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The 'Love Messages' Cats Send — How Many Do You Recognize?

It may not be obvious that all of these 10 behaviors are love messages, but according to this cat expert, they are. One is the non-touch equivalent of being kissed, a simple action that if you mimic it back to your kitty, soon she'll be returning it to you.

10 ways cat shows love

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • If cats could communicate with words, they would undoubtedly tell their humans exactly what they want and need to feel loved and secure
  • Cat guru Dr. Tony Buffington of Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine penned a “Letter from Your Cat” to help kitty guardians understand better how to care for their pets
  • Cats show their love to their humans in a variety of ways that aren’t immediately obvious unless you know what to look for

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