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My Cat has Social Anxiety

My cat, Tommy, is now about 2 years old which is like 14 in human years but in many ways, cats are more like adults very early in life.  A cat might mate at an age as young as one-year-old.  Our culture would never want a seven-year-old or even a 14-year-old to have a child.  But I digress.  What can we learn about social anxiety from my cat?  I am acutely aware of the needs that people have, children, young cats in terms of nurturing to feel safe.  This helps us and all social creatures feel confident and at ease.  So, I wonder how the cat did not get nurtured enough prior to my adoption.<