It is said that humans choose cats because they find something endearing about the cats they choose. My human chose me because he thought I was so cute with my mitten paws, and because he was interested in the bengal breed. That clearly carried over because he didn’t give up on my when I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat.
But did I choose him, too? That is the question my good furiends at Catster asked. They wondered whether cats choose the humans we go to. The human who wrote the article said that he was a big fan of feral and stray cats. Whenever he sees a cat that looks lost, hungry, or searching for a home, he feels compelled to help. And this is very good, because some cats allow him to pick them up. He will take these cats to the humans in white coats, nurse them back to health, and adopt them out.
He found a cat that he named Cali Blu stuck in a sewer drain. He still remembers the day he heard her tiny cries for help, and he is very happy that he was in a position to help her. He rescued Cali Blu, who turned out to be sweet and gentle and allowed him to take her home. She spent six weeks with this human, and then was adopted out to a kind human who gave her a furever home. But Cali Blu seemed to know that this human would take care of her.
The same thing happened with my human. I knew he would take care of me. I tested him a little. I was not happy with him putting me in a box, so I worked my way out and I bit him. Well, that was a test. Many humans would say, no, this cat bit me. I do not want him. But for my human, that showed him I had a feisty temperament and it impressed him. He took me home.
And there are many cases where a human brings a cat into their life and it seems to give them an outlet for their worries. Many humans who have gone through difficult times find that having a furiend like us helps them work their way through their challenges.
What do you think? Do we choose you or do you choose us? I know that I am glad that my human and I chose each other. A lot of humans would have given up on a diabetic cat like me. Not mine.