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To the Rescue: Help Kitty Love Him as Much as You Do

As the big day nears, there comes a time to make sure your furry family approves of your fiancé! While dogs most likely meet people on daily walks, kitties may be used to your undivided attention at home . . . which can cause quite the disruption when a newcomer steals some of her spotlight. How do you teach your cat to love the one you love? I've gathered some tips and tricks to help her adjust.

  • Food wins her heart. Have your partner take over some mealtime duties. Let him prepare and present her food and stay nearby while she eats it, gradually getting closer as she begins to get used to his presence.
  • Don't forget playtime. Let him play with interactive games like a feather-laden fishing pole or other toys for active, instinctive cats. If she can't resist frolicking around, chances are she'll come around to him too.
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  • Hey, he smells funny. Get her used to his scent by leaving a shirt of his in her fave cuddle spot and consider putting on one of his unwashed shirts when you play with her yourself – this helps kitty associate him with you, a.k.a. her BFF.
  • Follow up with sweet words. Make sure your partner addresses the cat by kneeling or sitting nearby . . . but doesn't stare directly at her. Have him use a soft, high voice and avoid "sss" sounds – you don't want her to think he's hissing at her!

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beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
My husband's cat loved me from day one... a few months into our relationship, we adopted a second cat, and I am her favorite person in the whole wide world! These are really good tips, by the way-- cats love people who feed them and play with them.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
My cat loves pretty much everyone (except the cable guy), especially my boyfriend because he thinks with 2 humans around he can trick someone into feeding him twice.
BellaStar BellaStar 9 years
I would say be careful! Now my cat's favorite human IS my fiance!! LOL. But seriously, my fiance was not a cat person at all when we first moved in together. Now they are bosom buddies!
wren1 wren1 9 years
My bf's cat had a very difficult time warming up to me. It took over a year. I'm sure it didn't help that I have a dog.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
My fiance is the only guy either of my cats have ever liked :) They even cuddle on his clothes and things when he's not around!
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 9 years
The cat in that picture looks evil...
foxytnns foxytnns 9 years
My cat loves my bf, but if I were to ever introduce a new guy to her I wouldn't be worried...she loves men so much more than women!
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
These work well, my cat really warmed up to my fiance after he fed my cat a couple times and started to play with him and brush him (which my cat loves).
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