Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys

Those of us who shares our lives with cats don’t doubt that our cats are fierce hunters, even if they only exercise their natural hunting instinct by pouncing on their toys. The Daily Mail reports that a recent study by the Royal Veterinary College in London, England, showed that domestic cats crouch and hunt exactly like their wild cousins. The researchers followed  100 cats fitted with GPS collars. They found that domestic cats may be more powerful hunters since their increased flexibility makes them better athletes in some ways. For more on the study, and some wonderful photos and video, visit

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we examined the options among the best diets for cats, on Tuesday, we launched our biggest and best Holiday Gift Guide ever, on Wednesday, we introduced you to the Assisi Loop, the device that helped Lil BUB regain her mobility, on Friday, we reviewed a wonderful new memoir, The Story of Fester Cat, and also let you know about the premiere of the movie The Nine Lives of Christmas. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Pawful of Toys from!

Today’s video is a heartwarming rescue story, but with a twist: not only did the mother cat raise the abandoned squirrel as her own, the squirrel adapted so well that he learned how to purr!

Have a great weekend!

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