A dead mouse at your feet is a love letter from your cat
If you spend time with loved ones, you might’ve heard the phrase “love languages”. It was actually coined by author Gary Chapman in a book titled The Five Love Languages. It was first published in 1995 and helps people express their heartfelt commitment towards others.
This knowledge of what we can do to make someone feel protected, confident and valued can greatly improve our relationships with family, friends and believe it or not – our pets too.
Did you know that your cat has its own love language? It does. They use small gestures all the time to communicate with you. While humans may give each other hugs or a reassuring pat on the back, your cat will probably bring you a dead mouse, snuggle up on your lap or walk over your keyboard.
Whether you’re a long-term cat lover or you’ve just adopted a new feline friend, there are a number of things that cat owners can do to build a loving, trusting relationship with them.
A cat considers you as surrogate family and if he/ she brings you a dead mouse or bird, it’s a way of trying to look after you. It knows you would never have been able to catch that delicious mouse on your own.
If your kitty is staring blankly at the TV screen, take it as a nod of approval on your entertainment choice. The Secret Life of Pets may just get their stamp of approval, plus they get to watch it on your lap
Your kitty might start kneading your stomach. Don’t be offended, it’s a sign of affection. A lick on your nose or sucking your chin is love in its purest form. Cats mostly communicate through eye contact but if they purr at you or meow strangely, take it as a declaration for the world to hear that your kitty loves you.
Most cats love interactive play. We may not always feel like waving their favourite toy in the air or pointing a laser light at the wall but we know cats need that release for their inner predator. They look forward to playtime to teach you the secret art of catching the infamous red dot. – Supplied by Whiskas