When many people come home to their cat, they may be delighted to see their cat rush to greet them at the door. Those people often reward their cat for their loyal behavior by giving them a treat. However, while people think they’ve trained the cat to come to them, the cat’s point of view makes it think it has trained you.

Cats are extremely perceptive and track your behavior, then adapt to your behavior so you think the cat is obeying you when you’re really obeying the cat. The next time you fool yourself into thinking your cat is actually subservient to you, think again. Your cat may have trained you so well that you don’t even realize you’ve been broken and shaped by your cat.

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