I don't understand cats. They're not herd or pack animals and yet they enjoy being around other cats and humans. My cat is a strange little thing.We have two, magic, mine, and flame, my mums. Magic hates all cats except flame who she fights with all the time (sometimes play fighting) and cleans him ocasionaly. So first, if a cat does not live with other cats in the wild, how does my cat feel affection for a different cat? These two are brother and sister btw. My mums cat found a homeless kitten on the street (different story but the owner wouldn't let her back in their house and wasn't feeding her or anything so we took her to the vet after this and she wasn't microchipped or anything) and refused to come in for tea unless she came in as well, which we finally let her. Affection for a cat he's met once? This cat I called lyla and finally persauded my grandma to take her in. She wouldn't leave our door step after my mum gave her some food which she gobbled down and threw up again poor thing. The next day I woke up to find her purring walking on my face. My mum had let her in because it was pouring with rain again. My bedroom is up three flights of stairs so she must be very smart to find me!! This day she used one of my cats two litter trays without encouagemeant or anything! Then magic used it. What? Magic had never used it before, no matter how hard we tried to train her because she was prone to cysitis and just weed on the floor. But she used it after seeing lyla use it! Through these 3 days lyla followed me around like a sheep, tail up.... But waggling(still does that -_-) and purring really loudly... This was 2011 boxing day when we found her and three days later gave her to my grandma who still has her. Whenever I go to visit my grandma now, lyla won't leave my side, sleeps on my bed, runs to me at the sound of my voice and she respects me. Yes, she respects me! Stops ripping up the carpet when I say 'No.' , doesn't climb up the curtains when I'm around and won't eat things off the table if I tell her not to, things she doesn't listen to with my grandma. Once again, cats ARE NOT pack animals, how can she feel affection for me!? Last case... Magic seems to like me more than my mum. I sometimes feed them and I 'muck them out'. I play with her as much as my mum does but when she wants company, she sits with me, whereever I am. At night, she comes into my room, gives a little mew and 'canters' up to my bed. I say hi and she come and sits with me and is all purry. When I allow it, she burrows down into the crook between my legs and tummy. Sometimes she'll stay like this all night if I don't move, otherwise she'll go and sit next to my pillow. She, also, perks up to the sound of my voice, something she doesn't do with my mum. Once again, magic, YOU ARE NOT MEANT TO FEEL AFFECTION FOR ME. Ok, so why do all these cats seem to like me so much when its not in their nature to like humans or other cats, why did my mums cat seem to care so much for lyla and do cats love and respect?
I was thinking maybe its something they get from their cousins the big cats? Or am I completly wrong and they do actually live together in the wild -_-?
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