Originally Posted by PrairieCrow
Do cats have the capacity to feel and/or show love? Do they care about us?
A true cat lover knows the answer to this.....IMO.
Of course cats have the capacity to feel and show love. Any animal does. They feel and give unconditional love and don't care how you look, how much you weigh, if you did your hair and makeup or not, shoot they sit in the bathroom with you while you're getting ready for work watching you and playing with stuff for you to giggle at them. I've watched my tabby see Dh's car and go running towards the door to wait for him to come in, and when he does, Twig will just cry and cry until Dh picks him up, then he will purr like car engine! I can honestly say, I'd rather be home with my cats then with 99.7% of the people in the world. That's how much I enjoy being in the company of my cats.
And as far as do they care about us, well IMO that's a silly question also.
They sleep with you, knead your hair while drooling and falling asleep, meow at you if you aren't paying attention to them while you are on the computer, then climb on your lap to get your attention. They bring you "presents"(birds, mousies, snakes, whatever is the kill of the day) to share, they care, oh boy do they care. Cats are very caring creatures. All animals are.