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Felines often don’t come across as the kind who display love outwardly. Especially when compared to dogs who are very vocal about their feelings. Cats don’t wag their tails, or return kisses, if that’s what being vocal is about. This doesn’t mean cats don’t love or know to love a human being; their way of expressing is just different. Felines often don’t come across as the kind who display love outwardly. Especially when compared to dogs who are very vocal about their feelings. Cats don’t wag their tails, or return kisses, if that’s what being vocal is about. This doesn’t mean cats don’t love or know to love a human being; their way of expressing is just different.Cats as a species are independent and secure about their feelings and themselves. While love may not be shoved in the owners face, cats do express their love in the most subtle of ways. These can be noticed in their body language and their vocalizations. These actions speak a lot, without saying a lot. Here are some ways in which cats communicate their love to their humans:
- Through their tails: If one observes the movement of a cat’s tail, love can be evidently seen. By entwining their tails around their loved ones, cats often express affection. When cats relax next to their human with their body and tail touching them, it is yet another sign. They also channel their happiness by pushing out the base of their tails, while quivering them subtly.
- Through cheek rubs: Cats in general, rub cheeks with people they feel safe and secure with. Being an invitation to socialize, cats often display trust and affection by rubbing their cheek on a person.
- Through their language: When a cat genuinely loves a person, and trusts them a special set of meows can often be heard. They display safety and comfort through their purrs and chirps as well.
- Through proximity in closeness: Unlike dogs, cats do not sit on people they are unfamiliar with. When a cat is physically close to a person, it is clear that love is in fact in the air. This could be sitting on the person, near the person, or simply around the person. If the cat is following their human around the house, rest assured, the cat is truly affectionate about the human.
- Through grooming: Although we see cats grooming each other with gentle licks, this isn’t confined to just other cats. Sometimes a cat licks their human like they are grooming them. This displays affection and trust, while mingling their scents.
- Through kneading: Kneading here refers to the gentle push and pull motion of the paw against the body of the human. This is one the key methods in which cats communicate their love. By kneading the human’s lap, a cat speaks a thousand words.
- Through head-butts: Sometimes head-butts by cats can seem a little weird. But worry not; as that is one way in which cats show their love. By marking the human with their scent, cats claim their humans as a part of their group.