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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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5:08AM PDT on Aug 22, 2015

Thank you

8:56AM PDT on Aug 21, 2015

I love my kitties!

9:43PM PDT on Aug 20, 2015

I look after some cats when their owners are away, I get head butts, kneading, grooming, loud purrs and a spot for naps! Love you Emmie, Sky, Mikka and Shadow!

1:01PM PDT on Aug 14, 2015

I love my cats!

8:05AM PDT on Aug 10, 2015

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8:04AM PDT on Aug 10, 2015

It's great! The two way relationship IS ON!

8:00AM PDT on Aug 10, 2015

YAY! It's officially confirmed that they really do love me;-))))

2:54AM PDT on Jun 18, 2015

To All human being this is my request don't beat or killed any God creatures Thanks from fazal mahmood.

4:27AM PDT on Jun 12, 2015

Feline communication cute.

9:01PM PDT on May 8, 2015

Saff fits all those catergories. just adore him.

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