Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
I foster kittens for a local rescue and we have 4 cats. I can say with complete confidence that cars will definitely pick you. When it happens it's very clear to me...but the adopters don't always know, or end up choosing a different kitten because they like the color better.
If you really want one to pick you then you need to go to a shelter or foster home with a few cats and spend some time there. In that house with 40 cats it'd be very tough, because they'll all vie for your attention and no one cat will be able to stand out...unless you start volunteering and are there a LOT.
You sit down in one spot, play with and interact with the cats, and wait. When a cat or kitten picks you most are really obvious. They'll keep coming back over and over, wander off and come back. They might settle and sleep in your lap, or they might grab you with a paw, but they'll actively seek out your interaction and presence.
To be honest though, you'll be able to form just as strong of a bond with any cat you feel drawn to. Go for a visit, and just wander around. See which cats you want to go back to see over and over.
If you're up for a bit if a challenge ask the volunteers or staff which kitties are shy, have been there a long time, or are really out of their element at the shelter. Shy kitties can seem angry or aggressive, or just sad or scared, but if our got patience most will come around once they're in a calmer home. Talk to the staff about what you'd like in a kitty, then listen to what they recommend and spend time with this cats.