Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Do cats really ignore us?

Cats can seem aloof and not caring, but according to Discovery News, it's just an act. Cats have evolved not to be demonstrative. If they're sick, for example, they hide it, because in the wild predators pay attention to weakness.

Cats have cohabited with humans for 10,000 years, and domestic cats have developed an ability to communicate with us. Cat lovers seem to understand them, for the most part.

Discovery News point out that cats behave like kittens around their humans, and humans treat cats similar to the way we treat babies. In order to form such tight relationships, cats need to recognize and pay attention to humans. The study shows that cats might not communicate through grand gestures, but even when we think they're ignoring us, they're paying attention.


4 comments:

  1. I think cats just have the guts to do what they want and not care what others think. I know that is how my cats roll. They are just themselves and that is great. For obedient pets, us dogs are there...well, we aren't always obedient but much more so than our cats!

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    1. I love both the independence of cats and the affection of doggies. =D

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  2. I think maybe they have selective hearing :)

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    1. My dogs sure do. They go conveniently deaf from time to time, when it suits them. LOL!

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