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Old 12-21-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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Well, now. It seems the researches think we all have a need to be in a neglectful relationship.

The study is very flawed. If Bobbles and I went into that room, she would hide from everyone, including me!

Bobbles needs affection. She TAKES it from us on her own terms and time. She won't seek attention from just anyone.

Visitors don't even believe we have a cat! I only have a litter box to show for it!
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Whispering pines, cutler bay FL.
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Agree with others that that study is flawed because it is like comparing apples to oranges. I have two cats and one dog and each has their personality where one cat will come up to me on the couch and takes her little paw to the side of my face "asking, well demanding" that I pet her and spending affectionate time with her.

The other cat comes up to me and lays her head in my lap and wants to always sleep by me. If I were to take my two cats anywhere that they are not familiar with they would be very skittish let alone be trusting of a stranger. When visitors come to our house they tend to hide and slowly come out.

Dogs have a pack mentality where cats have a pride mentality so how they deal with thier owners is quite different.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Did you notice that the stranger immediately reached out for the cat even though they were both instructed to ignore the cat? Another flaw.
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