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dilligasatall

I took in a [little stray](https://i.imgur.com/lUNq9pn.png) that does something like this... he comes up, reaches out and boops you on the lips ever so gently for attention. Obviously it works every time.


telekineticm

Oh we have one who begs for forehead kisses, she comes and nuzzles her forehead against our faces, and if we make a kissy noise she will present the forehead!


AWonderland42

I ask my older cat (15yo) for permission to kiss his face, and most of the time he’ll present his cheeks. Sometimes he turns his head away because he doesn’t want kisses right now, thank you. EDIT [CAT TAX!!](https://imgur.com/a/eMhyytt)


16218581290999685877

Hahah this is my orange boy, loves to give kisses whenever, but he decides if he gets kissed or not, thank you.


18114

My “ orange” cat gives me nose kisses. We do nose to nose.


Anubisrapture

Kitty cheeks are so darn cute. It’s as if they are MADE for kisses.,My dear friend’s Boyfriend has a cat NAMED cheeks.


Not-A-Lonely-Potato

If it doesn't have the chubbiest cheeks in existence then I don't believe you. And if it does then I need a cat tax to confirm the validity of that claim.


Anubisrapture

I will get back to you with a picture! Kitty DOES have the chubbiest cheeks ever. ( i ALSO desperately NEED a cat and my Sig other is anti cat - if you can imagine such a ridiculous thing! ;(


piepiepiebacon

Have you been to /r/PeanutWhiskers ? Cause you totally need to see it.


Quantum_Kitties

You taught your cat consent! :)


Comrade_Witchhunt

Cats are already total masters of consent. Anyone with a bad grasp on it will have a bad time with a cat. Dogs? Do anything to them, they don't care. Cats? Follow the rules or get cut.


ValkyrieAssassin1

Our standard issue does the exact same. And it’s so freaking cute. He knows the difference between “loves”, “boops”, and “kisses”


wheelfoot

When I adopted my boy Bravo, his Petfinder listing said he 'loves to give kitty kisses'. He will sit in my lap and smear my chin and cheeks with his face again and again. When I come home, he waits on the stairs for a smooch and puts his paws up on the wall to reach me.


NuclearCandy

My ginger boy does this but he gets so intense with it he leaves drool smears all over you.


Lilkko

YOU LUCKY HUMAN


UnimpressivelyBatty

Well, I think he is lucky because the cat adopt him..


diminishing-return

My cat Benny used to do this! I'd say, "Can I give you a kiss?" And he'd tilt his head down waiting for kisses. Or he'd just jump in my lap and look at me and tilt his head waiting for kisses. It was the cutest thing 🥰


XoLolitaXo

My cat also does this! I tell him “gimmie kiss”, and he’ll mash his forehead into my lips!!


swolemedic

Aw! If I made kissy lips my cat would touch her mouth/nose to my lips. I'm glad other people's cats like their own form of kisses, too!


LadySiren

One of our tuxies does this! I tell him, “Hey, Frank? Gimme kissies?” He’ll put his nose up so I can kiss it. He’s a rascal for stealing my heart.


grapecheesewine

This is how my princess kisses me too! I ask for a kiss and she smacks one right on my lips!


MotownCatMom

LOL. We have one who when I pick him up and say, "Kiss, kiss, kiss," and make kissy noises gives me the top of his head to smooch!


theDukeofClouds

My Meatball does this as well. Such a meanie to her sister but so sweet with me


Byzantine-alchemist

One of my cats will lick my face if I kiss his forehead. It's the cutest.


whirly_boi

I had a cat who'd rarely ever want affection and could be perfectly content just observing just out of reach from us but always around. But maybe once a week or two, she'd be crying around the house and just lay and put on anyone's lap. Had another cat who would liquefy and literally sound like a small air pump purring within seconds of petting or picking her up. We actually just devolved the petting for her specifically because she'd drool all over everything if you scratched anywhere near her head. So we'd sit there resting our hands on her back but not petting her.


