You feed them, water them, change their litter and even play with them. These are all signs of an owner’s affection, but can you tell a cat you love them in their own language? Try out these six ways to tell your cat you love them.
THE SLOW CAT BLINK
This one is all about timing. you can actually use the phrase, “I love you,” to time it right. You start with your eyes open when you say, “I.” Then slowly bring them down when you say, “Love.” and open them again when you say, “You.”
HOW YA DOIN’ (THE BOW)
When Joey does it on “Friends” his chin goes up. If you want to impart the same sentiment towards a cat, you actually do a bow.
OFFER YOUR SMELL
Do you have an object that smells like you? A pair of glasses, your shirt sleeve, hair clip? The top of your head? We hope your head smells like you. Offer it to them and let them explore it.
FINGERTIP TO NOSE TIP
You can offer your hand palm down and extend a finger as if it was a cat’s nose. Let them come towards you and they may tap their nose on your finger tip.
Those first four options can actually be combined together in the order they are listed.
If you have a chatty kitty and have a knack of mimicking, you can try and talk back. Some owners can have really prolonged conversations with their kitties.
If you read our blog on a regular basis, the next one will be familiar to you.
CAT HEAD BUTTS (ACTUALLY BUNTS)
These are usually initiated by them, but you can always initiate the head bunt yourself. Learn more about cat head butts.
Want to see how those first four “I Love Yous” are done? Check out the demonstration from Jackson Galaxy in the video below.
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