Do cats trust their owners?

Trusting kitten

Yes and no is my answer. I don’t think the answer is straightforward. Firstly, a cat has to be fully socialised to become a domestic cat who is able to accept living in a human world with their human caretakers. Without socialisation, the cat does not trust the human. You only have to observe …

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Domestic cats are not born to love people and other cats

Cats don't automatically love each other. It is the opposite.

With ‘optimistic enthusiasm’ is the way Dr Bradshaw describes how dogs make contact with other dogs. We know this is because their wild forebears were highly sociable wolves. The ancestors of domestic cats were ‘solitary and territorial’. The result for modern day domestic cats is that the ‘default’ mentality for them is that they …

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