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Cats Bonding With Their Owners

March 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Cats Bonding With Their Owners

We all know someone who we think is slightly ‘over-the-top’ in the way they behave towards their cat (not counting ourselves of course!) but it is usually harmless fun that gives pleasure to both the cat and the owner. There are a lot of experts out there who say that cats are purely independent animals. These very same experts state that cats have chosen to associate with humans due to their scheme of survival. Though a lot of argue with this statement, there are many who agree as well – though those that agree are generally those in the percentile who don’t agree with cats.

Anyone who’s owned a cat will tell you that cats are great at bonding with people, though they’re very particular. Generally, a cat will select somebody in the house that he bonds with. You’ll know when a cat would like to* bond with you, as he will hop on your lap seeking care or snuggle up to you at night when you’re sleeping. Purring is a strong sign of affections, specially with cats that are looking to bond.

While several experts have tried to figure it out, no one actually knows why cats select a particular person whom they’ll bond with. It could be the individual’s manners, voice, or just how that person treats the cat. Possibly it may be the individual is actually gentle, or possibly a little more forceful – bringing the best out in the cat.

There are several ways that investigators have tried to take this subject, among which being psychic. A few say that cats bond with somebody due to a “psychic aura” that’s compatible with both the person and the cat. If a cat feels that somebody is giving them a bad vibration, they’ll just ignore that person. Though this may be true to a sense for a few, a majority of those who own cats will tell you that this couldn’t be any further from the truth.

Even though there are a lot of hypotheses and speculation out there, no one actually knows why cats bond with humans. There’s little to no proof available as well, other than cats and their natural instinct for physical survival. Those who own cats know that cats crave attention, simply to make them feel needed. They love to be pampered by their owners, and will shower you with care and affection if you just give them the chance.

Those who are new to owning cats may find bonding to be very different. Cats are different from other animals, including dogs, in the sense that they bond different. Different breeds of cats will bond different with their owners, although most prefer affection and attention. The more time you spend around your cat, the more he will bond with you. Over the years, you’ll find that the bond you create with your pet has grown very strong – and simply cannot be broken.

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