Recent "Study" Claims Cats are More Independent Than Dogs
A study by animal behavior specialists at the University of Lincoln in the UK purportedly shows that while dogs perceive their owners as a safe base, the
relationship between people and cats follows different patterns.
Anyone who really knows their cats would find this study clearly flawed because the study focused on measuring cat behavior based on dog behavior. Ahem. They are a different species. Why would cats act like dogs? And since they don't, why are they judged by it?
To others, who think cats ARE independent, this study would seem to be a waste of time and money. Why "prove" something that everyone already knows?
Well, that's not quite how it works. To explain, here is a very interesting blog post on the subject:
Written by my friend and well known pet author Darlene Arden, cats may be independent hunters, but they make relationship connections with their humans just as deeply as dogs do. You just have to stop thinking of them as less-than-dog.
Never underestimate the depth of love from your cat. You would miss out on a very fulfilling relationship.
Here is the original article: