Recently I heard a girl discussion dating deal breakers and said a guy owning a cat was a deal breaker. (!)
Just because 36 year signle old women buy four cats a substitute or a psychological preventive to forming a family doesn’t mean that men buy cat’s to fufil their maternal instincts.
For your information, the cat is a much more a macho beast than given popularly credit. Speaking genetically, there is not a lot of difference among the wild cat, tiger and domestic cat. They are all stealthy, blood thirsty hunters that prey on the weak, the sick and anything smaller than themselves. You may think that your cat is friendly because you are a substitute mother, in fact, your cat merely has decided you are too big to take down.
Which doesn’t stop my cat from trying.