If you fall squarely in the center of the Venn Diagram of “loves books” and “loves cats,” you’ve come to the right place. There’s something about the connection of cats and books that runs a thread through history and continues to be seen through contemporary times. Perhaps it’s that cats are solitary creatures or that they’re likely to find themselves curled up in a wide array of spaces for their own leisure. Or maybe it’s that the sweet purr of a cat in
New research points to an important distinction between cats and dogs when it comes to reading certain social cues. It found that cats, unlike dogs, won’t necessarily avoid people who have wronged their owners.
In 2015, a group of researchers in Japan published a study looking at how dogs would respond to people who had recently treated their owners poorly. They had the dogs see a situation in which a third party would either help the owner move junk after being asked to or turn their back on them. As a control,