Cats are peculiar creatures that exhibit very particular behaviors that are referred to be “cat logic.” These behaviors are even more prominent in the case of this feral (wild) cat, which verifies our hypotheses about cats. It is not the other way around; cats choose their homes, and we should count ourselves extremely lucky that this is the case.
This sweet little kitten is called as Ghost, and she was born in a wild cat colony. When she decided that she wanted to be a part of a human family, she did not hesitate to pick her new family, and she has made a solemn pledge to never abandon them. Ghost was recently adopted by a loving family.
It was clear that he had made the best choice for himself when he saw how comfortable the cat was in her new home and how much she was pampered with massages, delicious food, and long hours of attention; he had certainly made the best option possible.
The stray cat has chosen to make its home amid the human community.
Although this represents a significant shift in its lifestyle, it is possible for a wild cat to transition into a domestic cat. During an interview with Bored Panda, Molly DeVos, the owner of Cat Behavior Solutions and a Certified Feline Behavior and Training Specialist, discussed the process through which feral cats develop a level of confidence in humans over the course of time.
Molly explains that they can range from a completely wild cat with no sign of human social contact to a neighbor’s indoor or outdoor cat since a cat’s behavior can alter depending on its circumstances.
The feline behavior specialist continued by saying the following:
“A wild cat may learn to trust a human over the course of time if the human provides them with good food and a comfortable place to dwell; in return, the wild cat may begin to demonstrate their sensitive appreciation.”
Cats and people have coexisted for thousands of years, even before cats were domesticated, according to research that was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2017. The study was conducted in 2017.
According to Claudio Ottoni, who is a professor at the Universidad de Lovaina as well as a collaborator of the paper,
“It’s not like people carry around a few cats in cages with them everywhere they go,” the speaker says. The people, on the other hand, were the ones who more or less encouraged the domestication of the cats.
Although there are some differences between domesticated cats and wild cats, these differences are relatively minor and include things like the colors on their coats.
An evolutionary geneticist named Eva-Maria Geig claims that domestic cats have coexisted with humans for a long time without significantly adapting to their presence. It is estimated that there are 74 million cats now residing in households across the United States. This makes cats one of the most popular types of pets in the globe.
Whatever it was that made Ghost decide on the ideal human family for him, his mother is overjoyed and appreciative that he now has her as a part of his life.