Study: Cats Really Do Care About Their Humans
Cats do care about their humans. Really. According to a new study, cats care about people even more than food. The study let cats choose between different stimuli like food, toys, or humans.In a surprising twist, the cats chose human interaction over food. Though food came in second. "Research is providing evidence of their socio-cognitive...abilities. Nonetheless, it is still common belief that cats are not especially sociable or trainable." The study defended cats, saying that the public perception is incorrect due to a "lack of knowledge." "This disconnect may be due to a lack of knowledge of what stimuli cats prefer and may be most motivated to work for." It's a big development for cat lovers, who can show this to their dog loving friends who may deride cats for a so-called lack of personality.