Many cat owners treat their cats like members of their family (except for the part about trying to borrow money from them if they have more than you do). Besides petting the snuggling with your cat, another good way to bond with your feline is to talk to it.
Even though cats may not understand what you’re saying (or may just be ignoring you), they can still understand your tone and intention. By regularly chatting with your cat, you can prove to your cat that you truly love them while also getting others to question your sanity. Then again, if doubters had a cat, they’d probably wind up talking to it too.