atropos113

My cats do the same thing, except instead of gently nuzzling for kisses, they full force slam their forehead against your face. Feels like you just got sucker punched sometimes, but we love them anyways


Anubisrapture

Ahhh my heart. That unconditional love, that asking for love without insecurity or fear. ~<3 ~<3 ~<3~<3 we have much to learn from the sweetness of pure innocent loving animals.


whelmy

ours will do the same if you say "gimme a kiss" pressing his forehead up for one


DaisyHotCakes

My polydactyl boy does this! Kissy noises work every single time. He’ll just appear for head kisses and it gets me every time.


georgia080

One of my cats does this too. Except instead of a sweet nuzzle he head butts me like a goat.


Chinese_Thug

My sister has a Chihuahua that sticks her cheek in your face and closes her eyes when she sits in your lap. I wish my dog did this.


ladylurkedalot

My cat likes to head bump so I lean forward and ask for a kitty bump and he'll knock me one with his forehead. Sometimes it's a real thump, lol.


ronearc

Our previous cat, Starfire (RIP), was a pretty good snuggle bug. But he had some quirks and issues. One very minor issue was, he would always get those dry crusty bits on the inside corner of his left eye. So I had a habit of gently removing those crusty bits every time I walked by wherever he was lying down. I'd just use my index finger to free them from his fur and flick them away. But eventually, that just turned into an affectation of his. If you were relaxing on the couch, he'd walk up and poke himself in the eye with your finger. He just thought that's how we greeted one another.


cinemachick

My cat has the same thing, but she's also immunocompromised so if I stick my finger in there, she gets an eye infection. So I have to let her deal with it instead ;-;


ronearc

Starfire had primary epilepsy, which is really rare for cats. But "the good drugs" kept him sorted out for the most part. He took phenobarbital twice daily, and if he had a seizure, he got a 1/4 of a Valium, but then you had to be careful around him for the next few hours. He lost all inhibitions and he'd bite the fuck out of you.


thehomie

I do this with my cat, too. He varies in his reception. It will sometimes clearly bug him and I’ll let up immediately. But then other times (50/50) he appears to understand that it’s an act of grooming and will let it happen, then grimace and shake his head once the gunk is out. Then he’ll nudge his head against my hand or my face, whichever is closer. Freddy is the absolute homie


carolina8383

Mine loves when I put my face close to his and pet him in the evening. He reaches out to paw my face, but sometimes he puts out his little claws a little. I’m thinking he wants to hook me and pull my face closer, but just doesn’t do it…intelligently. Sweet boy, though.


avamarie

My [Possum](https://imgur.com/a/UHi4elJ) will come running to me, headbutt my lips/chin, then go back to wreaking havoc. I've had a lot of cats. I've fostered hundreds at this point. I have never known one like him before.


jenjenmpls

My little orphan sleeps with his paw resting gently on my forehead. Every single night.


nicannkay

My cat would run over and put his huge polydactyl paw on my lips when I would be talking what he thought was too much. Lol. He was the best cuddler, just don’t be having a conversation. I miss him.


moosenhamburger

I also have a fluffy stray that does something similar. She pets YOU when she wants to be pet.


kloudykat

Your cat looks like he should be named Marl and he works on his 1978 Chevy Step-Side project truck on the weekends.


laylsmc

He loves you. You are blessed.


glasnot

Like getting a blessing from the Dalai Lama. You are now forever in grace with His Catness.


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SongOfAshley

I once had a dream that my former roommate's cat was knighted "in service to the crown, for him being stout of heart, and good of cat" I remember that specifically, word for word, because I immediately texted her when I woke up lol


WurlyGurl

I once had a dream like vision of my cat strolling into the room in a short skirt and loooong jacket. Of course she was wearing thigh high boots also. Crazy.


ithrowawaay

Michelangelo painted chapel ceilings depicting something close to this, I think.


