Can cats love? Is a question that has been asked millions of times since cats were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians. This is another of those questions that can be debated for hours on end; most experts will tell you that cats cannot feel the same complex emotions as humans. Many people believe that cats, and other pets, do not love their humans, they just use them as a means to get food.
Although many people believe the above statement, there are just as many people that will make a valid argument that they do not just need us to serve up food. They will cite that their cats will run to meet them when they come in from work, that they will search them out just to be petted, and that they will sleep with them even though there are warmer places for them to sleep. A cat will do all of these things and not take food, they just want the attention of their owners.
Another thing that cats will do that proves that they can love is to bring presents to their owners. Many cats, especially those that live in urban areas, will catch mice and bring them to their owners. While this may not seem like much of a present to us, a cat is a predator, and sharing food is a huge sacrifice.
Another thing that many people will point to is that cats, and other pets, will cooperate among each other. Have you ever watched two cats taking turns playing with a toy? How about two dogs waiting their turn for a treat? To many people this shows that animals can have emotional attachments to each other. If you look you can find stories of pet dedication and love all around the world. The dog that slept on the grave of his master until he died, the cat that woke his family and saved them from a house fire are a couple of instances. I guess the answer to the question can cats love is a matter of opinion, mine is that yes they can.