I love cats and love to have them as pets.>Do I think they have feelings?
Yeah, mammals do express more feelings than reptiles. They're not to be compared to human feelings tho.>Do I think cats love me?
No. Cat's don't love other living beings. They protect their little ones for a little while because of instinct, then they can even fight eachother and forget they're related. They can also protect partners with protection benefits but they still protect their personal space and can betray eachother when there's food to fight over.>What about when cats cuddle with humans and/or other species of animals?
Well, cats can show companionship with other animals if there's enough food and space not to fight over for. They cuddle with everything that keeps them warm and that can pet back, in other words, if they know they'll be rewarded.
Cat actions are based on a rewarding principle: they classify actions as reward-able or punishable. They go for the reward-able and avoid the punishable. They repeat them so much that they turn into customs. Then they don't analyze whether there's going to be a reward or not until an unexpected result happens.
You know it's true they only follow and stay with humans if they give them food, protection and make their survival instincts calm. Or they were born in this closed universe called house, and they don't know/find the need to escape.
A cat personality depends from the way they were raised, just like humans, just like with any mammal. Customs and tendencies can be imprinted on any animal's brain since rewards are the universal language.
We know (royal Catfags know) that cats don't love and they're up for the food. They're cuddly, random and bring the chillest company.
Cats are only aggressive if their instinctive aggression is still on top of their "list of actions to be used in order to be rewarded (fight over food/get attention to get food/protect food) or not being punished (stop pulling my tail/personal space pls).