New and Curious
I have been diagnosed with Agoraphobia with Panic DIsorder and I'm a highly sensitive person.
I love dogs but I feel like I connect with cats more. I know this doesn't answer your questions but I want to share my experience with cats.
I saw a stray cat in my neighborhood and it was affecting me because I get emotional when I see homeless and abused animals. He was a smart/social cat and was walking back and forth on the block. I thought to myself "Maybe he belongs to someone because he stays on the same block." I couldn't stop thinking about the him that it made me sad and I started to tear. I stopped what I was doing (I was at work) and I decided to ask around to find his owner.
I and a friend of mines that owns a grocery store decided to feed him and provide the cat with water. He kept following me but I couldn't take him with me because I already have two cats at home and the last time I tried to rescue a cat I got bitten. I decided to ask around and check up on the cat. I couldn't stop thinking about the cat that I decided to alter my thoughts and image that someone took him. All I was thinking about was positive thoughts and not letting this affect me. About a hour later, I started feeling better and all the anxiety and sadness when away. I decided to come out to look for him but I hadn't seen him since. I know that I cant save every animal but when I come across of a stray, I make sure I provide them with food and donate to animal organizations.