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Do kittens still see their primary owner as mommy even if the owner is a boy? — 2 Comments

  1. I’m curious that I haven’t seen any replies or other comments for that matter, and if it has to do with checking the boxes below, so I’ve done that now to see what happens. With the gigantic readership this site has, I’d like to see more interaction, otherwise I’m just talking to myself.

  2. I don’t disagree with this, but I wonder if we could expand on it. I mean, what if we explained our human / human relationships in such primitive terms? I’m reminded of when a police officer “explained” to me that the only reason my cats wandered from my property was because I didn’t feed them enough. What if extraterrestrials explained in their reports that humans formed bonds with each other because they see each other as surrogate mothers, offspring and siblings? Perhaps it all has it’s seeds there, but it’s primitive and limiting. We’re all a bit more complex than that, even cats, right? It’s just a matter of degree. Just because cats can’t express their feelings in words, doesn’t mean they don’t have them. Perhaps we should add concepts like friendship. I tend to believe that my cats have regarded me as more than a surrogate mother. We experience each other over time too, embracing emotional and even a degree of intellectual aspect, not just whether we provide food and shelter. I’m just thinking out loud, because that police officer really annoyed me.

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