How To Bond With Your Cat
How To Bond With Your Cat . Listen up, cat people, because this unique insight into the behaviour of cats has the potential to take you by surprise.
Do you pursue the affection of your cat in a really caring manner? Let’s face it: people who like cats and those who aren’t obsessed with cats alike have pondered the same two significant issues. Specifically, these are:
1. Do cats truly have the ability to form relationships with people?
2. As ardent fans of cats, what are some things we may do to elicit a warmer response from our cherished feline companions?
To put it another way, can cats, like people’s dogs, be taught to develop emotional relationships with their human companions and to participate in social activities together?
Let’s have a look at some of the potential responses to these two in-depth issues that have been plaguing cat lovers and dog lovers equally for many years now, shall we?
In the meanwhile, you will learn some secrets that no one else knows about how to improve your relationship with your cat.
To begin with, we will have to investigate the very nature of a cat’s very essence, or their souls, if you will, in order to get some hints that will help us answer this issue about the behaviour of cats.
It seems to reason that if cats and people have coexisted for more than 5,000 years, there must be some significant benefit to both parties in this connection. This might be true for both the cats and the people. Something that has kept them together for such a long time, and that will probably continue to do so for aeons to come!
Imagine that in the year 3000, when we could have the technology to fly across space in beautiful planes, and of course, one of the first things that people would want to bring with them is their favourite book, their favourite music, and even their cat!
However, why is this the case? There must be a level of bonding between cats and humans that is beyond that of many other animals, that makes us feel so attached to them, and that makes us want to share our life experiences with them… because our feelings tell us that these feelings go both ways. If there is such a level of bonding between cats and humans, then it must make us feel like we want to share our lives with them.
But should we actually take this into consideration? Is it mostly for food and warmth that cats rely on humans? Or, is there a degree of feeling that underlies the conduct of cats that is on a higher level than that and is comparable to the sentiments that we have for them as their owners?
These are genuine questions. First, let’s take a look at the emotional responses that we, as humans, have to our cats.
Our infatuation with feline companions, come on, admit it!
It was believed that the first time humans and cats met, it took place over a campfire. Although there is no evidence to support this claim, there is a distinct possibility.
Why have a fire in the camp?
Since they enjoy being warm, it’s unlikely that cats could resist the allure of hanging around a campfire that was created by humans. They sat there enjoying the warmth, and it’s possible that they discovered something that they didn’t have to go hunting for. After that, the humans were drawn to them due to their adorable appearance. It is more likely that their kittens were the driving force behind the formation of this connection. Because when they engaged with one another, they would have displayed an endearing playfulness, and while they were being fed, they would cuddle up.
The question that arises at this juncture is whether or not a cat can experience cuddling and playing apart from feelings of affection and delight.
This topic will be revisited in a little while. Let’s look at one more historical example, shall we?
Cats were domesticated into Egyptian society around 5000 years ago, as well as Indian culture at around the same period, according to historical records. Because people in Egypt held the cat in such high regard for more than two thousand years, the death penalty was the punishment for anybody who was found guilty of murdering a cat during that time period.
During this time period, a Roman soldier accidently killed a cat, and a crowd that observed this happen nearly hanged the soldier for his crime. This turned into a political dispute, and it is believed that this was one of the causes that contributed to the War that occurred between Egypt and Rome!
So the blame for all of this goes to the lowly cat! An animal that leads humans to behave in unreasonable ways because of their fear of it.
The question is, does the cat feel the same way about us?
The book “The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats,” written by Jeffrey Masson, provides an example that could be able to shed some light on this topic. His discovery that his cats will tolerate getting wet only to be with him is just one of the countless instances in which he has demonstrated the power of bonding:
“Enjoy most cats, mine do not like rain. Nevertheless, such is the cats’ loyalty that when Leila, Ilan, Manu, and I walk up the hill in the evening in the rain, they come with us… it is without a doubt the case that the cats are engaging in a certain activity because they want to… In addition, given that they never walk in the rain by themselves but only when we are there, this suggests that the enjoyment they derive from our company must play a significant role in their happiness…”
It gets even better. The degree to which our cat’s repertoire of behaviours and emotional reactions coincides with our own emotional requirements is directly correlated to the degree to which our relationship will be strengthened. When they have, for instance, a Siamese cat that is able to show a strong desire to lie on their laps for comfort every night, run around like crazy when they play with, and is also slightly neurotic and anxious when there is too much happening, some people who really love attention from their cat, and who want the full gamut of personality, do find heaven, and so does the cat. This is because the Siamese cat is able to show a strong desire to lie on their laps
That should give you something to mull on for a while! You now have an insight into the hidden workings underlying cat behaviour, how people and cats truly feel about one other, and how cat behaviour may be tied to their more profound sentiments for us, more so than we have ever imagined it was linked to their feelings in the past.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming second half of this story, which will be published very shortly.
Where do we go from here?
When you are going to speak with your cat, be aware of the feelings you are experiencing before you do so. You will learn particular ways in the second part of this article; however, for the time being, all I want you to do is pay attention to how you are feeling.
When you wish to express a message to your cat, such as “There you are, I’m delighted to see you!”, be very conscious that you and your cat are interacting with each other on a profound level of emotion. For example, “There you are, I’m glad to see you!” And when you are conscious of this, your emotional state will be communicated through the tone of your voice and the motions of your body, and the process of bonding will begin…
And once the process of bonding has begun, there is no turning back; things will only become better.
Therefore, start the process straight away. You are going to be shocked, even before the following session, at how much of an improvement your relationship will make with just this first step.
So go ahead and try it out on your cat now that you know how it works.