“I come home to this every day.” Watch a beautiful cat greet his human dad

People who either don’t like cats (or don’t know them very well) tend to dismiss their displays of love and friendliness as being nothing more than a ruse: it’s all about food. Now, of course, it’s true that cats get very excited about food. Certain sounds from the kitchen can make a cat drop everything and come running. It’s also true that if you get into the habit of feeding a cat first thing in the morning, you’re going to have a furry alarm clock. Although food is a big deal, any cat parent knows that there’s a lot more to the human-cat relationship.

Cats really do love their people and show it in some truly endearing ways: spending the night curled up next to you, making your lap their second home, head-butting, purring, kneading, greeting you at the door when you come home, the list goes on.

How would you like to have a miniature leopard around the house? If so, you might want to get a Bengal, quite possibly the most beautiful breed of cat. Named for the region that spans Bangladesh and India, the Bengal is a cross of an ordinary domestic cat and an Asian leopard cat. They’re extraordinarily friendly and demand lots of playtime.

In the video posted below, you’ll see a Bengal named Tonto who is very eager for his human dad to come home. Every day in the late afternoon, he perches on top of a stone post near the front gate and waits. As soon as dad’s car pulls up, Tonto is rolling around with joy. After a couple meows of greeting, he happily accepts a few pats on the head and some back and belly rubs. As Tonto’s human dad puts it, “Literally, I come home to this every day. This is my welcome.” Not that he’s complaining!

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