Paranoid that your cat is trying to kill you whenever ‘it’ (yes, it) intensely eyes you up? Well, experts have confirmed that, yes, that creature you call a pet indeed wants nothing but to see you dead.
A study conducted by the University of Edinburgh and Bronx Zoo has shed some light on the often suspected dark side of man’s not-so best-friend.
After carrying out a personality test on more than 100 cats, the joint research team came to the conclusion that domestic cats shared many of the same traits as their larger relatives (e.g. snow leopard, wildcat, lion and Tiger), specifically their impulsiveness, neurotic behaviour and need for dominance.
In interview with 9NEWS, psychologist Dr Max Wachtel stated:
“They’re cute and furry and cuddly, but we need to remember that when we have cats as pets we are inviting little predators into our house. For a lot of people, it’s worth it. Cats can be sweet companions, until they turn on you.”
Apparently, it’s only the small size of the domestic cat that protects us from them ripping our throats out and playing with it, you know, like pet tigers do to their owners. Needless to say, I’ll be keeping a closer eye on Mini from now on.
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