Dec 02 2013

Proven by Science: Cats Don’t Care

kitty_cat_dont_care_print-ree1c43f8f3284d57bf139ab10f41d04b_wvk_8byvr_512Don’t you love it when science proves something you’ve already known for your whole life? Somehow you always feel vindicated. Well, it’s happened again. In a study by University of Tokyo researchers Atsuko Saito and Kazutaka Shinozuka it was determined that cats just don’t care about you, your children, or that your house is on fire.

The cats were tested by playing recordings of their owners call to the cat along with strangers call to the same cat. Then the cat’s reactions were observed and judged. The cat would usually react in some way each time it heard its name called, and it would react more to hearing its owner call its name, but that’s it. none of the cats in the study made any attempt to move toward the call to go find their owner. No matter how desperate the call may have been.

This indicated to the researchers that cat just don’t care. They know their name, they know their owners voice. They didn’t know the test was a trap. They were just apathetic about the whole thing.

I want to see your thoughts in the comments on exactly how many f*cks are given by your average house cat.

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