Bonding with a Cat

Bonding with a Cat

There have been numerous studies and cases accomplished in order to understand and learn what exactly goes on between a human and a cat as they bond. After 120 hours and observing 40 cats, pairing humans with this furry animal, researchers have realized that it is just like any other human relationship. Today from Review Tales, I wish to discuss this matter and hope that you enjoy reading it.

“It seems that an important area of negotiation between the owner and the cat is mutual attention and friendly tactile interactions.” Scientists say. Although the findings do not indicate enough cases in order to determine if this applied to more female and cat owners or Male and cat owners, I believe it was nice that they found the concept something worth studying at all.

Kitten on shoulder

Having said this, a story published by Discovery News, indicated that: “cats approach female owners more frequently, and initiate contact more frequently (such as jumping on laps) than they do with male owners.” The co-author Manuela Wedl of the University of Vienna told Discovery News, that “female owners have more intense relationships with their cats than do male owners.”

Finally, Researchers analyzed DNA from 209 ancient cats as old as 9,000 years from Europe, Africa and Asia, including some ancient Egyptian cat mummies. Identifying that people had cats with them. This strengthens the idea that the love and relationship humans have had with cats goes back for a very long time.

Written by Jeyran Main

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9 thoughts on “Bonding with a Cat

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  3. Nora Hamilton says:

    When we got TinyAnnie from the shelter we quickly found she had a peculiar preference, she didn’t like to be petted. I think it’s because she had distemper as a kitten and survived, and obviously all during her care she was constantly petted while she felt so terrible. Anyway, to bond with her I played with her, with interactive toys, for hours. Now she is seven years old and we are inseparable.

  4. Willow Croft says:

    Okay, but how do I stop EVERY STRAY CAT within a ten-mile radius from showing up at my house? LOL (Being snarky and no, I’m not actually minding they do!)

  5. simon7banks says:

    I wonder whether the comment about female owners having closer relationships with cats is culturally influenced? For example, is it more so in parts of the world where male and female human roles are very traditional? If the woman works long hours, if the man works from home, does that influence the relationship with the cat? In other words , are female owners on average closer to their cats because more of them are at home more still? Will this observation be untrue in 50 years time, given that more men are owning and loving cats? Or is it caused by something quite deep and unlikely to change? My impression was that, very likely because of pheronomes, male cats choose to get closer to female owners and female cats to male owners, and the owners respond.

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