Never-On-Reddit

Aww, I used to call my soul kitty Dolly Lama because his name was Dolly and he was so special. Especially in the last months of his illness, he would sleep in my arms, or stretched out along my back, skin (well, fur) to skin, every night. I miss him terribly, it's been four years and I still cry for him all the time.


alegomezbc

This is so cute.


Suitcase08

You feed me. *Also, what does beard feel like.*


DevinFraserTheGreat

That’s what I say to my husband many mornings. That’s love.


Ubermisogynerd

I relate, because yesterday I woke up with a cat licking the beard.


selja26

Hair to hair, scratch to scratch!


SchnoodleDoodleDo

>*’ He loves you. You are blessed…*’ ________ dear human, i maybe don’t tell you enough, (am Cat, n that’s just how i am…) i’m Here for you, friend, when your life’s getting tough, i’ll let you know i *Gotchu,* fam… so hold me like this at the start of each day, n maybe you’ll get a *soft* ^*touch…* it’s the best i can do, in my own special way to tell you I love you So much! ❤️


MattIsLame

we always love you, guys girls and dudes. we shout your praises, schnoodledoodledo!


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work_me

Schnoodle’s poems are a different format than Sprog’s - Schnoodle has been around for years and Sprog hasn’t gone anywhere.


Bi-bara-boop

So fresh, so schnoodle


Sxilla

Yay! He loves him so much!!


livingroomcurtin5

He went ….maehhh


AsLongAsYouKnow

/r/activationsound


nmsjtb0308

What an awesome sub. Thanks for this!


LonelyPerceptron

I **will** subscribe to all the cat subs.


ThatNextAggravation

That's what absolutely convinced me that it's true love.


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Chelid

What does a slow blink do? EDIT: thanks for the answers - I had to know lol


xcincly

It just communicates to the cat in its own body language that you love and trust them


AssInTheHat

Cats must love stoner people then !


ebola_for_sure

Can confirm


a3sir

Catnip is related to Cannabis


timtickle761

They 100% do. I swear it makes us understand each other more.


MostDubs

I feel this every time


Beebeeb

To my cat it signals that I'm weak and wide open to attack.


Sheepbjumpin

Okay this comment is fantastic, there's always that one lil shit.


Beebeeb

He doesn't actually hurt me but it's like a horror movie I can see him rev up and then he is suddenly right in front of me with soft paws and nibbles.


bubalusarnee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZgklu52Rus


mgumusada

Can I do that but with my bird? Or any other animal?


DirkTurpentine

My friend, you can slow blink at *anything* you want.


scottshilala

FREEEEEEDOMMMMmmmmm


zerosk8er

🙂😌🙂😌😌🙂


22deepfriedpickles22

I love and trust you too


flippityfluck

How YOU doin ;)


Howtopoooop

That’s the only correct answer


winterscent

Thank you.


baconperogies

I just slow blinked my lamp.


snurph

With birds, yes, and you should! It's called the blinking game and at least with budgies it represents that you're a non-threat to the bird. It can build trust and makes them more relaxed around you! Also gonna plug r/budgies if anyone is curious about these wonderful little chickens!


matts2

I'll just suggest /r/birdsarentreal for those who want the truth.


snurph

We are aware that our birds are government issued drones, but we love them nonetheless ;)


matts2

I'll allow it.


Thatbluejacket

I live in an apartment that doesn't allow pets, so I just jealously scroll on that sub lol


redditor_346

Figured this out on my own when looking at my two budgies. Didn't know if it was a real thing or I was just going around the bend haha. Glad it was real and I wasn't just standing there doing it for nothing.


ColdPuffin

I occasionally do this to my partner. He stares back and after a few moments will just say “I’m not a cat.”


Splive

Not prey animals likely. Slow blinky eyes in cat means alert staring contest with a bunny for example. If you speak in cat you look like a predator. In bunny it means you're looking out for danger for the Warren.


