Bad news for all you cat lovers: That feline you are obsessed with is a total jerk. Sure, cats are cute, soft, lovable, but in actuality, they kinda suck. When you’re over that adorable little ball of fuzz, maybe you’ll be ready to come to terms with the fact that, even thought you adore your cat, it is a total jerk :)
- Your cat hears you, but she won’t do what you tell her to
Your cat definitely hears you calling her name, and can even recognize your voice against a stranger’s, but the truth of the matter is she doesn’t care what you want!
- Some cats actually hate the only thing they’re good for: Cuddling
When researching whether cats live better in homes with other cats or in solitary living situations, Daniel Mills, professor of veterinary behavioral medicine at England’s University of Lincoln, discovered that petting may stress out some felines. Mills concluded that cats who live in a home with other cats are less stressed because it’s easier for them to avoid being petted by owner, and instead, allow the other cats in the household to take on that burden. Just face it, if Fluffy avoids physical affection, it’s not her, it’s you.
- Just because a cat rubs against you doesn’t mean it likes you
It’s nice to feel good about yourself when a jerk cat is finally comfortable enough to brush up against you, but all he’s really saying is that he now owns you — at least in his mind. He isn’t making physical contact because he’s trying to say he loves you, but because he is trying to make you his property by putting his scent on you. Cats have an extraordinary sense of smell and they know that each cat has his or her own scent. When a cat rubs against you, it’s informing other cats that you are its territory.
- Your antisocial cat may not even be the smartest pet in your house
Dogs may be more intelligent than cats because they know how to make friends. A University of Oxford study found that, because dogs are more social animals, they have developed larger brains in order to adapt to the demands of a socializing culture. Cats, on the other hand, thrive in more solitary cultures, and thus, have brains that have not developed as rapidly over time.
- One of your cat’s favourite ways to “kiss” is through a distant gaze you probably don’t even know she’s giving
So, this is kind of creepy: Your cat sends you a welcoming greeting by slowly staring and blinking at you. This slow cat blink, or “kitty kiss,” is used by cats to inform whomever it’s looking at that they actually like them. Beware though, if your cat looks at you with a long, deep, unblinking stare, it may indicates that the cat is guarding his territory and does not find you welcome at all.
- Your love for cats could make you the butt of society’s jokes
If you are a female and you own more than two cats, you may start fearing that people will see you as a “cat lady,” a type of person made famous by “The Simpsons,” “Saturday Night Live” and real-life stories around the world.
- If you die alone with your cat, it won’t hesitate to eat you
In 1992, at an American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference in New Orleans, a forensic pathologist told a haunting story: He explained that when people who live alone with their pets die unexpectedly, their bodies are sometimes left in the house for several days. Without their owners around to fill their bowls, the pets often go unfed. In cases where these people owned dogs, their pets would usually go several days without resorting to eating the owner’s body. However, a cat would only wait a day or two. The phenomenon is called “postmortem predation.”
- Cats don’t give a damn about sugar and spice and all that’s nice
Unlike every other mammal examined to date, cats are the only ones who do not have the required number of taste receptors to taste sweetness.
- Your cat cleans herself because she thinks you stink
While licking themselves does provide a calming effect for the cat, the more important point to remember is that after being handled, cats lick themselves to smooth their fur and get rid of the “human” smell.
But in the end, let’s admit that there’s nothing quite like a cute, fluffy kitten :)
Source: The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/