Cats and humans have lived together for over 10,000 years starting with cat pest control.
Cats view caring humans as family members and form secure social attachments.
Cats have learned to communicate with people using vocalizations and body language.
Cats can recognize human facial expressions and emotional states.
The cat-human bond lowers stress, provides companionship, and gives mutual joy.
Raising kittens builds a stronger lifelong bond through familiarity and trust.
Human-cat bonds thrive when personalities, activity levels are matched.