I have to say that when I was a new cat owner, I was more than a little worried about my cat not liking to be petted. While he is still a pretty spoiled cat, he definitely doesn’t act like he doesn’t like to be petted.
Cat owners can get a little paranoid when it comes to worrying about their cat’s tendencies. Just look at the way cats (or any animal) usually react when they feel threatened, but it’s still a good idea to take precautions. The most important thing is that you take care of your cat.
It sounds like you are not the only cat owner who has found a way out of the time-looping. The whole concept of a cat’s time-looping should begin with the cat’s sense of self-confidence. I know some may think that one is a little too tight and should be petted, but this is actually very important. The more self-confidence you have, the more important it is. If you can afford to keep your cat, that’s a good thing.
Cats have a natural instinct to avoid and protect their humans. This is because cats are mammals, which means they are biologically programmed to be very protective of their own species. If your cat starts to trust you more and more, then it will become much easier to pet him. But this should not be done only to the cat. Humans should also take care of their own instincts. This is what you just said. Cats are mammals. This means that they are programmed to be protective of humans.
Cats love to be petted. They also love a good walk. They also love a good cuddle. And in the same way that cats like to be petted, so should we.
I think we should all learn to accept that cats like to be petted. We should learn to expect that cats will do whatever they need to do to get a good hug. And we should expect that our cat’s love to be reciprocated. I know it’s a bit much, but I think we should let our cats go out there and get a good hug and a cuddle and we should stop trying to change them.
And in the same way that cats won’t go out there and get a good hug and a cuddle and we should stop trying to change them, so should we stop trying to change us.
Don’t look at me like that. I’m not trying to “change” you. I’m trying to help you. We’re not “changing” you. All we’re doing is making you aware that we are, in fact, not changing anyone. We are, in fact, the same people you always thought we were. It’s you who have changed, and us, here, that is the same.
You might recall a few months back when I was writing a blog post about the concept of “self-awareness” and you asked me if I was trying to change myself. I was going to say no, that I wasn’t trying to change myself, but I’m glad I changed my mind. Because I’m not changing anyone. We are the same. And we’re not changing anyone.
What I have learned from my many conversations with cats is that they are much more aware than people and have a much longer memory. In fact, cats who are not aware of their surroundings are also unaware of their own existence. They think there is no such thing as cats. We are the same.