Many of you may be familiar with resident cat here at Pawsitively Pets, Callie. Callie is approximately 10 years old and was adopted just over a year ago from a family she had spent her entire life with. She warmed up fairly quickly, but I am just now seeing how much more friendly she really is.
Since Callie and my dog, Shiner, are not the best of friends, they spend a lot of time in separate rooms from each other. Callie's domain is the kitchen and living room. Shiner's domain is typically my bedroom. Lately, Callie has been venturing into my bedroom a lot. The door opens easily when pushed, so she just lets herself in and then finds her way over to my lap often.
In the past when I've brought her in my bedroom, she just seemed nervous and like she wanted me to let her out. It's nice to see that she's grown even more comfortable with coming into my bedroom.
Callie has really been letting her more affectionate side show recently in more than one way. Here's what she's been up to... 6 Ways my cat says "I Love You".
1. Sits in my lap.
As I talked about above, Callie has been seeking me out more often to sit in my lap while I'm at my computer desk. She takes a nap there or perches herself on the back of my desk chair sometimes too. I find it rather flattering when she comes to find me!
2. Makes biscuits for me.
I use the term "making biscuits", but I've also heard other people say "kneading the dough" or things that are similar. Usually when Callie is in my laps, she makes some awesome biscuits for me. However, one thing I have noticed is that she is much more likely to make biscuits in my lap if I am wearing my robe, or put the robe in my lap. (Maybe she really just likes the robe, but I'll take it!)
3. Licks me.
Callie is probably the most "licky" cat I've ever had. If I put my hand on her, she'll lick it. If I put my face near her face, she licks that too. It just makes me feel loved.
4. Comes to visit.
I am loving her newly acquired bravery to come and visit me on her own while I'm in my bedroom. When I leave the kitchen to go to my bedroom, I always tell her - "Come see me later!" She usually does, now.
Something Callie never really did for a very long time was purr. Now, she purrs all the time. She purrs up a storm when she's in my lap and making some biscuits.
OK, so admittedly she meows the most when she's hungry. But she also gives me a hello meow when I enter a room and sometimes just when I look or talk to her. Who knows what she's really trying to say, but I feel loved anyways.
How does your cat say "I Love You" to you?