Are Cats getting Smarter!

Forgive me if I am wrong, but I believe that domesticated cats are getting much smarter than say, 62 years ago when I was a child. For instance, Callie taps me with her paw to get my undivided attention, meows and stares me in the eye before she starts chewing as if she is hungry. She is asking me to feed her. How obvious is that? It cracks me up every time she does it, and her actions are then positively reinforced. She doesn’t want leftovers and asks so sweetly for fresh food on demand. If she wasn’t so damn cute, it would quickly escalate to nightmare status.

At least for now, I have trained her to jump down from the bed at night, where I have placed a dainty glass bowl of fresh kibble on my nightstand. That is a huge improvement. At one time earlier in our relationship, I was a slave to getting up several times at night in order to feed her frozen kibble. I know it sounds like I am a pushover, but Callie sure does know how to lay down the law! I mean charm…

7 thoughts on “Are Cats getting Smarter!

  1. Lara D January 2, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Maybe we are just getting better at noticing their intelligence!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. curioussteph January 2, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    Or we are more trainable, people more than felines, although there is a chance with the cats, if they are hungry enough.

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    • sevenfauesisters January 2, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Callie ultimately gets her way through charm. I use to be a disciplinarian and still am when it involves her safety. Otherwise I am a pushover now!

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      • curioussteph January 2, 2018 / 7:56 pm

        she’s got you where she wants you, and it sounds mutually agreeable (mostly) so, to me, that’s the point!

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