Nov 292013
 

Another experiment has shown that cats recognize their “owners” voice, but choose to ignore it:

Cats recognise their owner’s voice when called, but have not evolved to care, study finds

While humans actively domesticated dogs and taught them to reply to commands, cats likely moved in with humans in search of rodents. Unlike dogs, cats “domesticated themselves”, the authors say.

Heh.

 Posted by at 10:50 am
  • Chris Jones

    I don’t find this to be news; it’s pretty much what I’ve always believed. On the other hand, cats expect their owners to respond to THEIR voices.