Cats are one of the easiest pets to have- they are independent and rather lazy. However, they can come off as cold compared to dogs, because they aren’t as blunt about their feelings. Many people will tell you that a cat is happy when it purrs, but that is not always the case- it purrs out of fear or trying to comfort itself, too. Here are other signs to look for if you want to know whether your cat loves you back.
- Purring- If a cat forces itself on you, and purrs as it does so, it probably has a lot of love for you. Though a cat has a different type of purr, the one you are looking for here is louder and more out of control.
- Bringing You Gifts- Remember that dead bird your little fur ball brought home for you? Think of this as the same when a toddler draws something for you. Show him or her that you appreciate the gift, even if you are a little disgusted. It loves you and wants you to be proud!
- Rubbing On You- Cats mark you as their territory by doing this. It’s true, cats are the real owners here!
- Eye Contact- You might think Whiskers is staring into your soul, and you might be right. Just like dogs, cats can see eye to eye as a threat, so if they do it willingly and don’t attack, it’s a love thing!
- Following You Around- They want to be with you everywhere you go. Surely, only someone totally in love with you would want to do this!
- Using You As A Chair- If your cat chooses you over the nice fluffy pillows right next to you to sleep on, he or she just might think the world of you! Plus, they are totally at peace and comfortable, so be prepared for a nap!
- Play Fighting- When Mr. Kitty decides it wants to play with you, accept it. He loves you and just wants to play. Hopefully you can tell the difference between playing and an attack though!