Sometimes the reality that cats are not fluent in English really gets to me. It's not that I want them to be fully fluent but I want them to fully understand three words, one little phrase, "I love you."
I wonder if cats even have the ability to feel love like humans. Do they even have that area of their brain like humans, that allows for the feelings of love? I don't know, but based on anecdotal evidence they certainly understand affection and being close. But is affectionate the same as love? Love is so complex.