Cats are very alert, clever animals. They are loyal companions, who can be every bit as loving and affectionate as dogs. But can they sense if you are a cat lover? This article will look into whether or not cats can tell if you are a cat lover.
If you meet a new cat for the first time, you will sometimes notice that the cat will just stop in its tracks and just stare at you. The cat will be trying to work out who you are, why you are in its territory and many other reasons. But if the cat then approaches you and continues to stare at you without moving away, the cat will be able to sense how you feel about cats in general. If you then return the cat’s stare and try to make contact with the cat, the cat is likely to respond well to your efforts.
People who are either afraid of cats or who do not like them will give themselves away if a cat approaches them. Rather than shy away from such people, cats often approach people who are afraid of them or who dislike them, but without making any obvious attempts to be stroked or made a fuss of. Cats that come up against people who are not favourably disposed towards them will often just sniff people and keep their distance. However, cats that are aware that you are a cat lover will approach you with a different sort of attitude. Cats are more likely to rub up against your legs and encourage you to stroke their head, chin and their back. They will also purr once you start to make a fuss of them.
Cats like to follow their owners from room to room, even if the owner is just changing a pair of shoes. But a cat who is a stranger to you will only follow you if it feels it has good reason to. It is a sign that a cat is comfortable in your company if it proceeds to follow you. So if all you have done is simply called the cat and it starts to follow you, that is further evidence that the cat is aware that you are a cat lover. It takes a lot of trust for some cats to follow strangers, but if they sense that you are a cat lover, they will feel more inclined to follow you. Your tone of voice, attitude and other factors may explain why some cats are willing to follow complete strangers.
Cats are very sensitive to the reactions they receive from humans. If a person obviously dislikes cats, they will be able to sense that and they will avoid showing any obvious displays of affection. But cat lovers are often more likely to receive lots of unsolicited affection from cats who can tell who is a friendly cat lover.