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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?
29 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
Valerie Campion
Loved cats all my life
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Aug 15, 2020 4:57PM
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
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
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
Fran
I love cats (dogs, too) and enjoyed this article.
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Aug 15, 2020 4:53PM
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
Pierre Poirier
Cats definitely get attached tontheir owners.
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Aug 15, 2020 10:39PM
Ulla Larsen
My cat hid away the first 6 months after l adopting her but since she came out of hiding she is my shadow she sleeps now so close to me that she touching me last summer in heat she didn't sleep that close but her paw was on my leg and her tail was wrapped around my wrist guess she truly loves me
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Nov 13, 2020 5:47PM
Satish Chandran
Courage thy name is Cat.
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Nov 25, 2021 8:43PM
Ann Crass
Ann P. Weir-Cengarle, love it!!!
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Aug 4, 2021 4:41AM
Christine Chadwick
I have kept cats for most of 70 years. I have noticed that the female cats are more independent. My boy cats have been besotted with me, and the one I have now is the gentlest cat you could ever wish for - Freddy-teddy, 11 yrs old. and still a one woman cat.
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Jul 25, 2021 3:53AM
Kathy Martin K
Have had many cats over the years. One would just stay on my bed other than to go eat or use the garden( no liter boxes) when ever I traveled. She was "on guard" keeping my bed warm and would be so happy upon my return. Many times more happier than my children! I would often say TG for the cat, at least someone appreciates me!!
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Jul 16, 2021 12:53AM
vapeeps
We have 3 cats .Daddy.Mommy and Son.Gizmo was a stray infant left @ the grocery store and he was happy with us.After 6 years a litter of kittens were droped on our porch during Hurricane Florence.We had to bottle feed them and found homes for them but one. A Girl and she was found of Gizmo.She has had two litters and her first born son is with them as we found homes for the others.Mac is her name and Shanni is the first son.They love to play on the porch and our very happy.Each one is very special and the three are our friends.
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Jun 23, 2021 11:16PM
Oscar A. Espinoza Alegre
Our cats are not really “our”, they are more a kind of tolerant roommates...
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Jun 15, 2021 8:25PM
Caroline Weis
Cats are independent little critters but I think that is why we humans fall in love with them. They do love to cuddle but on their terms. You can't make them do what you want. I've had cats most of my life as well as dogs but one cat I had slept with me and was never far from me. When he died it almost broke my heart, still miss him, but I've had others that were just as affectionate as he was.
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Jun 13, 2021 5:25AM
Lynda Jacob
Ann P. Weir-Cengarle, love it so true.
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May 22, 2021 6:03PM
nadiegefroget
Emma Alabaster , exactly what I was thinking. Was taking the comments seriously, till I got to that. Lost me there 😞😞
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Dec 28, 2020 7:24PM
Valerie Gale
Mine were always lap cats, followed me around the house
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Nov 29, 2020 5:00PM
Marian Spitzig
Pictures did not load.
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Nov 4, 2020 5:03PM
Judy King
How can I pass this 🐈 article on to friends?
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Nov 2, 2020 2:41AM
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

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