Surprising Ways Cats Show Love To Humans

How Cats Show Love To Their Owners

A lot of cats love their owners just as much, if not more than we love them and they like to show it. But, have you ever wondered how cats show their love and how they give affection is very different from how humans show love. In the cat world, there are many ways to express oneself, In this article, we will outline 12 ways cats show their love.

1. Purring

1. Purring

Let’s start with one of the most obvious and common ways cats show their love and happiness is through purring. When cats are relaxed they seem to have a special little motor inside them that gets started and that means that they are enjoying something. You’ll often hear this rumbling, vibrating noise while you’re petting your cat. Purrs can also mean that your cat is upset and mad but it’s not as common. 

2. Rolling


Children tend to throw themselves on the floor and roll around during a tantrum, but when your cat does it, it means that they are very excited and happy to see you. Cats may walk or run up to you and throw themselves on the ground and they start rolling around. This is a loving greeting and means they are trying to get your attention, especially if they show you their belly.

3. Bunting

3. cat Bunting

Bunting is when a cat rubs their cheeks on an object or on you, head-butts you with their forehead, or rubs their head on you. It’s a way for cats to leave their scent on you, marking their territory. Cats usually do this once when they love something or someone. also, cats may practice bunting on other pets or their favorite humans.

4. Scratching

Tabby cat scratching a chair

When cats start to Scratch leaves both scented and visual marks of ownership to a cat. Make sure to watch where your cat scratches the most. The most important areas of a cat are often associated with the owner. 

5. Kneading

Nursing Kittens Kneading Mother Cat

back to kittenhood. kittens paws knead against the mother cat’s breasts to induce milk to be released. cats (Adult) continue this behavior when they’re feeling most content, relaxed, and loved. That’s usually when they’re being petted on their owner’s lap. Kneading can be regarded as a unique expression of worship.

6. Hunting and Gifting Prey

Tabby cat carrying a toy.

Cats are adorable and cute but they’re still tiny carnivores who have hunting instincts. Cats may catch everything from toys to mice and that they often share their bounty with their owners or those they love. The cats that present you with a catch deserve praise. So keep in mind that cats wouldn’t bring these special gifts if they didn’t love you.

7. Playing

Girl with kitten held up

Kittens play out of pure enjoyment and their most favorite playmate is usually a trusted and loved companion. Some cats may move to out of reach, thus controlling the interaction well, so you have to return to them and start the game.

8. Sleeping

Cat sleeping in owner's lap

Cats typically sleep up to 16 hours each day. Since they’re the foremost vulnerable while sleeping, the place your cat chooses to snooze must be a secure and trusted location. No one likes their thighs as their favorite sleeping place more than a cat. picking your lap as their favorite sleep spot is the compliment of love.

9. Loving Eyes

Cat eyes close-up

A kitty’s eyes are proportionately huge. Therefore, cat eyes are an important asset for survival, but they are extremely fragile. Cats that place their faces and wide-open eyes near an individual are expressing great trust and love. A slow eye-blink from across the space is taken into account a cat kiss.

10. Tail Posture

Ragdoll cat standing on floor with tail held up

If you have touched the cat before, you may have encountered the “elevator docking” posture, so please pay special attention to the bottom of the tail. Cats love to have this body area scratched. They also use upright tails to express love. This is a sign of love when a cat’s tail is standing upright and approaching you when its tail is slightly inclined. The expression of a cat’s tail held high on your face also shows love. The kittens always greet her mother and with a tall tail, and the adult cat continue this behavior with their favorite person.

11. Meowing

Kitten meowing

Cats rarely meow at other cats. Typically, only kittens meow to their mothers and that they grow out of the habit as adults. Your adult cat uses these sounds exclusively to interact with people. Just like us, cats don’t “talk” to people they don’t like, so even if your cat meows you with a lot of meows, remember that they interact with you out of love.

12. Licking

Cat licking their paw on the top of a couch

Cats spend a lot of time combing themselves, and friendly cats also comb each other. Cats who modify their favorite people by licking skin or hair, or even ni or sucking clothes, show great love. This spreads a well-known scent and helps mark their person as a crucial a part of the family group.