Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another obvious moment in animal science

The first animal domesticated by early man was the dog. Down the millennia, man has domesticated several other species.

Only one other species of animal has ever successfully domesticated another: Somewhere, thousands of years ago, cats domesticated humans.

Now science weighs in with entirely unnecessary proof. The link will take you to a July 13 article on The headline? "Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds."

Somebody apparently spent money to determine that cat fanciers are entirely in the thrall of their so-called 'pets', responding automatically to meows or purrs that compel gullible humans to fulfill various feline needs. My only consolation, reading the article, is that the study apparently comes from the University of Sussex, making it unlikely that American tax dollars were wasted in arriving at this head-slappingly obvious conclusion.

(No, the Curmudgeon family has no cats. We're "free range" humans.)


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

any cat person could have told them that! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Clara said...

Hey, I'm happily owned by two beautiful cats. They reward me nicely when I obey with purrs and snuggles.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Cats rule over humans...that's a fact.

landgirl said...

That is nonsense. A hungry cat says, "Feed me or else..." every cat owner knows that. I could have saved those researchers a lot of money.