How cats display affection

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A CATS level of affection depends on her breeding, upbringing and personality.

To know when a feline is showering their human companions with affection it is necessary to understand their body language. 

One of the greatest expressions of love that ones cat can bestow is to knead you.

It signifies contentment, pleasure and adoration, especially if accompanied by drooling. Slow eye blinks are a sign of contentedness and affection and one that cat owners can use to show affection back.

A cat that rolls over and exposes her belly to her human signals that she trusts and loves them as this puts her at her most vulnerable.

Cats groom each other as a stress-reliever and as well as a bonding mechanism between family members.

If a cat rubs her face on her human she is marking them as her property via the glands on her face that secrete pheromones that is unique to each cat and used to mark territory. Some cats who are not otherwise affectionate express their love by following their human around or running to the door when one gets home.

A question mark-shaped tail is used to greet someone they like and a tail in the full upright position indicates familiarity, trust and affection. While not always welcome, an outdoor cat often will bring a mutilated mouse or dead bird and leave it as a gift.

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