The language of love for your cat passes through the touch of caresses and cuddles (Fido, on the other hand, is given treats or bone) and we have become jealous of our cats with whom we spend more time than we used to. In bed under the duvet with the cat, moreover, it seems to be a more coveted desire than being with your partner. There is a feeling between cat and human and studies are multiplying to investigate what the feline of the house goes through the mind in the moments of the day lived with us. No longer just Fido, cats are also increasingly under the magnifying glass of behavioral research (ditto their owners) and the discoveries are surprising. Caresses are the most chosen gesture for more than 83% of cat owners who reciprocate the effect by following their 'humans' during the day (reaction of 65% of house cats), snuggling up on their bed (58%), bringing their snout close to the owner's face as if to kiss them (48%) and playing with them (47%). If a bone or a succulent 'treat' is enough for Fido, wants to stay in the ember and receive consecutive caresses and when he wants to treat himself he takes an average of 9 minutes of supplication to get what he wants. The human-cat relationship was observed in a recent survey conducted by OnePoll, a market research agency based in the United States and London.
But what are the most appreciated caresses by Pussycat?
But what are the most appreciated caresses by Pussycat? "Simple level: the tail and the bottom, very sensitive areas for the cat," explains Andrea Mancino, biomedical engineer at the Supercat Show 2023 in Rome, author of 'How to be tamed by your cat', published a few days ago by De Agostini Libri. - Intermediate level: the chin, full of glands, caress them in that point where they do not reach easily, it will put them at ease and if they let you do it they will show you confidence. Difficult level: if the cat shows you its belly while you cuddle it and lets it caress you, then you are a DOC cat and their reference human". Mancino studies the behavior of pets, including his two cats, and, as an engineer, observes the relationship with them, inviting those who are thinking of welcoming a cat into their home to accept that they can become "the companion human that your cat deserves."
Anyone who has a cat wants to sleep in it
In Italy alone, there are at least 10 million cats living in our homes, say the associations and Legambiente confirms (but there is a lack of reliable data and there is no mandatory feline registry). Beloved, among the most Instagrammed and leading TikTok trends (with 65 million total views to date), cats are at the center of our attention, so much so that a second survey, this time conducted in London by the charity Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a renowned and iconic London center for the reception and reintegration of stray or abandoned cats into new families, It shows that the millions of cat owners prefer their company to that of their partner, at least that's what 49% of the 1,000 British adults surveyed think. The study, which has been reported in British newspapers and tabloids in recent days, also says that 53% of cat owners love to spend most of their time with it and 31% say they would prefer to share the duvet with their feline rather than with their partner. Then there is also a 23% who also tell the cat their confidences that they would not tell anyone else. The human-cat relationship is constantly evolving, and the era when it was said that cats love the house that feeds them and do not really get attached is increasingly distant.
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