Why do cats don´t follow their owner like dogs do?

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  1. unvrso profile image91
    unvrsoposted 3 years ago

    Why do cats don´t follow their owner like dogs do?

    I used to have two dogs who followed me wherever I went. In the present, I own a cat who doesn´t follow me. He prefers to stay at home.

  2. Ameraka profile image86
    Amerakaposted 3 years ago

    Cats can have different purrsonalities. I mean, most cats DO like to stay home when you go somewhere--unless they're socialized for it, riding in cars is stressful for them--but some cats want to be with you and some don't. For instance, if my cat wasn't scared of cars, I know he'd want to go with me. He follows me to whatever room I'm in in the house. When I'm gone, I'm told he wanders around meowing for me. He loves to cuddle in my arms. smile

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the information. It´s of great help for me.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    If you look at animals in the wild, you will see that canine animals, like wolves, dingoes, etc. hunt in groups. They follow the leader of the pack and stay close together. 
    Feline types like cougars, panthers, bobcats, etc. are usually solitary hunters and hunt independently.  I think these traits are often seen in our domestic pets.

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That´s wonderful! So, I was the leader of the pack for my dogs! And my cat is like me. Very independent!

  4. craftybegonia profile image72
    craftybegoniaposted 3 years ago

    It all depends on what you accustomed him or her to when they were a kitten. Our cat, Lilly, follows us around, loves to come over and join us when we're hanging out as a family and walks on a leash. But we got her used to those things when she was very, very young. She's not friendly with strangers, but it is very gregarious with us. It's just what they learn when they are young.

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      When I adopted this cat, It was scared and hungry. It remained independently from me, After the first three days, it started getting close to me and finally, I let it sleep with me.

      From then on, the kitty began to behave playful and one week later

  5. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years ago

    My cat I had for almost 20 years use to follow me on walks. She would act like she wasn't with me and when I got to the yard she would always rush in to beat me and roll on the ground. It was always funny.

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds interesting! My cat plays with me if I dedicate some of my time to him. I think that they´re comfortable when their owner is not caressing them all the time.

  6. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago

    Jose,  Right, cats definitely do not "follow" in the manner we're accustomed to dogs having this behavior.  Dog and cat basic natures are like night & day. (although, I had a very "unique" cat at one time, that literally mimicked our dog in many ways.....very comical)

    As you may know, each and every individual cat has their very own special personality.  Of the dozens of cats I have had throughout the decades, I can honestly say that no 2 were at all similar to one another.
    CATS are in charge of themselves!  If they could talk, the first thing they would tell us is,  "YOU are not the boss of me!"   Thus, if your cat is going to be the type to enjoy following you around, they will.  Again, of all the cats I've been "Mom" to.....I had only one that wanted to be with me more often than not.  It's an unusual habit in a cat.

    They are basically solitary creatures.  The reason for this is that they are convinced they are the SUPERIOR of all living things!!   LOL

    As for rides in the car?  Unless an owner begins from a very young kitten, taking their cat for rides (and often)....my own experiences have been that they HATE riding in the car.!!

    1. unvrso profile image91
      unvrsoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I¨m starting to beleive in some things I have heard about cats. I have been watching every cat I meet. You´re right! They are different from dogs.

  7. profile image59
    cjjRogersposted 16 months ago

    A Bengal will follow you just as much - pup and kitty both wait outside the loo - Kitty comes on walks and will fight for the ball....1 guess who wins wink


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