Cat’s emotions may be inscrutable to some, but to those who live with a feline their behavior is easier to decipher. Some overt signs of cat affection is eye blinking, tail movement, purring, and rubbing against their family members. However, fondness is not the only reason cats rub against people and objects. They’re also leaving behind pheromones secreted by scent glands found around their cheeks, chin, the top of their head, and at the base of their tail. These chemicals confer ownership while also transmitting information to your cat about you and their environment. It may also be a form of greeting, a way for them to find comfort, and/or to get a tasty treat! And when people rub cats along their cheeks and chin, which most cats love, their scent and yours intermingle and strengthens the bond between you and your pet!

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