Let’s face it, even the most devoted cat person will tell you – sometimes cats are just plain mean. Sure, they’ll cuddle, but only on their terms, and god help you if you try to cuddle them when they just aren’t feeling it. You could lose an eyeball!
However, cat lovers have always consoled themselves by knowing that while their felines might be temperamental, they would never actually do them harm… on purpose. Sadly, there’s new research that indicates we might have been totally off base about cats.
Ever look at your cat and get the sense that well… he might be trying to kill you? A new study from researchers at the University of Edinburgh proves that you might not be that far off if you suspect Mr. Meow of planning your demise.
In the study, they found that house cats share traits like high levels of dominance, impulsiveness, and neuroticism, with larger felines like the clouded leopard, African lions, snow leopards, and Scottish wildcats.
While those traits might cause big cats to attack, the domesticated cat knows better. However, they aren’t holding back out of love for you or anything – they’re only not killing you because you’re so much bigger than they are! Gulp.
That’s right, keep that in mind the next time you decide it’s time to dress up your cat, won’t you?
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