When the hyperactive effects of Kitty Woods wear off and the cat enters his stage of sublime tranquility, he is more amenable to bonding with his human caretaker. The cat is now fully relaxed and free of stress, which makes it easy for us humans to cuddle, massage, and talk to him. This is an especially important bonding activity for cats that are skittish or shy. Many cats who are not “lap cats,” or that feel uncomfortable being cuddled, can experience quality bonding during this relaxed period of contentment. Cat-human bonding has long been associated with mood and quality of life improvement in both the animal and human.