if you’ve ever sat on a sofa and then gotten up, you may notice your cat immediately seems to rush over to take your spot. Part of the reason is because cats are selfish little creatures who should go straight into politics. Another reason is because cats enjoy scents of their favorite people.

Since cats have better sense of smell than we do, they associate their favorite humans with their scent. When you leave your bed or couch, your cat immediately takes over that spot to be near his or her favorite human, so consider losing your spot a compliment (at least that’s what your cat wants you too think).

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