1.touching

10 ways cats deliver love and affection to the people who matter most to them
喵星人对主人表达爱意的10种方式:

1. Lightly touching her forehead against you
用前额轻轻触碰你

This feline act of affection is delivered only to the A-listers in a cat's life. Your cat will face you, lower her head and lean forward so that the top of her head touches your forehead, face or other body part. This loving touch can often release feel-good hormones called endorphins in your cat and you.
喵星人在它的短暂一生中,只会将这个动作展示给自己最亲爱的人。它会面对着你,低头将身子向前倾,使它的前额触碰到你的前额、脸颊或者身体的其他部位。这种表达爱意的触碰,会在你和它之间释放一种称为内啡肽的良性荷尔蒙。

2. rubbing

2. Cheek rubbing you
用脸颊磨蹭你

Think of your cat as a feline graffiti artist. To make her turf really feel like home, she will rub her cheeks against the corners of furniture and, possibly, your legs or hands when you pet her. This act secretes oils from her facial glands. It's her way of claiming you as her own. Just be grateful that she does so by cheek rubbing, not spraying.
把你家猫猫想成一位涂鸦大师,为了让它的皮毛真正感觉到家的味道,它会用自己的脸颊擦拭家具的角落,或当你爱抚它的时候磨蹭你的腿或手。这个动作会让它的面部腺体分泌油脂,它在用自己特有的方式在表达:主人你是我的。你该感到开心,毕竟它的方式只是脸颊磨蹭而不是喷射或分泌点别的东西。

3. twitching

3. Twitching the tip of her tail
抽动尾巴尖

The feline tail acts like a mood barometer. The tail puffs out when your cat is frightened or agitated. Conversely, your cat expresses love to you when she approaches you with her tail hoisted lazily up in the air and the very tip twitches. In cat speak, she is saying, "You rock my world!"
喵星人的尾巴就如一个心情晴雨表。尾巴竖起表示你的爱猫受到惊吓或感到焦虑。相反地,如果是想向主人表达爱意,猫猫会在走近你时懒洋洋地抬起自己的尾巴,尾尖还会抽动,就好似它在说:“你震撼了我的世界!”

4. holding

4. Holding eye contact and sharing a soft blink
保持眼神交流,眼睛温柔的眨巴眨巴

Don't expect a cat to maintain a steady eye-to-eye stare with a new houseguest. Cats save eye contact for people they know and trust, like you. The bond is accented when she blinks softly at you. This is the equivalent of a kitty kiss. Respond by softly blinking back.
可别指望喵星人会对家里的新访客有眼神对视,它们只会与自己了解信任的人产生眼神交流。当它再给你来个温柔的眨眼时,你们的关系就更稳固了。这就是一只小猫给你的吻,快也对它眨眨眼睛以示回应吧!

5. purring

5. Turning on the purr power
发出呜呜呜的声音

This steady, rhythmic sound emitted when your cat inhales and exhales is often associated with contentment. But cats also purr when they need to self-calm or while nursing a litter; however, your cat saves the special full-bodied rumble as a smile directed to you. It is her way of saying, "I love you."
当你的猫猫在呼吸时发出这种沉稳而又节奏的声音时,就表示它非常满足。但是喵星人在需要自我平静或产宝宝的时候也会发出呜呜的声音。然而,猫猫是用全身力量发出这种声音,就直接等于在向你微笑,它在用它的方式对你说:“我爱你”。

6. sitting

6. Sitting on you or beside you
趴在你身上或身边

Cats crave warm places to nap and sleep, but when they bypass a comfy cat bed or your bedroom pillow to perch on your lap, you should feel honored. Your cat has sized up her options and is conveying that she prefers being with you rather than being by herself in her cat bed.
喵星人喜欢在温暖的地方打盹或睡觉,但是当它绕开舒服的小窝或枕头而趴在你的腿上,你就该感到荣幸啦!你的猫猫已经权衡好决定,在向你传达:相比自己的小窝,它更乐意和你依偎在一起!

7. kneading

7. Kneading her paws on your lap
坐在你的膝上揉捏自己的爪子

If you need a sign it is time to trim your cat's nails, nothing is clearer than when she perches on your lap, purrs and starts kneading your thighs with her front paws. But this is also a sign of affection. Experts say that this action beckons your adult cat back to a safe, welcoming memory when she was nuzzling her mother for milk as a newborn kitten.
如果你想知道它何时需要修剪指甲,那么在你膝盖上蜷缩,发出呜呜声并开始用它的前爪揉捏你的大腿,便是它给你的最好的讯号。其实这也是表达爱意的讯号。专家告诉我们,这个动作唤起了成年猫们童年的美好回忆:作为小猫咪时它们用鼻子爱抚自己的妈妈。

8. licking

8. Licking your hair and earlobes
舔你的头发或耳垂

OK, neither of these actions may rate on your top 10 list of affection preferences, but your cat is regarding you as another cat - albeit a big one - in her inner circle. Only special "cats" are deemed worthy of these special grooming sessions. In a multicat household, mutual grooming is a sign of trust and friendship.
好吧,这两点可能不会是你喜欢的表达爱的方式,但在猫猫自己的心灵世界里,它是在把你当作另一只猫——虽然体形实在很大。只有独特的“大猫”们才值得它们为其梳妆整理。在一个多种猫群里,为同伴梳理打扮是友谊和信任的象征。

9.bringing

9. Bringing you dead mice, birds and other so-called gifts
带给你它们认为的好礼物:死老鼠、鸟或者其他

Evolution and domestication have not stripped your cat of her inner hunter. After a successful hunt, she may deposit a mouse head or lizard tail in a place she knows you will visit - like your pillow. Yuck? Yes, but your cat is sharing her prey prize with you, a true sign of trusted friendship.
进化和驯化并不能完全夺走你家爱猫打猎的本性。作为一个出色的猎者,它会将老鼠头、蜥蜴尾巴藏在一个你会去的地方,比如你的枕头。很恶心?是,但你的猫猫正在与你分享猎物呢,真真正正表达它对你的友谊和信赖。

10.trilling

10. Emitting a high-pitched trill
发出高声调的颤音

Cats are capable of more than a dozen vocalizations, ranging from the hiss to the meow. Listen carefully for the high-pitched trill or chirp. These sounds convey affection and attention - not a feline demand for second helpings in her food bowl. Trill back, watch her reaction and enjoy a true cat chat.
喵星人会发出许多不同类型的声音,从嘶嘶声到喵喵声。注意它发出的高声调颤音或喳喳声,这类声音不是它向你求助食物,而是在表达自己对你的喜爱和关注。记得同样回应它,观察它的反应,享受一次真正的喵星人对话。