Let's explore various expressions of affection from cats and see how well we communicate with them!
[Different Ways of Expression]
- Pay attention to their eyes
A cat's eyes reveal a lot about their current emotional state. If they make eye contact with us while partially closing their eyes, it indicates relaxation and enjoyment, fully embracing the moment.
- Stretching with the belly exposed
When a cat shows its belly, it's a significant expression of trust. By exposing their belly, they are expressing satisfaction and comfort.
Kneading is a behavior that replicates the action of nursing during their infancy. Pressing with their small paws signifies that they are currently happy and content.
- Rubbing their body against you or objects
Rubbing their body against you or objects is a behavior where cats intentionally leave their scent, claiming ownership. It's a bonding behavior, indicating a high level of trust in their human companion.
This is a peaceful sound that cats produce when they express affection and feel content. However, it's important to note that cats may also purr when they are in pain or anxious. If the sound is softer or the pattern is different than usual, pay closer attention and observe their behavior.
- Wanting to be involved in everything
When an independent-minded cat follows their human companion or interferes with their activities, it's a form of high interest and an expression of affection. Cats involving themselves in every task is a way of showing trust. So, please consider it as an expression of affection rather than a disruption.
By understanding the affection our cats show us, we can build deeper bonds and relationships with them.