Cats Might Be Smarter Than You Think

Cats Might Be Smarter Than You Think


MY KIDS WILL LOVE IT. ARE YOU KIDDING? I LOVE IT. CATS ARE KNOWN TO BE INDEPENDENT, NOW A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT THESE SMART FELINES CHOOSE TO IGNORE THEIR OWNERS. RESEARCHERS IN JAPAN EXPERIMENTED TO SEE HOW CATS WOULD REACT TO RECORDINGS OF CATS’ OWNERS AND STRANGERS SAYING WORDS SIMILAR TO THE CAT’S NAME AND THEN FINALLY THE CAT’S ACTUAL NAME. TURNS OUT MOST OF THE CATS REACTED WHEN THEIR NAMES WERE SAID, MOVING THEIR HEADS OR PERKING UP THEIR EARS. THIS IS LEADING RESEARCHERS TO BELIEVE THAT CATS ARE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH THEIR NAME FROM OTHER RANDOM SOUNDS SO THE NEXT TIME YOUR CAT IGNORES YOU, IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE ON PURPOSE. THEY KNOW YOU’RE CALLING THEM, THEY JUST DON’T WANT TO COME. THIS BACKS UP A THEORY, CATS HAVE ATTITUDE, RIGHT? CAT LOVERS WON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT. THAT’S NOT A BAD THING AT ALL. WHEN IT COMES TO PETS, IF I

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  1. Cats are absolutely smarter than you'd think. I once lost an indoor cat miles away from my apartment complex, in the state of Utah, and he returned without any assistance, across highways, and through commercial zones. There must have been a really strong odor at the complex (haha), or the wind must generally travel toward the area where the cat had been lost!

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