Cats

Are Cats Really Jerks?

People love to call cats jerks (or worse). Sure, they knock over your stuff, jump on you while you’re asleep and “fluff” your skin until it’s gored, but are they really any worse than any other species? Last week we talked about how cats really prefer to be around people and may even choose companionship over getting food or cat toys, so they can’t be all that bad, right?

Cats Like Us More Than Food

It’s hard to believe it (especially if you’ve got a cat who loves to push your glasses off the table and otherwise make your life miserable), but scientists are saying that cats prefer human company to eating. By studying 50 cats, they noticed that the cats preferred snuggling with humans than being given food. The cats also preferred spending time with humans to playing with toys, making us more fun to cats, too.

Blue Collar Cats Help with Rodent Issues

Have you ever had a friend tell you, “I wish I could borrow your cat!” after you talk about what a great mouser Mr. Whiskers is? Now businesses in Washington, DC can do just that while they gain not only a furry ambassador, but a complete pest control worker. The cats aren’t the cuddly type, so they can’t get homes otherwise, making the program a literal life-saver for them.

Cat Cannibalism, Cat Hoarders and Cat Adoption

If you love cats as much as I do, this news will break your heart. In North Port, Florida, a man named Andrew Gerberich neglected his cats so badly that they resorted to cannibalism after they were not fed. He had a total of 26 cats on his property as well as 9 dead cats, some of which had been eaten by the others in an attempt to survive. Gerberich is being held on a bond for $915,000 for aggravated animal cruelty.

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