A BONE TO PICK
It’s tough love when it comes to cats, but even though they might give you the stink eye, they do love you deep down. We think.
Understanding a cat’s tough love.
1. I can’t walk because he keeps rubbing against my legs. No one’s a bigger fan of your gams than Puss. When cats rub their bodies against your legs, they’re showing affection—and staking their claim on you.
2. He digs his claws into my thighs.
Kittens often knead their mother’s side to stimulate milk flow—a behaviour they retain into adulthood. When your cat kneads your lap, he’s trying to tell you that he feels safe around you. Unfortunately, the happier Puss is, the deeper he’ll dig his claws into you.
3. We often have stare-offs and I lose every time.
Don’t worry, your cat isn’t planning world domination when he stares at you. Cats display affection by staring and blinking slowly. It’s Puss' way of telling you that he trusts you and is often considered the equivalent of being kissed. Stare on, kitty.
4. He brings me dead lizards and cockroaches.
Cats are excellent gifters and will bring you an assortment of goodies, even if they might be gross to you. When they give you these offerings, they’re sharing their hunt with you. If you’re not worthy, they wouldn’t bother.