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Do cats get emotionally attached to their owners like dogs?

“Like dogs”? No. They get attached to their owners like cats. They’re fundamentally different creatures. But that doesn’t mean they’re not attached. Cats are socially connected to their environment. It’s why most of them do not enjoy going for long walks on a leash, being transported in the car. It’s why, when you change something in your house substantially, they freak out. They’re evolutionarily adapted to be skittish because they’re typically alone in nature (well, their great-great-great-[bazillion greats]-grandcats were).

They also haven’t been selected as specifically as dogs have for traits. Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years for a specific type of job: guarding, shepherding, ratting, protecting children, guarding Buddhist temples, confirming to the whole world that France really is gay. Cats, only recently, have undergone significant selective breeding and that’s mostly for shows —which I find appalling. But whatever. Cats had one job on the farm: stop trolls from cutting through the wall and killing children. Wait. I messed that up. Their job is to kill rodents that eat the grain.

They retain that wildness because that wildness has been of service to humans. But they are mammals and they are exceptionally intelligent, potentially affectionate creatures (and manipulative little bastards to boot). Cats have varied personalities. They do become attached to people. Rick and I travel a lot, when we get home, our dominant female —Leela— goes nuts (mostly for Rick, but whatever; she’s his cat). They are attached. Just don’t have relations with their environment.


River is a murder-beast.


Leela has potential, but she mostly just likes people.


We endured River’s throw-back, 80’s bangle phase.


Milo is just a lazy crap who wants to lounge around all day soaking up the sun on the Catio.


River thinks she can kill brown bears.


Leela isn’t having any of her crap.


Though sometimes she tolerates her, as long as it’s on a pile of freshly laundered, warm towels.


Milo gnaws on his kitty.


River doesn’t mind lounging around on the Kitty Savannah.


They all rather like climbing the kitty shelves on the walls.


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What are your thoughts on this subject?
21 Comments
Ann P. Weir-Cengarle
Here is a poem which explains cats: I am only a cat, and we’ll get along fine, As long as you know I’m not yours, You are mine!
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Aug 14, 2020 7:14PM
Michael Sydney Brighouse
dogs have masters, cats have servants. mike.
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Aug 15, 2020 5:17PM
fburnet
I have had cats all my life and every one has been different. My latest, Emmee is the most affectionate cat ever.
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Aug 14, 2020 8:19PM
Cheryl Lane
Love my cats to the end of the world ❤️❤️
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Aug 14, 2020 7:03PM
Andy Andrews
Dogs have owners - Cats have servants.
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Aug 15, 2020 5:02PM
Valerie Campion
Loved cats all my life
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Aug 15, 2020 4:57PM
Fran
I love cats (dogs, too) and enjoyed this article.
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Aug 15, 2020 4:53PM
cubsbosox
Cat person all the way although I am married to a K-9 officer. Go figure. 😉
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Aug 15, 2020 4:16PM
Deena Grady
Of course cats attach to their human(s); some of mine will ignore me when I get home because because I've been on an extended vacation; it's to show me they are miffed at me.
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Aug 14, 2020 5:34PM
Eileen Murphy
I've had crazy insane cats, a deaf cat that I swear had multiple personalities, I have had very loving cats and cats that were just plain mean.
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Aug 14, 2020 5:18PM
joanga
Dogs work for people, people work for cats...
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Sep 11, 2020 4:20PM
Liz Turner
My cat follows me when I get up in the morning & likes a cuddle before his breakfast
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Sep 4, 2020 1:15AM
Emma Alabaster
This is a very interesting article, but I was confused by the line, "Buddhist temples, confirming to the whole world that France really is gay.". What is it supposed to mean?
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Aug 16, 2020 5:10AM
Pierre Poirier
Criona Walsh, cats seems to love me. Dogs gnore me. I always loved cats more than dogs
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Aug 15, 2020 10:41PM
Pierre Poirier
Cats definitely get attached tontheir owners.
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Aug 15, 2020 10:39PM
Michele Barnett
My Uncle Fred had a cat named Muggs, who dearly adored him. When Uncle Fred died, Muggs was morose. He was an inside/outside cat and one day came home with a crushed jaw that was inoperable. Muggs just didn't care anymore and had to be put down. My dear Aunt Lil mourned both of them.
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Aug 15, 2020 8:46PM
judy armbrust
My son’s cat is SO attached to him! He rescued her 3 years ago and she doesn’t want him to ever leave her. She barely tolerates me but has been more friendly to me lately. Thanks for the cat “story”. Love it! ❤️
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Aug 15, 2020 4:52PM
Criona Walsh
Like cats but looove dogs
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Aug 14, 2020 9:28PM

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