We have always suspected it, but now researchers are saying there’s a genuine possibility that your cute furry friend wants to have you clipped.
A study conducted by the University of Edinburgh and Bronx Zoo confirmed that there is a dark side to our feline ‘friends’. The research, conducted on over 100 cats, found that domestic cats have many of the same traits as their larger relatives, such as the snow leopard and African lion.
Psychologist Dr. Max Wachtel told 9NEWS.
“They’re cute and furry and cuddly, but we need to remember when we have cats as pets, we are inviting little predators into our house. For a lot of people, it is worth it. Cats can be fantastic, sweet companions. Until they turn on you.”
Each cat has three dominant personality types, with the domestic cat showing traits of neuroticism, dominance and impulsiveness. The study says that their neuroticism had “the highest loadings on anxious, insecure, and tense, suspicious, and fearful of people.”
The evidence is out there.
Take this seemingly innocent cat. It has evolved and can now disappear into thin air. Terrifying.
The solution. If you suspect your cat is plotting your demise, be sure to hypnotise them.
Not everyone thinks cats are out to get us. Some
deluded other researcher, Marieke Gartner, said:
“Cats have different personalities, and they ended up living with us because it was a mutually beneficial situation. Some cats are more independent, some are quite loving. It just depends on the individual. Cats don’t want to bump you off, but people often don’t know how to treat them and then are surprised by their behaviour.”
If your cat is reading this over your shoulder, good luck, you’re going to need it.