I think they are very capable of building a bond with a human; much like your dog will.
I only have to think of Annie. My dear, sweet, lovable Annie.
There is never a day goes by that I don't feel loved by this cat. Is it because I brought her home from a shelter, surrounded by her 2 day old kittens, choosing her, over a room full of needy, homeless cats? Maybe. I know from day one she was grateful as I saw it in her eyes.
Her babies were so young that all my attention went on her as I let her take care of the kittens.
I felt the bond between us grow stronger everyday. I suppose that is why she remains in our home along with her off-spring, Audrey. It just felt right.
She is only 4 years old now but has the soul of an ancient cat.
She is part of me and I belong to her.
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