Evenin' all. My cat just ran in and greeted me with it's freindly meeow/purr combo only to realize it's food bowl was empty, at which point it bogged off and I havn't seen it since. I started to wonder: "I wonder why it homes into me/family members yet it totally avoids contact with any other cat, even cat ornaments..." That's when it hit me - it's because we feed it (aswell as shelter etc). I then wondered: IN THEORY "I wonder if it'd latch on to anything else if they treated it like we do.." at which point a chimp came to mind as they seem a bit more trainable than a rat for example. Imagine the scenario: Cat nears door. Chimp spots cat so lets cat in. Cat greets chimp. Chimp feeds cat (pull tin so need to master tin opener) Cat eats, chimp goes off. Later in the day when cats hungry again, does cat go hunt or does cat go harrass chimp?... ..I wonder....I wonder....oh how I wonder..IN THEORY EDIT: Added a 'IN THEORY' tag or two meaning that events such as a chimp being able to look after itslef and run a household are concrete for this given example.