What Your Cat Can Teach You about Affection

Pretty blonde with pet kitten on sofa at home in the living room

Being a cat owner, you know the happiness that kitties can bring to someone’s life, even when they are obnoxious. What’s it about cats that captures your heart and enslaves you through his charm?


These wonderful felines have a unique quality that would greatly be helpful for humans to cultivate; the ability to receive affection. Believe me or not, when a lovely kitty saunters our way, it isn’t easy to resist the urge to fondle him/her, even when it isn’t so wise.

Young man befriending a cat on the streets in Tuscany, color version. Shallow depth of field, blurred background.

Feeling completely accepted

One reason we love to pet these captivating creatures is that the rhythmic action of caressing their soft fur feels soothing. Just like in meditation it focuses our attention. But I’m convinced there’s more to it than that.

Small, frightened kitten into the hands of the physician of the shelter for homeless animals

Felines are so kind

Cats register our affectionate presence is a profound way. They’re so kind and know how to welcome us into their lives. They’re right there at the sweet moments receiving our touch. Delighted by your physical presence, your kitty may start purring and perhaps rolling on his back exposing his vulnerability- as if to tell you, “I trust you. Come make me feel good.” Cats receive us so deeply, without any disturbing memories of unhappy moments like when we don’t feed them or tidy their litter box. They’re here with us now. They let go of all the troubling moments.


Red and white kitten lies quietly on the open book.

Your kitty loves you unconditionally

You’re blessed to have a companion who truly loves you. What a gift to know that your pet is allowing you in! But unfortunately, most of us have chunks to receiving wholly and freely. Maybe past conflicts have muddied the waters. What’s wrong with loving back your cat?  


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