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Pet Rescue and Adoption in North Texas
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Save the toes!!
When a cat scratches, she releases a unique scent from her paws to mark her territory. Save your furniture and give your cat a designated area where scratching is ok. #catscratcher   #catscratching   #cats  

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The polls are closed for our elected officials, but there's still time to vote for your favorite pet! So what's it going to be, are you a dog person, a cat person, or do you like both equally?
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Love them both!

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So true, you can't help but laugh and feel sorry for the baby at the same time!

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We're recruiting for new pet foster homes! Visit our website for more info.

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Santa will be at Petco from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for pictures with the pets as well! #catadoption   #petpicswithsanta  

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Our name change is now official! Our new name is Lone Star Kitties and Kanines. We also have a new website in progress at www.texasadopts.org so check it out!

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Pets truly enhance our lives!
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Studying the bond between Cats and their Humans

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It took 120 hours of observing 40 cat-human pairs for scientists to conclude that the bond between the two can be similar to other human relationships. And, yes, I know that most of you who have cats—or know someone who has a cat—will not find that surprising, so let’s delve into the details. It turns out that this study isn’t as simple as it appears.

The scientists (whose study appears in the journal Behavioural Processes) sent a team of researchers repeatedly into the homes of cat-human pairs in Vienna, Austria. The team would visit for about 45 minutes around the cat’s feeding time, with one person interacting with the cat and human and the other wielding a video camera. They evaluated the personalities of both the human (with a personality test) and the cat, through both observations (e.g., did the cat accompany the human to the door?) and a series of tests that included the cat’s reaction to being picked up. The video of the cat’s behavior and interactions with the humans in the room was later coded and the researchers analyzed it all with a computer program that looked for patterns in the behaviors of the cats and the humans.

The scientists found some correlations between human personality and the behaviors of the cats—such as that cats with humans classified as “extroverted” or “conscientious” exhibited more complex patters of behaviors—and concluded that “it seems that an important area of negotiation between the owner and the cat is mutual attention and friendly tactile interactions” and that the patterns in the relationships between the cats and humans resemble other long-term and complex relationships, “such as those between humans.”


Article Link: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2011/02/studying-the-bond-between-a-cat-and-its-human/

Pic courtesy: reallycutecats.com

#science   #scienceeveryday   #caturday   #cats   #biology  
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