that might just mean that love is in the air! Look for the following feline behaviors for confirmation of true love and adoration between you and your furry companion.

Following You Around (Everywhere)

You hear the th-thud-thud of four paws hitting the floor when you stand up from the couch. You nearly take a tumble while carrying a large pot of water over to the sink because someone is underfoot. You haven’t used the bathroom alone in years. All of these are signs that you are lucky enough to have a cat that doesn’t want to leave your side. This one is pretty clear-cut, but if your buddy is always following you around, you can bet he loves you a whole bunch. Consider bringing him to your work, school, or other social functions—a built in conversation piece and amazing lifestyle choice all in one!

Offering a Slow BlinkBarkery Bath

Cats do a lot of talking with their eyes and one very special way they say “I love you” is through the slow blink. When a cat is happy and content with you, she may just look over and slowly close and reopen her eyes. In this they are saying, “Hey friend, I love you, and I feel comfortable enough around you to let my guard down.” This is basically a marriage proposal from a cat and the best response is a reciprocated slow blink accompanied by the warm feeling in your heart from the certainty that your cat loves you. (Helpful tip: The slow blink is also a great way to introduce yourself in a non-threatening way to a new cat to show that you mean no harm.)

 Kneading or “Making Biscuits”

There are competing theories about why exactly cats knead. One theory holds that adult cats forever associate kneading with the comfort of nursing (kittens knead to stimulate their mother’s milk production), so when a cat kneads near her human, it shows she is relaxed and comfortable with her family. If that’s not love, what is? And when that kneading happens on your lap and is accompanied by purring and an intense, searching gaze, you know you have one content cat on your hands!

The Tail Has It

Cats often greet people they like with a question-mark-shaped tail. Pay attention to your cat’s tail to judge how happy she is to see you.

There you have it, four cat behaviors that are sure signs of true love (or at least true like!). If none of these behaviors seem familiar to you, Brookside Barkery has plenty of treats, toys, and cozy perches for your cat to enjoy – who says you can’t buy love?! Stop by the Barkery in Brookside or Lee’s Summit and pick up a special treat for your favorite feline friend today!

*Thank you for the tips!