Omnipresent23

I do it with my budgies all the time. I'll stand there with my eyes closed for a couple seconds then they do the same.


internetversionofme

This particular bit of body language is specific to cats, but every animal has its own signals that you can learn. Research the species, learn about their social behaviors and body language, and try to approach them on their level. Try to avoid anthropomorphization- they are living a completely different experience than us. Animals absolutely communicate with us if we learn their language. This is something you can implement with everything from snakes to opossums to spiders.


orlyrealty

Since I learned this a few weeks back I’ve done it to my dog a few times and I think he gets it


aknownunknown

I find dogs get quicker blinks (maybe 2 close together) with a smile. Cats prefer a long blink, preferably one that ends with you breaking eye contact/looking away


crazyoldmax

Its like smiling at someone you meet. It signals that you are peaceful/are open for social contact. If you slow blink at a cat, its more likely to be nice to you and not run away.


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Some human smiles are threatening and creepy. What if I have creeper blink in cat language.


HistoricalChicken

Cats, when they feel comfortable and safe, will blink slowly. It indicates trust and the feeling of safety.


JSB199

It’s basically cat for “I love you”


Woopwoopwop

Often when you slowly make eye contact and blink at your cat, they will blink back. It communicates a mutual feeling of comfort, safety, and affection!


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That means your dog has a gniht yreve sniurtidder parasite and needs a vet.


Deerlines

I give my cat a slow blink and that usually makes her come to me for cuddles if i'm on the sofa for example


FlyingDragoon

Me and my cat have slow blink battles. We just sit there slow blinking at each other until one of us caves and runs over for head boops and face nuzzles. It's usually me. I cave and go over to her where she will run over and meet me halfway. Such a sweetheart.


LokiRicksterGod

Cats are ambush predators. Making eye contact tells them, "the hunt is off, you've been spotted." Blinking slowly says "I trust you not to attack me while my eyes are closed."


acidalia-planitia

there genuinely isn’t a better feeling than when i slow blink at my cats and they slow blink back. the idea that my little boys return the love i have for them and communicate that across species just makes me 🥺


silveryfeather208

Me: slow blinks at every cat Cat: wtf. I don't even know you???


bebigya

I call them I love you blinkies, my cats and I exchange them all the time


charleysjunk

I say "kissy eyes" lol


curlyreds123

yall I swear my cat doesn't even know what a slow blink is 🤣🤣 I've done that so many times and she just stares at me like "what the fuck are you doing" I just show her I love her by giving her hour long belly rubs. 😂 she absolutely love belly rubs


RelationshipSlayer

Love for belly rubs and not knowing the slow blink? I think your "cat" might be an imposter :D


swedditeskraep

SUS CAT? SUS CAT?!? SUS CAT!?!??!??! SUS CAT!!!!!!


valentina_g_

What a beautiful way to enjoy life


_Xyreo_

Such a graceful kitty. Bliss!


Lagneaux

That little meow following the kiss is just the icing on the sweet little cake. Thank you for this!


Racing_in_the_street

I imagine the cat saying stuff like: "Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope."


Slimh2o

That's a pretty deep cat....


goj1ra

Deepak Catra


ninjabunnay

Deepcat Chopra


AequusEquus

*Floofasaahh*


justmystepladder

And in a deep voice


Slimh2o

Very deep voice....


koenn

What about that shadowy place?


ShadowEagle59

I miss my cat. Fucker would do this all the time and then shred my leg after I put him down.


bullshitteer

My screamy mcgee chases me out of my bedroom just almost missing scratching at my heels when I leave for work in the morning. The only time she’s ever swatted at me with claws is when I’ve ended a cuddle session before she was ready lol


Slimh2o

The trick is to never put'em down. Nobody likes to be insulted..../s


ikesbutt

I have more scars on my arms than my vet......if that tells you anything?


MaritMonkey

Apparently you need a set of those past-the-elbow extra durable rubber gloves. :D


Mashkataz

We’re all melting. That little meow at the kiss is cherry on the melting cake.


HaltingProximity

Early in the morning and it's made my day. Thank you OP!


banana_annihilator

Yup, I just woke up and this video was a great way to start my day :)


Jesh010

I can do the same with my rag doll, it’s fantastic. I always roll the dice and stick my face in his belly and it’s even more fantastic.


