Cats are one of the most common and popular companion animals there are. There are no more widely owned pets than cats and dogs. Cats have commanded the admiration of humans for centuries. There is something about their beauty, agility and personalities that draw people to them. But not everyone clicks with cats. Many people find them inaffectionate and abrasive. There is an adjustment period for many people as they become accustomed to their cat’s personality. In the animal world, cats stand apart from other animals in their independence and in their personalities.
The golden rule to befriending a cat is remembering that a cat’s respect is earned. It does not take much to earn a dog’s loyalty. A dog will usually stick by anyone who gives them food and attention. Cats, on the other hand, are a little more difficult to impress. Cats demand more personal respect than dogs, and will require you to work in order to earn their trust. They want their owner to be intuitive enough to know when they feel like being left alone. They are not keen on coming when they are called or giving affection on demand.
Having said that, the boundaries a cat sets for their owner are not the only aspects of their personality. Cats have a completely different side that they reserve for the person who earns their trust and affection. Cats can be incredibly sweet and loving when they feel comfortable around a person. They cuddle and purr to let a person know that they are cherished. They will attempt to follow their person around the house and on walks simply to spend time with them. Cats who love their people will greet them when they come home and cuddle with them before they go to sleep. Owning a cat can feel like work at first, but it is only a matter of time before the work pays off in a loving relationship.