Saturday, April 30, 2016

6 Ways My Cat Says "I Love You"

Cats have their own special ways of communicating with us. While we may not always understand them 100%, it's interesting to think about the ways they relay their feelings to us.

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. 

5. Purring. 

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. 

6. Meows.

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?

21 comments:

  1. Callie sounds like a sweetheart, in her own subtle - and sometimes not-so-subtle - way.

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    1. Yes exactly! Subtle, and yet not subtle at times. She's got to make it look like she's not a total softy if she's going to be the queen of the castle after all. ;)

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  2. I think I will ponder if the kitchen or the bedroom is the best place in da house :o)

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  3. Our cats are huge biscuit makers - especially if we have a blanket. They both purr a lot and Maxwell is a big meower - he loves to announce himself when he enters a room!

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  4. Callie is such a sweetie and it's so nice to see her sharing her happy with you!

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  5. I'm sure it took some time for Callie to adjust and feel completely at home with you, but it sounds like she is now! Samantha isn't much of a lap cat, but she is definitely a licker! I'm just happy when she actually seeks me out and just wants to be near me, since she's really a loner most of the time.

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  6. I would say the way they snuggle into bed at night is the biggest sign at our house.

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  7. It's nice to see that Callie feels so happy with you ! Zorro is a big biscuit maker, and Pixie is a meower. Purrs

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  8. I'd say that my cats do the same except for #1. Out of all three cats, we don't have any lap cats! They will, however, lay on me if I'm in bed. I think it's because they know it would be much harder for me to grab them.

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    1. Haha... well, Callie still doesn't want to lay with me in the bed. Maybe one of these days she will.

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  9. Sabrina, our cat and newest member of the family, is showing her love by her change of mind during brushing time. When I first started to brush her, she constantly whacked at the brush or my hand, whatever she could reach first. Now, as soon as I open the beauty salon for everyone in the evening, she is always first in line, waiting for a long and loving brushing session.

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  10. We're glad to hear Callie is feeling more comfortable...and showing it!

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  11. I just love Callie! Jasper was a licker too....he loved to give us kisses right on the lips. Probably not the most sanitary, but I always let him do it for as long as he wanted to. :-)

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    1. Cat kisses feel so weird... especially when they are on your face!

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  12. glad Callie is making her affectionate side more out there!


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  13. Whoa! She's a love bug. Who knew? I let myself into Pop's bedroom at night by pushing the door open. TW would love to get a photo or video but it's too dark.

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  14. All of the above! Even though mom thought Rhette settled in quickly she does realize now how much more affectionate and comfortable he was than in the first few months. Callie is so lucky to have you and vice versa! Love Dolly

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  15. Nice to know she's gaining more confidence in the house with Shiner. For those of us who don't know a biscuit from dough when it comes to cats, please explain at a later date LOL

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  16. It makes us so happy that Callie is feeling so contented and comfortable with you. Gracie loves to snuggle and purr, and Zoe follows me all over the house, like my little shadow. :)

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  17. How adorable! It didn't take long for my Leo to warm up, but he was very young when we got him. It really is flattering though when he lays down next to me and starts purring to get me to pet him!

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