Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

If you have lived with a cat we’d like to hear your stories about when you discovered they returned your affection

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

Cats, it turns out, love humans more than we might think. Despite their contrary and aloof reputation, our feline friends form close emotional attachments to people who look after them – much like babies and dogs do.

“Our study indicates that when cats live in a state of dependency with a human, the majority use humans as a source of comfort,” Dr Kristyn Bitale of Oregon State University, one of the researchers.

Have you lived with a cat? If so we’d like to hear your stories about the moment you realised your cat really loved you.

Did you return from a holiday to be slathered with affection? Perhaps you had a period of ill health and they didn’t leave your side.

Be realistic. Unrealistic goals will only prevent you from growing. There are two common mistakes a dog owner can make that will slam the brakes hard on any potential progress you might be hoping for. First, the expectations we place on our dogs and ourselves. The misguided belief that your dog “should” be performing or responding at a certain predetermined level. Another mistake many owners make is having unrealistic assumptions. Many of us assume that our dog understands what we want and that he knows what we’re asking of him. As if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us assume that the dogs failure to perform means he’s either rebelling, stubborn, or just plain stupid.

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