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Research Claims Your Cat Thinks Youíre Just Another (Big!) Cat
PhilyCBSLocal ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Chelsea Karnash

Posted on 01/16/2014 6:04:02 AM PST by shove_it

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According to Dr. John Bradshaw, who’s studied felines for over 30 years and wrote the tome Cat Sense, cats were never bred for companionship. In fact, they tend to think of humans as big, lazy, overgrown fellow cats, which might explain some of that cool, disinterested behavior towards us.

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Bradshaw also tells CNET that “cats now face possibly more hostility than at any time during the last two centuries,” alleging that breeders who try to domesticate them are doing more damage than good to the natural predators.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


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I've been trying for years to teach my cat to be a dog with little success.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 6:04:02 AM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Fair enough. I think my cat is just another little person.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 6:05:52 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: shove_it

how much tax money was spent on this?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 6:06:43 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: shove_it

Bradshaw also discovered that cats who were shamed as kittens live unhappy adult lives.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 6:08:44 AM PST by GSWarrior
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“cats now face possibly more hostility than at any time during the last two centuries,”

Boo hoo hoo! I'm glad to hear it. Cats suck.

5 posted on 01/16/2014 6:08:58 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: shove_it

6 posted on 01/16/2014 6:10:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: shove_it
big, lazy, overgrown fellow cat

I resemble that remark...

7 posted on 01/16/2014 6:10:26 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics - Richard Feynman)
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To: Junk Silver

“Fair enough. I think my cat is just another little person.”

Post of the day.

(At least in the cat-lover category.)


8 posted on 01/16/2014 6:11:11 AM PST by moovova
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To: JoeProBono

OMG!!!


9 posted on 01/16/2014 6:11:25 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: Constitution Day

You never met my first cat, Peaches. She could charm the most confirmed cat hater.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:14 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: shove_it

We had a male cat who definitely acted like he thought he was one of us.

Just the way he would look at us in our eyes.

I recall getting ready for dinner and he jumps in one of our seats and sits there looking at us like ‘Please pass the...”


11 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:28 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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Research Claims Your Cat Thinks

The study went off the rails right there.

Still, my cats are brighter than most people in DC.

12 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:54 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

Yup. I wonder what kind of Dr. this Dr. is?


13 posted on 01/16/2014 6:16:07 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: GSWarrior
I am very surprised at his depth of knowledge. And all along I thought he was just another dumb jock/sportcaster!


14 posted on 01/16/2014 6:17:44 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: shove_it; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Were this true, my big black-n-white would be mauling every person who came down the walk.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 6:18:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: shove_it; Slings and Arrows

Kittaa ping


16 posted on 01/16/2014 6:21:22 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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Ours has been known to do the same. Sit at an empty chair at the table, with his little face just over the edge of the table, watching everything, like he’s part of the action.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 6:24:24 AM PST by NEMDF
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18 posted on 01/16/2014 6:25:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: shove_it

I’m very happy to say our cat is not the stereotypical standoffish lazy “cat” type at all. She’s more well behaved than most dogs (or humans) I’ve known. Even knows how to beg for treats by raising a paw.

Earns her keep, too. She’s killed about a dozen rats left on our doorstep.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 6:32:28 AM PST by Southern Magnolia
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RE :”Ours has been known to do the same. Sit at an empty chair at the table, with his little face just over the edge of the table, watching everything, like he’s part of the action.”

We had a female cat at the same time who acted nothing like that. This was the male cat doing it and he had his claws and loved to go out and hunt too.

You want to see if you can capture it in photographs for history because back then I found seeing our cat present himself and look like he would actually talk to us as ahuman would, like he was a real part of the family, was unique.

Our female cat and dog couldn't do it.

20 posted on 01/16/2014 6:34:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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