September 6th, 2015 09:40 EST
Study: Your Cat Doesn't Love You!
"Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves, and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a study has shown. Although absent owners might worry that their pet is pining, in fact, cats show no sign of separation anxiety.
Researchers at the University of Lincoln have concluded that cats, unlike dogs, do not need humans to feel protected.
Before cat lovers start despairing about their aloof pets, however, animal behaviorists said they should take the finding as a compliment. If cats stay, it means they really want to be there."
This study isn`t going to make me fall into a deep depression, and turn in my cats to the animal shelter. Cat lovers already know that our furry friends don`t need us to feel protected or loved. Cats need only two things from their human servants: Food and water!
Cats are fiercely independent creatures, and we consider ourselves blessed beyond words if they allow us to occasionally rub their bellies or kiss their adorable faces.
I have no fear that my cats will run away, I spoil them to death and they know a good thing when they see it.
My 25-pound cat Tico takes a nap with me every day, snuggling under my chin, that may not be a manifestation of love, but it`s enough to keep me going.
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