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9 Signs Your Cat Loves You
Vet Street via Yahoo! Shine ^ | Arden Moore

Posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

It's often easy to spot when cats are being finicky or feisty. But what about when they are showing pure feline affection? What does that look like?

We spoke with Dr. Allen Schoen, a veterinarian, behaviorist and author of the best-selling book Kindred Spirits and Vetstreet's own Dr. Marty Becker, author of Your Cat: The Owner's Manual, to share 10 ways cats deliver love and affection to the people who matter most to them.

"I've been studying animal behavior since 1974 and can say without a doubt that cats can and do bond with their favorite people," declares Dr. Allen Schoen, a veterinarian, behaviorist and author of the best-selling book Kindred Spirits. "I've been fortunate to share my life with some of the sweetest, most loving cats. When they come in contact with us, they are consciously making an inter-species connection."

But the trick is to recognize - and appreciate - what they are trying to tell you. Here are ten ways cats show their affection.

(Excerpt) Read more at shine.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
10. They let us live.
1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They let us have an occasional day off from laboring for them.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:25:51 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Slings and Arrows

One of mine likes to bring me toy mice.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:28:03 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

#8 is reassuring - I’ve often wondered if she was just tasting, in case we missed feeding her sometime!


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mine follows me around in every room, sits on my desk, and sleeps with me so I think she likes me...except when she poops on the floor. I think she revenge poops from time to time...: )


6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:30:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Slings and Arrows

11. They don’t puke on anything of material or sentimental value to me.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Slings and Arrows

hehehe!!!!!


8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:31:21 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Slings and Arrows

I used to have a cat that came up to me when I was laying down in bed and wanted her neck rubbed. One day after petting her for some time she slapped me across the face to show how much she loved me....lol!!!!


9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:33:11 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Slings and Arrows

They go off to sleep, thus letting me have time for myself. This is number 12. :)=^..^=


10 posted on 05/07/2014 9:33:11 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lucky 13) They will warn us of danger.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:35:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

My cat pets my face with her front paws.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 9:43:28 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
They let us have an occasional day off from laboring for them.

They do?

13 posted on 05/07/2014 9:44:27 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Mine bring me the occasional hairball. ;)


14 posted on 05/07/2014 9:45:17 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Slings and Arrows

#11: They make sure to save you some supper if you're running late.

15 posted on 05/07/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: knittnmom

I only had one cat in my life but it was the coolest cat in the world. Just a tabby from the street. Looked just like Morris on the commercial. He would jump on my shoulder and I would walk around the neighborhood with him on my shoulder like a parrot. He licked my hair all the time.
As I knew nothing about cats, when I took him to the vet I just plopped him in my lap as I drove to the vet. He hung his head out the window.
One day he just disappeared like he came into my life. Still miss him.


16 posted on 05/07/2014 9:56:05 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Slings and Arrows

You know that your cat really loves you when she buys you a new Porsche 911. Purring, like talk, is cheap.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 9:57:31 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

years ago we had a cat that would bring my Mom mice he caught in exchange for some raw hamburger meat ..

He would drop the still live but exhausted and petrified mouse by the fridge and do his favorite leaning against with his front paws till someone opened the fridge door..accompanying by plaintive “starving” Meows while keeping the mouse corralled at his feet..

However after he had finished the hamburger he would retrieve his mouse and go outside with it..

:)


18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: knittnmom

I only had one cat in my life but it was the coolest cat in the world. Just a tabby from the street. Looked just like Morris on the commercial. He would jump on my shoulder and I would walk around the neighborhood with him on my shoulder like a parrot. He licked my hair all the time.
As I knew nothing about cats, when I took him to the vet I just plopped him in my lap as I drove to the vet. He hung his head out the window.
One day he just disappeared like he came into my life. Still miss him.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:58:40 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Slings and Arrows

every cat I have ever owned did all 10 of these things.

I am convinced that those who don’t like cats have never had a cat do them.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 10:08:34 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah but a dog will save your life. A dog will:

1. Attack an intruder with no thought of its own safety
2. Sniff out a bomb, drugs, even cancer in your tissue
3. find you burried under rubble
4. Warn you of danger..even an impending earthquake
5. Serve bravely along side you in the military or police force
6. Rescue you from drowning
7. help you hunt for food

that’s only just off the top of my head.

our cat is ok. Really doesn’t do much but eat and sleep and occasionally likes to be scratched. Its good at destroying furniture with her claws no matter how many other scrathcing options we provide. Throws up hairballs frequently. Scratches my wife enough to draw blood at least once a week for no apparent reason. Doesn’t really like any of our children and will scratch them too. Shes only 3 years old so I probably have at least 10-15 more years to put up with it too...


21 posted on 05/07/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT by strider44
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To: defconw

ping


22 posted on 05/07/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by cibco (I HOPE Obummers's CHANGE disappears...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

9. Bringing you dead mice, birds and other so-called gifts

Well, my tabby brought me a half eaten snake the other day....


23 posted on 05/07/2014 10:22:06 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think that’s actually blackmail.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
#1-8: CHECK
#9: Indoor-only cats. No mice treats for us (yet).
25 posted on 05/07/2014 10:32:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: strider44

If you’re diabetic, your cat will detect when you’re hypoglycemic.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3152902/posts


26 posted on 05/07/2014 10:33:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What are they trying to say when they stand on your chest and drool on you?


27 posted on 05/07/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: martin_fierro

#1-8: Ditto.
#9: My brave moth-killers hog their kills for themselves.


28 posted on 05/07/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: moehoward

It’s not saliva, it’s sa-LOVE-a.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 10:40:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When they send out for Chinese food.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 10:41:41 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

Cats who adopt you are the best. Our cat found and adopted us. We were not looking for another cat. Hope another good cat adopts you!


31 posted on 05/07/2014 10:52:08 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very cool. My daughter got a kitten everytime i tried pet her attack me face or whatever. was available to scratch or bite. Then she got a hernia and literally almost died. I spent hours prayng,petting and loving on her. I fell in love with her and now she does the head butt thing and blinking. Good to know she loves me back now.


32 posted on 05/07/2014 10:58:22 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Slings and Arrows

“If you’re diabetic, your cat will detect when you’re hypoglycemic”

and then scratch you...


33 posted on 05/07/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by strider44
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To: cibco

very interesting animals....we have 2.. I love dogs as well, but they are miles apart in regards to the affection issue. Dogs make no bones about it, when you are present, they are in love with you... YOU rock their world. Cats are far more selective as to when they will show this side of themselves.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 11:54:17 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
They don't ignore you.


35 posted on 05/07/2014 12:34:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: JDoutrider

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36 posted on 05/07/2014 1:04:46 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: strider44; Slings and Arrows

//“If you’re diabetic, your cat will detect when you’re hypoglycemic”//

//and then scratch you...//

Lol! Sooo true. What characters.


37 posted on 05/11/2014 6:04:21 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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