Ever wondered if your cat loves you, or is just sucking up to you for food and treats?
If you’re a woman, wonder no more. A new study proves the bond between cats and the crazy cat ladies who love them.
In the study, scientists observed the interactions between 41 cats and their human families during four periods. Researchers not only noted behavior, but also assessed their personalities and their influence over each another.
It’s hardly a surprise that cats were found to have real attachments to their owners. And cats keep a tally of kindesses and purrceived offenses. They were more likely to respond to human needs if the humans had previously responded to theirs.
Although Cat Guys were found to get along well with their cats, scientists documented more interactions between women and cats, finding that cats were more likely to initiate contact with women. Manuela Wedl of the University of Vienna said that women’s relationships with their cats were also “more intense.”
And here’s the proof (warning — brief instance of adult language):
More at MSNBC.com.