Fluffy, my DH is another one who pretends not to love the cats. The other day I overheard him in the kitchen saying "oh little simple cat, you do like those biscuits don't you, you're such a handsome boy" etc etc. He was very red faced when I came in.
Men are funny with cats (gross generalisation alert). Over the past two years we've had two male family members ('dog' people) living with us for extended periods and both have fallen head over heels for the cats and always ask after them.
I thought DH was having a v long phone call to long lost brother so didn't want to interrupt. However on peeking through door I realised he was talking to our Eric. They were both engrossed and DH was showing Eric the back page sports. Eric was preeping and chirrupping away and DH was petting him. DH then plonked kiss on cat's head. It warmed me cockles. Won't tell DH I rumbled him.Isn't it nice to catch people loving their pets.