Science: Cats think you're just a big, stupid cat

In a book called Cat Sense, which the New York Times kindly reviewed last week, Bradshaw insists that despite being happy lying over your warm laptop keyboard and starring in any number of YouTube videos, cats are essentially still wild.

He’s been studying cats for 30 years and he insists that because they were never bred to play some specific role in the domestic life of humans, they didn’t go through some radical evolutionary change. …

Here’s the important part, though: Cats think you’re just a a slightly big, dumb non-hostile cat. Quite specifically, he says that they treat humans as if they were their Mama Cat.