Catpathy is another form of sympathy and another form of empathy. Almost telepathic in nature, catpathy is the ability to feel sadness and loss in others, but also display understanding of how others feel from their frame of reference. Cats and other animals seem particularly capable of demonstrating sympathy and empathy, expressing themselves without words but comforting via presence and actions in an almost psychic manner that exceeds humans’ simple comprehension of cause and effect.
They know; they show. They make themselves available, and they stay.