10 Annoying Ways Your Cat Says “I Love You!”

Posted in Cat Pictures - Last Updated: December 7, 2022 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Pictures 
Last Updated: December 7, 2022  
Author:  Jan Travell

Most of us love our cats unconditionally but sometimes they do things that even we are mystified by.

If their love is returned then why do they continue to do things that we, as humans find annoying and in some cases quite disgusting.

Little do we realise that these annoying habits that we’ve repeatedly asked them to stop are in fact signs of love and affection.

So here’s a light hearted look at 10 annoying ways your cat says “I Love You!” and remember that there are good reasons behind all of these activities but the main one is because they love you.

1. Getting licky with it. Watch out here comes the sandpaper tongue!

lick paw cat

Of course, this is closely followed by your kitty licking you and then turning around and giving you a nip, leading you to ask ‘Why does my cat lick me then bite me?’!

2. Kneading. What are they up to? Practising their bread-making skills!


3. Gnawing or biting. Ouch! That hurts!

cat bite

4. Spying on you in the bathroom. No, it’s not a peeping tom!

alone in bathroom

5. Butt in your face. Now that IS disgusting!


6. Bringing you dead things. Don’t you like my gift?

cat mouse

7. Tripping you up. Oh, was I in your way?

trip you up

8. Clawing your furniture. But your favourite chair looks better like that!


9. The head boop. This is actually a big compliment.

head bump

10. The big meow. Feed me now human!


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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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