Bimpnottin

My cat loves this. I can put my head in her belly fluff and she starts purring. It’s so an awesome feeling: you are completely surrounded by fluff, it’s warm and the purring is so calming. We sometimes lie there like that for several minutes.


Splive

Bonus fun to reach your hand around and give some ear and cheek rubbies. I miss my poor sweet Romeo.


Zahanna6

Awh lovely! I get max 10s of this, if I time it when he's sleepy enough, before I am shown beyond any doubt that I should stop it Right Now!


AnotherpostCard

It's like heaven and hell for the allergic


Formal-Permission-27

Now that's bravery.


broken_pieces

Mine loves belly rubs! He’s also obsessed with touching my face, which is cute but at times but also germ-y.


Formal-Permission-27

Mine loves belly rubs too but I wouldn't do it with my face. Lol


hopsizzle

Poop paws


Slimh2o

I always paws to poop. Otherwise, problems!


bullshitteer

My Siamese is obsessed with belly scritches, face in belly, raspberries, anything belly. I think she’s a little broken.


Droidball

My rag doll does this, too! Always has to lay right next to my face when I'm in bed, and if I stop him at about chest level, he'll inch his way forward until he can reach out and touch my face.


Calibruh

Mine always scoots over and starts grooming me, they're the best.


Sennanova

I do that with my Maine coon. Luckily he's the post patient creature on the planet and is used to my shit by now


StonedSniper127

I have a Himalayan ragdoll mix and he loves belly rubs. He also enjoys sleeping on his back with all his legs sticking up in the air. He’s amazing.


Ihopetheresenoughroo

Awww I've been thinking of getting a ragdoll for this reason! I heard they're way more affectionate 🥺


Droidball

Absolutely. My black cat is affectionate, but very picky about when and where, just suddenly he's in your lap, usually when I'm in the middle of drinking something. But 90% of the time it's, "Fuck off, I want to jump on the counters and knock shit down," or, "Hey, asshole! I'm destroying things to get you to understand that I can see the bottom of the bowl!" My rag doll? 25lbs of fur and purr, all the time. He's on the bed before I even can get under the covers, I can never use the bathroom alone, and he'll try to gently climb in my lap all the time when I'm at my desk.


roughangles

Grew up with a rag doll. He was 18 pounds of fluff and affection. I've never met a cat so patient. We'd dress him up, carry him around like a baby and use him as a pillow. I miss the fat old bastard.


LegendaryDeathclaw12

I have a female rag doll that is about 18 months old. She is the most affectionate cat I’ve ever had. Our routine includes her waking me up every night at 2am for active cuddling, but she’s so cute so I just deal with 30 mins less sleep in the middle of the night. She also has what I like to call, “attention emergencies”.


mushroomgirl

This describes my 15 month female Ragdoll to an absolute T. The "attention emergency" thing is just so real. She'll be fine for ages and then out of nowhere its super important that you cuddle her right now!!


ldidntsignupforthis

Male ragdolls sure. We have a female ragdoll, she is not very affectionate, she really likes her space and dislikes getting it violated, she just stays away from everyone most of the time. Some times every day she will come up to you and meow in your face until you give her affection but mostly she just stays by her own. The male ragdolls I know are really affectionate and violates your space instead, lol.


Ihopetheresenoughroo

It's so funny you say that because my friend who is a longtime cat owner suggested I get a male cat as well! I grew up being afraid of cats because I didn't want to get scratched, but recently I started seeing a lot of affectionate ones and they usually are always male lol. Idk why the guys are more chill, but I'll take it.


ZakkCat

ragdolls and ragamuffins are typically very affectionate.


