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Cat Owners Have Higher IQs
counselheal.com ^ | May 30, 2014 06:56 PM EDT | Christine Hsu

Posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The findings revealed that cat lovers scored significantly higher on intelligence tests compared to their dog-loving counterparts. However, dog owners tend to be more energetic, obedient and outgoing than cat lovers, according to Live Science.

Researcher Denise Guastello, a psychology professor at Carroll University, said at an annual Association for Psychological Science meeting in Chicago, that the average cat owner is more reserved, perceptive, tolerant and better at breaking rules than the average dog owner.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: catsanddogs; enlightenment
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1 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

“average cat owner is more reserved, perceptive, tolerant and better at breaking rules than the average dog owner.”

Also more neurotic, less coordinated, and servant to the cat.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 7:58:30 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: BenLurkin

Witches and their “familars”. Burn them all.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 7:58:51 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
PING


4 posted on 06/01/2014 7:59:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BenLurkin

I like them both. So what does that say about people like me?


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:00:35 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: lepton
Is this genius going to run for president?


6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: lepton

This article is just another example of the imbecility of the so-called “social science”, psychology. It all started with phrenology, and it has been downhill since then.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: BenLurkin

8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:02:06 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: BenLurkin
and lower testosterone levels....
9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:03:23 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: lepton
and servant to the cat.

We owned dogs when I was a kid, and it fell to me to shovel up their poop from the lawn and bury it. And bathe them and remove ticks. Cats are a lot less work. They bury their poop and clean themselves. I like dogs, but I've never owned one as an adult.

10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:05:59 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Rebel_Ace

Yes, that destitute addled cat lady who had 100 cats in her house was an frigging Einstein. Look at where the money/motivation comes from and then you will know the answer about the “study”.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:06:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BenLurkin
Researcher Denise Guastello, a psychology professor at Carroll University

And cat owner.

12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:07:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Hugin

I meant on a more basic level...aided by toxoplasma gondii.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:08:20 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

“toxoplasma gondii”

Had to bing that one. Never had any problems with parasites, though you can get them from both cats and dogs. I’ll take my chances.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:17:07 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: BenLurkin
how do they figure that? only an IDIOT thinks they OWN a cat... a cat owns you
15 posted on 06/01/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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FReepathon day 62, Month #3.
Don't let the Left win!


Woo hoo!! Less than $4.7k to go!! Time to put this baby to bed!!
Thank you all very much!

16 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: BenLurkin

Bane cat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ywjpbThDpE


17 posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Nevadan

“I like them both. So what does that say about people like me?”
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Not sure how you’re going to take this but it means you have something in common with me.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 8:23:12 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: a fool in paradise

19 posted on 06/01/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: BenLurkin

My two cats disagree.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 8:34:56 AM PDT by fullchroma (iCitizen)
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To: BenLurkin; All
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Cats
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Cats, like butterflies, need no excuse. - Heinlein

God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger. – François-Joseph Mery

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo Da Vinci

A loving cat can mend a wounded heart. - Anonymous

'No Heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me'.- Epitaph on an ancient tombstone in England

< One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.- Pam Brown

What greater gift than the love of a cat? - Charles Dickens

Time spent with cats is never wasted. ~ Colette

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see. ~ Eleanor Farjeon

Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. - Mark Twain Notebook, 1894

The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.” — Carl Van Vechten

To respect the cat is the beginning of the Aesthetic sense. — Erasmus Darwin

For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat. - Anon

I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay Hohoff

With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats? - Fernand Mery

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. ~ Robertson Davies

There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats- unknown

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. - Winston Churchill

There is the little matter of disposal of droppings in which the cat is far ahead of its rivals. The dog is somehow thrilled by what he or any of his friends have produced, hates to leave it, adores smelling it, and sometimes eats it...The cat covers it up if he can... - Paul Gallico

Beware of people who dislike cats. - Irish Proverb


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21 posted on 06/01/2014 8:35:53 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: BenLurkin; All

The above is from my ‘homepage’.
Please see it for photos of our collection of cats. :)


22 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: RipSawyer

Well then, I will consider myself in good company.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 8:42:20 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: lepton

What cat lovers don’t realize is that the only thing preventing cats from killing and eating their owners is their small size.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 8:44:35 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Daffynition

25 posted on 06/01/2014 8:45:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Babs Streisand.

The cat owners I know voted Ø. NOT CONVINCED!


26 posted on 06/01/2014 8:46:27 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: BenLurkin

“better at breaking rules than the average dog owner”

well, they got that right in my case anyway.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 8:47:11 AM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: Hugin
We owned dogs when I was a kid, and it fell to me to shovel up their poop from the lawn and bury it. And bathe them and remove ticks. Cats are a lot less work. They bury their poop and clean themselves. I like dogs, but I've never owned one as an adult.

