- Relationships between cats and their owner mirror human bonds. Especially if the human is a woman.
- Cats attach to humans, particularly women, as social partners. Not just for the sake of obtaining food.
- Cats and owners influence and control each other's behavior.
There are plenty of male cat lovers too, of course. The study concludes, "A human and a cat can mutually develop complex ritualized interactions that show substantial mutual understanding of each other's inclinations and preferences."
We understand each other pretty well!