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From Feral to Friendly: The Cat’s Tale

scotwildcatWe Americans love cats. There were an estimated 95.6 million cats owned in the U.S.A. in 2012, according to The Humane Society.1 Pictures and videos of cats flood the Internet. A certain meme even claims that the Internet is made of cats. But these domesticated cats with which we live have not always been as they are now. Their domestication is a long, mysterious tail tale. Continue reading From Feral to Friendly: The Cat’s Tale

Cats vs. Dogs: Which is the Smarter Species?

One way to start a playful debate among your acquaintances is to ask a provocative question like, “Don’t you think that dogs are in every way smarter than cats?” or “Wouldn’t you agree that cats are vastly more intelligent and more dignified than dogs?”

Be careful. Some people have strong feelings about this topic. With people you don’t know very well, it may be just as unsafe and volatile to discuss this topic as it is to discuss politics or religion. But, as any rational mind knows, opinion cannot change fact. So, in such an important debate, we ought to yield to the findings of individuals more experienced and more learned than we are. Let’s look at what the scientific community has to contribute to this debate. Continue reading Cats vs. Dogs: Which is the Smarter Species?