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 Post subject: Cats, explained
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:28 pm 
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Supposedly.

Anyone who is wondering what his cat is thinking has already made a seriously questionable assumption.

Still, this intrigued me:

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To this day the population of domestic cats is maintained in a semiferal state by the practice of neutering. About the only males available for domestic female cats to breed with are the wildest and least people-friendly tomcats who have escaped into the feral cat population. Some 85 percent of all cat matings, Dr. Bradshaw writes, are arranged by cats themselves, meaning with feral cats.


Another bit of evidence in favor of arranged marriages. On the other hand, cats don't get hip displasia.


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 Post subject: Re: Cats, explained
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:55 pm 
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I heard an interview with him about a month ago on NPR. Didn't like his thesis then, still don't. .

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 Post subject: Re: Cats, explained
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:24 pm 
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Someone else took notice.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/01/15/research-claims-your-cat-thinks-youre-just-another-big-cat/


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 Post subject: Re: Cats, explained
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The comment thread is pretty funny.

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 Post subject: Re: Cats, explained
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The comments on most stories are usually better than the story.


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 Post subject: Re: Cats, explained
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I enjoyed the comments too. I imagine that one day I too will become one of those commenters. Not sure why this thread is in this forum other than cats tend to go wherever they can squeeze in.

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 Post subject: Re: Cats, explained
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm 
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I feed a feral cat, and I'm accepted on the cat's terms. The cat will rub against my ankles, but if I try to pet it, I get clawed. Don't know if it's a male or female, as I'm not interested in a cat fight. I do wonder how many other houses it panhandles at, as it appears to be well fed.


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