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.
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.
You often hear horror stories about cats dragging in mice, birds, squirrels and even snakes into their owners' homes. Some scientists say they are left as gifts, while others think that cats want to feed their owners who appear to be incapable of hunting for themselves! When your cat sneezes a snake out, however, that may be additional cause for concern.
Cats are some of the easiest pets to own (or should we say that they own us?). Sure, they can destroy things once in a while and randomly puke in your slippers for no reason, but for the most part they enjoy sleeping, eating and purring on your head.