Cat forms emotional bond with human

A CAT has become the first of his species to actively like a human being.

Black and white cat Stephen Malley believes his owner to be “an okay guy” after being taken to the vet with an injured paw.

He said: “I don’t like humans as a rule. Who does?

“But I have to say that Tom was pretty cool about it when I cut my paw on a piece of tin. He seemed really bothered about it, and although that was slightly pathetic I must say it made me warm to him.

“In total it cost him £280 and in his position I’d have left me to my own devices. So based on that I’d almost consider him a friend, or at least a friendly acquaintance.

“Clearly though we are different species and he’s 20 times bigger than me, so we couldn’t be close mates. If we went to the pub he’d probably stand on me by accident.

“So let’s not get carried away. If he moved abroad tomorrow I wouldn’t be bothered, assuming he left a massive bag of food.”