Cat Cognition

But…does my cat love me??

They say the world is divided into two sorts of people, the cat lovers and the dog lovers, never the two shall meet. Cat owners swear by their pets – apparently the most watched content on the internet is that of cats, while others render cats unloving, unreachable, aloof, sometimes even combative. But what is really behind the behavior of a cat? Why do cats do the things they do? Do they really love their owners, or are the owners the real pets? Dr. Mikel Delgado has the dream job as a cat behaviorist, studying animal behavior. In this podcast, she explains what she does, and also digs deeper into the peculiarity that are cats.


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