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10 Signs Your Kitty Actually Loves You

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6. Licking your hair or ears. It’s not often that humans are deemed worthy of these very special grooming sessions, but if your cat has chosen to bestow you with hair or ear licking, rest assured you have been welcomed into the inner circle. Grooming is one of the most obvious signs of the friendship and trust you have with your furry companion.

7. Kneading. Kittens knead against their mothers to stimulate milk production, which is why experts believe that kneading behavior in cats is nostalgic of kittenhood and acts as a way of reliving the happy moments they experienced as little ones. So next time your kitty starts moving its paws up and down on you, remember that they are not just trying to soften you up before taking a nap, but that they’re expressing their adoration for you.

8. Slow blinking. It is said that cats kiss with their eyes, so don’t expect to share this sign of affection with any old cat. Cats save eye contact for people they know and trust. If that eye contact is coupled with slow blinking then you’ve just received a kitty kiss. Return the love by mimicking the behavior.

9. Nap time. Kitties crave warm safe places to sleep, so if your fluffy feline decides to snuggle down beside you or better yet, on your lap, then you should feel especially honored. Cats are most vulnerable when they are sleeping, and there is no greater compliment than when they choose you as their snooze spot.

10. Gifting. There is no denying that a small dead something is not at the top of our wishlist, but a kitty that presents you with this bounty deserves to be praised. Despite our domestication, cats still have the inner hunter and sharing their prizes with you is a sign of true friendship.

If you’ve been fortunate enough to share your life with a cat, then you’ll understand that they are consciously connecting with us. Whether it’s via grooming, purring or snuggling up, cats are loving and affectionate individuals that form very special bonds with their favorite people.

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12:48PM PST on Feb 23, 2015

Frank, you say cats are evil....and you just keep getting more!! LOLOL!!

7:53AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

Cats are still evil

Got a new kitten who's turning into a huge pain

The other 4 cats don't like his "exuberance"

7:48AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

10:50PM PST on Feb 15, 2015

Kitty loves me xoxo

5:28AM PST on Feb 10, 2015

thanks

6:42PM PST on Feb 8, 2015

Oh yes, my Pooh loved me and I him. He's been gone for a long time now, but I think of him often with a smile. Pooh, I hope you've been having a most wonderful time in Heaven. I'll be there with you before you know it, never to be separated again. Please tell the rest of the gang hello & I miss all of you very much!

4:27PM PST on Feb 6, 2015

I treat my cat like gold and he still hates me lol

8:51AM PST on Feb 6, 2015

Already knew my guy loved me and I also get bathed which is not a fav on my part

7:03AM PST on Feb 6, 2015

My kitties love me!

6:40AM PST on Feb 6, 2015

My three cats love me & I love them.

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