Skip to comments.Scientist: Cats think you are just a big, stupid cat
Posted on 01/12/2014 7:07:57 PM PST by BenLurkin
Cats think you're just a a slightly big, dumb non-hostile cat. Quite specifically, he says that they treat humans as if they were their Mama Cat.
All that rubbing up against you with their tails up is apparently no more than a hopeful check that you really are just another big, fat, slovenly cat who doesn't intend to eat them with their Welsh Rarebit.
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Cats don’t have owners. They have staff.
I’ve heard this before. Cats can definitely tell other cats; they behave towards each other way different from how they behave toward humans.
My daughter’s cat will play fetch.
Plus, cats use their sense of smell. We do not smell like cats.
not since college days, any way.
Gawd, I gotta get another dog.
Our cat did too.
And our cat would come running at the wiggle of our index finger.
She had us very well trained.
The one who cleans up the mess.
Ya. One of the reasons why they rub their heads against us... to rub their scent on us. They also prefer us to touch their foreheads.
“I like cats.
They taste just like chicken.”
[Easy now, the above is from a bumper sticker.]
They bring in lizards and mice because in their minds, they are trying to feed you. Usually, the mice are alive and you are supposed to chase them down and catch them.
Well, that explains a lot.
Our can can make us say, “Get down!”, every time he gets on the table.
Yup. Ours too.
And our cat is amused and entertained when we pick things up off of the floor after she has knocked them off of the counter.
So, cats diss their mommies? They think their mommies are stupid?
So cats compare us to Stimpy.
“Stimpy! You iiiidiot!”
Ya. Feral cats. Pretty mean if you corner one. Good mousers, though.
They probably think that we are pretty weird cats. After all, we like dogs and we sleep during the night.
Cat Trivia: The Domestic Cat has a 90 % kill success versus about a 10 to 50 % kill success rate for large cats, such as Tigers and Lions.
My cat catches, eats, and then leaves the carcass of a dove on my front step whenever I forget to feed her in the early morning.
This morning as I went to feed the two indoor cats, I had to clean up kitty poop on a rug in the hall. That didn’t please me very much. Finally, after cleaning the mess and the rug and washing my hands, I went to the kitchen to make coffee and feed the outdoor cat. Surprise! Bird feathers all over the kitchen floor. I presume this bird was eaten because I couldn’t find parts anywhere else in the house. The two indoor cats may soon become outdoor cats and the kitty door may be locked as well.
Cats have “staff”, indeed.
[Don’t tell your wife about this: ((Terriers are genetically predisposed to hate cats.)) ]
Our last cat decided to use the laundry basket as his litter box. Pissed all over our clean clothes. Kitty earned a long term vacation as in I took him out about 40 miles and let him out. ENOUGH of feral animals in my house. See ya. We have had a dog for about 10 years. MUCH better house guest and guardian.
“So, who’s the stupid one, huh???”
My cat spends most of the day lounging around in the warmest, most comfortable spot she can find while I work myself to the bone to buy gourmet cat food and pay taxes.
We both know who the stupid one is.
May G-d have mercy on your soul.
I disagree with the findings of this Anthrozoologist. Cats know you’re human and not a cat. They’re aware you and the family dog are entirely different species. You may be their parents, but they’re aware you’re not a cat. Cats are family; it’s the stupid dog who is the household pet.
What cats don’t get is that despite the fact you’re a hopeless stumbling klutz with miserable dexterity and incapable of speed, cannot smell things across the house, evidently can’t hear for crap, and are demonstrably blind as a bat, you’re the most amazing hunter they’ve ever seen. It’s madness.
You wake up in the morning, go away for hours and hours, then return home around sundown with bags of food and begin a great feast. How in the HELL do you do it, they wonder. You can’t even go to the bathroom in the dark without crashing around and almost killing yourself (or a nearby cat) yet the big cold box you hide the best food in is always filled with all kinds of delectable meat. Cats are impressed, but they’re sure they can still do better which is why they always try to get outside.
And people think their cats are just little, stupid persons.
I think this guy nailed it in a comic strip:
May rodents of every variety find shelter in your home.
Speaking of bumper stickers, I have a "Run Hillary, Run" sticker on my car...
This might answer THE question: “CAN Mrs. Bill Clinton run? (Only your front bumper knows for sure!)”
like......this is news???
the one who buys the furniture and cleans up the mess while the royal one sleeps!!!!
as opposed to hairless rats?
When you're old and miss the toilet, I hope your caregivers are better to you.....
Bwahahaha! Awesome post!
That's why I put a noisy metal bell on my cat. I've got have some advanced warning when she's nearby.
People who abandon their animals are cruel and selfish. You could have at least found the cat an owner.
My Maine Coon is very good at non verbal communication. When it is time for me to change the litter, she sits in front of the bathroom door, the box is in there, and stares at me while I am relaxing in my recliner. She stares till I get up get a garbage bag and head to her bathroom.
Her food bowls and water are next to a workbench I use for a table and all around everything, being single has its advantages, she assumes the position and stares. She does not say anything, just stares. That translates into I want my treats, NOW. It works.
I went away for a month and my mother took over the maintenance of my cat. Mom had never had a cat in her house, she promptly fell in love with Abby. Mom gave her fresh water twice a day with not 1, 2, 3, but 4 ice cubes each time. Abby can count, if I short her a cube I get the STARE. Mom also dumped her feeding bowls once a day, washed them and refilled them whenever Abby gave her the STARE. Mom also decided it was a good idea to change her litter each day. My mother ruined my cat.
I also was stupid enuff to start to feed a couple of feral cats 2 winters ago in our neighborhood. That practice soon ballooned into 7. Word spreads in the cat world that there is a crazy cat guy in training. They will train you. When they deem it is time to be fed at first they would bang their shoulder against my front door 4 times. Sounded just like a human was at my door. Course I came running. Now that I am fully trained they only bang once but very hard. It works.
I am a cat guy since I worked long hours a dog, which I always had before, is not practical for me. Miss my dogs but do love the independent streak that all cats have.
Have you considered trap/neuter/release for your ferals? An animal welfare group can probably help you get it do for free, or at least cheaply.
lol. They probably have it right.