Animals are extremely meticulous judges of character. When I was with my ex, the two cats we owned together interacted with him over half of the time out of fear. Chris lost his temper a lot and while he never physically hit me, he would hit items such as walls and thermostat covers. Once he punched one of our cats for jumping up into the back panel of his piece of crap car. The panel was so old and worn out that Jolly fell through into the trunk and Chris hit him. Piece of crap. If you do that to an animal then you aren’t worth the air you breathe in my opinion. When I met Mike, I was a little apprehensive over how he would bond with my cats. He had never had cats before and would tease me online about how cats were stuck up. It made me worry that he would never see my two furbabies as the family members to me that they were. Well, he surprised me in the best way possible. Jolly and Wazi both gave me their kitty stamps of approval and since then the new flufflings we have brought into our household all look to him as daddy. It melts my heart to see an animal bond with someone so closely. Sometimes he will make a comment that ‘oh finally Daisy is showing me some attention’. Pttth.. look at these pictures and tell me that there is any doubt that the sun rises and sets in daddy to our furbabies. 🙂 This is why he’s the man for me, my soulmate and the one true love of my life.