Cats seem to remember kindness and return favors later. If owners grant their feline’s wishes to interact, then the cat will often reply to the owner’s wishes later.
Cats have an edge in this negotiation, since owners are usually already motivated to establish social contact.
While men got along with their cats, researchers saw more interactions between women and their animals, finding that cats were more likely to approach women than men and to do things like jump on their laps to initiate contact. Study author Manuela Wedl of the University of Vienna told Discovery News that women’s relationships with their cats were “more intense.”
For a humorous look at one feline’s love for his female, watch this hilarious video from BBCComedy: