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Our brain damaged rescue cat is imprinted onto my husband — 1 Comment

  1. She’s a lovely & lucky cat.

    I don’t think it unusual that she has become so close to the human who spent most time with her when she was so ill & vulnerable. I don’t think it is mental illness or the brain injury either.

    I’m not even sure it is imprinting. Even adult mammals will become emotionally close to those who provided intense care to them during periods of vulnerability. They can even become fixated or possessive of that carer, sometimes this extends to the care itself. At 2 years she was an adult cat.

    Humans exhibit this type of behaviour too.

    You have both done a very good job in caring for her.

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