Rover cat behavior specialist Mikel Delgado acknowledged that cats sense love for humans. According to her, cats feel the same feelings as humans, including appreciating us and enjoying our company.
Human interactions provide cats joy, safety, and comfort. All cats show their enjoyment with humans differently. Long story short? Like humans, cats have personalities.
Delgado says some cats are more loving or show it more. In some cats, showing affection means wanting to be in the same room. Other cats demonstrate their devotion by resting on your chest and purring in your face.
The “sensitive period” between two and nine weeks is when kittens feel familiar with humans, according to Delgado. Delgado said kittens treated at that age will be more trusting and open later in life.
A kitten may still love a person beyond the sensitive stage, although it takes longer. Even though cats are domesticated, they can exist without humans. A wild cat would never be completely comfortable with humans, and vice versa.
Rehoming stray cats? Certain scenarios allow that. Some outdoor cats are exposed to humans, although they may never have lived inside. Through association, they learnt people are good.
They treat you like a cat. When cats don't feel intimidated by other cats, they rub, snooze, and enjoy their company. Delgado thinks your cat has imprinted on you if it mimics such habits.
They knead their paws kitten-like. Have you observed your cat's front paws go in and out? Kittens use such move to get milk from their mothers. "When they do that to you, it's like you're mommy," Delgado adds, indicating your cat likes you.