One of the great dimensions of having an animal is being greeted by a furry friend as soon as you enter the door. Cat waiting at the door is not the same as being welcomed by a dog, and the way your cat greets people can tell a lot about how much they trust them. Once you know the secrets behind cats’ various forms of behavior, you can better understand how your cat feels about you and other people.
Cat waiting means a warm welcome
When a stranger arrives at your home, your cat is likely to act distantly. You can see that your cat meets everyone in your family differently. Cats are extremely spirited animals, and their effort to meet someone at the door (cat waiting) means that they trust that person and see them as part of their world. Cats have scent masks on their heads and around their ears, and they often rub their heads on people and objects they care about. They want to give up their own scents and learn your scent. When a cat first tests whether he should trust someone or not, he can rub against one’s legs.
Sometimes when cats start this friction, strangers think that the cat wants to be caressed. However, when that person hands the rubbing cat to his love, the cat is likely to escape and hide. So, if a cat is lucky enough to rub it on you, enjoy those few minutes before trying to caress and love it.
Lying on Your Back, Lifting Your Belly
Just because your cat never rubs your leg or pushes you with its head doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you. Some cats like to sleep around and instead of spending energy to see you, they roll on the floor and lie on their back and show their belly. This does not mean that they want you to go and caress the abdominal areas. Rather, their feelings are safe and their abdominal areas show that they are willing to leave themselves vulnerable. If your cat chooses this way as a way to greet you, talk to him in a soft tone, but do not touch him immediately. It can move suddenly and start rubbing you or wink at you.
The Meaning of Slow Blinking
When cats meet strangers or other cats they do not know, they often greet them with a look that they did without blinking. Slow blinking can be a sign of satisfaction and love. You can wink slowly to your cat and see how long it takes to greet. This blink can be a way to bond with your cat without touching it. This is especially important when you buy a new cat in your home or an old cat who has had some bad experiences before.
Finally, cats also communicate with their tails. When many cats greet someone they love or state their desire to play with them, their tails take the form of a question mark. A straight upright tail also indicates intimacy, trust, and compassion. Cats show their compassion in many ways, such as tail movements, slow winking, head-beating or just rubbing their legs. Greet people they trust and love with this strange body language. Understanding these types of greeting can help you better interact with it and strengthen the bond between you over time.