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A Look into the Language of Cats

If you have a cat like I do, you know that a life without one is possible - but meaningless! Without a doubt they are particular pets - they do what they want, when they want and how they want to do it without a care in the world about what you or anybody else thinks. I have a dog too - but the character of dogs and cats is so different. Generally speaking, it's easy to understand the language of dogs. You know when they are happy, when they are in territorial mode, when they are feeling unwell. But cats!? The language of cats is completely different. Although we may not realize it, cats do show us what they want, in their own unique ways...

 
 

1. Lying on their back

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When cats lie on their back, it's a sign of comfort and well-being. Your cat feels very comfortable with you and trusts you deeply.

 

2. Bringing gifts home

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Though this is a behavior a homeowner may not necessarily enjoy, when a cat comes home with a gift in its mouth (usually a bird, mouse or rat) and leaves it at your feet, this is a symbol of love and devotion. It is a gesture of thanks and your cat means to show you great affection.

 

3. A nudge with the head or nose

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If your cat tries to budge you with its nose, this is a form of greeting. Usually, they go for a gentle head butt, or rub their head against yours. This is a symbol of affection and friendship.

 

4. They follow you around

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Wherever you go, your cat wants to be there too. If you're at your computer, they'll sit on the keyboard, if you're on the couch, they'll jump into your lap. If you get up to get something, they'll follow you around. A cat that is 'clingy' loves you endlessly - they want to be near you and they certainly do not want to be without you.

 

5. They chew on your finger (gently)

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When a cat chews on your finger without causing a single scratch, take this to mean that your cat appreciates you and that they are happy. This behavior is also a symbol of trust.

 

6. They display the milk tread

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The milk thread is a behavior that is exhibited by kittens, used on the mother's teat to drink. As a result, this behavior ensures that the mother's teat is stimulated to produce more milk. If your cat exhibits the milk thread on you, know that your cat loves you like its own mother and has a sense of wellbeing with you.

7. They purr

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This behavior is often perceived to be a sign of well-being - and most of the time, it is. But cats also purr in situations where they are likely to feel uncomfortable (such as going to the vet, or in the car). They likely do this to calm their nerves.

 

8. They look into your eyes

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If your cat looks deeply into your eyes, and its glance doesn't stray, this symbolizes a strong connection between the two of you. So feel honored that your connection to another living being is very strong!

After discovering these behaviors, I cannot wait to show my cat some affection. Pass this post on to anyone with a cat, to let them know that despite their independent traits, their cats love them deeply.

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