How Does Your Cat Know You?

Understanding how your cat knows you is a value all its own When your beloved cat is poised on his or her favorite furniture and gazing upon you, how does he or she really see you? How does your cat really know it’s you? When humans see their pets through their adoring eyes, we see their hair color, body size, and other unique features that separate them from the rest. Are these the same characteristics that appeal to our feline friends and family? It might be interesting to know cats use a different set of senses than we humans and they may know you better than you know yourself. As you experience life with a cat, it’s easy to see that they know you, but how do they do it? Animal behavior experts report that cats learn to recognize their human-housemate’s habits. The clever creatures understand who has the treats in their pockets, the human actions that lead to their feedings and who scratches their favorite body parts. Their keen sense can go as far as what sounds to make to elicit desired responses from their favorite humans. That subtle purr that sooths you when you’re petting them tenderly or [...]