Just because cats may seem aloof doesn’t mean that they don’t want and need companionship. The first time you get a cat, it’s important to bond with the animal so it feels safe around you and trusts you.

Kittens are easy to bond with because all you have to do is pick them up. The more time you spend with a kitten, the more comfortable it will get around you. Adult cats may take more time since they may be skittish around you.

Stay low and give your cat a safe place to hide. Gradually an older cat will explore its surroundings so be there with treats and toys to reward it when it gets close to you. Bonding with a cat early can bring years of enjoyment and satisfaction later, so be sure to spend time with your cat today.

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