To tell someone that you love them? Go with three words. But how do you tell your cat how much you like them? Other signals are needed – more than just petting units.
Cats would never close their eyes to someone who could be dangerous to them. Even big cats blink at each other as a sign of relaxation and confidence.
Slowly blinking at each other is a real show of confidence among cats. Cat owners can also give their cats such a token of love, advises “A heart for animals”.
The magazine’s animal experts suggest the following ritual: To show your cat that you trust it, you should first look calmly and relaxed in the eyes. You close your eyes slowly and open them again a little bit. The kitty will understand the love sign, according to the experts. And if you are lucky, the beloved cat will also react with a blink.
Head to Head with a Cuddly Cat
There is another signal from cat language, which signals affection: If a cat rubs itself against conspecifics or humans, it would like to use it to distribute its personal pheromones and identify them as its family members. So a true token of love for the cat.
In order to return love, you should absolutely allow the behavior and pet the cat for it. If it is a cuddly cat, you can also lean your own head slightly on the cat’s head when it is rubbing against you.