Cats care mostly solitary animals and generally need very little affection. You can ignore them for days on end (other than feeding them and such) and they could give a shit. Cats are not undyingly loyal like dogs and are certainly not manâ€™s best friend. I have noticed that for some cats, not all, they get very concerned when you are sick.
My cat Pilot is the sweetest boy and very laid back. He doesnâ€™t care about much of what is going on and I can bug the hell out of him and he just takes it in stride. He loves to cuddle and bring us gifts of the dead animal kind.
Itâ€™s Aurora however who shows concern when one of us, even Pilot, is sick or something. Itâ€™s always so unexpected when it happens that we wonder if there is something wrong with her.
Several times when Iâ€™ve been home sick along with a bad cold sheâ€™ll curl up on my chest and sleep with me to keep me company. Mind you, she never ever EVER does this at any other time. She is not a cat who likes to be held or even have anyone in her face at all. She likes her space, which I can totally understand.
Once when we first moved to our house Pilot snuck out and we had no idea. I woke up early to Aurora crying and trust me, you know the difference between a meow and crying. I tried to figure out what she wanted and realized Pilot wasnâ€™t anywhere. We found him outside under the porch, she was worried about him.
Last night Manly Man was dealing with his acute bronchitis and coughing his head off. In the shower he was coughing so bad he threw up, he sounded just awful. Aurora came up to me in bed, which she pretty much never does. I realized she was worried about him.
Itâ€™s stuff like this that reminds me why I love my little girl so much.