Dogs see their owners as a source of safety and security. Cats see their owners as slave labor that completely fails in their duties of pleasing and worshipping the cat every second they’re alive. That’s basically the difference between cats and dogs.

Professor Daniel Mills of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine at the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences published a paper in the scientific journalĀ PLOS ONE explaining why cats are more independent than dogs.

Professor Mills said: “The domestic cat has recently passed the dog as the most popular companion animal in Europe, with many seeing a cat as an ideal pet for owners who work long hours. Previous research has suggested that some cats show signs of separation anxiety when left alone by their owners, in the same way that dogs do, but the results of our study show that they are in fact much more independent than canine companions. It seems that what we interpret as separation anxiety might actually be signs of frustration.”

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