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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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8:42PM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Yep, it's official, I am loved by both my kitties.

11:49AM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

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4:40AM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

awesome :) :)

4:53AM PDT on Aug 19, 2014

I don't have a pet of my own right now, but I visit my adult children and their families, who have both dogs and cats as pets. I look after them sometimes when they go on holidays and the cats and dogs all show affection to me. Health reasons prevent me from owning a pet, but I love all my kid's pets and they show they love me back! Just as I visit my grandchildren, I visit the pets! Love them all! : ) Animals are gentle and loving just as people should be.

3:02PM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Thanks.

8:13AM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Thank you!

10:49PM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

Our Mimi loves my husband the most yet I'm the one that feeds her and plays with her :)

5:07AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

merci Abigael, j'ai aimé

8:03AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

I know my 4 rescue cats love me back. I love them always and forever. 🐱🐱🐱🐱

1:28PM PDT on Aug 4, 2014

I'm allergic to cats but they're so cute >.

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