Musings #4 Kitty Kisses


The Panky giving me Kitty Kisses.

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8 Signs Your Cat Loves You

Sometimes it can seem as though your feline friends give you attention only when they’re hungry or want to play. But that doesn’t mean they don’t love you.
Cats do give signs of affection, and if you watch for them — although they’re subtle — they’re very clear. Which of these signs does your cat display?

1. Rubbing and Tapping

These are the obvious ones. Head rubbing, tail tapping and brushing up against you when passing by are all very clear signs of cat love.

2. Grooming

Cats groom one another to bond. If cats groom you, they’re reminding you that you are a part of their family.

3. Kneading

Kittens knead their mother’s belly to get more milk while nursing. Kneading on your skin and drooling are definitive signs that your cat is happy.

4. Following

Have you noticed that your cat usually is in the same room as you? Cats might not act like they notice you’re there, but they definitely meander into the same room as you for a reason.

5. Gifts

Cats are natural hunters. When they bring you what they consider a fine catch — a mouse, bird or snake — they’re letting you know that they have something to offer, too.

6. Missing You

You might not see that cats are sad when you’re gone, but notice how they welcome you home. Do they meet you at the door? Meow a “hello” and brush against you when you come inside? These are all ways cats have of letting you know they’re glad you’re back.

7. Kitty Kisses

This is a less noticeable sign of affection, but one that means a lot in the cat world. “Cat kisses” are when cats look at you and blink, squint or shut their eyes. That’s their way of saying they aren’t a threat to you.

8. Lying on Their Back

Exposing the belly is another sign of vulnerability that lets you know your cat trusts you and feels comfortable in your shared space. Remember, however, that this isn’t always an invitation for a belly rub. Return the gesture by approaching your cat with respect when they are in this vulnerable position.


How does your cat show their affection for you?

Happy (almost) Wordless Wednesday.

Disclaimer: I am employed by The Nutro Company. No compensation was recieved for posting this content.  All opinions posted here are my own.


About Edna Wong

Pet lover, especially Dalmatians and black cats! Former Pet Nutrition Specialist with The Nutro Company 2006 - 03/28/2015. I was also an original Nutro's Online Ambassador Program team member on You Tube and Twitter 2009 - 2014 as EdnaAtNutro. I have been online since AOL went unlimited and never looked back.

Posted on April 3, 2013, in All about me, Animals, Cats, Fun Stories, Kittens, ManCat, ManCatMusings, Panky, Uncategorized, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Our mom always signs cards, e-mails, etc. to one of her friends XOCK. They’ve been sharing cat kisses for more than a quarter century after mom saw it in a cartoon. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  2. Those are bedroom eyes if I ever saw them. Love those black kitties!

  3. well then my Cody adores me. He cannot come near me without making “biscuits”

  4. You are one handsome mancat Panky! Mom says you look so much like our Wren! *psst, he thinks he’s a big ol’ bear sometimes!*

  5. Galadriel does some things, but not all. But she came to us as an adult. Is it possible she never really learned how to show affection?

    Christie from

    PS: Happy Birthday, Mancat!

    • Haiz Christie and LWB! Sumtimes we kittehs are purrty sleek about showing affection. It could also be dat Galadriel never learned how to trust humans completely? She may showz her affections in some different ways- she let you petz her? Comes over to you? Rubs herself alongside your legs? Iz purrsonally dont like to sit on DaMa, but sit next to herz. Dis is mai way to show affection. Hope dis halps.
      Purrs for a Wordless Wednesday.

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