Cats are one of the animals that ignores humans the most.

If at any time you noticed that you were calling your cat and he simply ignored you, believe me you were not crazy. In Japan, a group of researchers conducted experiments with twenty domestic cats. On them, they played recordings of cat owners calling their pets. They also played recordings of three strangers calling the cats, using the same words as the owners.

To score the cats’ reactions, the researchers recorded how often the cats moved their heads, tails, paws or ears, or whether they meowed or had dilated pupils.

Although the cats showed a significantly greater response to their owners calling their names than to strangers doing the same, they didn’t bother to get up in either case.

The authors believe that the cats’ dismissive attitudes are a product of their evolutionary history over the past 9,000 years. Historically speaking, cats, unlike dogs, have not been domesticated to obey commands from humans. Thus, the authors also conclude that “the aspect of cat behavior that causes their owners to become attached to them remains to be determined.”

Although cats do not actively respond to the voice of their owners, they are capable of creating a close relationship with the person who cares for them. Kittens show their love with simple gestures such as purring or sitting close to their owner.

Kittens have some peculiarities, such as taking home one of their prey as a gift or climbing up to share their personal space with other family members, but without allowing them to touch it.

It’s true, cats don’t know their names, and sometimes they seem to live in their own world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love you.

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