According to an expert, your cat just thinks you’re a big, clumsy cat

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Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Without the tail and flexibility.

Cats are mysterious animals, and as much as we’d like to, we really don’t know much about them.

But cat behaviour expert and author, John Bradshaw, might be able to answer your burning questions about your most aloof houseguest.

His book, Cat Sense, is essentially a how-to guide on getting cats to like you.  

One thing it covers is what your cat actually thinks of you, and it turns out to them, you’re just a bigger, weirder cat.

Behaviour like grooming and kneading are natural ways cats interact with each other. The fact that they’re also digging their claws tenderly into human flesh suggests they don’t see much of a difference between us and them.

Your cat probably thinks you’re clumsy, though, having seen you trip over it a million times – something graceful, faultless felines would never do.

But don’t worry, Bradshaw told National Geographic that cats probably find our clumsiness more endearing than dumb. After all, no dignified cat would rub up on a creature it found inferior to itself.


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