I started renting a room from someone around 6 months ago. My roommate informed me at the time that she had a cat but that it didn't like anyone but her. It hated any roommates she's had in the past. That's fine. I like cats but hey, you can't win em all.
Well this cat loves me. She's generally waiting for me when I get up in the morning, when I get home from the gym, and when I get home from work. She runs up to me and meows and I'll pet her for a few minutes. She follows me around the house and meows at my door when it's closed. If I get up in the middle of the night for water I'll hear her run up the stairs and meow at me in the dark. If I'm sitting on the couch to watch TV she'll sit next to me or sometimes on my lap which apparently she does for no one else, even my roommate. She'll even let me pick her up and carry her around.
So why does this cat like me? My roommate is the one who lavishes her in attention, feeds her, and changes her litter. My interactions are limited to a handful of minutes when I come in the door.
(if it makes a difference, the cat is female, I'm male, and my roommate is female)