Here’s one to make you shake your head. A scientist, who is a cat owner, has done a study showing that cats manipulate their owners. She isolated the various frequencies of purrs and it turns out that humans can tell the difference between an insistent, get-out-of-bed-now purr and an I’m-happy-and-in-charge purr. Who knew!
If you want a little more info, go to Scientific American. I really think this study says more about the scientist than about cats. And speaking of cats, I’m really missing our little black Halloween cat, Edie. (The one in the photo who would not turn around for the camera–no matter what.) It just isn’t the same without her craziness and her pokey little legs. And her scarred ears. And her howling from the closet playing hide and seek. Mingi misses her too. He doesn’t have anyone to share his grumpiness and superiority. His human has been too busy sewing and crafting to pay him adequate attention and he’s plotting his revenge.