Cuddles & Connections: Cats Form Deep Bonds

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on May 4, 2020

When considering the bonds of love with an animal, people often think of dogs. And, its true, dogs make great best friends, but there’s another member of the furry world that shouldn’t be overlooked. As cat lovers well know, cats form tight bonds too!

Yes, felines are quite selective with their attentions, but when they make a connection, the attachment runs deep. Maybe they seem aloof, but in their hearts, kitties are just big, ole balls of snuggly love.

One shy cat lover told iHeartCats about the love between her and her tabby boy, “There’s just this connection, his heart to mine, there’s some string that ties us together, ya know?”

We certainly do!

And with social media wide and far-reaching, photo proof reveals cats as the lovebugs they truly are and we’ve found a selection of the cuddliest cuties showing off how much they love their humans and their fellow furry family members.

The Connection Between Cats

Olive and Chevy met at Oakland’s Cat Town Adoption Center and since their introduction, “Chevy has taken on the role of Olive’s life coach!”


Whether a mother’s love for her kitten or an older cat looking out for a little one, this hug speaks volumes on the connections cats form…

My Cat Loves Me/Facebook

Mother and son, Princess and Toto, “Yes they have a scrap every now and again but they always make up. They love each other really”…


These lustrous lovelies “are inseparable”…


Vera and Lynn are so bonded, their tails move in swishy sync…

Iris’s Cats in Need/Facebook

Kitties Love Other Critters Too

Pups and kits can be the tightest of buds…


Nikkō loves his tiny friend, laying kisses right between those sweet bunny ears…


“Simple Cat loves his dog Maverick” and covers him in kisses…


A friendship totally unexpected, Swoop and Mowgli are cat and bird besties…


Tiny kittens and chubby guinea pigs fit together just right…

Guinea Pig Spirits/Facebook

Cat + Human = BFF

This little cutie tuxedo cat says, “I really love giving my mum kisses”…


Fluffy ginger cats love to hug their humans…

Kung Fu Cat/Facebook

Tigger wants to snuggle with mom all day…


The bond between a cat and a child is pure preciousness…


And a sleepy kitty declares “no selfies”, but she’s happy to keep snuggling with her human.


So, cats are creatures who make solid connections and when they claim someone as their own, its a bond for life!

Feature Images: @nekonikkou/Instagram & My Cat Loves Me/Facebook