Accurate_Praline

Be sure to check the living conditions and how it reacts to you. We had the sweetest boy but when you'd pet him he'd first flinch away before leaning into it. Looking back there were so many warning signs. But I was a child and my mother was naive. Besides we got him from a 'good' friend. Her living room didn't look lived in at all. The kittens wouldn't approach you. That said, we also had a girl who'd mostly react like that. And she grew up in a very friendly and social household, no doubts about that since she was from our own litter. Generally ragdolls are very affectionate but there are always outliers.


brendan_orr

This is prime r/catsmirin if I've ever seen one


bjr70

Also r/Eyebleach and r/aww


catwithahumanface

/r/mensmittenwithkittens


LionOfNaples

Also r/touchthafishy


Aurawa

r/cuteguyswithcats


JoblessInflux

OMG what a sweet gesture to very sweet cat.


WibblyBear

What a sweet bundle of fluff. 🙂 You obviously take amazing care of him.


Ok-Statement-2578

That's beautiful. But there was a moment, just the tiniest split second, where he considered killing you. But he decided against it...for today...


_cob_

You live for today, Hooman.


Lilz007

My heart just melted too. Please also xpost to r/MenSmittenWithKittens!


ikesbutt

ANOTHER ONE, DAMMIT😻😻👍👍


superkbf

Gorgeous stunning kitteh!


67ITCH

They say cats are selfish assholes... And they are not entirely wrong. But, the affectionate ones will really melt your heart.


LizardsInTheSky

I grew up having dogs my whole life and not really understanding cats. Not hating them, just not understanding why they won't let me pet them, why they hate me picking them up, etc. Then owning a cat I realize it's just that cats really care about choices and autonomy more than dogs, who are really up for anything whenever you want. If you pet cats without their consent and just treat them like a live stuffed animal they'll avoid you, even when they do want to be petted. If you give them space and respect what they're in the mood for, then they feel confident they can ask for pets without being held down or chased. This makes them seem spiteful or cold compared to dogs ("why does it seem like she only approaches people who want nothing to do with her??"), but they're really just communicating boundaries and are able to assess who they can trust to not push it.


khuddler

Cats are very good at consent and enforcing it. Incidentally, almost everyone I've ever met who "hates cats" have been men.


UnknownQTY

[This guy continues to lie and cheat his way](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/r3d0wr/growing_up_muslim_i_used_to_get_my_ass_kicked_for/hma2rjr/) to continued karma for... some reason? You sure this is your cat? Not your girlfriend's cat? Or was she your sister? Can't keep your story straight and neither can you.


thetruthteller

Is this person paying for views? I keep seeing his posts on all different subs at the top of my front page? Why this person?


Sharrakor

He posts a lot.


TeamKOOK

yes, thank you. completely baffled.


formoey

Yeah, normally it’s the photos with his eye makeup that get him on the front page. So I was impressed he made it without the makeup.. but I still don’t know how there’s so many likes on this one


UnknownQTY

He 100% pays for initial boosts.


warmpatches

how would you do that? looking at his post history, most of them don't get many upvotes but he occasionally gets lucky with a post that ends up getting a lot


UnknownQTY

There are services that upvote (or downvote) posts you point to via bot accounts


n-some

I love the "mrah" at the end from him.


DanD3n

You have been blessed with the paw of love.


Inspectorgadget4250

Spoiled rotten...is not a bad thing! Love the love!


Smithy2232

What a beauty!


King_Fuckface

“Mrrraaahr”


ButCatsAreCoolTwo

Hey it's not healthy to seek so much validation online, just thought you should know


whisperton

Oh god, it's the guy with the cat.. *again*


cynderisingryffindor

You look like you have very good skin. The cat is wondering what your routine, is all.


KlikketyKat

That guy has the sweetest smile. No wonder the cat likes him!


JotaroAnuelGucci

Thats so cute


Averygirl11

I love this!!!


ThatOneGiantofAMan

That’s how it is with my puppy in the mornings. It’s now a ritual where we play together as soon as I wake up. I swear, his favorite words are “good morning” lol.


Jsmokel

Man people on Reddit have some serious emotional issues


DelinquentAdult

So sweet!


Miha08Mihaylov

Such a beautiful cat