There are people who dream of having a big family with lots of kids, and then there are those who dream of growing old with a house full of cats. If you fall into the latter group, this article will help you create a stronger bond with your finicky 4-legged friend.
Cats are unpredictable creatures, and it can take a lot of time and effort to make them love you. They’re not always as snuggly as dogs, but they’re still adorable and people love having them around despite their tendency to be feisty little things.
But hard work never goes unrewarded. Even though it might take time to get your cat to warm up to you, your patience will pay off and you’ll be able to build a bond that will last for a lifetime.
Whether you’re planning to get a new cat or want to improve your relationship with the one you already have, here are some sure-shot ways of making your feline friend like you more.
Cats Need Space
Cats aren’t overly-friendly creatures and definitely need some alone time every now and then, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t love you or want to spend time with you.
When you bring your new four-legged friend home, don’t smother them with love right away. Instead, give them their space and let them come to you when they’re ready.
Cats need time to adjust to their new environment, and the more you force them to love you, the more they’ll try to escape.
Keep It Simple
Cats don’t like change. In fact, they will use all their might to resist change so getting them to adjust to a new environment is no easy feat. As a cat owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that this transition happens as smoothly as possible by feeding your cat at its regular feeding times and letting it enjoy it’s meals along in peace.
If you know the cat’s sleeping preferences prior to bringing it into your home, try to recreate the same setup to make sure it sticks to its routine as much as possible. Any changes should be introduced in increments to allow your cat to acclimate to the new way of things without getting overwhelmed.
They’ll Come to You
Cats are explorers by nature so when they’re exposed to a new environment, they’ll get right to snooping around and getting accustomed to every nook of the house before they can start warming up to you. Patience is key here so let your cat decide when it wants to come to you.
Cats show signs of affection and endearment through bunting, purring and kneading so look out for these bonding behaviors before smothering them with your love.