“It is a very distinct tribute to be chosen as the friend and confidant of a cat.”
– H.P. Lovecraft
Cats can be very picky when it comes to letting people get close to them. They may only allow a few select people to pat them and get close to them.
Other felines are very gregarious and will allow strangers to rub their bellies.
If a cat chooses you to share its day with, remember to appreciate the gesture.