Cats + Women = Social Partners

Our cat Raven working hard to get me to keep petting her.

Discovery News has a really interesting article on a new study about our relationship with cats.

The researchers determined that cats and their owners strongly influenced each other, such that they were each often controlling the other’s behaviors…

They also found that cats┬áinitiate┬áinteractions with their female owners more often than their male owners and women have more “intense relationships” with their cats than do men.

I found it especially intersting that apparently:

Cats also seem to remember kindness and return the favors later. If owners comply with their feline’s wishes to interact, then the cat will often comply with the owner’s wishes at other times.