Even though my cat can’t speak aloud, she is constantly trying to find ways to communicate with me. Whether my cat is “meowing” because she’s hungry, or pawing at my legs because she wants attention, she finds ways to let me know exactly what she is thinking.
While I can’t read her mind, I know that she is also constantly finding new ways to tell me she loves me. And, just as there are specific behaviors through which a dog communicates love, experts also report that there are specific, unique ways that our cats are saying “I love you.”
This exclusive list of behaviors delves into the incredible ways that our cats attempt to communicate their love for us.
While I knew a few of these already, most of them were quite surprising.
In fact, I was shocked by just how often my cat has been trying to show me how much she loves me!
Which of these signs has your cat been displaying to let you know that they love you as much as you love them?
1. Kneading Your Legs
Kneading is when your cat uses their paws to push in and out against a soft surface, such as your lap. This is one of the main ways your cat tries to say “I love you.”
According to the experts at PetMD, “If your cat is curled up and kneading your lap while you’re petting him, he’s returning the affection and telling you he loves you right back. Unfortunately, this can be quite painful, since the happier he is, the harder he’ll dig in with his sharp nails.”
They recommend that you ease the painful part of this kneading by “placing a thick, soft barrier between the cat and your lap.”
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