The little pup, Mel, lives in a 9th-floor apartment together with her family. One day she was out playing on the balcony when she decided to climb onto the railing. Mel immediately realized that she’d made a mistake. She couldn’t get back ᴅᴏᴡɴ on the balcony, and on the other side of the railing, a 100ft drop was waiting for her.
Thankfully, man Joao Augusto spotted her and sʜᴏᴜᴛed to the caretaker of the building for some towels so he could catch the dog if she fell. Little Mel then fell from the railings and 100ft toᴡᴀʀd Joao standing on the street below.
“I knew that I wouldn’t be able to catch her but I was aᴡᴀʀe that I could cushion the fall,” Joao said. “I was on the floor for a few seconds, but it was from relief. I think that I was in the right place at the right time.”
And now the man and the cat are living happily together. The little cat cuddles with its owner every day.
Joao is in bed, snuggled under a comfy duvet. Then comes this yellow and white blob, which goes straight for your head. No!
It bares its sharp claws and teeth and goes straight for your ear and kisses it. And when they’re done, they’ll just snuggle up behind your ear and purr.
Yes, that’s right. That yellow and white blob is actually a small kitten. This small kitten belongs to Irina. His name is Pinky. That’s probably why this man doesn’t flinch with Pinky snuggles up to him.
That’s a sign Pinky trusts him.
When a cat rubs on its human’s head or face, it’s a sign that they like and trust them.
“When a cat rubs their face on or headbutts their human’s leg or face, they are actually marking [them] with the scent glands located along the side of their face and top of their head,” healthy pet coach Joao shared.
Another sign they trust you is what they do with their eyes. They will gaze at you and then blink long and slow. And then they’ll still hold your gaze after the blink.
When they roll onto their back and show their belly, that also says they trust you.
Now, it’s not an invitation to start petting and caressing their belly. They’re showing you that, by being vulnerable, they feel protected with you.
And when they roll over and stretch their legs, they’re completely submissive and completely trust you.