People think dogs are smarter than cats. This may be true. But cats DO recognize their names and could probably do tricks too…they just choose not to.
I am a cat owner of a wonderful tabby named Apollo. Had him for over 8 years now. He has traveled with me through 5 homes. And he greets me like a dog when I come home from work. He talks, recognizes when I need a little comforting, and yes he knows his name when I call him.
A new study has found that cats recognize their names and probably other words too. They understand more than we give them credit for. They just choose to ignore us. Not a big surprise. Dogs tend to obey commands more often. But cats just choose not to. You can read the Scientific American article HERE.
I will tell you this…if you are not a cat lover…a cat can make you one if it wants to. Apollo has been by my side for a while and sometimes a little cuddling is just what the doctor ordered. Adopt one from your local shelter today. You will thank me later.
~ Tim Thomas