Anthrozoologist John Bradshaw insists that cats really aren't terribly domesticated and think that humans are the same species as them, but oddly "non-hostile. It's true that I struggle with the running-up-and-down-drainpipes thing. I'm also not very adept at catching mice, without considerable chemical help. On the other hand, I'm good at eating cheese and I can drink milk very quietly. Perhaps that's why my friend Ed's cat Bob thinks I'm also a cat. Bob hasn't told me himself, but a British anthrozoologist named John Bradshaw has. In a book called Cat Sense , which the New York Times kindly reviewed last week , Bradshaw insists that despite being happy lying over your warm laptop keyboard and starring in any number of YouTube videos, cats are essentially still wild.
Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.
All rights reserved. Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9, years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines. Today more than 80 million cats reside in U. Watch a video about the secret lives of cats. Yet there's still a lot we don't know about our feline friends—including what they think of their owners. John Bradshaw is a cat-behavior expert at the University of Bristol and the author of the new book Cat Sense. After observing pet cats for several years, he's come to an intriguing conclusion: They don't really understand us the way dogs do. For the first 20 years of my career I studied olfactory [smell] behavior in invertebrates. I've always been fascinated by this other world that animals live in—primarily of odor, which is dogs' primary sense. So in the early s I started working on dog behavior.
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