They initiate contact (e.g. jumping on laps, asking to play dress-up like the kitty above ) more frequently with women than men. Do they just want food? Are women starving their cats?
Nope. Several studies have noted that humans are more to cats than food repositories; in fact, the cat-human bond mimics interactions observed between parents and preverbal infants. But cats go even further: they remember kindness, they return favors, and they, of course, hold grudges.