So, you want to forge a strong relationship with your cat? You came to the right place!
You see, cats can be independent, finicky creatures. Sometimes, forming a bond with a cat feels natural, but there will also be times when things get challenging. Your cat might become aloof and would rather be alone.
Thankfully, there are various activities that you can do to bond with your cat. To make it easier for you, let me share with you some of the best activities that will surely create that unbreakable human-cat relationship.
Watch a Movie
Almost everyone wants to watch a movie and that includes your cat!
You might have noticed already, but cats are not that active. They would rather spend their day lying down, staring in black space, and observing things around him.
You can take advantage of this natural tendency of your cat. You and your cat can sit all day long and watch movies or TV shows about the animal kingdom, feline's prey, natural habitat, and many others. Watching a movie is a great activity to relax and get rid of the stress in your life and in the life of your feline friend.
Take a Nap
Cats are not that outgoing if you compare them to dogs. They are like introverts who prefer to be alone and lurk in the house.
As your cat grows older it had changed its personality, from being a playful one into a lazy couch potato. He would choose sleeping over walking around.
Cats are known to be nocturnal, so they usually snore during the day and do their thing at night.
Sitting beside your feline and napping during the afternoon and even in the morning will surely create that bond between you two. If you prefer, you can also sleep through the night with your cat by your side.
The outside world is too big and there are so many places you can go to with your cat. Whether you are taking your cat for a walk or ride, it is nice to be outside every now and then.
Bring your cat to the park, to the beach, mall, grocery store, in your neighbor’s house, and almost everywhere that you’re allowed to. Cats love to explore and if you explore with them, you will undeniably form a bond.
This is why it can be useful to leash train them when they are little kittens; if you have an older cat, he might get anxious about having a new environment and then going outside might not be a great idea. Adapt this activity to your feline and check in with your vet to make sure you are doing it right!
There’s a reason why humans tend to become closer when they talk over delicious food. The same with cats: you can develop a deeper relationship with them when you eat together. You can give your cat his favorite food while you munch on your snacks. You can give your cat his delicious treat while you eat your meal.
Cats would surely love you when you give them food. Of course, just be sure that you talk to your vet about what food to give and how much. This ensures that your furry friend stays healthy.
This list won’t be complete with playtime! I saved the last for the best.
Playing with your cat is simply a great way to get closer to him. There are a lot of ways to play with your cat. You can use different cat toys or simply use your hands and a few body movements. Your cat would surely get entertained. And when cats are happy, they are easy to bond with.
Create a Lasting Bond With Your Cat
These are just some of the best ways you can form a bond with your cat. Obviously, there are other ways, but the point is clear here: you need to spend time with your cat if you expect to grow closer to him.
Your cat is an intelligent critter. He knows whether you love him or not. He can feel your genuine care and affectionate and you really can’t fake it.
So, with all these in mind, it is our sincerest hope that you and your feline friend would develop a close and strong bond.
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