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  1. I think Pinto felt betrayed and it took him a while to trust again. That’s all. Probably he did recognize Pinto. Imagine your partner suddenly starts doing and behaving in a way foreign to you – it would be pretty undermining and it would create trust issues until resolved somehow over time.

    I really think that photo is lovely of the two of them. It’s a great photo you can see they are best buddies.

    • it would be pretty undermining and it would create trust issues until resolved somehow over time

      This is what I tend to believe happened. My reading about cat emotions indicates to me that the domestic cat has emotions not as far removed from the emotions of humans as some people suggest.

  2. You did a great job with a very complicated article Michael!lol I wouldn’t have wanted to tackle it myself.
    Cats are very intricate creatures and I always say we don’t know the half about them and never will.
    I love their air of mystery.

  3. I think you could be right but on the other hand how good is a cats memory? Perhaps when Pinto saw Twain he thought he was a cat he’d never seen before and the same when he came into the house.

    Maybe when they made friends it was as if they were meeting for the very first time.

  4. Humans tend to overanalyze everything about cats.
    We are, actually, intellectual pygmies when it comes to understanding feline behaviors.
    I think the situation is as simple as you state. Pinto felt abandoned by his friend, lost trust, and had to rebuild it.

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