Can domestic cats try and deceive each other?

Can and do domestic cats deceive each other?

Before answering the question, we have to define the word ‘deceive’. Definition: to deliberately cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, especially for personal gain. I have never seen any cat behaviourists try to work out if domestic cats try to deceive each other. The activity of deception as carried out by …

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Neighbour’s cat consoles sad boy sitting on the sidewalk

Neighbour's cat consoles boy sitting on the sidewalk in Boise, Idaho, USA

VIDEO – COMMMENT: The boy that you see sitting on the sidewalk in this video is Liam from Boise, Idaho, USA. We are told that he was feeling down after his tee ball league season had ended. His mother, Krystal Woessner, noticed him having a difficult day. Liam went to the sidewalk outside his …

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Do domestic cats prefer women?

Woman holding cat

This is a difficult question to answer without being sexist! Perhaps the answer depends upon who is doing the writing; either male or female. It’s very hard to be totally objective but a quick skim of the Internet tells me that domestic cats in general prefer women to men. And researchers also state that …

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Egypt: young street cat wants to make friends with a nurse on his tea break

Egypt - young Egyptian street cat goes up to nurse on break and makes instant friends

NEWS AND VIEWS (COMMENT): A trainee male nurse working at an Egyptian hospital was taking a much needed break outside the hospital after a 12-hour continuous shift which he had been subjected to for the last 20 days. The pandemic has put a lot of pressure on medics. The guy’s name is Ahmed Flaty. …

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Dog puts arm around the cat he loves (video)

Dog loves cat and it is reciprocated

I have boldly used the words ‘love’ and ‘arm’ in the context of a close friendship between cat and dog. I think it is appropriate to use the emotion of love (meaning strong affection) although the area of cat and dog emotions is work in progress. This video is so cute and tender. The …

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