Science Sez: Cats R Awesome cats, news, science Add comments Mar 302017 Not really news to people who actually know cats, but a new study confirms that cats are friendlier than they are often given credit for. Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find Herp McDerp The science is settled! I may have met some of the cats who participated in this study. The researchers used cats borrowed from my local shelter. George Allegrezza Our cat, Fitchburg J. Thayer IV, is really quite affectionate and social. We got him as a kitten and he grew up in the house interacting with people and dogs. Of course, he needs his solo nap time during the day, mostly in our bedroom, but he’s generally out and about in the morning and late evening.