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Why Does My cat Stand on My Foot? (Is it Love?)

If your cat is continuously stepping on your foot you may be wondering why this keeps on happening.

Why does my cat stand on my foot?

Your cat is standing on your foot because she loves you and wants to physically stop you moving away from her. If she steps on your foot, you can not get away from her, so take it as a compliment. She just wasn’t some time with you.

So, now that you know this simple act of standing on your foot is a good thing. But, what about when you rub your cat’s paw, or she walks around yowling, or grabs your hand and bites it? Keep reading to learn what happens, why it happens, and much more.

A cat rubbing against female legs outdoors in nature.

A cat rubbing against female legs outdoors in nature.

 

Do cats like it when you rub their paws?

If you have ever rubbed your cat’s paws you may have seen a weird reaction from her, maybe even aggression, and wondered if she truly likes this.

Cats do not like their paws being rubbed. It is a sensitive area for them and not enjoyable for them. You may also notice that they do not like their stomach rubbed, it annoys them. They are vulnerable in these areas, so avoid it.

So, now that you know that touching your cat’s paws is not ideal. So, you should think twice before doing it again. But, what happens if your cat walks around yowling like crazy?

Why does my cat walk around yowling?

If you have noticed that your cat walks around yowling you may be wondering if this is a good or a bad thing.

Your cat is walking around yowling as a communication method to other cats. This can mean a few different things. Such as an indication that she wants to mate, a warning to stay away because she is unhappy, or even she is feeling nervous because of a new cat on the block.

As you can see there are many different things this could be. So, it can be a bit confusing to work out what it is. But, what about if your cat is just blatantly grabbing your hand and biting you? Is this aggression or just playfulness?

Why does my cat grab my hand and bite me?

Black cat playing with woman hand and biting finger

Black cat playing with hand and biting finger

If your cat is grabbing your hand and biting you, you may be wondering if you should be concerned about this or not, right?

If your kitten is grabbing your hand and biting you it’s likely to be a playful game and sometimes they do not know their strength. However, if its an adult cat. It could be a warning to stop what you are doing, you are annoying it.

An example of this is, you are rubbing your cat fur against the grain, which irritates her. You may notice that she may grab you and give you a small nip, just to tell you to back off, are you with me?

So, now you know, depending on your cat’s age, it could be a warning or an indication of playtime. But, what if she gives you a gentle touch with her paw, is that something to be worried about?

Why does my cat touch me with her paw?

If you have noticed that your cat is touching you with her paw you may be wondering if this is an issue or something that you should just overlook.

If a cat touches you with her paw, which happens at night when she sleeps next to you. It is an indication that she loves you and wants to mark you with her scent. Her sweat glands are in her paws and she will use this to mark her scent on you because she loves you.

So, now you know if your cat touches you with her paw it’s just to show you that she loves you and wants to leave a physical mark on you. But, what about if your cat is just staring at you? Should you be freaked out?

What does it mean when your cat stares at you?

If you’re sitting there watching TV and you notice that your cat staring at you. You could be a bit freaked out by this. And, to be fair, this makes perfect sense, I would be. But, is this something to be concerned about?

If your cat stares at you it could mean a few different things. She could be curious, offering you some form of protection because she loves you. Or, it could also mean that she’s hinting at something, such as she’s hungry and hoping you will feed her.

As you can see it can be quite confusing when a cat stares at you because it can be multiple things. In time you will get to understand your cat personality and understand what she means by this. But, does it help to talk to her?

Do cats enjoy being talked to?

If you have ever attempted to talk to your cat, maybe in a loving manner, you may have wondered if this is effective or not. Does she even appreciate it?

Yes, cats like being talked to. It makes them know that you care and that you are showing her love. Cat owners usually use a baby voice for their cats and they love this. It makes them feel happy and calm. Similar to a baby.

If you are still in doubt if your cat enjoys it, you can tell for sure if your cat gives you some kind of physical feedback. It can be simple, for example, a gentle purring sound.

Do cats protect you while you sleep?

If you have a cat that persists in sleeping next to you at night, even if you have provided a great cat bed (Click here for the best cat bed for your cat) you may be wondering if this is a form of protection for you or if she is just lonely.

A cat sleeping next to you will be offering you protection. But, it is not the same way as a dog. Cats will hug and rub against you to make you feel secure and loved. However, if there is a loud noise in the night they will be the first to alert you for protection.

Do cats know when you kiss them?

If you are a real cat lover you may have given your cat a little gentle kiss now and then, right? But, you may be wondering does your cat even understand what this is?

Cats know when you kiss them and it is a show of love. Sometimes you will get some obvious feedback that they understand. For example, if they start purring or rubbing against you, or even leaning in for a kiss, this is a clear sign they know.

So, now that you know your love and kisses are not being wasted. But, are there other ways that you can show your cat you love them?

How do I show my cat I love him?

If you are bored of just missing your cat, you are probably thinking of different ways that you can show your cat that you love him, right?

You can show your cat you love him by offering positive body language. This can be simple things such as rubbing his head, stroking his chin, or even simply stroking his fur. Another way of doing this is by offering treats and toys.

As you can see there are many different ways of showing love. In reality, each cat responds differently. So, you will have to try a few different things and see how he responds. When you get a positive reaction this will be how to show love going forward, are you with me?

Lindsey Browlingdon
 

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