A Japanese cat may be the world’s first real copycat. Ebisu was able to imitate the actions of her human under controlled scientific conditions. Claudia Fugazza, an ethologist at Eötvös Loránd University, who had been studying dog cognition for nearly 10 years using “Do as I Do” training, discovered this talented feline by accident. As part of the study, she was working with a Japanese dog trainer who told her that she had trained her cat with the same method. For more about Ebisu and to see him in action, visit sciencemag.com.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I reflected on the importance of being the light in the world, on Monday, I told you about virtual pet loss support groups, on Tuesday, we reviewed the new wand toys from RompiCatz, on Wednesday, we shared the UK premiere date for the new movie A Christmas Gift from Bob, and on Friday, we reviewed Abys Among Us and Other Stories for the Feline Inclinced. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win an Assisi Loop Lounge!
Today’s video of two sleepy kittens is sure to bring a smile – enjoy!
Photo via Sciencemag.com