Cats Really Do Bond With People, Even If They Don’t Always Show It

We all know it. Cats are jerks! But, maybe, we’ve got them all wrong?

A study published Monday in the journal Current Biology suggests cats form bonds with their humans; similar to dogs and even our own human babies. A study developed in the 1970’s to determine “attachment style” between parents andĀ infants was used. A cat with secure attachment knows you’ll take care of it. A cat with insecure attachment may be timid or cautious when it sees you.

“We’re looking at cats through dog-colored glasses,” cat expert Jackson Galaxy told NBC News. “We are disappointed in them because they don’t wag their tails, meet us at the door, demonstrate in a way that humans innately recognize that they love us.”

So the next time your cat decides to do something bizarre, it could be a sign of them showing they love you!


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