What if I told you that some people do not like cats?
Cats have a reputation of being antisocial, mischievous, and lazy. And while I am not here to deny some cats are lazy bums, a new study published in the journal Behavioural Processes proves that they actually love their humans, a lot.
The study, done by researchers from Oregon State University, took 50 shelter and house cats and deprived them of human interaction as well as food and toys for a few hours. When all of these things were reintroduced most cats preferred “social interaction with humans” than their other options.
The takeaway? Your kitty loves interacting with you more than they love food and toys. You should consider that a BIG compliment and reward them with a snuggle fest.