Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Apr 11, 2013
In my experience, I have seen that people get very attached to cats. However, I have also witnessed first hand how cats can become very attached to people. On multiple occasions, when I have left them with friends or family to care for them, even though they were in their home they showed signs that they were concerned and "missed" me. I find that they are very affectionate and loving after a period of being apart from their owner.
I took a 2 week long road trip years ago and left my cat in safe, loving hands. The cat sat in the window every night eagerly awaiting my return. This is a bond that of course is not going to happen with each cat and owner combination. But with a lot of thought and planning as well as creating a loving home for the animal will help to promote trust and a bond between animal and owner alike.
My cat that is pictured, Tiger recently passed away. It was a very sad thing that was tough on the whole family. It really felt as if part of the family had passed away. This only fortified how I had already felt- that animals such as this can greatly impact your life with their companionship.