Which makes cats a better choice for professionals who are not home that much. So it's not so much the case that "smart people prefer cats" as "two-income couples have no time to properly care for a dog".

28 posted on 06/01/2014 8:48:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is my little fella,""Whiskers".And yes,my IQ is 145.

29 posted on 06/01/2014 8:50:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: BenLurkin

IDK, I know two cat owners/lovers and they’re both bat-shite crazy!


30 posted on 06/01/2014 8:52:38 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: patriot08
Beware of people who dislike cats. - Irish Proverb

I'm Irish and I don't like cats.Far,*far* too aloof.Give me a dog who'll lick my face and fetch a Frisbee any day!

31 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: BenLurkin
Paid for by the Cat Owner's Association of America?
As a Cat owner I wouldn't mind believing this study but I'm too smart to fall for such flattery.

32 posted on 06/01/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Nevadan
The combination of cats and dogs (complementary forces) bring balance and harmony.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 9:07:39 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: lepton
servant to the cat.

Wait...what? I have dogs now - actually my wife and kids do, and I love them, but that means that at least once a day, we walk around with our dogs outside, and then they stand expectantly, watching to make sure we carefully collect their poop. We must take care to leave them with other attendants if we intend to be gone from the house longer than a single period of daylight, or they will destroy our house. If that isn't the epitome of servitude, nothing is.

When I just had cats, I threw their litter out and replaced it once a week. When I left for the weekend, the cats barely noticed. They're cool, efficient little predators, affectionate when they feel like it, they don't want or need attention like dogs - yeah, any dog owner pointing fingers at cat owners has the freedom to kennel his dogs outside - and most of us don't.
34 posted on 06/01/2014 9:08:59 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Gay State Conservative

Of course, you could always leave the pets at home...


35 posted on 06/01/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise
LOLOLOL!!! That cat!
36 posted on 06/01/2014 9:12:57 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: BenLurkin

It makes sense, I like them both equally, but the pool of cat owners is going to have fewer mouth breathing idiots in it than the pool of dog owners.

Dog owners might be thinking of the themselves and their friends and family when they think of the average dog owner, but they also know that it is almost mandatory for the knuckle dragger low IQ crowd to also have a dog, or dogs.

That low end crowd among the dog owners, rarely has a house cat as a pet, and usually doesn’t even like them because they seem too mysterious and subtle for the mouth breathers.


37 posted on 06/01/2014 9:13:42 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Finny

That smarts!


38 posted on 06/01/2014 9:15:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BenLurkin

It’s not surprising about the IQ of cat owners. A cat owner has to be smarter than their cat to have any chance at all to get their cat to behave.


39 posted on 06/01/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

LOL


40 posted on 06/01/2014 9:24:27 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: BenLurkin

I like dogs and cats but I have cats. I have been self-employed my whole life and cats suit my lifestyle I think it must be easier to have a dog if one has regular work hours. Perhaps those who live less structured lives prefer less structured creatures, not so needy.

I have never purchased a cat. Feral cats come around, I feed them, they become domesticated. They sit on my lap when I am outside. I used to let one in the house but she was clawing my leather couch, so now she is outside with two others. They can do fine if I have to go away on business for a day or so. Humans do not need to eat every day if they have water, and cats do not need to, either.

They can always catch some bug or rodent if they are hungry, It would tug at my heartstrings if I had some needy dog at home waiting forlornly for my return.


41 posted on 06/01/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: patriot08; shibumi

“If they were bigger, they would eat you.” -Shibumi


42 posted on 06/01/2014 9:26:58 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I knew you had to have at least one redeeming quality.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 9:28:44 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: patriot08

Beautiful pics!


44 posted on 06/01/2014 9:33:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Cat Owners Have Higher IQs”

Only because my cat homeschools me.


45 posted on 06/01/2014 9:55:16 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Gay State Conservative

That’s funny. My cats lick my face (yeck!) and bring me back toys I threw for them, or even those I didn’t. You just want a Step ‘N Fetchit pet vs. one that knows it is clearly superior! LOL


46 posted on 06/01/2014 10:05:51 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: G Larry
and lower testosterone levels....

Um. Am quite certain that at least several decorated and kill-credited fighter pilots are cat lovers. Kinda doubt that these gents are low on testosterone! {^)

47 posted on 06/01/2014 10:12:04 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Hugin
Yes. Cats don't bark. Cats neatly bury their crap given the opportunity.

On the other hand, the older I get, the more I like dogs as well.

48 posted on 06/01/2014 10:14:11 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: patriot08

Very nice!


49 posted on 06/01/2014 10:19:49 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: a fool in paradise

Man, those are some cool videos!


50 posted on 06/01/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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