My cat really loves me. He greets me at the door, purrs whenever I’m near, and sits on me whenever my lap is available. If my lap is not available, he’ll sit nearby and stare at my lap. When I’m not in the room he makes a yowling sound that sounds bizarrely like “where are you?”
For him, time is divided into “on Sam,” “will be on Sam soon” and “there is no Sam! Why have you forsaken me?”
Other people can hold him without scratching or trouble, but he still twists around looking for me. My daughter’s quite upset that Perry seems to hate her - but he doesn’t hate her: he simply does not acknowledge her existence. If I’m in the room, then any amount of cat treats and toys will not dissuade him from staring at me, waiting to pounce and purr. This has got worse over time.
I am the one that feeds him, but I’ve heard that this is not the main factor with cats. It doesn’t sound it’d be why he only likes me.
Please don’t respond with “your cats own you, they are the secret overlords!” or whatever. He’s my pet. I’m going to have his balls cut off soon - this is not what happens if you’re the secret owner of someone. I’m just curious about why he loves me SO much and everyone else so little. I mean, he’s clearly not averse to cuddles.