Do Cats Have A Favorite Person?
Cats are known for their intelligence, loyalty and affection and are often said to form strong and lifelong bonds with their owners. But do cats really have a favorite person, or is that just an old wives’ tale?
Signs of a Cat’s Affection
There are lots of signs that can tell you whether or not your cat is especially fond of someone.
- Head Bumping: Cats will often head bunt the person they like the most in order to mark them as their own.
- Purring: Purring is a sign of contentment and trust a cat has in its owner. If your cat is always purring when it’s around you then that’s a good sign!
- Kneading: Kneading or “making biscuits” is when cats push their paws in and out against something. This is often seen when cats are around the person they are closest to.
- Following Around: If your cat seems to always be following you around, much like a puppy, then it’s likely they think of you as their favorite human.
Is Your Cat Attached to You?
It’s possible that your cat just really loves you, but it’s also possible that they are just really attached to you. Cats do form strong attachments to the people that take care of them, regardless of the pet’s age or breed.
So while your cat may not technically have a favorite person, they most likely form stronger attachments to you if you are the primary caretaker. If you are the one in charge of feeding, playing and cuddling with them then it’s likely your cat is most attached to you.
At the end of the day, cats love their owners in their own unique and special way. While the idea that cats have a single favorite person isn’t quite accurate, it’s certain that your cat loves and trusts you. So, if you’ve always thought you are your cat’s favorite person, then chances are you’re probably right!