Pets are a precious gift to us humans. They have a love for us that can’t be broken. They are always there for us and they make our houses feel like homes.
Whether you get a puppy/kitten or a senior pet from a shelter, the day they ride in your car towards their new home, they are grateful.
Sometimes we stare at our pets to stop and appreciate them and smile. But they do the exact same thing to us. We all know the look that a pet gives, that just melts your heart. Right on the spot, you crumble. You start baby talking and can’t resist rubbing their face or their belly.
Take a look at these adorable pet faces admiring their humans. You’ll love them all immediately.
1# My Sister And Brother-In-Law Just Rescued A Kitten. Look At How Happy He Is! Enough Love To Make A Kitten Smile
2# We Brought Charlie Home A Month Ago Now And I Can’t Get Over That Look Of Pure Love In His Eyes
A lot of people like to discuss whether cats or dogs love their owners more because felines have a reputation for being aloof and independent. The truth is, neither cats nor dogs love their owners any less because of what type of animals they are.
3# We Don’t Deserve Dogs
“Our research has demonstrated that pet cats can form stable, affectional attachment bonds with their owners. The majority of cats have the capacity to use their owner as a source of comfort and security, especially when faced with stressful or unfamiliar situations. Our research has also shown that cats can be very social toward their owners, especially when their owner pays attention to them,” Dr. Vitale from the OSU Human-Animal Interaction Lab explained to Bored Panda.
According to her, there’s still a lot that we don’t know about cat-human bonds. “Kittens aged 3-8 months and adult cats display secure bonds with their owners. However we don’t yet know how long it usually takes for cats to forms bonds with their owners,” she said.
“We do know that at least in kittens, these bonds do not easily change. When we followed up with kittens, 81% of them displayed the same attachment type as they had previously (either secure or insecure). If a kitten was secure in the first testing session, they were likely to be secure upon follow-up. Although we don’t know how long these bonds take to form, they seem to be relatively stable once established,” Dr. Vitale added.
4# This Man Lovingly Gazing At His Cat While On The Bus
5# My Husband Couldn’t Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise
6# Just Adopted This Dude. His Name Is Tucker And He Is Good Boye
She stressed that the best way to maintain a secure bond with your pet is to be receptive to it. Especially during stressful situations. “In humans, we know that attachment bonds can be impacted by how the caretaker handles negative experiences. So if you know that a stressful event is going to occur, such as if you are moving or taking the cat to the veterinarian, it is particularly important to remain calm and provide positive attention to your cat. This can help the cat continue to see you as a source of comfort and security.”
Bored Panda also previously spoke to Dr. Vitale about her study about how cats can form secure bonds with their owners a lot like dogs and even human children. Vitale and her colleagues found that 65 percent of kittens were securely bonded to their owners.
A secure bond means that when a kitten’s owner returns to them, the cat will pay attention to them and explore its surroundings. On the flip side, an insecure bond means that the kitten is stressed-out, avoids its owner, and shows that it’s anxious through its body language.
7# The Way My Dog Looks At My Dad
8# Sometimes I Catch Her Just Staring And Smiling At Me. She’s My Precious Love
9# My Brother Took Our Cat To Prom. Just Take A Look At How The Cat Stares At Him
“There has been relatively little research into the cat-human bond, especially when we compare it to the number of research studies with dogs and humans,” Vitale said about her study. “So our motivation was to bring more knowledge to this field of study.”
She said that the “attachment bond” that cats display toward their owners is “very similar” to the bond that dogs share with their owners. “And even the bond human infants display toward their caretakers,” she added.
“All three species display the same distinct patterns of attachment behavior. The majority of individuals in all species are securely attached to their caregiver, meaning they use their caregiver as a source of comfort and security in an unfamiliar situation.”
10# Just Rescued My Baby Girl From Being Put Down A Month Ago. Most Loving Dog I’ve Ever Known
11# She Wanted Me To Stop Working
12# The Face She Makes When My Husband Holds Her
13# Zoey Doesn’t Understand Social Distancing
14# He Was Purring The Entire Ride Home
15# Woke Up Today To Her Just Staring Me Down Purring
16# An Old Lady And Her Cat. Just Can’t Stop Looking At The Cat’s Expression
17# My Dad And My Kitty Honey Adoring Each Other
18# My Cat Never Leaves My Side. Someone Gave Me A Hoodie With A “Cat Pouch” As A Gag Gift. She Rides Around In It Staring At My Face
19# I Had A Fairly Rough Day At Work Today. When I Finished, This Sweet Girl Wouldn’t Leave My Side. As Soon As I Laid Down, She Jumped Up And Hugged Me
20# Me And My New Baby Tarzan
21# We Just Adopted Bella And She Really Likes My Fiancé
22# Meet Harper. She Likes To Lay On My Chest And Just Stare At Me Like This
23# The Ride Home
24# The Way My Girl Looks At Me
25# A Man And His Kittens
26# Our Wedding Was Canceled, We Are Worried About Our Family Members’ Health. But At Least We Have Our First Family Member
27# His Name Is Chief
28# My Best Bud, Indy
29# Sadie Baby. Our First Foster Puppy. Look At Those Puppy Eyes
30# Someone’s Happy I’m Home Every Day
31# Mitus Loving Grandma. He Is So Gentle With Her But Crazy Hyper With Anyone Else
32# Maybe I’m Being Paranoid But I Think She’s Flirting With My Boyfriend
33# This animal……….I don’t deserve him
This animal……….I don’t deserve him pic.twitter.com/4Gg65siVDh
— ty ( ˘ ³˘) (@kittypeets) February 18, 2020