They may not be able to speak but that doesn’t mean they can’t tell you how much they care about you! From dogs and cats to birds and guinea pigs, we’ve got so much pet love happening.
Your dog gives you puppy eyes
You know how when you’re just chilling on the couch, watching Netflix, and your dog rests his head on your lap, gazing deeply into your eyes? That’s pup-speak for “I love you, human!” “Just like humans, dogs use face and body language to communicate,” says Whitney Miller, DVM, Director of Veterinary Medicine for Petco. “Long intense eye contact from your dog is a way of showing they trust you and show affection towards you.” Make sure you show your pooch plenty of love back by avoiding these 53 mistakes every dog owner makes.
Your cat gives you the slowest blink
“For cats, slowly blinking is a gesture of acceptance and comfort. Cats do this with other cats because in the feline world, closing one’s eyes in front of another is a sign of trust,” Dr. Miller explains. But wait, don’t stop there! You can return the compliment, telling your cat how much you love him too, by blinking slowly right back. On the other hand, these are the 15 signs your cat is secretly mad at you.
Your guinea pig sings
“Guinea pigs are very vocal and will emit all kinds of squeaks, squeals, and even a few purr-like noises to show their affection,” Dr. Miller says. It may even sound like they’re singing so consider it your own personal love song (and feel free to sing one back!), she adds. Need more pet cuteness? Check out these 50 funny animal pictures you need in your life.