A new study by Denise Guastello, an associate professor of psychology at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, looked at the personality differences between cat and dog people. The researchers surveyed 600 college students, asking whether they would identify themselves as dog lovers or cat lovers, and what qualities they found most attractive in their pets. People who said they were dog lovers in the study tended to be more lively — meaning they were more energetic and outgoing — and also tended to follow rules closely. Cat lovers, on the other hand, were more introverted, more open-minded and more sensitive than dog lovers. Cat people also tended to be non-conformists, preferring to be expedient rather than follow the rules. Click here to read the full story on LiveScience.
If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we shared some stories about soldiers who found feline companionship in war zones, on Tuesday, Allegra and Ruby reviewed Katris, a new modular cat furniture system, on Wednesday, we told you how to recognize signs of stress in your cats, on Thursday, we featured a new Yucca supplement that can help cats with arthritis, and on Friday, we announced that The World According to Bob, the sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, is now available in the US.
Today’s video cracked me up. Nothing much really happens, but how can you not smile, watching all these cats sleep in boxes!
Have a great weekend!
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