According to Dr. John Bradshaw’s new book, “Cat Sense,” your feline friend likely thinks of you not as a parent, but as “a larger, non-hostile cat.”
Bradshaw, a biologist at the England’s University of Bristol, has studied cat behavior for 30 years, and his book offers new insights into the ways cats interact with humans.
The starting point of his analysis is that cats are basically still wild animals.
Unlike dogs, which have been bred for specific purposes, cats essentially domesticated themselves.
Science confirms what cat owners already know: Cats can more or less understand you, they just don’t give a fuck
Dogs will come when they’re called, respond to their name and act out commands. Cats on the other hand, will shoot you looks of indifference no matter what you do unless the cat feels it was their idea. So why don’t cats respond when you try to call them or give them commands? Do they not have the capacity to do so? No, they just don’t give a fuck. If you own a cat, you’ve figured that out already, but now science has given it validity.