Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cats adore women

The bond between cats and their owners turns out to be far more intense than imagined, especially for cat aficionado women and their affection reciprocating felines, suggests a new study.

Cats attach to humans, and particularly women, as social partners, and it's not just for the sake of obtaining food, according to the new research, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Behavioural Processes.

The study is the first to show in detail that the dynamics underlying cat-human relationships are nearly identical to human-only bonds, with cats sometimes even becoming a furry "child" in nurturing homes.

Cats approach female owners more frequently, and initiate contact more frequently (such as jumping on laps) than they do with male owners," co-author Manuela Wedl of the University of Vienna told Discovery News, adding that "female owners have more intense relationships with their cats than do male owners." Source

2 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

That makes sense to me - women are generally gentler and speak softer then men (generally speaking) ... I'd be the same if I were a cat. I don't like people shouting orders at me.

My bond has always been stronger with (neutered) male cats than females - female cats seem to be more aloof, independent and often more ornery ;-)

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