Contrary to their regal reputation, when treated right, even the most aloof cats can become putty in your hands. Crinkle newspaper loudly, scrunch into a ball, and toss it across the room. Let the sunshine in so Kitty has a bright, sunny spot where she can bask. A cat’s hearing is super sensitive, more so than a dog’s or human’s—when you call your cat, say her name as if you are rocking a child to sleep. From science writer and lifelong cat enthusiast Carol Kaufmann, here are 97 ways to make your cat as devoted to you as you are to him.