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The No. 1 Thing People Don't Understand About Their Cats

by Daily Shot 4:24 mins

The No. 1 Thing People Don't Understand About Their Cats

by Daily Shot 4:24 mins

Have you ever wondered if your cat actually likes you? Or if it's secretly trying to kill you? John Bradshaw is an anthrozoologist and author of the book "Cat Sense," and he stopped by the "Daily Shot" studio to help us understand our feline friends just a little better. What's the number-one thing that humans don't understand about their cats? They don't automatically get along with other cats. "They are animals whose main security comes from having a place to live," John explains. So no need to worry that your cat is lonely without another of its kind. Can cats feel emotion? Yes, but only gut feelings like affection, anger, or anxiety. Cats can't feel complex emotions that are exclusive to humans, like embarrassment. "They don't have the ability to think about what they ought to be doing," John says. "They just do stuff. They live in the moment." So are cats smarter than dogs? The answer is no. Dogs are "smarter in the sense of being able to understand us," he explains. "They are the smartest animals as far as reading human body language is concerned." To find out why cats purr and if female cats are meaner than their male counterparts, check out this episode of "Daily Shot."

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